I am blogging a lot of the detail of our Labor Day Party here. Stuff about the wineries, pig, weather and other stuff.
So if you are my friend, enemy, or coming to this party – please stay tuned on that site for the next few days…
Went out to dinner with Chrisso, Ioan, ma and pa this evening at the Beaverton Rounds on the way back from dropping off the Hood to Coast vans. We ate a Mio Sushi and the whole place was packed – Last Tuesday is what they call it. Good vibes were had by all.
As we sat down and ordered Miso and a few large Sapporos – my momma commented that she can’t wait to see us 3 with Sheilas and she wondered out load when it would happen. This led into the conversation of how, why we all are where we are etc….
My pops said something super interesting…"I am not sure any of you will be married or hitched up at the same time – I think 1 of you might get divorced" or something like that….we all laughed and asked who he was talking about.
He said it was me. Pops said I am so damn busy, demanding and can be hard to get along with. We all laughed – The folks at this table – I am close with and know that I drive hard and can be a little bitch sometimes…. not sure the jovialness of this occasion is coming across in writing – but he didn’t say it in a critical way – we all laughed and agreed that it "could" happen – anything can of course.
I guess I just wanted to write this down to remember that my pops said this…I liked that he did. It is neat to see how others see you sometimes….definately not the same as I see myself. Thanks pops.
HTC ended up being awesome. I didn’t end up needing a suppository, but we still ran fast and laughed our arses off the whole 197 miles. Thanks to all my teammates for having great attitudes and I’m booking some suites on the coast monday for next year.
Enjoy an 11 meg video from Timberline
Hood to Coast Starting line
Here is our Hood to Coast Flickr Set (if you have some more – send ’em to me or upload to Flickr and let me know.
With every athlete this side of the Atlantic being accused of performance enhancing supplements, I am considering joining the fray. I read a book about an Irish cyclist who rode in the Tour in the late 80’s early 90s. He use caffeine suppositories and said they worked quite well.
I am thinking 1 might be helpful for my middle of the nite run for Hood To Coast. A massive caffiene kick – and hey, at least I am not using steroids?
Where can I pick these up?
The truth hurts sometimes – when it does – just complain – because it is not your fault.
I am trying to rest up this week with Hood to Coast just a few days away. I finally finished watching,Big Fish, the movie (thanks for letting me borrow Ioan) after starting and falling asleep 2 other times.
I loved this movie. The previews did not turn me on when I saw them a few years ago. There were a few moments in the movie where I just started crying. I guess I was sad/happy to see the guy and his pops connect b4 he died.
When I saw Cinderella Man w/ momma, I did the same thing. It almost feels weak to admit that I cried (probably some man/culture thing) – but fuck it. I did. It felt good.
I found this article interesting. The more I travel the more I realize these subtle differences.