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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Where does the time go!? Spending time with @LifeTimeTri

I'm here!  I swear!
I didn't fall off the face of the earth, but I did have a kid!

She arrived 5 weeks early which required a mandatory stay in the NICU for a week to make sure all was ok, but we are home and finding a new normal with 3 kids and 2 jobs for me!

Great lesson learned was being packed at all times for swim, bike, run and street clothes.  Went straight from work to hospital when we found out and luckily I had a change of clothes to get me through.  Thank goodness for a grotesquely large duffel bag.

I recently also saw some articles about how birth is like running a marathon.  Now my wife truly knows the suffering I go through... finally.  Maybe it's the other way around and I need to times marathon running by 10 or 20.  Naaaaa.

And nothing beats painting bedrooms at midnight since your daughter decided you get shorted 5 weeks to get ready.  It's all good.

Hope she likes pink...
Have to keep the older kids moving!
Volleyball anyone?
 The next Shaq?

On top of all that I managed to get USAT re-certified.
Nothing like waiting until the last minute to get my recert for USAT level 1 coaching to go with my Lifetime Triathlon coaching gig!
It was a lot of hours at the last minute that I'll never get back, but I wanted to stay current.  It was all good stuff and I'm ready to kick butt.

To go along with Lifetime I hosted and directed my first indoor triathlon at my club in Kansas.  I would say at 55 athletes it was a success!  Thanks to Bikesource and ASICS for throwing some goodies our way for top finishers.  It was taxing, but rewarding!

Speaking of coaching, training and nutrition...
Do as I say, not as I do.

IHOP endless pancakes.  Challenge accepted.  Mission failed.

First attempt - 10 pancakes
Second attempt - 12 pancakes
My kids even made fun of how little I could eat.

I'm coming back for another attempt and taking no prisoners.

I'm also still running MetaRun through the paces.
We have been getting cold, rain, snow, sleet, ice and all kinds of wintry goodness in Kansas City.  I have been taking the MetaRun out when possible and have a few opinions formed and will share more since they are a huge advancement and have a hefty price tag.

Are they worth it?  Stay tuned.

So there you have it.  I'm not that busy really, just lazy, right?

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