After tackling the XTERRA Point Mugu 18K Trail Race in October, I decided to do the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon in December next. But that left me with two months without races and I got impatient. I was looking through my timeline on the Strava site when I saw that tri-athlete Anthony Grey was in his last weeks of training for the Surfer’s Point Full Marathon. After that I signed up for the half marathon or the race to be held on Nov. 16, 2014.
Four days before the big Bandit Ultra Trail Run race I was at work and felt body aches and had the chills. “Unf***ingbelievable” was my reaction. I knew I was getting sick. It had been many months since I had as much as the sniffles.
After 5 weeks of intense training, I ran in the Santa To The Sea Half Marathon race in Oxnard, California. When I found out that some friends were going to run the race I was very interested. I initially signed up for the 5K run but then chose to go for the half marathon.
After losing 40 pounds, controlling my diabetes and running/cycling in a sprint duathlon, all in a few months time period, I ran and finished my first half marathon this past Sunday.
Since my diabetes diagnosis three months ago I have lost 28 pounds. I feel great.
A few months ago I drove up to Sacramento and felt crappy during the long drive there and back. When I got back home I set up an appointment with my doctor and took a blood test. My glucose levels were high and I was called in to take an expanded set of tests after fasting.
Once again, my glucose level was high. I have diabetes.
Technology was first baked into my brain after I graduated from Pasadena High School. I managed to graduate from high school in 1986 after only having used a word-processing enabled computer a handful of times. I borrowed a couple of computers from friends to write papers and used another friends’s to play games.
This topic popped into my head because I’ll be attending the Tecnificate conference in Santa Barbara today and for many in the Santa Barbara area this may be their first inroad into technology.
Passing a Fiscal Cliff bill that does not extend all of the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthiest is a BFD.
Congratulations to the Stanford Cardinal on their victory over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl, 20-14.
My word for 2013 is BEYOND. Go beyond barriers, see new things, go to new places, solve new problems and take imagination to new levels.
What is your word for 2013 and what do you intend to do?
Legendary pianist and composer Dave Brubeck passed away on December 5, one day shy of his 92nd birthday.
I don’t remember when it happened by in high school I fell in love with jazz. Maybe it happened when I was casually scanning local radio stations and stumbled on the jazz station. There was something comforting about the seemingly improvisational nature of the sounds that allowed me to detach from the chaos of living in a house with six other people while still trying to be a good student and stay out of trouble.