Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall folliage tour 2008

Soooooo I did my 5k Friday night and I followed it up Saturday morning with a nice 3.5 hour hike through beautiful Lake Minnewaska(New Paltz, NY). It's about a 2 hour drive from my house. What a great day! The hike was tough cause my quads were pretty fatigued from the 5k and then all the up and down hills were reeking havoc on my legs....but man was it worth it...felt great....

Participating in activities like running and hiking makes me truly understand that we are not supposed to be in a big building running on a belt driven contraption...we are meant to be outside...doing it....nothing beats getting outside and gym no treadmill no spinbike....

Friday, October 17, 2008


Sometimes progress comes in big chucks....big changes....sometimes smaller changes...ones you dont notice until one day there just is a difference....

So in February I ran the republic leapyear 5k at 45:05.

Today I ran the same 5k in 42:50(unofficial). Over 2 minutes faster.....and I never stopped to walk the whole time.


TODAY I WON THE RACE (actually came in like 3rd to last but I won...believe me I won)


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Road Back

Hey folks,

It begins.

What you may ask?

My road back to life and triathlon. Been through a hell of ride in my personal life and i think i am finally coming to terms with the fact that i am single again and i live alone. No its not a vacation from my old life....this is my new life. I guess the gift is that it really is MY life. I can do with my life as i wish....this is daunting sometimes because i find myself falling back into old patterns and i forget that i can change my world whenever i want and i am not stuck. You see...i feel stuck sometimes and it is tough to get out of. I think its remnants of how I used to think. So I am working on making changes to make my world better. One of the things i am doing is getting more organized. Stuff and life organization. Each night i set aside some time to organize a few things. Organizing and decorating my apartment and making it a home is first on the list. Organizing my financial situation. Organizing my life:) Part of this change will be figuring out my training schedule and while i am on the subject of training...setting up a road map for next triathlon season.

So hereeee we go:

du/run schedule for the remainder of this year:

10/17/2008 Run 5K Republic Airport Not So Midnight 5k
10/19/2008 Carl Hart Duathlon: Sunday
11/9/2008 Duathlon Sprint Schiff Scout Mountain Bike Duathlon(maybe)
11/30/2008 Duathlon Sprint Turkey Du - Duathlon

no 2009 dates yet but tentatively:

april: mini might man sprint
july: mossman sprint
september: mighty hamptons tri (oly)

Peace love and sooooooullll


Friday, August 22, 2008

Tough decisions

hey everyone.....

It's been a rough couple of weeks. Been sick (and still have a bad cough) the last 2 weeks. No training at all. No pool work for at least the last 3 or 4 weeks since the pool meltdown.

I have decided to not do the tri I have scheduled for this weekend.

I have gone back and forth over this decision a million times this week. I just don't feel ready nor do i feel healthy enough. I need to take care of myself. I have not been taking very good care of myself the last few weeks. I've been burning the candle at both ends and I think I'm paying the price. So its time to regroup. I need to get back to working on me.

Once I am 100% healthy, I am gonna start working on swimming. I need to straighten out the issue that I am having with motion sickness. That is a big issue for me. At the same time, I need to get back to cooking at home. I've been eating out waaaaayyyy too much. Its just not the same. I need to get a set workout schedule. I've basically been squeezing it in wherever the last few weeks and that is just not good enough.

So there it is folks....think this re-vamp has been coming for a long time.

Wow and I just found out(2 minutes ago) i may be going to Colorado for a few weeks...If that is the case, I am shipping my bike to TEA's house(lol).....


Friday, August 15, 2008

Life and how it gets in the way(sickness and other things)

Hellooooo folks.

