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Days are slow, years are fast


I just figured out how to slow down time.  Run.  My mile time is the same as it was 20 (yup 20 friggin’) years ago, before I became a freshman in high school.  Before I played an organized sport.  Before I had to train to be competitive.  It is a whole minute and fifteen seconds slower than my mile time as a freshman in college.
This is not good considering I’m not getting any younger, 33 next week.
I have a football tournament coming up in two weeks and a triathlon in three.

Yes I was listening to “advertisements” because I dont pay for Pandora One.

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Posted by on October 3, 2013 in Lin


Things I Took Away From The Practice Tri


Not in any particular order.

  1. Train. You can’t wing one. You can wing a 5k or ½ marathon or even a full marathon. But you can’t wing a triathlon, no matter the distance.
  2. Sleep. They are probably harder to do when you don’t get any sleep.  Probably.
  3. Hydrate.  Drink something before the race or you might become light headed during the bike ride.
  4. Ocean water does not count.  Drinking a gallon of this may have the reverse effect.
  5. After drinking ocean water, drink water.  Gatorade is bottled ocean water.  If you drink Gatorade, you’ll still need to drink more water.
  6. Don’t cramp.  It hurts and slows you down.
  7. Refuel. Eat something, like a banana or carbo load the night before.  You’ll need a lot of energy.
  8. You can’t buy speed.*  An expensive bike won’t make you faster if avoid 1-7.
  9. Proverbs 16:18
  10. Learn to swim efficiently. Races can’t be won by swimming alone, but can be loss if you get stuck wading in the water for 10 minutes and then floating on your back because you’re too tired.
  11. Open water swim is to pool swim as running is to treadmill running.
  12. Prepare all your gear a few hours before bedtime.  See no. 2.
  13. They should take swimming out and add football.
  14. It takes a few days to recover.  It still hurts.

*However you can obtain it illegally, in pill form.

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Posted by on August 21, 2013 in Lin


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6.5 Billion People

I forgot to charge my phone last night, and it ran out of power.
Charged phone and took Orion to school, came back home to get ready for work.
Yellow gas light came on.  Got home with 40 mins to get ready.
Had a meeting with new client and needed to print some stuff out that was emailed to me.
Internet didn’t work.
Had to wait til my phone juiced up enough to start tethering.
Had breakfast, showered, got dressed.
Connected to internet with phone and printed out the needed documents.
Started car and drove off 10 minutes late.
Checked to see how many miles are left to empty; 47.
Thought I can make it to meeting and work and then refuel after work.
After about 20 miles of driving, checked again; 0 miles to empty!
Pulled to the next gas station… 5 miles away.
Got out to pump gas and realized I left my wallet at home.
Found $1.66 worth of change.
Paid and pumped gas.  I shook the hose to get the last few drops.
Got to work and had to borrow boss’ money for lunch and gas to make it home.

6.5 billion people would still trade places with me.

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1Thessalonians5:18

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Posted by on January 10, 2013 in Lin


Bells Palsy

Tina: Lin!
is your face ok?
me: yeah
Tina: did you develop a bells palsy?
me: monica hit me really hard
Tina: really?
me: did you see her hand?
Tina: haha
how did this happen?
Tina: wow…

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Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Lin


The Heist

B*o, T**a, & Cr***l ran the San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon. Each participant gets a free Padres ticket for the month of June. They email you a coupon code you can enter when you check out using the Padres website. B*o notices that all the codes that were sent to the racers were the same generic “SDROCK”. So we tried to get a ticket. Then thought our small group will go and got a few more. It worked ten times. We thought, maybe Exodus will want to go, got ten more tickets. Well if it worked for 20 tickets, we might as well ask Kairos to go. Punched in the code 20 more times.

Then B*o, a living conscience, decided to feel guilty and call the last place team to confess our little scam. They asked for some time to discuss and gave him a call back telling him he can use the tickets. We make the announcement and had all 40 tickets accounted for in only two weeks.

