Monday, February 25, 2013

Team Zico Video - Shameless Promotion 101

I have been waiting a while to upload this video.  Team Zico (Coconut Water) holds yearly auditions for their "Team Zico" group - a mixture of high profile professional athletes and regular schmos.  I decided to apply this year.  Part of the process is making a video of yourself using the product and showing a little about yourself.  Not being a pro at this AT ALL, I thought it would be fun and worth a shot.  I had a blast with my son, Garrett, creating this little piece.  It's a real longshot for making the team itself but that doesn't mean I can showoff a fun video on my blog!

Tell me what you think - only if you think its good!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Newton Demo and Clinic

Some friends of mine opened a great new running store in the East Valley called Cadence Running.  Dan and Mary Beaver are accomplished triathletes and just all around nice people.  They roped one of the Newton guys to do a clinic on Saturday.  This is our little group in back of the store going through a few Newton drills (I am a big fan of the shoes - Dan got me hooked on them.  Thanks Dan!).  Anyway, we had a great time even though I practice Chi Running and I have used the Newtons for about a year now, I learned some important things at the clinic.  Ironically, 'cadence' was the big aha for me.  I need to gradually increase my cadence to the 180 mark (or so).   It great to learn and to evolve as an athlete, even if it is later in life.

Thanks Cadence Running for a great event!


The Reward is Within

By Bill Clennan

The contest lasts for moments
Though the training's taken years,
It wasn't the winning alone that
Was worth the work and the tears
The applause will be forgotten
The prize will be misplaced
But the long hard hours of practice
Will never be a waste
For in trying to win
You build a skill
You learn that winning
Depends on will
You never grow by how much you win
You only grow by how much you put in
So any new challenge
You've just begun
Put forth your best
And you've already won.

Bill Clennan