Last Saturday, I woke up. Had a frog in my throat. Went for a 35 mile bike ride. It was epic. My legs felt strong...really strong.....was torturing one of my friends and felt so good i could have gone harder.....Since having my swimming issues, i've gone at cycling with an attitude. Like i have a bone to pick with the sport gods....trying to torture the bike and the bike gods until they submit. Of course we both know that the only person being beat up is me.....I feel a certain amount of shame and lameness about this swim issue. I dont like giving up on something, anything ever.....and yes i have not done anything related to swimming for 2 weeks now....cant really explain other than i felt like a failure(and some fear) in the pool...The sudden sickness scares me especially in open water..and also it makes me not want to do it cause well it sucks..this is supposed to be fun......sooooo(getting over it) i went out and bought waterproof ear pluggies....this weekend i am gonna get the seal googles and try that too....I will not give up without a fight...

Getting back to my story: Went biking saturday with a frog in the throat. By Sat night, I was very ill....bad sore throat.....feelling ultra crappy....This ILLNESS(aka the black funk) took me until today to feel better. I am still a little congested and coughing but I feel much better. Man it sucked. But maybe it was God's way of telling me to slow the f@ck down and regroup. So i am glad i got sick. I realized that I was running from this swim issue and hiding behind it. I think I fear open water swims and this has been a easy out. Well folks, I am not going down easy. I love this sport and I will not go out like that. So I am gonna try different goggles (seal style), ear plugs, nose plugs, one of those magnetic thingies, maybe even drugs(dramamine).

So this last week i have gone through a sort of mental meltdown. Sitting home for long periods of time tends to make me dig inside and figure out whats going on upstairs...and its time to figure out what the "next 10 years" plan is for my career. I have not been very excited or satisfied with my current one and i am thinking about trading it in for a new one. I needed to sort out my financial situation....once i get that sorted out, i can do whatever i want for work......and i am trying to get some sort of a social life......i am not even sure where to begin....starting over like i have in the last few begin to feel a little like a college kid who just got his first place....I am still sorting out the things at home cause its the one place that i avoided being for so long. I am not sure where i am going but i know its time to work on this old apartment and make it Bob's NEW home. Its time to put the recent married past to bed and start carving out the new me. A good friend says everytime you get sick, you shed off some of your old self. I think its true....i am shedding the old me and carving out a new me:)

So I have a message for someone in blogland(you know who you are) that i care about very very much:



Peace, love, and souuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul


Thursday, August 7, 2008

swimming problems

hey folkies....

I am considering postponing the tri at the end of august until I get some kind of resolution on the "when I swim too long I puke" issue. I know this is a form of motion sickness but i can only go for 25-30 minutes and then I wanna barf.


And it feels really bad....head gets cloudy and stomach hurts ....I just want to lay down...



I am frustrated cause I am the best shape of my tri-career and my swimming was coming along.

ANYONE...ANYONE who has any ideas to remedy this issue, please let me know.


Friday, August 1, 2008

Motivation or lack thereof :)

Hey peeps:)

Since my 3.5 mile run on Tuesday, I have been suffering from a major lack of motivation. I really don't know what is up. WTF??!!! Alarm goes off at 5:30 and I fall back to sleep or just lay in my comfy a/c cranking 40 below zero bedroom under the covers...LOL....

We'll just call it a small hiatus.

Oh this little issue will be over soon.....REALLY SOON!

Got a little hike on Saturday(New Paltz) and a bike trip on Sunday(can you say HILLS).....

Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Corporate Challenge 3.5

So I did the Corporate Challenge at beautiful Jones Beach yesterday. My time: 49:49 for 3.5 miles(not the usual 3.1) . I was kicking ass up (13:00 /14:00) for my 1st 2 miles and then this guy drops in front of me. So I stopped to see if he was ok. He definitely was not doing well. Looked like he was seizing. There were many people around and some were screaming out things like "start cpr" but case you didn't know not do cpr if you can find a pulse......its bad....So they kept him as comfortable as possible until the medics came. I then continued my run. It was very hot and humid and not enough breeze for 7000 people. So the race was fun but i am a little disappointed cause i was trying to finish under 40 minutes(for 3.1 not 3.5). Oh well. The guy dropping was definitely a wake up call to my priorities. This is just fun and thats it. Not life of death. And for that guy it very well could be. Hope he is ok. I am praying for him.

