Sunday, July 31, 2005

Day 1 Trainning begins

I began training today with the new polar f6 heart rate monitor. I pointed out pretty quickly that I am not in that good of shape. My program today consisted of a 5 minute stretching routine followed by a run. The nice thing about heart training is that it prohibited me from getting weak. The results of the program according to the watch are as follows:

Calories: 509
Time: 34.16
Max HR: 166
Avg HR: 147

The total distance was around 2 miles. I will measure soon on google maps as soon as I make or find a nice measuring tool for grease monkey. I weighed in tonight at 225. Hopefully the pounds will come off.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

So it begins

I have commited to a Triathon traing class. I think I'll blogg about the experience. I should be interesting. The base line is this. I am 35 years old 6'3" and weigh about 220lbs. I haven't been apart of any excersize program in many years. My wife is gonna join me in this challenge. She is in much better shape than I, I am hoping for to feed on some of her energy. Here goes nothing!

$225 - total money spent on this hobby day 1.

Tune in for updates..

Sunday, July 03, 2005


So, this was the first Gruben family vaction and all was a success. We loaded up the truckster and headed to Galveston for a three day excursion at moody gardens The Hotel was very nice. Clean room, comfortable beds and nice service.

Salsa's good mexican food

gaitos ok fine dining experience

swimming the girls loved to swim. Kate was underwater most of the trip

earache. My ear was clogged with wax most of the trip