It’s 5am and I’ve been up since 3am. Couldn’t sleep anymore so I got up and read some, and had breakfast. Yesterday, the wind had picked up enormously. Not an expert at predicting wind speed, I thought that it must have been well over 30 MPH. As I fell asleep, the howls of the wind[…]
I think this was the first time I’ve ever been to their parade of nations: Carbo dinner party wasn’t bad though; food was varied and I am more used to piles of spaghetti or ziti.
Here is the SCROUGE of western Australia: These flies are EVERYWHERE. They’re not like house flies that you find over here in the U.S. House flies just fly around and eat rotting stuff. These flies LOVE to come over and land on you. They basically need protein to lay eggs, so they would rather lick[…]
Getting down to the expo to register, we see the partially constructed area: Standing in line was weird. The N-R line had nobody in it. Doesn’t anyone have a last name that begins with a letter from N through R? On the other hand, the last names were all piled in D-H, I-M, and S-Z.[…]
This morning a bunch of us went for a swim and it was truly a rough experience. The rain started coming down and the wind whipped up the water. What’s up with the rain!?!?! Isn’t there a drought in Australia?!?!? We went out but it was hard negotiating the 2-3′ waves. I think I swallowed[…]
The flight over from LAX was uneventful. I’m glad I had a whole row to myself and curled up lying down thankfully, instead of sleeping sitting up. As we pulled into Sydney, the clouds were puffy and inviting. Customs was very strict. They made sure there wasn’t any dirt on anything. I thought they would[…]
I’m less than a week away from Ironman Western Australia (IM WA) and down in LA with all my typical Ironman equipment. I look in the mirror and see my face kind of shrunken in, as if my flesh is disappearing. It always seems to get this way right before a long event like a[…]
The other week I went to my physical therapist and in a sudden moment of inspiration wondered why I couldn’t do Graston at home. I asked him if other patients had pondered this, and also remembered when my other physical therapist once told me that she had done Graston at a race with a butter[…]