Thursday, April 26, 2007

Training..feeling 100%

First off a great big Thank You "to the Millions" (people: And Millions!) of fellow bloggers for the great comments on the Cap Tex Tri and encouragement!
Training this week has been working as planned. I have a had great swim/bike/runs and even a brick yesterday after 18 mi ride. Tomorrow, heading back out to the Twin Lakes with a few others for some more open water swimming, will try and get some pics of the others.
Also and the best news! I feel 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After taking coach tammys advice and increasing my sleep time, last few nights have been at least 8 hours a couple were like 9 and 10 hrs! and just adding some vitamins/minerals.
"Finally, JohnnyTri has come back to HOOUUSSTONN!!!" (ok, it sounds better with The Rock, but you get the point if you seen The Rock when he was active in WWF/E)
One side step was my daughter's great grandma, on her dad's side, passing on Saturday and the services were held on Mon night and Tuesday morning, so I had to take time off for that. Her great grandma was a wonderful lady, I know knew here briefly, but she was very nice and always outgoing. She will be missed. God Bless.
Wednesday my daughter stayed home from school for an extra day as did my wife and so we all got to go to lunch at a great old time burger place that my wife grew up eating near downtown Houston called Champ Burger! If your in H-town and near downtown you gotta go! It was really nice to have lunch with the family, as I mentioned, that we do not get time to have lunch's all together due to work and/or school. I really enjoyed the time as did they!
Not sure if I mentioned but on Saturday my wife and I attended a seminar called Teens in Transition by Bruce Johnston. This guy is so great in putting things together for parents and kids. Bruce came from a family of 12! as the oldest. Anyway, I truly loved it, we learned and shared with our daughter lots and also are now looking at spending some time together and going to a Father/Daughter trip at a place called the JH Ranch in Northern California. It's quite pricey but so worth it, as nothing can value bonding with your kids (esp. for me as a step dad) I am blessed to have a loving and accepting daughter!
rockon!

7 comments:

Molly said...

Very closed minded of me...I always assumed your dughter was your biological daughter. How cool are you to be such a truly devoted step father. YOU rock!

Sleep works wonders...so proud of your training...now that I know what a brick is I am even more impressed :) !

Take Care
Molly

momo said...

glad you're feeling 100%! that coach tammy is GOOD!

what a wonderful idea for you and your daughter - i think its so important for teen girls to have a stable, male figure in their lives - biological or not. you are her father in the best sense of the word!!

Coach Tammy said...

Aw, shucks. ;)

Glad you are back, and ready to rock!

JohnnyTri said...

Thanks you all for the great dad compliments! yeah, I believe she is my daughter and actual find it weird to say stepdaughter...
funny thing is, she acts alot like me! (Not sure if thats good, :)

rockon`

Deb said...

What a great post! training, lunch and a father/daughter trip... You're a rich man! Soak it up!

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

Great post JT! Been to Champ's more than once myself!! Yumm...messy and yummy

SkiRough said...

What a great post! Psyched to hear you are 100%. :) And a big "awww" for you being a great dad.