I once heard “a trying time is no time to quit trying” and that was tested during my Newbury Triathlon. Two flat tires left me stranded with two miles left to hike my bike to the transition area for finishing the cycle. Well I finally made it and decided it was still worth finishing the race.
- 6:21 Swim
- 50:58 Cycle (normally in the upper 30′s)
- 21:49 Run
Definitely an exciting race with 300+ contestants and the notoriously overcast weather of Britain.
This has brought me one step closer to goal of competing in 4 athletic races in 2010, and hopefully I will find my last one in November or December.
I have decided to make a documentary that will follow the life of my good buddy Devin Ford. This was done once before back in the 60′s with British children when they were seven years old, and selected to represent a range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child’s social class predetermines their future.
Devin’s dreams and aspirations at 7 may still hold true into adulthood so the only way of knowing is with a few questions every 7 years…
Two buddies of mine joined me in Germany two weeks ago where we enjoyed the most potent beverages Munich could throw at us.
The only thing missing is our lederhosen to match the womens drindls…. wait till Octoberfest!
A close friend of mine is a teacher at the Lake Hills montessori school in Austin, Texas and she is currently educating her students about Europe. She sent me a message on Facebook asking if I had any cool pictures or interesting factoids about Europe so I decided to make a video. This always seems to capture a bit more of an experience than still images.
To make the movie more entertaining, I decided to go with a theme that was engaging for 5 year olds (i.e. castles and fairy tales) and pleasurable for the teachers who used to remember the classic Mister Rogers Neigborhood. You’re never to old for the fantasy land of Make-Believe!
For those of you interested in seeing the bloopers, I also created that version below…