I touched down in San Diego last night. My destination. La Jolla Cove. I have so much history in this amazing town dating all the way back to 1988. This trip was a recon trip of sorts. I wanted to swim with the La Jolla Swim Club and meet the local open water swimmers to get the lay of the land….. er…. water. My buddy Sean and I are looking at doing the 3 mile Gatorman swim possibly next year. Well… I swam and then found out from a local this year’s swim was cancelled because there is bacterial contamination in La Jolla Cove. The tourists did not seem to mind. I kind of do. Dang.
Recently, I made my way down to Burbank, CA to visit an old friend I had not seen in over a decade. I met him when I first landed in Hollywood in 1998. We both had big dreams of music business stardom. I had a great little 5 year run of fun then called it a day. He rocketed to the top and is now running Warner Brothers Records. Amazing. We took a trip down memory lane and saw Muse at the Mayan in Downtown L.A.
We spent a few nights at June Lake in the Eastern Sierras of California. We anticipated a little snow and we were not disappointed. It was in the 20’s overnight and I got a bit cold at the 3 AM mark. I swear I had 7 layers on too and 3 pairs of pants. Hahaha. We hiked for 6 hours on SAT and I rode my bike on Sunday. It was magnificent.
Just returned from Hawaii and we were on the Big Island! I am doing an Ironman in Louisville, KY in October and I wanted to possibly do some training on the famed Kona Ironman course. I did it……. with my family’s help. Thank you mom and dad! I did the 2.4M ocean swim on one day and the 112 bike on another. The currents were a bit stronger than I anticipated but I felt good and the bike had some serious winds and heat. I am pretty sure the Big Island is my favorite island now. So many different ecosystems.
Just returned from a day hike up to Pyramid Peak in the Desolation Wilderness of CA. My God the summit was so windy. 75 MPH winds. We had to stop just short of the summit due to winds and time constraints. Absolute blast though. It was an arduous 6 hr round trip hike with plenty of post holing. We only saw 3 people the whole time.
Just returned from an insane trip to the Philippines. My return journey was as follows:
Sat at Manila airport for 4 hours;
Flew to Guam…. sprinted thru customs (5 hours);
Flew from Guam to Tokyo (4 hours);
Had to transfer airports in Tokyo (5 hours);
Caught flight from Tokyo to SF (9 hours);
Then took BART to AMTRAK to UBER to home in SAC, CA (5 hours)
DUDE!!!!! I used every form of transport you can!
Total time – 32 hours;
Went thru customs in 3 different countries;
Total flight time: 17 hours