Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Our special guest: Katie Visco

So you think you're an athlete? Driven? Motivated? An inspiration? You are. But so is Katie Visco. She is enroute to being the second youngest woman to run across the United States. Yup, that's right, she's running from Boston to San Diego and joined us for a few nights while she's here in the Phoenix area. Check out her website.

San Diego folks
- please help make Katie's arrival in your great city something special. Let me know if your local run shops and tri clubs would be interested in running with Katie, hosting Katie for a home-stay, or inviting her to speak at a local event. She's an AWESOME young woman with LOTS of energy who is sure to inspire you to even greater heights!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Veteran's Day 2009

A BIG thank you to all those who serve and have served our country. My quiet ride this morning was spent reflecting on this beautiful country and the men and women who give their lives, time, and expertise to keep us all safe and protect our way of life.
I woke up early on this day and headed north to explore the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This system now ranks as my #1 favorite in the Valley of the Sun. It is trails and mornings like this that start me thinking I may never live anywhere else. The climb to the top of Sunrise is why I ride bikes. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Getting caught up...

I've been feeling totally overwhelmed in the last few weeks and I was finally able to run some reports that have me feeling better. In the last 16 months at my current position I've seen a 278% increase in service measures. Simply put, this means I'm now seeing the same number of students with 1.5 staff members as I saw at my last institution with a staff of six.
Training last week:
Wed: AM lifting
Thursday: 18 mile ride in / lifting during lunch /16 mile ride home (flat tire)
Friday: AM lifting
Saturday: 5 mile ride / 2.5hr Men's ultimate scrimmage / 5 mile ride
Sunday: AM lifting / yoga class

This week:
Monday: AM lifting
Tuesday: AM 18 mile ride in / PM 18 mile ride home

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Beast

My beast of a commuter lit up in all her glory

Monday: AM weights / 3.5 run @ lunch
Tuesday: 18 mile ride in / weights @ lunch / 18 mile ride home