Friday, March 07, 2008

I got nothin.

I started my blog out of the suggestion of some clients. I found it kind of odd that people would want to hear about my happenings. It seemed like a very self-absorbed thing. I try to post at least one blog a week, in the odd chance that there are some people out there tuning in - for all I know it may be one person, but I have been getting some responses as of lately which is cool. But regardless of who reads this, I kind of enjoy it. It's become a personal journal of my past. Just keeping a personal journal on my computer may be the more modest, less self absorbed approach, but I know that I'd get lazy. The thought that maybe even one person out there may be checking this out holds me accountable to try and put something down here. Most of my posts are about experiences or thoughts that I come across, usually while training. I try not to force anything, which leads me to this post. This week, I've got nothing. I could make something up for the sake of staying on top of this weekly commitment, and try to inject some humor, wit, or something poignant, but I'm just not feeling it. So instead of laying out an opinion that I have to dig deep into finding, I'm just tossing out nothing instead. Sorry. I head out to Tucson next week, so I'll try to make up for it.

8 comments:

mrpsam said...

I enjoy reading your posts. Even this one on "I got nothin." It keeps me company as I'm watching the blizzard outside my window here in Ohio. By the way, I see Mike and I have become a "stars" on your web page. Thanks. Mary

Anonymous said...

now you know how Al Tisko feels everyday.

Anonymous said...

I got something…”
Cycling in South Florida you become spoiled…. A few year’s ago, with a few riders, my company Zimmerman Advertising focused our community endeavors on helping the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society fight a debilitating disease of the central nervous system – a disease in which there is no cure. The reality is that over half a million people are already stricken with MS and another 300 young adults learn they have it every single week. Living with MS means fighting for forward motion – something that most of us take for granted each day. Our team is called Zmotion – a team that understands that people need the courage, support and determination to move forward no matter how large the obstacle. Today, we are the title sponsor of the Zimmerman MS Bike Tour that plans to raise over $2 million. Leading by example, we will have over 330 riders on our team with a goal of raising over $300,000.
Now to why we are spoiled… Every weekend for the last two months Zmotion has been training; riding over 100 to 125 miles in preparation for the MS ride. The weather has been absolutely beautiful, in the low 70’s to high 80’s. But last night a cold front passed thru and this morning, pedals up at 7:00 am, the temperatures where in the mid 40’s. I cannot ride in 40 degree weather! I cannot breath as my nose is constantly running. Despite having all my “winter gear on” at every attack or hard effort my legs feel like rocks because I cannot get warm. This time of year we are spoiled with perfect training weather.
My hats off to all of those athletes training outdoors in the northeast during these winter months. If I lived up there I would be eating bon bons sitting on the couch getting fat! Mike

Eric said...

Mike, great to hear from you! You guys are doing a great thing down there - keep up the great philanthropy. Now get your ass out there and ride! mid 40's is nice, you just have to dress right. Picture you are in Bordeaux again hammering along with Michelle on those cold days!

Tell Cliff and Rob I said hi.

When is your event Mike? I want to make it down there if possible.

Cheers,

EH

Anonymous said...

Eh,

The event is scheduled for May 3&4. Jason is scheduled to come down and you are more than weclome and have an open invite. Just let me know as the rooms in Key Largo are booking fast. email me at mikeschweiger@zadv.com. Cliff fall off the program and isn't really riding (rumor has it that I beat his ass in France and he took it hard!) Brad (Rob? he's going to love that) is doing great riding strong.

Speak with you soon.

Eric said...

I'll see if I can make it Mike - it would be fun to ride with you and Jason and Rob-Brad. Tell Brad I definitely remember him!!! I was replying to a bunch of emails when I posted that response so tell him to forgive the confusion!

Cheers,

EH

triguyjt said...

"I got nothing"

I agree with your logic on this one.. Why force something???

Its like thaat saying from coaches since the beginning of time.
"Let the game come to you".

I'll keep checking in your blog, because when "you got something" you really got something...

Eric said...

Thanks JT!