I'm in Seattle

Sunday, July 23, 2006

I'm in Seattle all week for a conference and wanted to know if anyone knows of some good places to run. Groomed trail or paved... not too extreeme, I left my Cascadia's at home :)

Posted by Travis at 8:25 PM 2 comments  

What do you think about when you are on the road?

Thursday, July 06, 2006

One question I get a lot is "When you are out for a long run (or bike), what do you think about?" I guess the answer is everything and nothing. Sometimes I will be really focused on climbing up the next hill or keeping a constant pace. Other times, I think about family that has passed, especially my grandpa (the reason for my bull tattoo on my bicep). I think about my wife and our life together. Sometimes I find that 20-30 minutes have passed and I don’t remember thinking about anything at all. One thing I do my best not to think about is work. That is why I do what I do; its to get away from my cubicle "ecosystem" and escape to a place that is my own.

So I pose the question - "What do you think about during you long excursions?"

Posted by Travis at 7:45 PM 5 comments  

A Little Inspiration

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Every so often you run across something that really gets to you. It makes you truely appreciate what you have and how far others are willing to go to make someone else happy. While looking on some other blogs I follow I found a link to "Touching Triathlon" It's a story about a father who has taken on marathons, triathlons and other races all while pushing, towing, and carrying his disabled son. It all started when his son's school put on a 5 mile race and the son decided he wanted to do it. Considering the fact that his son was bound to a wheelchair and has little or no control of his limbs it was going to be a team effort. From there it has grown, they've competed in over 85 marathons and 8 Ironman distance triathlons .

Posted by Travis at 9:23 AM 3 comments