Passion Flower | 213

May 31, 2012

The passion vine is in full bloom now. You can smell the sweet scent every time you pass it.

Found this maze while searching for some geocaches; it being a virtual one. Shannon walked all of it while I cheated a bit and stepped over a few sections.

Mozart, Stanzie, Jeb and Chloe waiting patiently for the start of the Spurs game.

Spent most of the weekend bringing new life into a few beds around the house. I need a vacation from my vacation.

Hot Coals | 209

May 27, 2012

Hot coals get the grill ready for some chicken fajitas. Why is it that they are always the best after the food is ready?

I've been in a reading funk lately, so I think it's time to read something. John L. Parker's "Once a Runner" sounds like a good idea.

Foam Rolling | 207

May 25, 2012

Foam rollers are torture devices. I used Shannon's for a few minutes tonight and I'd rather do an Ironman again.

Ironman Texas - Finish

WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!

Let me preface this race report with that I did not train for Ironman Texas. Yes, you read that right. My program was going very well in January and into February. Around that time my girlfriend, also training for IMTX, went down with a knee injury. After a few weeks rest, tests came back that she couldn’t race IMTX without doing major harm to her knee and leg. I felt terrible for her and pretty much stopped training in February. I have this wonderful character trait of empathy even if it’s to the detriment of my own causes. Stupid I know, but it is what it is.

Essentially my training after that point was the Tall Texan 70.3 on March 25th, the Got 112? ride on April 14th and the CB&I sprint triathlon on May 4th. I sprinkled in a few runs here and there, but none more than an hour of running. At this point I’ve become curious if one can finish an Ironman on minimal training. I felt confident I could do it due to my endurance background and knowing fully well that it would be a very, very long day. Read more »

Tooth Paste | 204

May 22, 2012

I'll have to say that modern toothpaste gel sounds much more appealing than the Roman's use of crushed bones and oyster shells to keep the chompers clean.

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