Come on…. I’m sure you have all envisioned yourself crossing the finish line with the new Katy Perry song playing in your head.
“I’ve got the eye of a tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire. Cause I am a champion and your gonna hear me ROAR.“ –Katy Perry
I’ve got the eye of a tiger
Picture yourself getting ready for your swim start. It’s the very beginning of the race and you start to get in the zone, you find your eyes starting to narrow as you flash forward to being in the water, riding, and running. You start shaking out your muscles, you fix your cap so it is just right, and then its time for goggles, “your tiger eyes”. Once those goggles go on, there is no turning back. The excitement and nerves are starting to over power you as your wave gets closer to the line. You are ready to pounce…
Traditions you may ask? Well to start, having professional triathlete Scott Tinley request this event to our founder Terry Davis, then having it passed down to his daughter Colleen for her senior project, and now watching her still produce the event with great enthusiasm is just one way to look at it as a tradition.
For you, there may be many ways of creating a tradition at Scott Tinley’s Triathlons…
It could be racing the same beautiful course through the hills of San Luis Obispo, watching your kiddos finish their first triathlon, taking a trip to Avila Beach with your family the day after race day, gathering with friends at the local wineries, or eating at your favorite restaurant in downtown SLO.
A delicious artichoke pasta salad for lunch? Why not!
We had the same thought here at Tri-Cal. Yes, we turned our office
into the “Tri-Cal Kitchen” for the day as we happily tested some pasta
salad ideas for finisher food at Pacific Grove this year.
The Tri-Cal staff quickly found out who the real “chef’s” were as we
teach our fellow intern, Emily, how to chop onions correctly. I guess we
can be a little hard on each other here and there, but we didn’t think
our critique would actually make her cry… Oh wait, maybe that was just
As we dance our way around the kitchen cooking noodles and sautéing
our add-ins, we brainstorm as a team to figure out other yummy toppings
we can add in.
With my car packed to the roof, and only my side mirrors to look out
of, I started to watch all of that was known to me fade away in the
distance. I was about two hours into my drive when it finally hit me…
“Wow! I am moving to the happiest place in America.” No, not Disneyland.
As the freeway signs start counting down and I make my way down the
now known “nasty grade”, my mind is still filled with the slue of post
college grad thoughts. The typical. “What am I doing with my life?”
Starting out at college is a time of excitement, anticipation, and oftentimes, extreme nervousness. There are a whole host of prospects that can leave any freshman filled with anxiety, from making friends to maintaining good grades to knowing which classes to take. One of the biggest sources of anxiety for students, however, is unrelated to academics: A large percentage of students greatly fear the famous and dreaded freshman 15. The truth is, this isn’t an irrational fear: Most college students will gain between 15 and 25 pounds by the end of their sophomore year. One of the main causes of the freshman 15? Lack of exercise: Not only do the majority of college students not get the recommended amount of exercise, one in three just don’t exercise at all. To be fair, finding time for exercise in the midst of busy college life can be challenging, but there are some great ways that that particular hurdle can be side-stepped. Today’s infographic takes a look at the best ways for college students to stay fit—even in the middle of a dorm room. From cardio to strength training to flexibility, there’s a myriad of ways in which even the biggest of couch potatoes can beat the freshman 15.