2021 KICK-0FF UPDATE - March 2nd, 2021--
My Dearest running Broskies and loyal followers !!! -- I have not raced yet in 2021- my race calendar is finally filling up -- so far some of the main races on the calender coming up is :
GRAND PRIX 5K ON ST PATS DAY.
THREE CREEKS HALF MARATHON-DENVER-APRIL 3, 2021.
MAD MOOSE RATTLER 10K AT PALMER PARK.
MAD MOOSE HIGH DRIVE CHALLENGE-BEAR CREEK PARK- CO SPGS- MAY 2021.
THE VAIL TRAIL SERIES THROUGH THE SUMMER TO INCLUDE THEIR SIGNATURE EVENT- THE VAIL HILL CLIMB.
GARDEN OF THE GODS 10 MILE.
BARR TRAIL MOUNTAIN RACE.
PIKES PEAK ASCENT.
PIKES PEAK MARATHON.
XTERRA RACES (IF NOT CANCELLED)-- NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN UTAH, WORLD TRAIL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HAWAII IN DECEMBER, AND PLAN ON DOING THE LOCAL XTERRA RACES IF NOT CANCELLED.
THE MASTER'S USA MOUNTAIN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN AUSTRIA IN SEPTEMBER.
GNAR GNAR USA TRACK AND FIELD 10K CHAMPIONSHIPS.
BOSTON MARATHON- IF NOT CANCELLED.
CHICAGO MARATHON- IF NOT CANCELLED.
NEW YORK MARATHON- IF NOT CANCELLED.
MAD MOOSE- BEARS EARS 30K-MOAB, UTAH
LAS VEGAS HALF MARATHON- NEW DATE IS FEBRUARY 22ND, 2022 !!!
MORE TO BE ADDED ONCE CONFIRMED !!! STAY TUNED !!
* Bolder Boulder- the regular venue is cancelled- Bolder Boulder is going to hold live 10k events that you complete on your time. I don't like this, it sucks they cant hold the real race.
I have completed a series of (3) gel cushioning injections last year in October in my left knee.
I completed left shoulder surgery on December 17, 2020- this was to fix an injury I sustained when I fell and hit my shoulder on a boulder in the Pikes Peak Marathon in 2017; I finished the marathon; I decided to finally take care of this; my surgeon fixed a S.L.A.P tear in my shoulder and reattached my bicep. I have been doing physical therapy from December to March 10, 2021- my left shoulder is doing fantastic !!!
March 2021-- I am back on the trails and hitting specific strength training routines. No racing yet. No lactates yet; long runs; or hard workouts--to be started soon. GETTING READY FOR THE BIG CHAMPIONSHIP USA AND USA TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS COMING SOON.
Continuing-- rehab on shoulder; strengthening legs and quads; proper training form for propulsion; proper nutrition and a new diet; knee correction; subliminal training; proper law of attraction; correct stretching principles and microfiber reduction.
I have officially stopped consuming any kind of animal products- to include no meat, no dairy of any kind, no egg yolks. Chicken is just as bad as beef and pork. Salmon and any other fish is also just as bad and contains many toxins and inflammatories- to include heme iron which you want to avoid. I have studied the science and effects of this not only on us but how bad it also effects our environment- and I officially declare myself as a PLANT BASED ATHLETE !!! I will have egg whites- especially for a recovery meal. I only like to take vegan protein, not protein from dairy. I only drink high quality beer and micro-brews and I am trying to also drink gluten free beers when I can as well !! Besides outside environmental toxins--You get 90% of all toxins in your body by consuming any animal product and dairy!! And the largest producer of all pollution and water pollution and toxins is caused by livestock and livestock raising !!
For many, many, years-- I ate all the wrong things, I was raised on a lot of the wrong eating habits from childhood-- but at that time- my parents didn't know any better and was not educated on proper elite athlete diet and training when I was being raised; and even in my 20's and 30's, I wasn't doing everything right, even though I had a broad range of knowledge in athletics and nutrition -- but still, you can change now and change your future now!!
BUT I DO WANT TO EMPHASIZE, that even though my diet was not elite and perfect in childhood and growing up-- my father had a huge positive athletic impact on me growing up as he demanded excellence in everything I did- especially when it came too sports-- he was hard on me-- he wanted me to make it big in sports and make money, he taught me that you need to be the best, he pushed me hard to be the best, I was an excellent baseball player, champion soccer player, champion wrestler, state champion swimmer, duathlete and triathlete, awesome martial arts fighter- I could kick any ones ass if I wanted too. He taught me a winning attitude. He taught me that you don't want to be the boring average joe in the stands watching the pro athlete make millions-- No one gives a shit about a boring average joe-- You want to be the elite athlete on field making your fame and fortune and getting noticed-- not the average guy watching from the stands !!!!.
If Connor Mcregor or Mayweather would give me a chance to fight them today-in 2021, I would take the fight !!!!!!!!
Remember, you have to do all this the right way-- not all vegetables and fruits are good for you; and you have to stay away from anything that has wheat. There is a whole long list of do not eat vegetables, fruits, and nuts which contain harmful inflammatory lectines and purines.
It amazes me how many athletes that think they have a healthy diet, but are doing it all wrong, and eating the wrong things !!!!
I am available to anyone or any media network that would like to interview me on this to share my story and performance enhancement on a vegan diet !!
RACE #1-- MARCH 13, 2021-- 5K ON ST PATS DAY- GRAND PRIX OF RUNNING-- COLD AND SNOWY- NEW COURSE STARTING AND ENDING AT THE NEW OLYMPIC MUSEUM DOWNTOWN COLORADO SPRINGS- MIX OF HARD PACKED GRAVEL AND ROAD- MOSTLY FLAT; ABOUT 400 ENTRANTS; NOT A HUGE RACE; NO CHAMPIONSHIP OR PRIZE MONEY; THIS WAS JUST A KICK OFF RACE TO THE 2021 RACING YEAR FOR ME- AS I AM GETTING MYSELF BACK INTO TRAINING AFTER SHOULDER SURGURY AND LACK OF RACING AND HIGH QUALITY TRAINING IN 2020; I AM BEHIND OF WHERE I AM USUALLY EVEN AT THIS POINT IN THE YEAR. 6TH OVERALL MALE- 21:07. THIS WAS A C RACE ON THIS ONE- (RAN IT TO RACE, NOT A HUGE COMPETITIVE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE, WAS NOT TO MY FULL POTENTIAL, MAYBY RACED ABOUT 70% EFFORT).