Monday, July 7, 2008

Bike Accident

This didn't happen to me but it happen to one of my friends after he cleaned his bike, it was pretty funny. Kathleen wouldn't agree since it has happened to her. But none the less I thought it was funny because he was being such a baby.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Tour de lousiana

Last weekend was my first road race outside of Collegiate Racing. It was very fast!! I rode up with Trey and his family. It was a five and half hour drive to Covington,LA. It was long but I managed to get some sleep. When we got to the hotel I had some serious work to do on my bike. Since I am poor and can't afford race wheels, I have race tires. So I changed those. I went to sleep as early as i could.

Stage 1: A 3 mile TT- 7:53 It was flat and fast. I averaged 25 the first mile, 23 the second and 22.5 the third. My legs hurt.
Stage 2: Was Saturday afternoon. It was a 32.2 mile road course consisting of two loops. It started off well, it was cloudy and not to hot. After mile one it was now raining, alot. So the rest of the course was done in the rain. No fun. There were several accidents. One took up the whole rode like two deep. The only way I made it through was to squeeze by and pray that nobody moved. Luckily I made it through unharmed. However I lost the front pack and it took more than I had to catch up to them. So I settled in with another group and we tried to work together to finish the race. Luckily the pack worked well together and we did a good pace.

Stage 3: 35 min Crit: It was a .6mile classic 4 turn crit. The one snafu was that half of the course was on uneven pavement with loose gravel and whatnot. Needless to say it wasn't much fun. I hung on to the pack for about 10 min which made me happy.

Over all the race was a lot of fun. I look forward to more racing outside of collegiate.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Summer Camp

This week and next week, I am a senior Counselor for the Exxon Mobil Bernard Harris Summer Camp. It is okay, the kids get to do a bunch of cool little projects and I get to go to some cool places. Best of all I get to do it for free and get paid to do all of the stuff. Most of the campers are pretty good, a couple of them are getting attitude.

So my life up to this point. I have done a couple of races.

San Diego Marathon. Horrible time dressed as Elvis it was fun, but worst time ever. Not the best course in the world. It was however put together really well.

Tejas Tri-I got 2nd in my age group. I hadn't been in the water since last october did pretty well in the swim, the bike was a little slower than I would of liked but oh well. The run felt really bad, I ran the marathon the sunday before so I didn't have the extra gear. I got passed by the winner of my age group at mile one on the run. So I was leading the whole time pretty much. It was fun I always enjoy that race.

That is good enough for now, Chau I promise that I will try and keep it updated some more.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy Day

So today I was totally surprised. I got a scholarship from the Air Force. My scholarship total is 49,254 dollars. So I don't have to pay for school every again. Which really makes me happy. Back to being surprised I had no idea at all about it. We were having our awards ceremony at school, and the commander was rambling about a scholarship and saying all these nice things about the person. I wasn't listening because I knew that I wasn't going to get it. And then he said my name and I seriously had heart palpatations. So needless to say I was totally floored about it. So again I want to thank all of you the tax payers for paying for my college

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I am now an EMS instructor, I can teach people to do what I do now. The world should be very scared. On another note I am looking for a job if anybody wants to hire me. I am looking to work at Pearland or Cypress Creek for an ambulance job. I am going to apply at SJCD, and at HCC to be an instructor life should be good.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

EMS Instructor

Tommorow I get to take a test that allows me to teach people EMS, the funny thing is there is nothing on there about EMS, just class room management crap. So hopefully I will pass and I will be able to get off the ambulance as my primary job. That way I can ride, swim, and run some more. In that order. So wish my luck.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Been away for awhile

So I have not been blogging in a while. Mostly because my life has been crazy. So you would think that I would have a lot to write about. I do I just generally forget to write it all down here. Also I don't have the following like some of my fellow bloggers have. But I have been so busy with school, mostly ROTC. It is kicking my butt. So I have not been running, like I should. It is in the middle of collegiate road racing season and I sure haven't been on my bike. Nor have I been in the pool. School is taking up so much of my time. It has an end though and I can't wait. So for all of those who have been waiting for me to post I am sorry I will try and be better about it. The UT stage race was this weekend, and it was good but painful all at the same time. I drove up late friday because I had a ROTC thing till late. So I got to Austin around 1:30 and managed to get to sleep a little after 2 am. Then I woke up about 6 am. Not enough sleep at all. So the road race was 33 miles I made it about 12 before my heart rate spiked and I could no longer peddle my whole left side was cramping. No Good so I pulled out. Later saturday was the time trial I did about what I expected middle of the pack so I was happy. Then I got some good sleep saturday night. But it didn't help I did my first Crit, and I managed to hold on to the pack for about 10 min 5 shy of what I wan't to hold on for. But they were going really fast so I was okay with that. All in all UH did really well, and it gave me hope for next year that maybe I will be in shape for next year and will do really well. Today my right side is hurting a little I think I may have pulled an intercostal muscle this weekend racing. Oh well such is life. So other than that stay tuned for what will hopefully be some exciting post in the future

