Thursday, March 30, 2006

Triathlon

Since I'm flying out to visit the University of Illinois late this morning, I had time to do a triathlon simulation this morning. I started at the Brownsville Aquatics Center and did a 1K swim, 30K bike, and 5K run. It wasn't too fast (especially considering the CRAZY wind this morning) and the transitions were unbelievably long since I couldn't exactly run out of the pool and had to unlock and then lock my bike back to the roof rack of my car. I've been told by several people that once I start tri's, I'll be hooked. I haven't even done a real race yet and I'm already hooked!

For those of you interested in times, I'm still a really slow swimmer (this is the first time I've swum a kilometer as well and just did it relaxed): 22:30
The bike was over 22 mph the whole way out and ended up averaging 17.5 overall because the wind was insane!: 1:06
Run: 19:32

Today was a moderately hard pace, but I clearly have more training to do before I race.

Monday, March 27, 2006

From Paul Krugman's Mar 27, 2006 Op-Ed

North of the Border - New York Times: "Immigrants are a much more serious fiscal problem in California than in Texas, which treats the poor and unlucky harshly, regardless of where they were born."

Fishing the Provo

Ben took me fly fishing on the Provo river when I was visiting my sister, Jen over spring break. Here I am with the brown trout that I caught under Ben's guidance. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Weather

I was accepted to all five graduate programs in chemistry that I applied to: Emory University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Utah, the University of Colorado-Boulder, and the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. I'm going to be traveling all over the country the next month. I'm starting with Madison, flying out early Friday morning. I sure am going to miss the winter weather down here.

Madison:

Fri
Mostly Sunny
33° | 12°


Brownsville:

Fri
Mostly Sunny
84° | 64°