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.
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.