Friday, February 02, 2007

Seriously loving my smartphone

Reduce, relax, recover. That's the sub heading to my massage therapists business card. Very well said. I ended up taking about 4 months off last year from all serious training, spend alot of time relaxing and recovered with lots of massages and proper rest ect. Fast forward 5 weeks into my training and I just ran 2.5 hrs on the treadmill last night and feel great! My legs are much stronger and my recovery times after work outs have really improved. I suppose the fact that I stretch is a good idea. My first year in triathlon I rarely stretched because it seemed such a hassel, but when the hours of training started to build, lots of injuries started occuring. So these past weeks have been quite encouraging. Like Iron Kahuna and his calf injury, I still need to be very careful in what type and frequency of runs that I do. So lots of treadmilling for now and few hills. Probably get serious about outside running in March.

Speaking of getting serious. I have really needed to crack down on my time managment. I thankfully have had one of these...




I love this phone. Trimama frequently hears me declare out loud "Did I ever tell you I love this phone?" The reason for great affections is that as a paint finishing company owner, I rarely am near my home office. 98% of my time is in the field. So I need a device that multitasks like a computer, but sits on my (extremely buff) hip. Oh and if your wondering, yes I want an Apple iphone. Remember...I drank the Steve Jobs koolaide, in fact I sadly relate to the audience in this Mad TV bit....



I gotta check product specs to make sure the eternal life thing is really there though.....

The treo will have to do for now...sniff sniff.

Sorry little blurry where was I...Oh I have had a smartphone for years, but never used it to the full potential. Well, that has changed. Iron training will do that. I've now inputed my entire training plan into the phone and am using the calender feature far more to plan both my family time, work time and training time. It's been really good. I occasionaly used my to do list, but now am totally dependent on it. Training adds so much mentally to each day that I can't rely on memory anymore for the business/family responsibilities. I feel more in control of my time management then I ever have in the last 15 years of owning a business. It's funny that God would put triathlon in my life to make me a more organized business man. I love a creative creator!

Speaking of creative. Steve Gunther is hosting a Superbowl party and wants our local tri club to do a spin on a frozen lake just before the game. This is the forcast....



(hand on chest)...uh those heart murmors are acting up again...I better guard the hot tub today, you know, bad ticker and all...

Tac out

6 comments:

Lana said...

Spinning on a frozen lake. You guys never cease to amaze me. Have fun!

greyhound said...

I was going to post about the "cold" weather at our campout this weekend, but on second thought, I will refrain.

Commodore said...

I am getting the sprint treo 700 this month. Just waiting for it to arrive.

Iron Pol said...

Our tri club had a local news crew out to do a segment, and they filmed the group spinning on the roof of the YMCA where we meet. Our temps looked much the same.

I was spiking fevers, so passed. I guess about 4 or 5 people did, in fact, show up.

Brrrrr!

Tri-Dummy said...

I've seen the pics now, courtesy of IronJenny. Too fun.

I gotta work on getting transferred to Minnesota! We're like a bunch of old woman in Nebraska!!!

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