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Week 2 recap – Journey back to health

Week 2 recap – Journey back to health


Pic from the past – Back in 2011 when I was near my leanest and in top shape!

The past week has been a tough week.  As in life, things at work or at home arent always copacetic and this week had a bit of resistance in all those areas.  This naturally affected my workouts and at the end of the day, my eating.

Mind you, I stayed quite diligent in eating reasonably well, such as a quest bar as a snack or bringing a banana to work in addition to a snack as I knew I would be hungry.  I find myself a bit hungrier on the mornings I hit the gym.

The good news is, even with some later dinners and additional days with caloric intake near 2,200 total, I still managed only 1 Lenny & Larrys Protein cookie and was able to drink a solid amount of water.  At least 64 ounces per day if not closer to 100.  My goal for week 5 and thereafter is 128 ounces per day.

The best part of the chaos is being able to focus and hit the gym again.  Those mornings at the gym are wonderful and I leave there feeling like I got some good work in.

I’m looking forward to week 3 and surprising my wife in Clewiston, FL as she runs her first 50 mile race at the Skydive Ultra!  Can’t wait to see the look on her face when she see’s my sister, brother-in-law and myself cheering her on!


REV3 Venice, Florida Half (70.3) & Olympic distance 2014 triathlon results

REV3 Venice, Florida Half (70.3) & Olympic distance 2014 triathlon results

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Former REV3 Florida Medals

2014 Link to Sarasota Sharks Siesta Key Triathlon Results

2014 Link to Sarasota Sharks Siesta Key Triathlon Results

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Law enforcement, mall officials prepare for traffic at Mall at UTC in Sarasota, FL… ‘Lawd have mercy on folks driving that area’

Law enforcement, mall officials prepare for traffic at Mall at UTC in Sarasota, FL… ‘Lawd have mercy on folks driving that area’

BY CLAIRE ARONSON via Bradenton.com

UNIVERSITY PARK — It promises to be the biggest tourist attraction in an area that is already full of them.

Local law enforcement is working to ensure that traffic patterns around the Mall at University Town Center remain as normal as possible during the attraction’s opening next month.

The Manatee County and Sarasota County sheriff’s office, Florida Department of Transportation and Florida Highway Patrol have been meeting with the mall’s management in past months to prepare for the mall’s Oct. 16 opening, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Captain Ron Locke said. The mall is located at the intersection of Interstate 75 and University Parkway in Sarasota County.

“I just think the people who plan on coming there should exercise patience as we are trying to make it the safest possible environment that we can,” Locke said.

Costs soar, start delayed on I-75 Diverging Diamond University Parkway exit

Did anyone see this coming? Substantially increased costs and delayed start dates?? How about assurance that Benderson Development is responsible for the majority of the cost and construction. I have no doubt the mall will be on time and budget.

Costs soar, start delayed on I-75 Diverging Diamond University Parkway exit

By Dale White via Herald Tribune

Costs for construction of a diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 75 and University Parkway has risen 20 percent above initial estimates and the estimated start of the project has been pushed back from early 2015 to August of next year.

State and local officials are under criticism for not tackling the intersection’s woes sooner.

Traffic congestion there is likely to worsen before it gets better. The Mall at University Town Center, also at the southwest corner of the interchange, is to open in October. Thousands of more homes are planned for Lakewood Ranch, which spans Manatee and Sarasota counties east of the interchange. And the reconstruction work itself, largely in the footprint of the existing interchange, will causes back-ups and delays.

Officials are counting on the project being completed before the 2017 World Rowing Championships at nearby Nathan Benderson Park.

That gives the FDOT and the contractor it selects two years to get the diverging diamond, a first in Florida, completed.

The projected $60 million tab is now up to $72 million as the Florida Department of Transportation adds costs such as additional earthwork, a 5,365-foot-long wall to muffle traffic noise along some residential areas along I-75 and other adjustments.

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Luxury Meets Athleticism: 5 years strong

Luxury Meets Athleticism: 5 years strong

The antidote to procrastination

The antidote to procrastination

Story via SarasotaDay.Com

The GNC Longboat Key Triathlon and Duathalon celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, and the well-respected sporting event remains high on the bucket list for those who enjoy pushing their bodies to the limit.

