Summer is here!

20 06 2012

What can one say?  Searing heat.  Radiating sunshine.  The smell of sunblock just sprayed on your kids.  Summer is here!

Remember those days  – when your parents bought that little pool, way before you could swim?  The fun you had splashing around while sitting in that inflated, saturated soggy diaper?   All lathered in sunblock so that you don’t get that first sunburn.   And that inflated ring.  How about those swimmies?  What more could you ask for?

How about now?  You have your own kids?  They are in and out of the house while the AC is humming red outside in the heat?  No idea that your next electric bill could pay for a mini vacation to the shore.  That’s ok though, they are kids.  Off from school for summer vacation.  Enjoying the throngs of what summer has to offer – lighting bugs, sleeping in, ice pops, hanging out til way past dark with the neighborhood kids playing Ghost in the Graveyard.  Ahh to be a kids again.

This is my intro to the first day of summer – well sometime today.  I know that the Summer Soltice occurs today – June 20.  Summer too.

Stay cool!



Father’s Day….

17 06 2012

Happy Father’s Day to all those dad’s out there!  Enjoy your day.

Dad has been gone for over 2 years.  It’s been tough.  We all have to face the fact that our parents cannot be with us forever.  That being said make sure you enjoy the time you have with them.

Happy Father’s Day to my father-in-law, Jerry.

Exactly 5 weeks today (at this exact time) I will be traversing the bike course of the sleepy little village of Lake Placid, NY attempting my 9th Ironman start along with over 2500 triathletes and thousands (literally) of spectators cheering their loved ones and even those they don’t know on to a great race.

A few months back I purchased new road bikes for my son and wife.  This morning my wife went out with a friend riding.  Her 25 mile ride…way to go Michele!!!!!

Happy Training!


13 06 2012

Blogging – a new concept for me.  I thought, what the heck, why not?

Lake Placid Ironman – July 22, 2012, just 5 1/2 weeks away.  I cannot believe it’s almost here.  Time flew by.  Maybe the mild Winter and early Spring here in PA?  Maybe my focus on this year’s race is different?  Or maybe, just because.  Regardless, I am very excited.  It’s my 9th start in 10 years in the little village of Lake Placid, NY that once held the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

Just got a text – Lance Armstrong could be banned for life from the sport (cycling?) if they (USADA) finds he doped during his record breaking 7 Tour de France wins.

Happy Training…