Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Okay so my family and I had a really fun year as fans of The Jimmer. Jimmer Fredette swept the nation by storm as the greatest player in college basketball and the best player to put on a BYU jersey since Sir Danny Ainge in 1981. The best part about the entire year was taking my family to the games. Wow I mean the kid would throw up shots from 30+ feet and make them and the Marriott Center would go wild.
We had so much fun that we even had "You Got Jimmered" shirts printed and wore them to the games. So about 3/4 the way into the season a local group made a rap song "Teach Me How to Jimmer" and that was a hit. In fact, it was so huge that one day I downloaded the song, took it home for my boys to listen to and my 5 yr old Trevor was so energized by it that he did a break dance routine that we posted on You Tube and since it has had thousands of hits/views. Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKb9Pl1a8hM
Anyway it has been really cool to be a part of and share with my family. I mean who knows how many years it will be before we see another Jimmer at BYU. Until then we are going to sit back and enjoy watching him receive all of the NCAA Player of the Year honors and enjoy his top vote getting "All American" status, oh yeah and enjoy his career in the NBA which I hope will be a success. Let's all enjoy the great success and excitement that was displayed by the man we call....Jimmer.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The best part about it was having my wife and two of my kids there to cheer me on in the difficult moments when I just about quit. Another one of the highlights was the simple fact that I was able to race with my brother Ryan and several friends from Orem, Utah. Even though my brother was 2 months shy of competing in his first complete Ironman in Florida and was in better shape than I was, it was still fun to know that he was a few minutes ahead of me the entire race and that along with the presence of Kristin and the kids gave me enough strength to keep going even in those times when I wanted to quit. I went through more energy drink, shot blocks, PB&J's, Cliff Bars, etc. than I care to ever do again over the course of what turned out to be almost a 12 hr day.
Another highlight was to be able to race with and see the greatest cyclist of all time, Lance Armstrong. He is an amazing athlete and was such a specimen on the bike especially after just coming off the podium and a second place finish in this years Tour de France. The race is an out and back course so before the 52-mile turnaround point you get to see everyone that is ahead of you coming back down what was the most difficult 2+ hr. climb of my life. The race starts at 10,200 ft. above sea level in the beautiful historic mining town of Leadville, and tops out at 12,600 ft atop Columbine Mine. From the mile 40 checkpoint you climb non-stop for 10 miles and over 3,200 vertical feet high above the tree line. When I saw Lance flying down the trail at full speed right at me it was exhilarating.This photo is at the turnaround of Lance out in the lead all by himself. So many have asked, "Do you think you will do it again." My answer is yes. I think I will take a year off because I am probably going to do LOTOJA in 2010 and it is a different kind of race so I will train mostly on my road bike this next year, but I definitely want to try and do Leadville again. It was the race of a lifetime and if I am fortunate to get in the race again I will train harder and hopefully turn in a faster time.
THIS WAS IN THE MORNING WITH LOW 30'S TEMPS AND NERVOUS PRE RACE JITTERS.
THIS IS LITERALLY JUST A MINUTE BEFORE THE SHOT GUN START.
THIS WAS RIGHT AFTER CROSSING THE FINISH LINE. STILL A SMILE BUT IT WAS HARD TO PULL THAT ONE OFF. THE BEST PART WAS HAVING MY KIDS JUMP THE ROPE SPRAY FOAM ON ME AND GIVE ME A BIG HUGE HUG.
MY BIKE!!! LANCE'S BIKE!!!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
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Monday, January 28, 2008
"President Gordon B. Hinckley, who led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through twelve years of global expansion, has died at the age of 97. President Hinckley was the 15th president in the 177-year history of the Church and had served as its president since 12 March 1995. The Church president died at his apartment in downtown Salt Lake City at 7:00 p.m. Sunday night from causes incident to age. Members of his family were at his bedside. A successor is not expected to be formally chosen by the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles until after President Hinckley’s funeral within the next few days."