Forming a global nation, the triathletes who travel to Sarasota to take part in the annual endurance test will be once again be looking forward to a combination of luxury and limb-busting sporting bonhomie that can take the most fleet of foot up to 90 minutes to complete.

As with all triathlons, the ability to overcome the inevitable long-distance swimming, cycling and running endurance tests is paramount.

“It’s extremely competitive,” said Tony Driscoll, CEO of TDA Global Sports, the promoter for the event.

“But this is, for a triathlon, a very luxurious setting,” continued Driscoll. “It’s second to none. The athletes are treated to a luxurious reward for their commitment.”

And Driscoll insists Sarasota can go the extra mile in the face of competition.

“Many of the athlete’s want to test themselves in Sarasota simply because this triathlon takes care of all the participants’ needs after the race is over. Why? Because most athletes will have experienced the usual attitude of ‘Hey, well done for finishing. Here’s a bottle of water and a banana.’

“This event is far from that business model,” Driscoll said.

“This triathlon is an upscale event that attracts athletes who want to compete,” Driscoll continued. “But they also want their sense of achievement recognized.

“I don’t care if they’re professional or amateur athletes. I’ll make sure they are rewarded for their efforts.”

For more information or to preregister, visit lbktriathlon.com

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Sarasota FIT Triathlon — May 4, 2014 at Benderson Park

Sarasota FIT Triathlon — May 4, 2014 at Benderson Park

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FIT Triathlon - May 4, 2014 in Sarasota, FL at Benderson Park

FIT Triathlon – May 4, 2014 in Sarasota, FL at Benderson Park

I will be out there vounteering at the Finish Line, so make sure to say Hello when you finish STRONG!!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where and when is packet pickup?
A: Packet pick up is on Saturday from 2:00-6:00 pm at race site.

Q: What time does transition open?
A: Transition will open at 5:00 am race morning and close at 6:45am so plan accordingly. Parking will be ON SITE beginning at 5:15 am.

Q: Can I pick up my race packet race morning?
A: Yes. starting at 5:00 am

Q: Will there be an aid station for the bike?
A: NO… Please bring your own hydration/nutrition for the bike. There is not a water station on the bike route, but there will be water stops on the run portion of the event.

Q: Can I use a mountain bike?
A: Sure! Party on…. Except there is no “fat tire” division so you’ll be racing against others who might have a more aerodynamic machine… but don’t worry you’re a much better runner so you’ll smoke ’em on the final run!!!!

Q: Can I wear my wetsuit?
A: Probably not. Race officials will make final determination on race morning but we’ve never had a wetsuit legal race…

Q: Can I pick up someone’s race packet for them at the Expo?
A: NO. You must pick up your own packet as you have to sign the waiver. No exceptions! All participants MUST have a Valid USAT ID… You can purchase a one day or annual membership at the Expo or on race morning… THIS INCLUDES ALL MEMBERS OF RELAYS!!!!!!

Q: Will I get a medal?
A: Depends…There is a very cool finisher’s medal for everyone who completes the International Triathlon (but not the Sprint Triathlon or Sprint Duathlon). This is in tradition with premier races throughout the country. And there are very cool awards for: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place age-group winners in both the International Triathlon and the Sprint Triathlon; 1st place overall relay winners; and of course, special recognition to the male and female overall winners for all three events.

Q: Will I get a T-shirt?
A: YES! (Guaranteed for the first 700 REGISTRANTS)

St. Anthony’s Triathlon results 2014

St. Anthony’s Triathlon results 2014

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If triathlon was easy they'd call it football starring Sally Smith

If triathlon was easy they’d call it football starring Sally Smith

Rev3 2013 Florida Triathlon — Venice, FL — Results

Rev3 2013 Florida Triathlon — Venice, FL — Results

Jonell Dreznin REV3

Jonell Dreznin REV3

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2013 Longboat Key Triathlon results

2013 Longboat Key Triathlon results

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