Padres lose 3 to 7 to the Rangers, B*o’s team.

Lessonm (maybe):
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16

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Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Lin


Breaking The Code (Cont.)

The rest of the trip.

Saturday, we went to some fancy schmancy crepe place in the Bellagio called Jean Philippe (probably not even his real name). Paid almost $1,000 for brunch. Then we walked to the M&M and Cocaine Cola factory stores about a mile away. On the way back to the Bellagio where we parked our car, Monica wanted to do the “Coke From Around The World” tour. I figured it’d be faster if I go and get the car and pick them up. I leave them to get the car which should have been 20 minutes. Took 50. Got lost in the casino and couldn’t find the parking lot. Then found the parking lot but forgot which floor. Pressed the alarm panic button and heard the alarm from afar, but couldn’t pin point the location. After combing three levels of parking lot, I finally get to the car and call Monica. We agree to meet behind Ross. I drive around in loops unable to find the back of the Ross and finally pick them up in some back alley off the Strip. Orion has been sleeping in Monica’s arm for about an hour. Everyone is tired, we drive back to Whitney’s. I accidentally take a nap and we all get some rest.

Night time. The girls leave. Orion and I are back on the prowl. We jump into the GTI, close the garage door and run out before it closes. I drive around for about 30 minutes looking for a local burger joint. Some how ended up eating at some Hawaiian place. It’s 8:30, windy outside, and kinda chilly. With no one to hit on in the restaurant, Orion goes on strike and decides not to eat. So we both drive home hungry.  Get out of the car to open the front door.  Someone locked it from the inside with the chain lock.

It’s 9:30 now and my phone is running on 10% power.  Orion is awake and won’t fall asleep unless the car is moving. I call Monica with no answer, so I text all the girls to get a hold of Whitney so I can get the garage door opener.  Marisa text back and I finally get a hold of Monica, they’re at Caesar’s Palace.  I punch it in the nav and get on my way.  Nav couldn’t locate the casino.  I drive to the strip and use my psychic abilities to find Caesar’s Palace and drive around the valet parking circle three times before Monica comes out.

We finally drive home and he wakes up, looks around, doesn’t see mom, gives a little whimper and falls asleep. I do some reading and try to get some rest also.  When the lights turn off, the noise starts up.  Its a sporadic clinging banging noise.  I ignore it for several hours trying to sleep thru it with no avail.  Every time I fall asleep the noise  The girls come home and I get up.  They quickly get to bed to prepare for the drive home in the morning.  This banging noise comes back.  I get up to investigate.  I come up to the kitchen vents and it gets louder and clearer.  I pull the filter out and two crickets come out and hop around.  Being tempted to let them just crawl under the stove, I wait to see what they would do.  I’m too tired to chase them around.

After staring into an oblivion for what seems like an hour, my conscious wins and convinces me to catch them and put them in the sink and drain them.  I catch both of them and put them in the in-sink-erator.  The noise continues.  I’m too tired now and fall asleep anyway.  One of the crickets jump out of death in the morning.

We drive home. The end.

Oh, that picture is just Jess lying on the ground playing Scramble with Friends against Steve.

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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Baby, Lin


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Breaking The Code

The account of Me and Orion in Vegas.

Friday after we arrive at Whitney’s house, the ladies go out doing their thing, Orion and I hop into the GTI to make our move. Looking for a local joint, we arrive at the small & friendly Yummy Grill Sushi. We set up base dead center of the restaurant where everyone can see us and we can see everyone. We sit patiently for 10 minutes until three ladies finally arrive and seat themselves directly behind us. I look over at Orion and he is giving me the look, “It’s go time!”

He leans over to peer at these ladies, they pay no attention. After a few minutes of attempting to draw attention by throwing food, making noises, and banging the table , they finally turn their heads to give notice. Of course, being the wing-man, Orion gets all the attention and I get stuck with the conversation.

The weekend has just begun.
[To Be Continued…]

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Posted by on April 12, 2012 in Baby, Lin


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