Sunday, January 31, 2010

2010 Racing Schedule

This year is going be tough and crazy season with everything going on. Besides working full time, I am also in school going for an MBA with Texas A&M Commerce University it's all online which makes it convenient but online classes aren't any easier than "live classes", they are possibly even harder. I have a lot of writing I am doing this semester but thanks to my friend Emily from New York, she is in my BeginnerTriathlete Mentor group and also a former english major in law school that looks over and edits my papers for me. Thanks Emily!!!

This weekend of training was bad, went to a swim clinic by Michael Dawdy of Max VO2 Training Systems in Dallas and learned that my hips drop too much especially when I breathe to the left. My hips are low in general too. I am sure I will be spending a lot of time fixing that.

Below is my racing schedule. I would like to do more but unfortunately there isn't enough money or time. I think it's important to stick with the goals and go for key races. I will be focusing on the 70.3 Ironman distance and I am also doing the Playtri North Texas Series which consist of 4 triathlons. There a few extra triathlons and a couple of running road races.

2/21 Texas Motor Speedway Du- Fort Worth
3/6 Athens Triathlon
4/11 Gateway to the Bay 0ly- Kemah
4/25 Lone Star IM 70.3- Galveston Island
5/2 McKinney Triathlon (NT Series)
5/16 Four States- Texarkana
6/6 Play Tri Fest oly- Los Colinas (NT Series)
6/19- Pioneer Day 5k- Eustace (Cedar Creek Lake)
6/26 Buffalo Springs Lake IM 70.3- Lubbock
8/1 River Cities- Bossier City, LA
8/22 Take on the Heat- The Colony (NT Series)
9/12 Prairie Man 70.3- Grand Prairie
9/26 Stone Bridge oly- McKinney (NT Series)
10/17 Longhorn Austin IM 70.3
11/1 Riverside V- Shreveport, LA
11/13 Foster Grant Ironman 70.3 World Chamionships- Clearwater, FL (if qualify)

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I was surprised when I heard back from blueseventy about a sponsorship. However I am proud to announce that this season I will be representing blueseventy. They produce top of the line swim apparel such as wetsuits, swim skins, goggles, and much more. With their help I hope I am not last out of the water. Their logo is placed on the right for you to click on, also be sure to check out their blog that is on their website as they update regularly.
Thank you blueseventy for letting me represent you!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The 11 Day Ultimate Man Beard

During my vacation break I also grew the ultimate 11 day manly beard. Some of you may know that I have never grown a beard but have a lot of potential for a manly beard. I have grown a goatee a few years ago, but other than remain "clean shaven" for the most part but I keep a soul patch for character. I took a photo each night before I got ready for bed to give you an update on the growth. The last two photos are a result of the last day so you get a front shot and a side shot.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

I think the next blog I might announce my race schedule since I have a little race in a few weeks.



Sunday, January 10, 2010

NMAZ Vacation

Family Picture on a big rock in Sedona, AZ.

I recently just got back from a vacation with my mom out to see my brother in Arizona. We went through New Mexico and up to Tucson where my brother lives and then made our way to the Grand Canyon. We got to see the Carlsbad Caverns, a couple of Parks in Tucson, some really good scenery in Sedona and Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. On the way back me mom rode this little sled down some of the White Sands. I did a little bit of running out there I got to run in Carlsbad, NM, Tuscon, AZ, Flagstaff, AZ, and Roswell, NM. Now that I am back, it's time to get back to the grind with another good block of training coming up and that means it's time go back to eating right and all of that good stuff. I got some good races planned for the year and will let you know those later.

Carlsbad Caverns, NM

Tucson, AZ

Sedona, AZ
Grand Canyon, AZ
White Sands, NM