Some notes of note:)

Kept my HR in the 155-165 range and felt really good. In fact, just before the incident, my HR started to drop and i was running harder....I think this is a good sign.


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Swimming and biking

Ok folks. I took a week off. My nephews were in town(and they are the coolest {5 and 7}). I spent time with them.

Anyway back to training:

i swam last night. I am working on bilateral breathing. it sucks. I try to breathe on my left and it feels like i am choking. My form is crap. And i am constantly sucking water. To make it worse, it seems like i keep getting motion sickness. not sure why but it really sucks cause now i stop swimming not because i am tired but becuase i am gonna barf. MAN DOES IT SUCK. I left the pool pretty down last night cause if i cant figure out a solution, i am not gonna be able to go long distances swimming. If anyone has a solution, please let me know...I will try just about anything.

Biked about 30 miles today with some hills. It was great. Lower humidity and noone even tried to hit me with their car....I can hear ice-cube singing ,"today was a good day".....loved it. I really love biking and i think i am gonna try to bike a century by the end of the summer. End off the summer by biking out to montauk. I think it would rock.

Anyone in the Long Island area who wants to join me....just drop me a line. I am thinking the week after labor day....

Tomorrow I would like to run at Long Beach.

By the way, I love training alone but i am really wanting to be challenged. I think I am gonna seek out some riding/running mates....need to challenge myself.


I'm out beotches


Friday, July 11, 2008

vineman 2009.....some crappy news(some not)

Man I am a little upset. Been talking with some friends about doing the Vineman as a group thing. I have to admit i was really psyched. I was already telling some of my friends about this race. And I thought it would be great to meet some of my coolest tri friends.....soooooo......for various reasons (all valid)the peeps my little group have all bailed out.




Actually I am just disappointed. I wanted to hang with my tri-buddies. I thought it would be cool to do my first HIM with some friends. But I guess it will have to be another race. I am sure we will all meet one day:)

Oh and 1 more thing:


I am already in training for this race.. Shit i have been training for this since i started 1.5 years ago.....And its just a stop along the way to IM

Oh and i did run 4.4 miles yesterday and only stopped to walk 3 times(1 to 1.5minute recovery). And lost 5lbs in the last week or so.....

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


See that picture of the pool to your left....yep that one....swam in the babylon pool today...

1st time this year. My good friend, Shawn, is generous enough to get up early and open the pool from 6-7 on tuesdays and thrusdays. I LOVE IT.

Shawn is a great swimmer and my incognito swim coach. We are working on me bilaterally breathing. Breathing on the left is not easy folks......proved by me drinking half the pool. No need for any kind of food or drink cause my belly is full of chlorinated pool water....mmmmm yummy.

There is a triathlon in CT this week. Its the mossman. I did it last year. maybe.....not sure yet but maybe......

Monday, July 7, 2008

correction 45:53

Here is the "official time" (don't forget I didnt get to time in on the mat cause i was 4 or 5 blocks away and they already removed the timing mats.

FName LName City State Age Sex ClockTime Overall SexPl DivPl AgeGrade
ROBERT MYERS COPIAGUE NY 38 M 45:53 790 503 48 29.3%

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Firecracker 5k 46:11

So yesterday I go to my favorite running shoe store, Runners Edge, to buy some socks. I walk in the store and there is a table set up and they are giving out race packets. So nosy old me inquires about the race. Its the Massapequa Firecracker 5k. Cost 20 bucks. hmmmmm I think I am in. LOL


So I signed up for the race.

