OK, I’ve been slacking on the blog posts so here’s an update…
I guess I’ll start things off with the most recent news – The death of pro-surfer legend Andy Iron’s on Nov 2nd. Wow, what a shocker that was, and continues to be. What a truely tragic story. I only saw him in person from a distance during the 2009 winter surf season on the north shore, but I still feel like I lost something. I dunno, he just seemed like the total rockstar athlete… An attitude that some people probably didn’t care for, but amazing surf skills to back it up. RIP Andy.
“I’ve had my fair shares of hills and valleys, but my life’s been radical and exciting. Stuff that kings would die to do. Straight up, fucken A. The lifestyle we’ve got and the life I’ve led since I was 17, I can’t even tell my friends. I try and tell stories and they think I’m making it up or saw it in a fucking movie. Straight up. It’s the life I wanted since I caught my first wave.” Andy Irons, October 12, 2010
As for me, I’m still in semi off-season mode. I didn’t have any real plans of when I would start training again, but after hopping on the scales for a quick weigh-in, followed by 3 more successive weight-in’s to confirm that I gained a small freakin’ animal. So, since then I’ve segway’d into damage control. Smaller portions of food, trying to sleep more regular hours, not eating late at night, cutting out the crap, and a few bike rides thrown in to light the metabolism fuse.
Now that I’m full tilt on the whole grad school things, my days are pretty much as follows:
0530 – Wake Up, shower, drive to work.
0615 – Get to work.
1200-1230 – Inhale lunch.
1615 – Drive home
1715 – Ride or Surf
1900 – Shower, Cook, Eat.
1930 – 2359 – Study.
0000 – Sleep!
I want to train more and I can’t exactly cut down to <5.5hrs of sleep, so I guess I need to make my 4.5hrs of study at night more efficient. If only I could shower at my work… Then I could ride back and forth and get in 50 miles/day.