August 17, 2008
Triathlon Update

Total Time: 1 hour, 31 minutes, 40 seconds!

Not bad for a first timer on his 29th Birthday. ;-)

Split times and pictures to be available soon.

Posted by Austin at 01:17 PM
August 16, 2008
She's making me do it!

To celebrate my 29th birthday tomorrow I'll be participating in the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon. I've watched Janine have fun at these events over the past 2 years, but I've stayed away from trying them because I don't like running. However, Janine has a very persistent sales pitch that, after a while, becomes a siren song you just can't say no to.

My family genes weren't blessed with necessarily good knees, so I've attempted to avoid the contact abuse and compression that running causes. I tried running back when I lived in Chicago, but one night my knee gave out about 3 miles from home... in 42 degree weather. That made for a very uncomfortable hobble back home.

What makes this triathlon any different? I don't know for sure, but I figure that I'm not getting any younger and my knees aren't going to miraculously regenerate anytime soon, so if I'm ever going to stretch and try something new then now is the time to do it.

Posted by Austin at 09:36 AM
August 07, 2008

No, the other kind.

After a little under a week, we started seeing small patches of tiny green sprouts shooting up from the dirt. After almost two weeks now, we've got a fair amount of grass; Not enough to call it a lawn, but it's a start. I owe you some pictures on my Flickr site, and will put some up hopefully before the weekend.

Posted by Austin at 08:02 AM