Last night, I went to a wedding and didnt get home until 2am. Woke up tired and cranky. I forgot I have to help a friend move. UGGGGHHHHHHHHHH so I become the sherpa today and move my friend. Its 4pm and I am scrambling to get the last pieces into his apmt. The race starts at FIIIVEEEEEE pm and I still need to go home and get my gear...rush rush rush...I hit every traffic light on the way....get home....change quick....back on the road....4:45...ok have 15 minutes till race start...WE CAN DOOOO THIS

Finally make it and the directions say it starts in the park. so i start jogging over to the park and some kind soul says...the race starts about 4 blocks to the center of town...I say thanks and turn around to get to the start and I hear the start gun...OH SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT

So I say F__K IT....I start my race what feels like a half a mile early. by the time i get to the official start the start mat is gone and I can see the police car marking the last runner about 6 blocks I kick it up a notch and start running harder....breathing hard...a litttle flustered.....i keep going.

Finally track down the policewoman(hottie i might add) and I give her a big sweaty smile. So now i am officially in the race. So I walk a bit and catch my breath. The people along the course were fantastic. It was hot....humid....oh did i mention humid. So the lovely residents along park blvd had out hoses and were spraying everyone...THANK YOU VERY MUCH...and the lovely cheers were great. I kept saying thank you and giving thumbs up.

So I blogged a while ago that my good friend Bill took his life in April and he did it in Walker park. I am running and we turn right into walker park. I came past the spot and and I started to get choked up and imagined that Bill was running with me. It gave me some extra energy and I put my mind into Bill instead of running and the HEAT and HUMIDITY..cause it was hot. Miss Bill..miss him alot....

So we came through the park and hit the trail back into town. I was sure to thank the EMT on the bike checking on everyone. Everyone was great. Passed quite a few people and some passed me but i came from behind. Finished with the official clock saying 46:11 so it must have been 42 or 43 I would guess but i ran alot more than in the past and rested/walked much less.

What a great proud of myself....i CAN do this....I AM ON MY WAY....

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


It has been a crazy week. Work has been nutz. I left last night knowing I needed to swim. No....I wanted to swim. So far with my shoulder, I have not gone farther than 50 meters at a time (before resting). But last night...LEMME TELL YOU....i found the inner fish.

My first lap was a 300 meters and i wasnt even feeling tired....HOLY SHIT....the most i have ever done consecutively in the pool....excluding an actual tri in which i usually sub the backstroke when i get tired.....(and yes i am sure alll the fish out there will laugh but i am new to swimming).....then i followed it up with a bunch of 200's and 100's....nothing less that 100. Man i felt sooooo good. I am fighting with the water less...I actually eased up on how hard I pull through in the water and I think i am faster?...I dunnno but it feels better.

First i say that I could be a could it be that i am gonna call myself a swimmer....hmmmm good things on the horizon....

Thursday, June 26, 2008

So I am not a runner....yet.....

A really good friend gave me this advice....train for your weaknesses and race your strengths.....

So I have made a concerted effort to really try to become a better runner....regular training on the treadmill....

So once a week I drive to Long Beach to run on the boardwalk. Its about 5 miles and I love every second of it. The ocean is just a few feet away....salt breeze....helps clear my head.

I started this crazy journey running 1 minute and walking 1.5 minutes....I remember feeling like i was going to collapse after finishing the whole thing.....and feeling amazing cause i never thought i could do tonight I did it again...and i have a secret....

I think i am turning into a runner......DONT TELL ANYONE......

My aerobic fitness is getting better....I can jog for 5-7 minute intervals AND i am able to start recovering while jogging instead of much less walky much more runny,...bobbby like....yes bobby like very much....

While i was running...i felt soooo good.....and i got to my usual interval time where i would walk and I said to myself...just keep arent even breathing was great...just kept going....much longer than i ever have....


And when i was done...I JUMPED IN THE OCEAN....A W E S O M E

Never thought i would say it but...I am a runner.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

IM CDA and MILE 20

I just want to wish everyone participating in IM CDA good luck.....I am there rooting you on.

So about a year ago i met this blogger named TEA. She was a new(yet not as new as me) triathlete. I would read her adventures and before i blogged i shared my 1st tri and (mis) adventures with her. Slowly I got to know Sherpa, Jman, and AK. I feel like Tea has been with me though many of the ups and downs of my life(divorce, moving, selling house, shoulder injuries) always there reminding me to never give up and things will get better. So to a good friend and her awesome family.....



