25 August 2010

70s big – ah the nostalgia

I love the Internet. Especially when you stumble on a gem without much effort. Like this one:

http://www.70sbig.com/

From the FAQ here is my favorite quote.
Question: How much do I need to eat?
Answer: More. There is an old business adage, “don’t dress for a job you have; dress for the job you want.” Apply this to your eating. If you want to be 215, you need to eat for 215, not for your 165 pound sprint-Tri doing self. You won’t get 70’s Big by pushing bird seed around your plate at your local hippy bistro. Start with 125-150% of what you’re eating now and see how that goes for a couple weeks.

Back in college I went the gym pretty regularly. A good friend and I would do all the standard muscle head stuff like bench press, arms and heavy leg days. Oh yeah, and sit-ups with weights(?!). I also started racing bicycles but did not realize until MUCH later just how incompatible these two activities were. I was not big by any stretch but I was about 10 pounds heavier than I am now. And of course I did get into some of the muscle head 'culture' because not confirming is, well, hard.

20 August 2010

Our house; finally it begins!

On 9 July Shelley and I closed on an empty lot in the Mt Baker neighborhood. It has always been a dream of mine to build a house from scratch and now – like it or not – we're going to get that opportunity. Thank you Shelley for being on board with this.

Without a doubt I feel like we're going 'all in' to borrow a poker analogy but it's so exciting! I suppose when you get ready to spend your life's savings it should be pretty exciting. So far here is what we have had to do.

06 August 2010

Michael Ashenden interview regarding Lance Armstrong

I just finished reading this interview and thought it was hugely interesting:

http://nyvelocity.com/content/interviews/2009/michael-ashenden

Personally I don't think it presents any new evidence one way or the other - especially since it's from 2009 - but it's my perception that this information has not been readily available in the media and it was 'new' to me. Now of course it's making the rounds on the Internet but as usual, Martin is Johnny Come lately to all this...