Wednesday, January 30, 2008

American Cup 3

It turned out interestingly for our team.... we went out to eat the night before and Ryan got food poisoning and wasnt able to compete the whole weekend which sucked!! What a waste of a peak week right Ryan?!
My luck started when Lily took me out during warmups and again 2 more times (But I still love you!)(FYI we take eachother out during practice all the time...), once I got up and realized my blades werent on the boots all the way which made it awkward to finish!! (The loose blades probably spared me a broken leg though...) Then I proceeded to fall a fourth time. This time my feet hit the pads driving my knee up into my face nearly breaking my nose!!
It's always fun though. Cherise gave me a pep talk that really helped, she said you just gata find your qi and take it one race at a time! I took this advice to heart and guess what I did in the 1500m final? I WON. Imagine that? Relax, forget about it, and win!! What a concept. I like to ignore the fact that it was the C final and my time was nearly 20 seconds off. Winning is always fun.
Marty said you just have to realize that even though you have a bad race or even a whole strain of bad races like ive been having that you always come out skating better than before you started skating like crap!!

Im gonna go kick ass at Long Track Nationals this weekend!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Syracuse

El Ojo Del Tigre no esta en casa today!!! But thats ok, El Tigre cant always be en casa, he'd get bored!! (See Marty for translation...)


Ever heard the Gummy Bear Song??


Julie, Me, and Mitch's translucent hand.


Me and Julie, with Mitch hiding between us.



And here we are, my dad and me with our participation bling!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Freezeroo 5k

Just two words can describe my absolute exuberance at this moment...SUB 20!!!!!!!!!!!
Yup, My time= 19:50!!!! Hellz yeah.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Boredom at the Coffee Shop

So basically, this is what happens when you have a Mac, a couple bored people, and an ample supply of coffee.






Monday, January 7, 2008

Lake Placid MaDdNeSs!!!!!

I drove up with Tim, Karen, and the Moose! It was fun, we stayed at the Olympic Motor with this guy who was awesome, he had outside-the-box opinions about everything!! My second time EVER on the long track. I really like it, I get something out of it I don't get from short track. That feeling when you step onto the ice, hear that clapping from everyones skates, and that amazing view!!! It's so liberating! Maybe it's unique to outdoor ovals, I haven't been on an indoor one yet. I made a poem about the Oval a while ago, right after I skated the Charles Jewtraw meet.

When I reread it I want to go back for more!!
Who doesnt love Lake Placid?!

Here are my times:
1000m - 138.25 (PB by 4 seconds!!)
500m - 48.52 (PB by 4 seconds again!!)

Here are some crappy cell phone pictures from the meet, Ive got some crappy cell phone videos too!! (just TURN THE VOLUME DOWN i was screaming into the phone...)


Julie and Mitch


My bug eye glasses!


Amazing, isnt it?


Kids pack style race


Its Lily the Oblivious!!


CRAAAAZY EEEEE!!!


Lily face!


Mitchs dad trying not to kill himself!


My Clappies!!!

Here is one of Karens races.
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DONT FORGET TO TURN THE VOLUME DOWN!!!!!!!

And here is Lily.
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And heres Tim.
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