Monthly Archives: June 2006

Packing

I’m sorry for neglecting Mr. Hassle lately. I spent so much time and energy training for Alcatraz the past 6 months, then having a crappy work schedule when I got back that it’s been kind of like a big letdown these past 2 weeks. Hardly any workouts, no energy, friends all seem busy… Now I am packing up to go…

Board Certified!!!

Congratulate me again! How many cool things can happen in one month? First I swam from Alcatraz. Second, I won a medal! And THIRD, I passed my oral boards! I am now a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine! (And a medalist who has swum from Alcatraz).

I’m a medalist!

Call me crazy, but last weekend, only a week after my Escape from Alcatraz, and before heading to work at 4pm, I drove north about 1 1/2 hours to do a sprint distance triathlon. I slept in a creepy campground, woke up at 5am, headed to the race site and waited for the park range to open the gates! I…

Rest and Recovery

A total slack/tourist day. I still walked several miles, which in San Francisco is no joke, but it was relaxing nonetheless. I caught a ride to Fisherman’s Wharf with my PIttsburgh buddy, said our goodbyes, and then I caught the ferry to Sausalito. I spent the afternoon relaxing, reading, getting sunburnt, drinking ice tea, and being entertained by an old…

Escaped!

I finished the race 1 minute under my anticipated time (4 hours 29 minutes), and finished the swim 8 minutes faster than I had hoped to, with a swim pace of less than 2 minutes per 100 yards! Yahoo! I have written a race report for my triathlon site, I will post it here shortly formatted nicely for blogger. Race…

Registration and PreRide

I slept a long time last night…last chance to be well rested before race day. After double checking to make sure I was well prepared for the swim… I went down to register for the event. I met up with another fellow from home, who shops at the same triathlon store. My mom wanted to know if all the locals…

Touring the Bay

Today’s plan included getting up early to help reset my sleep clock and prepare for the 4:30-5AM morning on race day. I also wanted to get in a nice bike ride and do part of the race course. As I approached the golden gate bridge, however, I decided to forego the race course, and ride over the bridge…after all, who…