BOB ' tri-bobolicious" Myers aka MILE 20

ps I signed up for the Tobay sprint Tri on 8/16:)

Friday, May 30, 2008

New stuff...lots of it....

Hey blogland,

Hope everyone is doing well. I just got back from vacation in Florida. I spent a few days in Fort Lauderdale(at the beach) and then a few days in Ft Myers(with my brother). It was a great time. Got to workout most days and swam in the ocean some. Ocean swimming is tough.

I started a new job this week. So far so good. Seems like a great bunch of people. Looking forward to contributing to the team.

So i am thinking about doing the miami oly tri in November 9. I just joined and downloaded a training plan. I will try it and see how it goes....looks like fun:)

Today I swam for 30 minutes. Did 50's for 500 meters.....felt ok some shoulder soreness but not too bad.

See ya:)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Shoulders and Bikes

2 tri related happenings:

Shoulder is a bit sore today but my Dr. says to swim in the morning and come in for therapy. No sharp pain, just aching and some soreness.

Bike issues: I had an issue with my clipless pedal when i was out today. As usual Mike took care of me. Slowly I am dialing in "Momma Love" and getting her setup just purrrfect.

Special thanks to Mike and the BABYLON BIKE crew for all the adjustments, advice, and last minute changes. They stand behind everything they sell. In an area with huge cycling competition, Babylon bike always is head and shoulders above the rest. They surpass everyone else in the department that matters most....making sure the customer is HAPPY:) Also I am grateful to call Mike a friend.

Everything keeps very fast


I have a secret.

I accepted a job offer today....hehehehhahahahahahah





and a little scared

More money, 15 minute commute(was 1.5 hours each way), huge opportunity....

Its been 13 years since i change companies. I am just going to pray for the best and see where this takes me.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

An email from a friend

Hey folks. I just received an email from a good friend. Although we have never met, we are both fans of each others triathlon (and life) accomplishments. So here is the email:


Hey Bob!
Have you figured out your racing schedule this year?

Also, for 2009, I'm looking at doing Vineman. And you are being formally invited! :) I'm hoping to ask a few of my favorite bloggers and maybe we can do a meetup in sonoma county! WOO HOO!!



Wow a HIM....

At first I sat back and thought...

I am not sure i can do a HIM



...before I had a chance to object my alter ego, TOUGH, chimed in......






This is enough time to train and get ready for this race. I am down 65lbs and hopefully by race time i will be down some more. Besides, I really wanna hang out with Tea and Sherpa and familia.....


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

TODAY IS A GREAT DAY(wanna know why?)








450 pain...mostly freestyle.

Spoke to TJ the ultimate PT and he said i am good to go.

I will start off slow....not too much too soon...2 times a week....and will work on form for the next few weeks.

I am sooooo happpyyyyyyyy.....tri season is still on:)

Thursday, April 17, 2008



My good friend, Bill, died last thursday at 10am. I miss him terribly and loved him very much. He was crazy fun all the time. In the summer he would have bbq's and pool parties. In the winter we would watch the JETS and football every Sunday...

Very sad...very very sad....

Onto the good news:



I am very relieved about this. No more huge mortgage each month(for now). I will pay some bills and probably buy a condo or a town home.


So after closing yesterday, all i could think about was getting my new bike. WOW am I excited like a little kid or what:)

My new GURU VENTUS will be ready on Friday(oh and its blue not red).

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Hey Everyone....

The day is coming. I am officially moving out this Saturday. YUP...Moving out. This week has been tough emotionally and somewhat physically but




My shoulder has been holding up pretty well. Been icing up a storm every night cause i have been moving boxes like a sherpa on everest.

Hopefully my new bike will be in soon.

The food plan has been going pretty good...eating lots of "rabbit food" and its been working out pretty good. I am down to 324.5(down from 385).

