Blake's half Ironman in Austin, TX is this weekend on October 28th!
1.2 mile swim
56 mile bike
I blame myself entirely for his current exercise fascination. He started running back in May of 2011 when we went to California to visit his brother Nate and family. I was working on losing baby weight and talked him into going running with me on a little jogging trail. If anyone knows a Holiday, then you know how very determined and stubborn they can be once they put their mind to something - and Blake hasn't stopped exercising ever since. Blake started waking up early to go work out at the ConocoPhillips gym (and beat the morning traffic). They have a great facility...and a pool. He began rotating running and swimming days. So, why not add in biking!
His training is very du-able and doesn't take up much family time. Luckily, he is a morning person! Monday - Friday he is up and out the door by 5am to get to the gym at work (treadmill, swimming or stationary bike). Saturday is his 50+ mile bike ride that he then follows up with a long run. Sunday is his rest day.
I may never get a real picture of Blake in all his gear and glory (especially the swim wear). Luckily, he has sneaky riding buddies that have snapped a few shots for me. We live out in the southwest side of Houston. Just a few miles west of us is good ole Texas country in the cities of Fulshear and Simonton. Blake has driven me on their route...it is beautiful!