Monday, August 8, 2011

The Answer Key (part 1)

A while ago I asked the blogosphere for questions about me that inquiring minds may want to know. Since then I've been to Lake Placid, vacation, and have tried to squeeze in my training for my upcoming events so the effect of this is that I've kept a bunch of you on the edge of your seat waiting too long. So, without further ado:

Kate asked:
  • What's your best race memory? One year I was racing El Tour de Tucson and my family was along the route to cheer me on during the 109 mile race. At about the 80 mile mark they were waiting for me at one of the rest stops and when I pulled up my daughter had her camera pointed at the desert. I asked her what she was doing and she answered she was trying to get a picture of a real live tumbleweed. That put me in my place.
  • Favorite vacation spot? I actually have two. The first is Pine Lake Manor in Greenville, NY. This is where I was last week and my family has gone yearly there since I was 12 years old. There are hokey activities, cell phones rarely work, fishing, basic accommodations, history and family dynamics. The second is our house outside of Disney, Memory Maker(see http://www.vrbo.com/64595) , that in addition to renting out for short term rentals we have to, just have to, stay ourselves from time to time. When we stay we need to take advantage of being 10 minutes from Disney.

GeorgiaSnail asked:
  • How do we keep Reyes & Beltran? Beltran is gone, Reyes is injured, and Wright played short yesterday. The season, while not officially over, does have a fork partially stuck in it.
Big Clyde asked:
  • Have you always been into racing, or did you come to it in recent years? I was very active when I was in high school biking and running seemingly everywhere. After I graduated I got fat and had a few false starts in trying to renew my athletic challenges. A friend of mine did an event with Team in Training and I figured if he could do it, so could I. I bought what I thought an expensive bike to prevent me from guilting out and finished the 2004 Mountauk Century. I lost a lot of weight and thought I was a fairly strong cyclist. Then I branched out to running and triathlons and have kept at it. I'm not as strong as I thought but measure winning differently now than I did when I was younger.

Stay tuned for more soon! Not too late to ask if you missed the window.

4 comments:

Lora said...

Very cool...

Kate said...

Your race memory cracks me up. Isn't that just how it is. :)

Teamarcia said...

Tumbleweed. Haha!

Carolina John said...

Beltran came through in the clutch enough times to make him worth it, but I still think the Mets are better off with out him on the payroll. Reyes and Wright can carry the bats if we had a decent starting pitcher who is more well known that Gee.

My hope is to finish 82-80.