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22
Jan
16

Fun Fact Friday

Well since I have a run tomorrow, here is a Running Fun Fact.

“The fastest mile was run by Moroccan, Hitcham El Guerrouj in 3:43:13 in 1999. Interestingly enough, the second fastest record holder is the 2nd place winner of the same race.”

The other day I thought my 6:59 mile was a fast run, I can’t even imagine running that fast for one mile. It would be awesome if I could get my running speed average closer to 7-7:30 minute miles. Oh well, just keep running I guess. Tomorow I just have the 5k goal of beating 25:54 as that was the time I had last year at this Amana Freezer 5k. It was a lot warmer last year, but maybe the cold will make me run faster! 

21
Jan
16

Throwback Thursday Tattoo

Back in 2012 I got my first tattoo, wanted it to be something that means a lot, and something I enjoy, so of course it was a Bicycle on the back of my calf and the side the word RIDE in bicycle chain.

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It was a strange feeling but now I believe it’s time to get the next ink.

I was thinking of doing a Star for Stella, but have thoughts of waiting till she is older do draw me a Star and get that tattooed on me.

Next would of course be time to show my Hawkeyes love. I have looked at multiple designs and so far I am going to do something similar to this with a few modifications.

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I am thinking right shoulder, but location TBD. I saw a similar one that has the Herky outlined in Hawkeye gold, so that might be incorporated. I have the flag not only for the USA, but for my grandpa Boppy, has he was a beloved fan of this country and the Hawkeyes. Things might change, but this is what I am looking to do, again with a fee modifications.

20
Jan
16

Work Out Wedneaday

Well I have got my registration all set and ready to go for the Pigman Sprint Triathlon. This will be number 4.

Here is the past three years times.
2013 my first year

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2014- Year 2 shaved off 5 minutes

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Last Year, still a better time, but could have done better.

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This year I have made it a goal of doing a lot more swimming, minimum of twice a week. So far its been good, need to get better at breathing during the swim, but its a work on progress. My other goal is to get the end 5k run down the 24-25 minutes that I usually do when I just run 5ks. Also I need to get the transition between swim and bike faster, so will be practicing that come spring.

This is a great first time Triathlon for anyone to TRI!

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19
Jan
16

Top Five Tuesday

This is just a quick and simple Top Five list.

Top Five PARTYbRides I am looking forward to this year.

5. CRABFART
4. Bud Ride
3. BAD BOBBY HAWAIIAN RIDE
2. RAGBRAI
1. Any and all Bicycle Rides!!!

18
Jan
16

Music Monday

We lost another musical great, Glenn Frey has passed and will be RIP (Rocking In Paradise) So my way of playing tribute is playing one of my all time favorite Eagles songs. “Take It Easy”

Enjoy.

16
Jan
16

Something Saturday’s

As I have mentioned before I am trying to run outside once a week, for at least 3 miles. Today though was fricken cold, I made it two miles before I felt like I was gonna freeze my balls off….literally.

I found this saying today:

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This is 100% through, I thought I dressed appropriately, but did not. I got some warm running tips and will use those ideas next time. Last year I ran at least 1 5k a month and throughout that entire year today was my coldest run I have ever done. I believe it was 9° outside with a “RealFeal” of -13°. So it was cold.

Next time the layers of clothing will be better thought out.

15
Jan
16

Fun Fact Friday (Space)

Growing up I was always a big fan on the unknown, space, planets….Aliens! Now not many people might have a favorite planet, but I do, it’s Jupiter.

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I was looking up a fun fact for today, so here’s the fact:

“Juno is a NASA New Frontiers mission to the planet Jupiter. Juno was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on August 5, 2011 and will arrive on July 4, 2016.”

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This year we will be unlocking the mysteries of a much much bigger and far away planet. This is exciting to see what kind of information they will get from data.