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

San Diego Marathon

So less than a month after my disney marathon, I have decided to do another marathon. The decesion was really easy since this race entry was given to me for free. I have never gotten a race entry for free so that is really cool. Another cool aspect is that this is San Diego the last time I was here was in 2002, for National Lifeguard Competition. The city is amazing with a lot to do and lots of great food, the scene is really nice as well. I will do some surfing. This race will be special as well, they are holding a race as Elvis world record attempt. I have decided to race as Elvis in memory of my grandfather who passed away late last year. He was a huge Elvis fan so this will be a great tribute to him. So I will be doing lots of training for this. So wish me luck good racing to everybody

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Disney Marathon

So Sunday was my second marathon. The second marathon is an interesting marathon because you know how far it is and how stupid it is to run that far, but yet lack many of the skills that make veteran's run so much easier. So I went to Florida on Wen after for four days proceded to walk Disney World numerous times, putting in many miles on my feet. This I knew was not a good idea but I didn't have a choice to get to see the park and run the race any other way since school started. So I didn't and would see what the consequences would be. So Saturday I got to bed about 10-11 o'clock and 3am came really early, but I got out of bed with out to much of a struggle and made my way to the start. It was dark and a little warm and humid that morning, a lot of people were complaining about it, since they were from up north, but being from texas it wasn't all that bad. However, it was not ideal running weather. So the gun went off with its normal excitement. The road was packed and was hard to get into a good pace, but by 2.5 I had settled into a pace, found a person who was going to run about the speed as me so we talked and ran. I was holding my 4 hour pace all the way till mile 15 where the previous days walking finally caught up and I could run no more. So for the next 11 miles I walked and ran. I had two GI problems that I had to take care of. However my nutrition was fine, I had no cramps and felt good other than my feet the whole time. My legs started to get a little tired towards the end but not bad, BioFreeze is wonderful at helping tired legs, it is a gel that you rub on and it is like BenGay on steriods. So I finished the race in 4:45 a little slower than last years but not bad, since this is a slow race anyways. Through out the course there was many spectators and Disney characters. It is nice to be running and say hey there is Belle oh and Jasmine, Look there goes Mickey. That really took away the monotony. So two days after I feel fine I am a little tired and sore but not bad I can walk up and down stairs and even do a lite jog with out to many issues. It was a lot of fun and a highly recommened running in the most magical place on earth.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


So today I loaded up on a plane with my mother and headed for Disneyworld. I am spending 6 days and 5 nights and during that time I will be running the Disney Marathon. Many people might ask how you might run this marathon since you are so out of shape. Well to be perfectly honest I am not sure, I did Houston last on just a little more training but I didn't have the triathlon season before. So I think that I will be okay, it will definitely be a mental game; which I enjoy because I am good at those when it comes to a choice to quit or not because I don't know how to quit. So back to the story I spent the whole day walking around Disney, I went to the magical kingdom and rode Space Mountain, then I went to Animal Kingdom and rode some cool rides. So that is enough for this morning. Stay tuned more to come.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Brazil 2009

At the request of Jane.

So I have decided to do an ironman. Last season was my first triathlon season and I did all lengths except an ironman. I was planning on trying to go to the Olympics in 2012 but with the changes that the USAT made I don't think that I will be able to get into pro racing in enough time to qualify. So in its place I have to decided to do an ironman. For those that don't know an ironman is 2.4mile swim, 112 mile bike 26.2 mile run. It is mentally and physically draining. I look forward to doing this just because I want to test myself mentally mostly to prepare me for my new job that I want to undertake. Most people know that I want to be a doctor, which has changed because I would be bored. I really just want the knowledge that a Doc has. My new job is a Combat Rescue Officer, they are an elite special force of the United States Air Force. They training is some of the toughest in the military. So by doing an ironman it will prepare me for some of the rigors of that training. So Joe one of my UH team members wanted to do an ironman and picked Brazil. I think Brazil is a great choice. Mostly because you get to treat it as a vacation! So I will start training really long distance in August. It would be nice to qualify for Kona at the same time but we will see how that works out. So if you want to do an ironman in a year and half then let me know and we will all sign up for Brazil. So to all that are training happy training.

Sunday, December 2, 2007


So as many of you may know running is not my favorite thing in the whole world. I enjoy running to run. But since I am so competitive I like to run fast, and that hurts. As I am a human I do not like to hurt. So I understand that it takes time to get fast and not hurt. So I work on it. And since this Triathlon season was my first it has left in really good shape. So I am able to run further and faster than ever. Which is really nice I still have much work to do to get to people like Liam or even Kelly. So I troud out and run listen to my music and think about my life. So here is the runners may your run be a beacon of hope and sanity in a crazy world. Hope all are ready for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Lack of Emotion

So I have been kind of in a training lull and it is rather depressing. I have had to be in slow training just because my left knee has been bothering me. But that is all fixed now I just have been lacking desire to get out and train. Most of it is because of become used to lethargy. But I will wind my way up slowly and hopefully get back into speed. It is also hard because I really don't have to much planned as far as races. So here is to training and such. And for Jane's sack I will try and update this more.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Did you know Microsoft Word 2007 lets you write blogs and post them for you. How cool