Thursday, October 14, 2010

Three Bullets for Thursday


  • Do you like my fall decor? The eyeballs are courtesy of Mrs. Potato Head.

  • I was on the phone the other night with my Triathlete/Marathon runner Dad, and he casually mentioned that he's thinking of doing a Tri in the Spring.  He's 65. Which just goes to show you can be active for as long as you want to. Go Dad.

  • Alert the media, I bought a set of kettlebells, one 8 pound, one 10 pound.  I'm still using my 6 pound medicine ball and resistance band, but I thought I'd shake things up a bit.  I took another lovely bike ride yesterday, and the hardest thing has been to remember to ride with traffic, and not against it like when I run.  I don't know how you bikers do it, I've got ample padding in my rear, but I'm still sore when I get off the bike.  Ouch.

32 comments:

Peggy said...

That fall decor is definitely too cute! I hope when I'm 65, I have as much motivation as your father!

Carly said...

I want to be like your dad when I'm that age too.

As for the biking, you literally just need to let your butt get used to it. :-)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

- Kettlebells are fun, I have one

- Do you have padded bike shorts, they make a world of difference.

- The key is to ride with confidence. Not to be timid on the road, you have every right to be on the road. I suggest getting a mirror that slips onto your sun glasses, I love mine.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes//Product_10052_10551_1031112_-1___

- With this bike riding, maybe think about a Duathlon race in your future (run/bike/run)

Lisa said...

Congrats to you Dad! That's awesome that he's going to do a tri. I love hearing stories like this, it gives me motivation to keep moving!

Can't wait to hear what you think of the kettleballs. Have a great day!

abbi said...

I like your fall decor - cute! Very cool about your dad. I'm really bad on a bike but admire those you can ride. I'm not very good with the traffic!

Copychic said...

Can't wait to hear how you like the kettleballs. I've been thinking of trying.

And love the decor!

Ed said...

Thanks for the post. I am also interested in getting some kettlebells to work with... I hear they are intense. Let me know how it goes with them. Have a good one!

Luke said...

agree with diesel...get padded shorts!

I only tolerate fall decor, becasue that mean I get to put up my christmas stuff once it's over!

Amy said...

Love the Fall decor! That's awesome about your dad. As for the biking, I think you have to build up a numbness factor!

J said...

Ugg I hate how much my butt hurts after riding the bike! Love your fall decor! I was thinking about being Mrs. Potato head for Halloween!

Michelle said...

Love that your dad is gearing up for a tri! Hope I'm still taking on challenges like that!

And your fall decor is very cute ;)

Mighty M said...

Your dad rocks!!

Runners Fuel said...

I loe the fall. The weather is much needed after a hot summer. I can't wait for it to cool down here (it's 92 today).

Allison said...

That is awesome your dad is racing a tri next year!!! I hope at 65 I can still race :)

heather said...

My dad is 62 and is in the middle of trying to run a race in every state. He has about 33 right now. He's also running a 50 mile mountain relay in a team this weekend. He's way faster than me!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Your dad rocks!

What kind of workouts are you doing with the kettlebells? Really been thinking about adding them to my regiment?

Meredith said...

Your Dad is awesome!!

Your decor scared me a bit :)

Have fun with the kettlebells!

Emz said...

YAY kettlebells!! Can't wait to hear about it.

Now that is fall decor I LIKE!! YAY!

Colleen said...

Love the decor!

And congrats to your dad! My FIL is 74 and did his 10 Ironman two years ago and is signing up for IM Florida for next year. He hopes to qualify for Kona by default of no one else being in the 75-79 age group! :)

Let me know how you like the Kettlebells!

Tricia said...

love the decor!

and love kettlebells :)

Katie H said...

Go Molly's dad! Mine is training to run his first 5k with me :)

mindysmarathon said...

Your gourd is cute...is he single? Way to go, Dad! I've yet to try kettleballs, my brother swears by them, so I guess I should give them a shot one day.

Andrew Opala said...

Great for you!

misszippy said...

Love the gourd! And go Dad! I love to hear stories like that.

Tara said...

I just read in the newspaper that you bought some kettleballs, someone must have called the media....haha! I know, I'm not funny.

How about a nice cushy bike seat? It sure helps my tushy out.

I love the gourd, might have to make one myself.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Love the Mr. Potato Head eyes ... what a great idea! So cool about your dad too, rock on to him!

I'll be curious to hear how you like the kettlebells. I've been thinking about trying them but wondering if its all just hype. Let us know what you think of them.

Julie @ "Hotlegs Runner" said...

wow! you dad is amazing! I see you take after him =)

ajh said...

Do you have bike shorts? I broke down and got some. Worth it for sure. I have to think about the traffic thing too! Old habits.

Iron Mike said...

Your butt adapts, keep at it, and since this is such great biking weather, enjoy every minute. If you had that hamstring injury in the winter...biking is not as much fun.
We got this $20 box of Mr. Potato Head accessories in Disney (cuz we had to spend even MORE money, of course), I might copycat and dress up our mini pumpkins. Hmmm, but not sure I can trust the neighbor kids. Maybe I'll set them up indoors.
And tell your Dad to rock on, Tri's are great because they write your age on your leg. Lemme tell you, you find out that Triathlon is the fountain of youth because of athletes like your dad.

blueviolet said...

That gourd looks so silly like that! Bike seats are not nice to the tushy!

yonca said...

Your fall decor is so sweet. What a great idea!

Darlene said...

Go DAD!! I now feel young! He's giving me hope.