If in the future there is an option for me to go into space, I will take that opportunity. To see our world from the view of space would be just fricken sweet. I always said, if I knew when I was going to die I would ask to be placed in a space shuttle and sent to space. Once I got to space I would want some high power jetpack, exit the space craft and just float my way to another planet or further into space. Yes I’d probaly die before I got even close to another planet, BUT you just never know there could be an Alien life form that finds me and brings me back to life.

So I’ll be tuning in July 4th to see if the Juno mission makes it to Jupiter. Good Luck!

14
Jan
16

Throwback Thursday (RAGBRAI 06)

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This is me, pre Bad Bobby, this was my second year of doing RAGBRAI. I did a day in 2004, but I don’t have a photo from that. This was from 2006, I did the last day from Coralville to Muscatine. I don’t remember the mileage. I do remember it was HOT. This was the day I knew I was doing something I love and plan to do until I die. This photo shows the inexperienced rider, heavy shorts, tennis shoes with socks, old mountain bike. It was a great time, throughout the past 11 years I have been on a few different teams, met some new people, made new friends and overall have a blast every year the last week of July hits. RAGBRAI is the birthplace of BAD BOBBY, and he’s a fun guy to party with. Each year I say it was the best year, but overall all the years are a great year. Each year of the BRAI there is something new, new nicknames, new people, new roads and overall that one town where you just don’t remember as it was that much fun. Throughout the years I have upgraded my bike to my beloved Black Betty, 2008 Lemond Tournalet. It was nice going from a mountain bike that was heavy to a nice riding road bike. A week from Saturday we find out this year’s route and I cannot wait!

Below is one of my favorite RAGBRAI photos of me, man how I have changed in the last 10 years. This jsut shows the fun and good time I have!

Ride On!

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13
Jan
16

Workout Wednesday

This year I had a few exercise goals. I wanted to Run Swim and do Cycling Class two times a week. Along with that I plan to do one 3 mile or more run outside each week. Lastly I plan to get the dogs out for at least two walks a week. Last week I failed them in their walks due to rainy wet days. Today however I was able to get them out for a short walk. It will be nice when I can get the dog park back into the routine. Today we did a brisk walk around a few blocks, 15-20 minute tops. Plan is to build up their walls each week. Here is them before we left.

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They were very excited to be back out on the open road. Now if only I could get them to stop barking the entire time. Silly pups!

12
Jan
16

Top Five Tuesday

This week’s Top Five will be my top five Superhero’s.

5.  Batman- Growing up Batman was always a favorite, having the utility belt, good gadgets, batmobile and being the hero in Gotham. I grew up with the 80/90s Batman movies and although at the time they were great I think my love for Batman came with the Dark Knight series. I still wish it would have continued into Batman v Superman.

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4. Michelangelo (TMNT)- Ever since I was little I always had TMNT toys, clothes, pretty much everything. I was always a funny and outgoing good kid growing up so I related well the the funny and outgoing Michelangelo Ninja Turtle. The cartoons growing up were great to watch and I hope I can find the series in DVD to have Stella watch later in life. Go Ninja Go Ninja Go Go Go!

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3. Superman- I remember in elementary school, maybe middle school watching Lois and Clark, always was a fan of Superman, being able to fly, the stretch, and X-ray vision. He would definitely have all the superpowers I’d love to have for a day. Look Its a Bird…a Plane… No its SUPERMAN!

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2. Captain America- I would say since I have become a huge fan of the Avengers after seeing the first Captain America movie I was a huge fan. He’s an American Hero, strong and smart. Plus supports the Red White and Blue! Now I think I have the more clothes with Captain America on it so you might think he is my all time favorite… But he’s a close second…

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1. Hulk- DON’T MAKE ME ANGRY! HULK is my all time favorite. Strong, Powerful and just an overall beast. It might not be the superpowers I would prefer but if it was controlled it would be awesome. I have been the Hulk a fee times for Halloween. His movies may of sucked but now that they are doing s better job with him is Marvel Cinema in really hoping for a new Hulk movie.

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