Sunday, February 25, 2007

Feel Good, Feel Bad

Feel Good, Feel Bad - it is all in your head.

You could stand here sick with ten illnesses today, and tomorrow have no evidence of any of them. Your body has the ability to replenish itself that fast. But most of you do not have the ability to change your thoughts that fast. So the amount of time that it takes between sickness and wellness is only the amount of time that it takes for me to figure out how to let it in -- for me to figure out how to feel good, when I'm looking at something that makes me feel bad --- Abraham

I came across the above quote when I started getting sick on Friday - Everyone in my office was passing around this "Flu" and one by one were calling in sick - I thought really hard about what it said and if I believed it. Should I just let myself Feel Bad and let my body fight it off? Or should I just Feel Good and let it in?

It is Sunday morning now and I never did get ill enough to call in sick. Maybe "It is all in your Head"....

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Racing Season Begins

Commuted home this afternoon in preparation for this weekends races. It was the first time commuting this year. The weather has been crappy so I have spent most of the time either trail running or spinning on the trainer. It was sure nice to get out, but I kept thinking of Dan and was a little nervous as traffic passed. I'm thinking of using a mirror either on my helmet or my bars. I don't know if this would help or not. I do know that I need to stay positive and read How Not to Get Hit by Cars.

The cycling season begins this weekend. Plenty of events to chose from. I may go out to Jim's event on Saturday for his Spring Fling. All depends on the weather. The forecast calls for rain Friday, Saturday and Sunday which will make Truman's Love a interesting experience. Especially with all the snow and cold weather we have had. The trails have had no time to dry out. It may just be worse that the Lunatic Fringe several years ago. I found this old picture of Damian and I. Man that was a fun day.

Friday, February 16, 2007

He died due to massive blunt force injuries from the accident

My good friend Dan Tenaglia died yesterday. Acutally he was killed by some punk while riding with his wife this past weekend.

The Opelika-Auburn News has a story about the accident - "Auburn Bicyclist dies from crash injuries".

The worst part about it is he was riding a bike that I gave to him several years ago. I remember when he needed a bike because his old Serotta had gotten damaged in his move to Auburn. I let him borrow my trusty Trek ST120 until he got a new bike. After a few months I told him to just keep the bike that I had plenty. That makes the 3rd time in my life when someone has died either riding or borrowing a bike that was mine. Sometimes life just sucks!

I will miss you Dan. You were a good and trusted friend.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Dirty Dozen

From my friend Frank Tuesday:

The Dirty Dozen
Saturday Feb 17th
11:00am start time
Meet at the Acme Bicycle Company, Kansas City MO

The concept: 12 hills, we race up each one. Points to finishers at the top. Most points at the end of the day wins.

Any bike is fine. Depending on numbers, there will be a separate winner for single/fixed, or there will be bonus points available to those w/o gears. 95% road at least. There may be one partial dirt/gravel hill to climb. I've got a couple I'm looking at, but the final route isn't there yet.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

What day is it again?

Saturday was an interesting day.First I missed running in the Psycho Wyco Run Toto Trail Run. I thought it was held on Sunday, but ironically at just about the run start time I just happen to open a calendar and notice that the run was on Saturday. Has this ever happened to you? Click on the picture of Eric Nelson to see the rest of Dick Ross' photos....

I was a little bummed at first, but then remembered that everything happens for a reason. Instead of racing Psycho I meet my good friend Gerard out at Clinton Lake State Park to go over the courses for the Devil's Revenge Duathlon and Ride w/the Devil MTB Race. A good thing we did as we found out that our normal duathlon course (bike leg) was only 4.15 miles a lap and it need to be 5 miles each lap.

Another good thing about today was riding with Gerard. Which by the way just my be the worlds best Ice Rider. I as amazed as he was just riding away from me on the sections of trails that were covered in some very slick ice. Gerard gave me some riding tips which helped greatly. The rest of the ride I stayed upright and rode with a great deal of confidence.

The final good thing about today and missing the Pycho is finding out about these cool electric heating socks that keep your little toes (or big toes if you have em') nice and warm on cold winter rides. Check them out at

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Tellling it like it is.

Dailing Quote:

We practice the Art of Allowing. Which means reaching for the thought that feels best, not the thought that is the real thought, not the thought that is telling it like it is. Telling it like it is only holds you where it is: "Damn it, I'm going to tell it like it is. I'm going to tell it like it is, because everybody wants me to tell it like it is." Tell it like it is if you like it like it is. But if you don't like it like it is, then don't tell it like it is--tell it like you want it to be. If you tell it like you want it to be, long enough, you will begin to feel it like you want it to be, and when you feel it like you want it to be, it be's like you want it to be.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Frozen Fools

What do you do when it is 10 degress out?

I ran the Buffalo Trail Run. These crazy fools at Longview Lake in Missouri went swimming.This group of Irish clad fellows were really eagar to hit the water.....

The were equally eager to get the heck out of the frozen water. I new Irish folks were smart...

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Focus on your Dreams!

Just love everybody that interacts with you no matter how personally, or how peripherally, involved with you they are. The efficiency of the people who deal with you... everything is orchestrated by the manager called Law of Attraction. And your vibration is setting all of it into motion. Everything affecting you is a reflection of the vibration that you are emitting. Spend more time focused upon your dream than upon the reality. The reality gives birth to the dream -- but the dream is where you are wanting to put your attention. --- Abraham

Friday, February 2, 2007

Bufflo Run - a.k.a. Freeze your Arse off Trail Run

Saturday morning is the 3rd Annual Buffalo Run. Nice little local 8K trail run that takes place at the Parkville Nature Sanctuary - very hilly for those of you unfamiliar with the bluffs around Parkville. Forcasted temperature is around 10 degrees with icy slick conditions. The race director emailed earlier this week that he might shorten the course. I sure hope he doesn't. That is what trail running is all about. Trail runners are a different breed and most look forward to tough conditions.

I am mainly running this event and the Pyscho Wyco Run Toto Run Trail Run next week to get ready for the 2007 Fat Tire Duathlon Series. I really need to focus on my running before the racing season begins. Hopefully all the running miles will pay off.

I'll update tomorrow afternoon.....What a run. Great conditions despite the cold weather and recent snow fall. The course was modified some - the hilly sections on the top of the course were removed. Basically we did two 4K's (out and back loops). The course was mostly flat which was a good idea.

How did I do? I kicked butt! I won the Male 40 - 49 division in a time of 34 min. I think the course was a little short, but I'm not complaining. My lungs were hurting and my legs were dead on the second lap so I was glad when the pain stopped. My good friend Dick Ross was there taking pictures and walking around proudly displaying how cold it was. Check out his site See KC Run.