I'm refusing to leave this bed
[update] A decade ago I weighed over 300 pounds and couldn't run a mile. Sunday I finished my first (but not last) Ironman!
My neighbor recently got a 3D printer and handed me this today
We added Prague to the itinerary because the flight home was cheaper. The city is so beautiful it ended up being a highlight of the trip. This is Prague castle over-looking Charles bridge.
The mountains overlooking Reykjavik. Taken at 1030 am
My daughter needed a nebulizer and I thought I'd dress her up as an astronaut to make it more pleasurable. It almost worked.
Waiting for Mom to return home from work on Mother's Day
Maybe it's just me but the crowds downtown seem a lot larger this year
The draft from this wooden stake created a huge block of snowdrift and ice.
I woke up at 5:15am and braved the hazardous trek along 395N to get this shot of the Jefferson at sunrise.
[image] 9 years ago I weighed over 300 pounds and couldn't run a mile, this is me from September finishing the swim of my first half ironman. Sometimes it takes seeing where you were to realize how far you've come.
This was taken a few days before he was to be discharged home. He went into organ failure and died unexpectedly fighting the whole way
Flooding from today's storm. (x-post NOVA)
She forgot about the Champaign that was chilling in the freezer
Hiking on the Appalachian Trail through New Hampshire. I'm trying to imagine what this looks like in the wet season.
Flooding in Fairlington from today's rain storm
The SPCA near my hometown of Charleston, SC was flooding and asked for anyone willing to provide temporary housing to the hundreds of animals in their shelter. This was the response. Sometimes humanity gets it right.
A Sequoia tree under last month's full moon, Sequoia National Forest, California [OC] [1080x1620]
SC governor Nikki Haley has closed all interstates around Columbia, SC. Judging from this picture I'd say that was a good idea. I-20 at 77
I finally went through and charted out the reasons why I'm fat.
Baltimore is using water powered conveyor belts to collect garbage from tributaries before it can get to the harbor.
[HAFF] The Plantaris is a small muscle in your calf that is believed to be used by our ancestors to grip with their feet. It is so weak that it is considered functionally obsolete and arguments have been made that humans are evolving it out. It is absent in 7-10% of the population worldwide.
[HAFF] today in 1861, confederate soldiers opened fire on the union-held Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC. This was the official beginning of the Civil War, or as southerners call it: the War of Northern Aggression.
My wife in elementary school in 1992, certified dinosaur hunter.
Arlington, VA on my commute from work. [OC][2048x1295]
counting down the days until it is warm enough to do this again!
A plane flew in front of me while photographing the supermoon
Getting into horses again.
My breakfast spread while hiking around Thailand.
This triathlon really knows their participants.
I see your well-organized tri gear and raise you my disaster zone. Camping before an Ironman is not recommended.
DC now has these great 'service stations' around town with a water station, a bike stand with any tool you might need and a vending machine stocked with tubes, patch kits and miscellaneous tools. It makes the long ride that much more enjoyable!
View of the porch outside my office. A bit too snowy to sit on the rockers...
Downtown Brooklyn from the window of my hotel room on the 24th floor.
Napping in coach. What's the best trick you have to surviving flight travel?
Our board has gotten enough use that we needed paperweights to keep it flat
Jölksarlon, Iceland [3024x1688] (OC)
my mother-in-law and her hiking buddy (aged 60) as they pass the half-way mark
I made some peanut butter pies
I work in HomeHealth. Today I saw these terrifying things out of the corner of my eye. Just watching.
The group right before we rode tubes through the underground river.
Peanut butter, sugar, chocolate kiss, happiness.
I showed my neighbor T-Rex shower head from this sub a few months ago when he got a 3D printer. He gave me one today!
who says winter training has to be boring?
My dog sitting pretty while she gets her nails done
my wife's 3rd grade class photo is nothing short of amazing.
The plane I'm on is old enough to have ash trays in the arm rests.
My dog loves the show!
chilling with tigers in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Golden Gate Bridge at night [1028x822] (OC)