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On Saturday I volunteered to help with the Leadman Triathlon Event at Lake Mead.  They need kayakers to lend assistance to the swimmers if needed.  So I got up at 3 am cooked a great primal breakfast and was off.  I was on the water as the sun was coming up. It was a awesome day on the water and well worth getting up early.  Just before the event started the photographer asked if he could ride with me so he can shoot close ups on the water.  My kayak has tramps between the kayak and out riggers, so they can lay down and shoot pictures.  I have attached some pictures I took with my iphone.

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I went to the USC vs UCLA Track and Field Meet today.  It was the anniversary  1961 and 1986 track teams..  I competed at USC from 1982 to 1987 in the 800 meters and 1500 meters.  I enjoyed the day with my wife and friends.  I got to see and talk to several fellow team members that I have not seen in a long time.  I was amazed at how much the campus has changed and all the new buildings.  I thought I would post a couple of pictures as well.

The great part was that I was able to make it a Paleo day.  It was a great day to sit in the sunshine and get a good dose of vitamin D.  My wife and I would sit n the sun for a bit than get up and walk around the stadium and hang out in the shade, than go back for more sun.  The lunch they served was not the best Paleo food.  They had lasagna, grilled chicken, and spinach salad.  I took the spinach and placed a couple chicken breast on top and light with the dressing.  They also had fruit and cupcakes.  I pulled out the blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and a little melon.  It made me feel good to know that I can make good decisions and find a way to eat Paleo.

Speaking of eating Paleo, we were invited by our friend to go to their friends house for a Pizza night.  They did not know that I was eating Paleo and my wife said that I am sure I can find something to eat.  I enjoy being part of the tribe and sitting down with old friends and new friends is very important.  James is a great cook and he made some amazing pizza on the grill.  It was like eating at California Pizza kitchen with your own twist.  I took a bite of the different creations and they were awesome.  Some of the pizzas I ate by pulling off the topping and eating it.  I tried to leave out as much cheese as I could.

They were also sampling different Belgian Beers.  I tried a shot of the three different types as well as a glass of wine and did not feel any effects from it. Overall I felt great the next day and did not have any issues.   Does this mean I can eat pizza again.  I don’t think so.  I found if I take it easy and not over do it I feel great.

I have a few pictures from the event to share.  The weather was great, in the mid 80’s clear and light wind.  It was so clear that you could see the downtown buildings and the mountains in the background with snow on top.

Here is a picture of my friends.  From left to right, Mike Gonzales my first roommate decathlete and my bobsled pilot, Jim Fisher ran the same event as me and we trained a lot together. Next to Jim is me and the big guy on the end is Rick Luiten.  Rick and I were roommates as well and have been friends for a long time.  Sitting down is Romney Mawhorter.  Romney is a distance runner and steeplechaser.  It was fun to see what they are all doing now.

This is a shot of the start finish line from the grandstand.  I have run a lot of laps on this track and there are a lot of memories.

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