I can't wait for my new life to begin:)


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

spinning and running(sort of)

Ok folks.....Been spinning 3-4 days a week. I bought new bike shoes(specialized BG Comp MTB) and it was the best investment. I stopped spinning last year cause my feet hurt and my achillies tendon kept getting irritated. New shoes = no pain. Also got a new pair of bike shorts...comfy butt rules:) So I get up at 5:30 and spin at 6. I have been running on my off days but have been slacking on the running...maybe 1 or 2 days a week....need to work on THAT.

Got some really good news today....TJ the PT said," Oh sure you can start SWIMMING." Oh my God. Did he just say what i thought he said....SWIMMING??!!???

My shoulder is still a little sore but he says i am ready to give it a try. I mean worst case is it hurts again and then i milk it until the fall and get surgery. So we will see.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Ok folks. Finally broke down and went to see a Nutritionist. She confirmed that i was on track but i needed more fiber ,more water, and more fruit. The only thing that really sucks is that I have to limit my cheese intake(only 2% or less fat-like Alpine lace swiss). So my food plan will look like this:

1 egg and 5 egg whites (holy shit thats a lot of eggs)
1 cup veggies
1 thomas' whole wheat english muffin
1 bananna

6 oz turkey
1 oz swiss
1 salad
1 cup chicken soup
1 cup grapes

6 oz grilled chicken
1 cup soy pasta
1/2 c marinara
1 cup broccoli
1 apple

Wow that seems like a lot of food but it will definitely increase the fiber.

So the current weight is 333.

I have been spinning/running on alternating days. Feel pretty good. I am making progress on my shoulder too:)

Sunday, March 2, 2008


Yeah boyeeeeeee

Custom made Guru Ventus

I spent 3 hours with Mike at Babylon Bikes. Mike fit me on this bike fit contraption. Checking and rechecking, adjusting and more adjusting....I have been dealing with Mike since 1993. He is the best bike guy I know. Not only is he a great bike guy, but he is a good friend.

I should have it in a month or so. I will wait until the house is sold to pick it up but if all goes well, i will be riding my new baby in May.

HEHHEHEHEHEHAHHAHAHAHAAHHA I am soooooo excited. Some guys get divorced and get a motorcycle, I buy a tri-bike:)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Republic Leap Year 5k at Midnight


Yep folks just did my first 5k of the year. It was windy, snowed and then poured rain for all 45 minutes but it was awesome. I had a great time. We got to run on the tarmac of Republic airport...pretty cool not that i noticed cause of the windy rain in my face. I thought I was gonna finish in last but i finished ahead of 2 or 3 people. I met this cool woman, Heather, who kicked me in the ass and kept me running (and not walking). Also thanks to Michele, Paul, Jen, Patricia, and Chris for cheering me on.

Tonight...I am the coolest...just for finishing in the crappiest weather i have every run in and for just showing up at midnight to run around an airport with 500 others.


Sunday, February 24, 2008

DRAT....tagged by tracie:)

So I have been tagged by the 7 things about you thingie:

(1) I have always loved biking. When i was a kid, I used to pick up old bikes and make a new Frankenstein bike out of all the old ones. It was fun taking the bikes apart to see how they worked and then putting them back together again.....funny how i always had an extra parts box. Today I never touch my road bike. It's almost like i am afraid i will hurt my baby:)

(2) I got bit in the face by a dog when i was 5. To this day I can see the dogs mouth as it bit me. And the fact that i ran to the girl with the red shirt on....Back in those days, we went to the doctors office. It was at his house. He stopped eating dinner to stitch me up. No plastic surgeons no hosptial. I remember laying there and being soooo scared. On the good side, i remember getting carvel ice cream (w/ sprinkles)and sitting on my swing set with the huh-huhs....its amazing the details i can recall about that but if you ask me what i did yesterdayyyyyy???????

(3) I took typing class in 12th grade, never knowing how much i would use it today....

