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Sports Medicine Triathlon Symposium

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Last weekend Dr. Gerry Goldberger of Advance Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute and The Sandyhookers, my local triathlon club back home, hosted a triathlon symposium. I was one of many guests asked to be on hand to speak as well meet and greet some of the guests. It was a fantastic dayand further proof of how popular triathlon is becoming in New York/New Jersey are.  Thank you  Gerry and Doug Rice for having me there.

I am now settled  here in Krabi, Thailand.  I love the first week in Asia as the time change puts me to bed early and gets me up before dawn.  It’s5 a.m and I am bright eyed.  Anyone who knows me knows that I am not much of a morning person.  As a child my parents let me stay up late to watch Johny Carson and the Honeymooners, so most nights I was up till midnight at least.  This pattern has carried into my adulthood.  During my 4th year of college, Coach Watts would drive to my condo to pick me up for morning run because I kept missing so many of them.  I would say, “Coach it’s not like I am not going to run, I just like to sleep in.  I just can’t  seem to get up, I sleep right thru my alarm.  So if I sleep in till 7 or 8 I will run then”.  He didn’t think that was very funny so he started calling me on his way to campus and would then swing by to get me.  Thanks G.W.!! 

So anyway I left last Sunday evening with a quick stop over at The Bike Boutique in Singapore to get my new Cervelo P4,  finally arriving here on Wednesday.    I met James Tuesday morning at the airport and we headed straight to the shop where the guys started working immediately on our new bikes.  It was great catching up with James!! We had a nice swim and easy run along the beach to wake our bodies up.  Wednesday morning we headed back to the shop and got a quick fit on the Retul System before packing our bike and heading to the airport.  It was also very nice to meet the guys at the shop and to see Alex again.  I love to visit Singapore and hope to go back soon. 

TBB Singapore

TBB Singapore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me and Black Betty

Me and Black Betty

 

It’s great to be back in Asia!  There is a familiarity to the way the air feels and smells, it’s like this most feeling with a touch of a smokey scent.  So here I am settled in for the 7 weeks…. Below are some photos from the symposium. 

Doug Rice and I

Doug Rice and I

Doug is the President of The Sandyhookers Triathlon Club, which is my local club.  Doug has been at the forefront of triathlon in New Jersey for the past 25 years.  We hope to get some stories up on the Team TBB sight about the Sandyhookers in the coming weeks and months. 
JT and I

JT and I

This is John Thomas Hughes of the JT Foundation for Autism Awareness.  This season I have decided to race for Autism Awareness.  It is my belief that you must be willing to give in order to recieve so  throughout the year I will be posting stories and blogs about Autisim, raising awareness for the disorder that affects 1 in 150 children in the U.S  More on this later, but my hope to do stories on how prevelent Autisim is and what are some forms of treatment that are used in each of the locations I either train or race at.  For example, I have already learned that here in Thailand, elephants are used as a form of therapy to help children learn how to better communicate.
JT and I infront of a Cervelo P4

JT and I infront of a Cervelo P4

O.K. time for morning run!! I guess this is what happens when you go to bed at 9p.m.,  up bright and early, thus becoming more productive!
SD

Knoxville Training Camp/Camp Bosch

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Last week I returned from my month long stay in my college town Knoxville, TN. The first two weeks were great with pleasant weather. I was able to do some good long rides in the mountains. My last two weeks the weather turned cold and wet so I was forced indoors for a few trainer rides. While down there I was befriended by Don Bosch.  Don is a former swimmer at UT and also happens to be the attorney for the athletic department, good thing I never had to use his services while in college:) Don completed his first Ironman last October in Hawaii and is now training for next months Ironman China. He has a great training room set up his house equiped with a treadmill, eliptical machine, tv, and Ipod station. We got some good rides done in there during my last few weeks. Thanks for all the hospitality and for being a great training partner!!

Below are some photos from trip.

On Top Of The Foothills Parkway

 Crossing Deals Gap at the Tennessee/North Carolina state line, the Dragon is considered by many as one of the world’s best motorcycling and sports car roads. Anyone looking for an exciting highway will enjoy this stretch of US129

Over Looking The Dam Where Scene from "The Fugitive" was filmed

Mile Repeats At Camp Bosch

 

 

Getting In A Swim At Caesar's

 Camp ended a day early as I had to beat the coming blizzard!! I made it home just in time for another foot or so of snow.  Looking forward to heat camp!  I will be leaving for Thailand next Sunday but first I will be attending the  Sports Medicine Symposium  For Endurance and Multisport Athletes at Centra State Wellness Center in Freehold this Saturday so anyone in the Tri State Area, come on out for a visit!!

SD