Today, I'm feeling something that becomes all too rare during the long, Wisconsin off-season (otherwise known as winter). No, I'm not talking about sun-burn.
I spent last night racing against some of the world's best cyclists as they completed stage five of the Amgen Tour of California. And while I had a much easier (and shorter) ride than they faced, the sprinters still KILLED me at the end of the race.
In an odd twist of fate, yesterday started and ended much the same.
Member of Congress (insert your representative),
With Congress dead set on passing a stimulus package, and three Republican senators at least initially supporting the effort, it was interesting to listen to Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) justifying his vote for the aptly named "Porkulus" supplemental spending (oops, I mean "stimulus") bill.
One common feature in the houses of every member of my family is the presence of tissue boxes. Now, I understand that most people will have boxes of tissue in their homes. In our family, they can be found in just about every room of every house. You might call us a very sinus-deficient group of people.
*Disclaimer* A distinctly political post follows. I welcome any responses, and retain the right to remove any specifically disrespectful and unreasonable responses.
As commented in the previous post, motivation can be a challenging thing to maintain during the long winter months. Especially when it's a cold, snowy winter that makes training outdoors difficult. This year, members of Evotri have a team challenge to keep things interesting.
Participants in the Evotri Iron Challenge have taken it upon themselves to log at least one Ironman each month, meaning the same 140.6 miles of an IM distance race are completed. Everyone is welcome to complete as many multiples as they want, and each successive success at 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking, and 26.2 miles of running qualifies for another "entry" in the challenge.
We are using Plus 3 Network to track our training mileage. In addition to providing a convenient (and free) spot to document training, Plus 3 Network allows us to raise charitable funds for various organizations. For each training mile completed, various companies make small contributions to one of many local, national, and international charitable groups.
For increased motivation
Yeah, I know, it's an odd title. It is, however, fitting. It describes quite a lot in my life, right now. I'm experiencing quit a bit of "lack of," right now.
Just who is this Iron Pol?
A former out of shape sailor, who became a marathoner, then a triathlete, Ironman, and ultramarathoner. Now, life has pushed me into short track speed skating. More important than the titles is the lifestyle, and sharing it with others.