Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Frannie and Zooey

There is nothing better than waking up in the morning to a double dose of dog breath. Frannie and Zooey need a home! Call Andre at 310-428-6690 or email at

Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer Time

The great thing about cutting back your training after an Ironman race is you have time to enjoy life's pleasures at a more reasonable heart rate. The dogs, Ellen and I strolled on the beach during a typical summer evening in Santa Barbara.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Magnetic Personality

Long before Dial soap and chicken knuckles, my favorite father-in-law, Vince, dabbled with the amazing power of magnets. Energizes the blood, claims Vince. Blood has iron, magnets attract iron, you get the picture. In an attempt to cure various aches and pains, Vince adorned himself with various magnetic bracelets and patches which had the curious side effect of picking up random metallic objects. Vince was slightly annoyed by this, but it did come in handy if he was in sudden need of a paper clip or safety pin.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

6 mile Swim

Here is the video I shot from last weekend's Semana Nautica 6 mile Ocean Swim. I shot 90% of it with my iPhone and edited it on my Mac. Not bad for a camera phone!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nice digs

My friend Kim who moved up to to Washington a few years ago, sent me this picture of the lap pool she just built. Kim lives in quite a spread. She once sent me a picture of herself and her boys sitting in front of what I thought was resort. Turned out it was her house. Wow.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Yaba daba doo

Here you go. If Fred Flintstone had an Ironman tattoo. This ink comes courtesy of a caveman of another sort, Nick the Wad. Cook managed to hunt Nick down while visiting the in-laws in Boulder.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Representing the LB

-- Post From My iPhone
Chip and I came home with the hardware representing Los Banos lane two at this morning's 1 mile swim. It was a brisk 58 degrees. Brrrrr.....

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Tattoo You

My buddy Cook says if you are going to get an Ironman tattoo, you better damn well put your time underneath it. So in honor of Cook, I went into undercover stealth mode. A lot of IM tats, but alas, no finishing times.