Thursday, March 31, 2011

T-Minus 40 Days

Forty days left until my flight to Oregon. This is getting closer and closer. It seems like just a couple days ago when Fletch and I were in a kitchen in the mountains, standing at the pancake station, talking about doing this trip. Well dang, here it is. Coming super fast. I have been doing 20 milers with relative ease, along with a few runs in there every now and then. I am slowly getting into shape. On a downside, I have been coughing large amounts of mucus on a regular hourly basis and my coughing sounds like a fog horn. On an upside, we just go new Young Life leaders on our team last night. Which is great, but I didn't get to bed until 1 last night. That really messes up someone who has been going to bed at 11 on the dot for a whole semester. But I'm pumped to have them now. God is going to do big things through them at Daniel High School. I can already tell. And Greg Stephens, our new guy leader, is pretty good at Smash Brothers 64. That is the best part.

I am heading home this weekend to get some new gear. Actually a lot of gear. I have to redo a lot of stuff on my bike. (I also decided to ride clipless, Fletcher, if you read this. You convinced me.) Wes Emery also is donating a Go Pro HD camera to our trip. I like that kid a lot. He is awesome. I can't wait for y'all to see my crazy antics in video, instead of just reading about them. Speaking of which, anyone that wants to donate an SD memory card for my trip, (you will get it back), please let me know. It would be huge HUGE help.

With love, and other mixed emotions.


  1. Hey there Daniel! Great seeing you yesterday and, I look forward to following all the goodness that is soon to follow. Good times.

    I am curious about your decision to ride "clipless" and the thought process behind it.

  2. daniel, i am so glad you are riding clipless... it is the best way to go. I am excited about our trip together. It's just gonna be a nuts awesome summer for sure. sooooo rad.

    Clipless was a choice i made as well. i really thought about it a lot, you utilize all your leg muscles and you really save energy in the long run. sooo excited man.