Thursday, February 28, 2008

Time to Whine!

So I think its time to whine about the winter, it has been cold for too long......from 5:30 walks to swim practice, or walks across campus to class, and now the first week of biking in the cold. I suppose if you think about it, this is a normal winter for Iowa, it just doesn't feel like it as we have had like 5 winters in a row with temps this cold maybe 5 days the whole winter. But ok, I vented :)

If it was 40 degrees I would be so happy, and probably wear shorts all the time HAHA

Today, rode for 1H30min, more then half into a strong head wind, but was able to fly on the way back!

Another item on my agenda is the political situation of our country. Being a conservative, I would have to say I didn't agree on some things Bush did in office, but what is going to happen I'm afraid in the next elections scares me. I don't think Hilary has a chance, and I am happy for that, but some of Obamas areas are quite shady as well. I agree that we need to remove our troops from the middle east at some point, but some point meaning as long as it takes to get the job done. Obama has suggested a complete removal of our troops from Iraq, this would be the biggest mistake ever, allowing the country to fold in on itself and extremists to run the country again. I have a feeling this would play into the hands of terrorists who would like to see us all dead. We need to do our job that we started, and stay there to keep our country safe. That is why our brave men and women signed up for the jobs they do everyday.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Biking in Antartica?

Biking in Antarctica is right! I went outside on what has to be the coldest bike ride of my life! I went 25 miles, and thanks to do the nice gloves I bought, didn't freeze! It was 20degrees when I left, and felt like 10 I guess according to the wind chill. That is not 10Celsius mind you :)

It is so great to back on the bike, its not like I wasn't active and then got into exercising, but it has been a great feeling thus far.

Im ready for Kent Park, well not ready ;) But I will be.

So Jimmy got to meet Paolo Bettini and Dave Z-Man, what a creep! :)

Monday, February 25, 2008



My name is Carson Christen, and I am back to this once heavily used blog !! :)

Swimming is completely over with now, and so now its on to Kent Park and the rest of the season!

All lifetime bests at my championship swim meet.

22. in 50 Free
50. in 100 Free
1:53 in 200 Free
5:16 in 500 Free
17:38 in 1650 Free
1:00 in 100 Back
4:35 in 400 IM

Went out today on the mtn. bike for 25 miles in a little under 2 hours, it hurt!!! I forgot what the feeling in your legs felt like when you are running out of energy. Oh well, it was such a nice day out and I was glad to be back on the bike. Hopefully Ill be ok trying to catch up to all you racers who have been training and racing hard already for 2 months.

But now I have to get back to my homework, or I won't be able to ride!