The essential conditions of everything? Choice, Love and Passion!
“Have you been sea kayaking before?” said the guy, who was every bit a surfer dude. “Sure, I’ve kayaked before.” (ok -technically not on the ocean, but so be it). “Well, good – wouldn’t want an inexperienced kayaker out on those waves today….they’re reaaaal rough, even for someone who knows what they’re doing.” My heart began to pound as we signed off the waivers and put down the deposit. “Tell us, honestly,” I said. “Are we going to die?”
I’m from Minnesota originally and so “the beach” to me means a day near a lake where the biggest waves we get are from a passing speedboat pulling a couple kids on an inner tube behind it. Nonetheless, following an invitation to go sea kayaking with a couple of friends in Malibu, I said “Sure.” Why not? I mean, I’ve kayaked before. How different can it be on the ocean?
Adventure…Discovery…Survival. And for what? The perfect glass of beer! For some people, that’s what it takes.
Trying a Triathlon, Part 2: Race Day –
The morning of the race was clear and cool. Since it was August, the race started at a pleasant 8 AM. I was up at 4:45, already chugging water to stay hydrated. With my bike cleaned, greased, pumped and wrapped, I felt like a jockey before a big race, patting my trusty mount.
TRYING A TRIATHLON: PART 1: PREPARATION & TRAINING –
I decided to start training for a triathlon in my rather dusty office cubicle in February of 2010. I needed direction, in or outside of the office, it didn’t matter. It was the first time in my life that I didn’t have it and I missed it!
“It’s made out of old tennis shoes?” The look on most kids’ faces was priceless. And I admit that when offered a skateboard to “try some tricks” the surface began looking awful hard for shoe rubber… But it’s true, Nike teamed up with Paul Rodriguez (aka P-Rod) and the LA84 Foundation to build a new kind of […]