Monthly Archives: March 2008

TGIF

Last Friday (how appropriate) the crew met up for dinner at TGI-Fridays.  “The Crew” consisted of StupidBike and his wife Lyna, Jen of team Shanifer, and Bikeless Ty.  Kday and I met up with them after I rode the Utah Transit Authority bus and trax into SLC.  Dinner was delicious, the company was exceptional, and Jen said the word Hussy really loud.  The “type” of people that most mountain bikers are, is the type that is worth getting to know.  I have yet to find a more quality group of people who are as down to earth and simple as them.  Want to meet neat people? Come to the I-cup races.  It’s worth your time.  

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….MR ED…. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

I still need to do a little more research on this topic before I open my big fat mouth that always gets me into trouble.  However, I recently was informed about some changes to the I-cup pay out for the Pro category and I am NOT very excited about it.  I am positive that nobody else is excited about it either but like I said, my big mouth gets me into trouble.

 SO I will try to gather some info and then present an objective review of these changes.   

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO/ OPINION/ OR INPUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT shandogdeedo@hotmail.com (seriously cyclists…. your like the worst blog commentators EVER! It’s not that scary to push the comment button, your computer will not self destruct :0))

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T-MINUS 26 DAYS

26 days until the 5K.  I know… 3 whole miles is nothing to the average Joe.  But I couldn’t even run a mile in Jr High without walking at least half.  25 lbs down and really bad shin splints later… I hope I’m ready.  

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2 TYPES OF ATHELETES

Type I: The “Natural,” the person who has every ounce of raw talent and amazing skill for the sport.  
Type II: The “Heart,” the person with little natural talent but a big heart for the sport and the will power to never give up.  

I have always been Type II, especially in tennis.  I have vivid memories of my coach telling me, “you’ll have to work twice as hard as anyone else on these courts.”  Or hearing him discuss my level of play with other coaches, ” she’s got zero natural ability, and she is an OK player, but she’ll never go far in the sport.”  When I played tennis I was always the one to come in second place and I was well aware of the saying “second place is the first loser.”  My athletic self esteem was always at a low and dropped even lower when I quit tennis.  

Attending this new tennis workout has pumped my esteem up a little into believing that maybe there is a Type I 1/2.  My new coach, Zoran tells me what beautiful strokes I have and comments on my natural skill and mind for the game.  He and the other players ooh and aah about my game each week and I’m trying to believe them.  After 7 years of telling myself that I  will never meet my tennis goals and I will never measure up to my opponent, I am learning about confidence in myself.  I have never been complimented on my game until now and it feels very un-natural, but nice.  

No matter what sport you play, there will always be the type of athlete that can blow the competition away with only exerting 50% of the effort.  And there is always the one who has a heart of glory and will never taste the sweetness of success in their sport.  Which ever category you fall under doesn’t matter.  Your love or talent for the sport matters and if you day dream about winning and playing the perfect game… don’t ever listen to what someone say about your skill. Your heart speaks louder than human words and that is what makes you A NATURAL.  

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I suck

I suck at Blogging and our Internet hasn’t been working…. lame, I know.  But I am 23 lbs down and 50 to Go!!!!  I have been working so hard at losing weight and running 4 miles each morning that I don’t have much time to blog.  Thanks for still reading every now and then!  It’s much appreciated.

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COMING SOON

Updates on St George race, weight loss, and tennis will be coming within the next 24 hours. 

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