The random thought bursts from a heavyset guy trying to reduce his load by training for triathlons. Plus, other tidbits of free floating whirling shiny musings will be sprinkled throughout.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
New mountain bike!
Wow, I just realized how long it has been since my last post. I have got to get better at posting more often. I have some good news that I am very excited about. I just ordered a Trek/Gary Fisher Tarpon mountain bike and didn't have to pay one dime for it. How awesome is that? My company has a program where you can earn points for going above and beyond your normal duties. For instance, I helped with a migration of a site over a weekend and it all went very well and was given points. I finally decided to use my points and went looking through the huge list of awards you could get and decided on a mountain bike. We have great trails in this area and I know a few people that ride them. I decided that this would be a good add-on to my training. I am still training for LIVESTRONG Davis CA event and the WAM 300 event which are both in July. I am also planning to do several sprint triathlons this year. I signed up for two of them so far. The first one is at the end of March and the second is in May. My workouts are going very well so far. I have started doing the couch 2 5K to help me fix my non-existent run abilities. Now all I need to do is find a pool to swim at. Last year I was able to swim in my sister's pool but they are going to be moving soon so that is gone now. I am looking at one but I need to figure out all the costs and make sure it fits the budget. Meanwhile, I will be waiting for my new mountain bike which should ship next week.