Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Training Night

Tonight was another two hours at the gym. Spin class, running, and swimming laps in the pool. It was packed house tonight. I got one of the last bikes, had to wait for a functioning treadmill to open up, and there were 8 or 9 people swimming in 4 lanes. I guess it's good practice to have to navigate around other swimmers since it will be a little crowded in the lake on race day. Look at that. It's a silver lining.

In honor of that realization I'll leave you with one of the great lines from the movie.

Pat: You have poor social skills. You have a problem.
Tiffany: I have a problem? You say more inappropriate things than appropriate things.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Tri-ing Something New

A full year has past since we began training for the 100 mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe. Thanks to all of our family and friends, we were able to raise and donate over $8,000 dollars to help a truly admirable organization of people. It's a new year, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is still out there funding advanced cancer research and supporting families that must fight to keep their loved ones from the grasp of blood cancers. So we must continue to do what we can to help them.

Its in that spirit that we've decided to take on another physical and mental challenge this year, and try something new. Jenelle and I will be training for the Mt. Gretna triathlon (Got the Nerve? Triathlon) this spring, and gathering donations to help the LLS.

Because its a spring event, we've already started our training; Swimming 5ish days a week at the pool, running and cycling with our TNT friends on the weekends. I'm a terrible swimmer, so I need all of the time I can get in the pool. Jenelle's a natural so she won't need much training at all.

Today we rode 21 cold and windy miles with the 2013 AMBBR team in the Elizabethtown area. We were planning on doing a brick run afterwards, but threw in the towel when we realized that our toes were numb when we got back to the car. We're looking forward to warmer weather and regaining the sensation in our fingers and toes.

Please visit our LLS page and donate if you can!