The header pic is of my son Ben. I took this on our visit to Seattle this year and it is still maybe my favorite picture I've ever taken. Seeing my son looking out at the ocean stirs up huge emotions in me. I dropped out of college (the University of Arkansas where I had a track scholarship) and explored the world with a backpack for a decade. This picture brings back those emotions and many more.
GZ honored me with his company today and drove up to my hood for a workout. We warmed up to a 2.5 mile long climb up to 9200ft altitude. Then ran 3:00 up hard on 2:00 down very easy recovery... repeat to the top. I biked somewhat hard/ long this morning and my legs felt pretty heavy, I think if G hadn't shown up I would have bagged the workout. He got a look at the Powerline Climb and one of my jeep roads behind my house. It was nice to have his company, he's one of the good ones.
I weigh 139 pounds now (I'm 5'10"). Not sure if I have been at 139 since the 10th grade, seriously. I weighed 155 when I raced my best at Ironman and 175 when I graduated from High School. A few months ago I was down right at 140 and changed my diet to hold on to some weight, it was too far out from Evans to be that low. As of late I've been pretty much strict Paleo with almost zero processed carbohydrate. Lots of meat, vegetables and fruit. Pretty awesome to see how the body responds to such a diet. My energy levels are through the roof, my recovery is better and I need less sleep. My wife has followed suit and lost 7 pounds in 10 days and has stopped having blood sugar lows. Nothing new here, just good to be reminded how a machine performs when you give it proper fuel. I think most Americans are putting dirty diesel in their gas engines.