Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Still Proud to be a Cavs Fan

I may not have had the opportunity to run on Tuesday, but I did go swimming and get my cardiovascular and larynx work in at the Cavaliers game. Despite the loss, it was awesome to go to the first-ever basketball championship game in the city. There was an energy downtown that I don’t recall experiencing (even during the ’95 and ’97 world series games—curse you, Jose Mesa!), and I hope it returns each spring for many years to come.

But I have to get back downtown ASAP to get a photo with the big LeBron banner before ODOT makes them take it down.

I’m a little horse this morning, but I definitely got in some major shoulder work from all the clapping, abdominal exercise from the cheering and some serious vocal overworking for yelling about bad calls, awesome plays and the inevitable cherrypicker (ahem, Bowen).

But on the tri-training side, I made it back to the pool for a measly 1,500-yard swim, which included:
  • 300 yards free warm up
  • 400 yards IM
  • 4 x 200 yards free

The swim started off really because I was pumped about some potentially good news I may reveal in a few weeks. But midway through the 200s I couldn’t find my rhythm. I wasn’t tired. I wasn’t tight. I just didn’t have it. In fact, swimming the last two 200s was near brutal. Where’s Flipper when you need him?

But I feel like such a sloth this week: I haven’t run since Sunday and still have 18 miles remaining on my 100-miles-by-next-Tuesday goal. Rest, however, isn’t necessarily a bad thing. And perhaps I could get in a few miles this week if I get back to my first-quarter running routine for the Cavs. That’s what’s been missing!


Jim said...

That's awesome you were able to be AT the game. How fun is that? (Well, it would have been more fun if they won, but.....) Time to watch the greatest comeback in NBA Finals hsitory! Go Cavs!

JenC said...

Well, you have to be proud that they are in the finals. We've never been there before. We've come a long way in the last few years and if we don't win the championship this year, there is always next. Still exciting to be a Cavs fan!

JenC said...

Yes, my flat changing practice is with the Cleveland Triathlon Club ( I'm thinking it will be on July 2 or July 9. We are having an open water swim practice for newbies on June 18 at 6 PM at Columbia Park if you have any interest.

The Salty One said...

That is cool you got to go to the game. Too bad they lost though :( Tonight's the night for a win--I can feel it!!

Thanks for the words on my blog. I have to quit writing these book posts! I am glad anyone has the patience to read it! And yeah, how cool are the grandparents. I'm sure they think I'm a kook for being so "old" and spending my time running rather than having babies. Heh.

You'll get your 18 miles in, don't worry. You better get out there tonight so the Cavs get that win!

Joe said...

Hey I saw you on TV! Nah, just kidding.

Attending a playoff game is one of life's great joys. I've been to a few Canucks playoff games and there is nothing like it. The atmosphere is electric. It's so much better than going to a regular season game.

I was really pulling for the Cavs. They certainly had their chances in the latter part of the fourth quarter. They got some great looks but the ball just wouldn't go in for them. Watching that game, I got a sense that it was 1 against 12. Lebron was pretty much the only guy who could make a play.

Too bad Hughes is injured. He had a couple of great years in Washington while playing with Arenas. I guess he is not the answer though. The Cavs have to go out and get another great player to play with Lebron. MJ always had Scottie, right? And Kobe used to have Shaq.

I saw your comment on my blog about being a Web Designer. What exactly do you do? What tools and languages do you use? We should compare notes. I'm a developer too but I don't do any user interface development. I'm the guy who writes the hidden code that moves data in and out of the database. Send me an email if you want to chat about it sometime. cyboc ***AT*** shaw ___D0T___ ca.

DaisyDuc said...

I am with ya...go CAVS!!! That is sweet you got to go to the game!!!