(4) I am a triathlete. I know you all know this. But when i share this fact with non-tri peeps, sometimes you would think i said that i have 4 heads. I joke and tell them that i always win my weight class:) The same thing happens when I share that I teach a class at the local gym. People: big guys can tri and teach fitness classes too:) Junk in my trunk does not render me useless. It really makes me even more determined:)

(5) I am the 2nd of 3 kids. Growing up I was very close with my older brother. We used to do everything together. And i do see picts of us where my mom dressed us alike...ugggghhhh Since we are 20 months apart, I would get thrown on my older brothers sports teams. This sucked at the time but it taught me to never fear anyone. In fact, I would always go after the biggest guy on the team...sometimes to my demise.

(6) I am a kid magnet. I am not sure why but children are attracted to me. Maybe its cause i am big and they think i am a big play toy....not really sure why. Love kids. They are fun and they also say exactly whats on their mind. Honesty: whether you like it or not:) And who doesnt love a kids giggle.....

(7) I play bass and guitar. When I went to the University of Buffalo, I played bass in a band called Caution. I learned to write my own music and that while playing covers live is fun, playing your own stuff live is amazing. Every year we would have this huge bash in South Buffalo, and my claim to fame is Robby (bassist) from the Goo Goo Dolls came to the party. So you could say that the Goo Goo dolls were into Caution..LOL

Thats it folks....I am tagging:

The Kahuna

Friday, January 25, 2008


Ok folks. Most of you all know about this nagging shoulder injury. I have not been in the pool since last september. Every time I think i am better rotator cuff tendonitis keeps coming back. I had an MRI last week. Slight labrum tear but no significant rotator cuff damage. Good news...yes. BUT.....I got another shot in the joint. If it doesnt go away this time, then i will have to go in for a shoulder spring cleaning. Overall the news is good but I JUST WANNA GET IN THE DAMN POOL.....

Thinking about doing a 1/2 marathon this may.....maybe.....

Been spinning and running intervals on the treadmill. Miss the pool very much.

I guess the man upstairs has other plans for me. We'll see.

Everything else is ok. May have good house selling news soon...keep your fingers crossed.


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Running and intervals and life

Hey all,

Hope everyone is knee deep in tri-training....spring Tri's are on the horizon:)

I get a shoulder MRI on Friday. Hoping it will not require surgery.

Ran intervals at Long Beach yesterday. I think it was my best time yet. Been on the downswing with weight so maybe its making a difference. Also the cold and wind was a big motivator to get my tired, sweaty butt back to the warm car.

I watched the Bucket List yesterday. I liked it a lot. Here are some of the things on my Bucket list:

  1. Iron man finisher
  2. NYC marathon finisher
  3. learn to surf
  4. Hike the Appalachian trail
  5. Get a boat
  6. see a sunset or sunrise in every country in the world
  7. climb a mountain(really big one)
  8. Ride motorcycle cross country
  9. skydive(if they make parachutes that can hold a tank, they can make one that holds me)
  10. Play bass on a stage again

More to come:)


Tuesday, January 1, 2008



2007: Well...overall its been a good year. I think the struggles were equal to the Highlights.

  • Lost over 50 lbs
  • learned to swim
  • 2 (count'em) 2 triathlons completed
  • Became friends with many in tri-blog land (especially Tea and Duane)
  • Over 80 days of abstinence from compulsive overeating
  • sobriety....yep folks no more booze either
  • sanity...yes folks I feel better than i have in a long long time....
  • Divorce after 6 years of marriage
  • selling house
  • hit my bottom....(atlthough i think its the best thing that happened to me)
  • injuries (shoulder/knee/back) seems neverending....
This year i would like to keep taking life 1 day at a time. I would love to be able to compete again this summer but we will see what life brings. I have to give other isssues a higher priority for now. This whole divorce thing is just temporary and the selling the house thing will pass too.

I continue to work on ME. I am building a better Bob.

Like the 6 million dollar man...i am going to be better, stronger, and faster:)