Thursday, April 30, 2009

1. Mai

"The first day in "the lovely month of May" (Camelot) is a national holiday in Germany, Austria, and most of Europe. International Workers' Day is observed in many countries around the globe on May 1. But there are other German May customs that reflect the end of winter and the arrival of warmer days.
Tag der Arbeit - 1. Mai
Oddly, the widespread custom of celebrating Labor Day on the first of May (am ersten Mai) was inspired by events in the United States, one of the few countries that does not observe Labor Day in May! In 1889, a congress of world socialist parties was held in Paris." [source:] A great long weekend --- Kjell

eting Chris McCormack, our social butterfly, at Starbucks in Santa Monica

"Chris is not only an extraordinary athlete, he is also a phenomenon that he himself termed as social butterfly (for him his father is a social butterfly, and Chris got not only one feature from him), he is here and he is everywhere else. People feel attracted by him, and this applies not only to females, that’s, of course, what everybody would expect, but also to males. Chris is a magnet in the crowd." [Read and watch it on] Well done Susann --- Kjell

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Picture upload worked ...

Here the impressions from Vancouver ... Blake and I in front of the Steamclock in Gastown Vancouver.
On the way to Vancouver!
Indy decided she needs a bath in the Lagoon.
Mike was checking out what Indy was checking out.
Thanks Mike we had so much fun --- Kjell

Monday, April 27, 2009

Vancouver ...

Our trip to the Vancouver BC in Canada. It was a fun weekend. Thanks Mike for the invitation, we had so much fun at your party. Here are some impressions: ... sorry I need to upload the pictures later. Blogger is not doing it --- Kjell

Sunday, April 26, 2009


"The crowd expected to see a special presentation of a plaque but Farley reached into his pocket and assumed the position on one knee and spoke to Dalby, "Will you marry me?." There was silence as the response was held at bay and a few seconds later Dalby replied, "Yes."!" [source: runningwashington] Congratulations --- Kjell

1000 posts

I mad it to a 1000 posts. I know it is nothing realy special, but I think its kinda cool --- Kjell

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Kick Axx where every you go

Tim you gonna Kick Axxx in your next one. This is a nice articel about Tim, he is a great guy: "Tim Marr's Excellent Triathlon Journey" [source:] --- Kjell

Friday, April 24, 2009

Would you eat ...

everything? I´m allways open to try new things, but honestly some thing looked to strange to me. But I tried a few things. These once I skiped:
Nose from some animal, probably a pig
"flying Duck"
Enjoy your meal --- Kjell

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

China impressions ...

It was a total different experience. Have a look: Ricefields arround our Hotel
Downtown Haikou on Hainan China
The security guy in our Hotel.
What a trip --- Kjell

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

travellunch ...

Just having luch and its not to bad Enjoy yours --- Kjell

Monday, April 20, 2009

back on the road

Writing this from Shanghai (China) Airport. So I made the first flight out of four until I arrive in Spokane. Next stop will be Vancouver Canada, from there to Seattle USA and then finaly to Spokane USA. Honestly it wasn´t to bad traveling without my bike, but I´m happy to have it back. Happy recouvery --- Kjell

do you know 113 or lets say 45 ...

I do now! That is like standing in front of your oven after backing a cake and trying to push yourself for hours. The news from "On a day that saw temperatures rise to 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) survival became the mantra for the athletes" Two and a half days are not enough to get used to that kind of heat. Now, rest-rest-rest --- Kjell

Sunday, April 19, 2009

BD in China

I had a hard day here in Haikou. It was obvious, that I did quite a few hickups in the last weeks before the race. I learn and do it differently next time for sure! Because of my condition, my racerepords follows in the next days. Congrats to everyone and sorry for Tim Marr, that´s to bad --- Kjell

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ironman China

Its raceday again. This is my 3rd M-DOD race within 6 weeks and my main race! Wish me luck --- Kjell

Friday, April 17, 2009

Need some motivation ?

Here we go: "I against Me"
"Seit dem Juni letzten Jahres hat es sich ein Filmteam in Kooperation zwischen Arutan Productions und [projekt-triathlon] zur Aufgabe gemacht, die Sportart Triathlon so authentisch wie nur möglich einzufangen. Das direkte Am-Athleten-Sein gepaart mit einer filmischen Inszenierung der Dynamik des Sportes lassen eine absolut originelle Welt entstehen, die den Profi, den Amateur, den Einsteiger, aber auch den Nicht-Sportler auf emotionale Weise über Bilder und Inhalte ansprechen soll. Das Ergebnis wird dann im HD-Format erscheinen." [source: Tri2b] Well done Dennis and Team --- Kjell

Approved !!!

Going back to the US on Tuesday. This time it was no problem at all to get the Authorization for my Tourist VISA Approved
"Your travel authorization has been approved and you are authorized to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. This does not guarantee admission to the United States; a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at a port of entry will have the final determination." [source: ESTA] --- Kjell

AHA ...

Darüber habe ich auch schon nachgedacht:
"EU rügt „Whereabouts“, Doping-Statut nicht rechtskonform? Verstoß gegen Datenschutzregel.
Brüssel - Der Anti-Doping-Kampf hat auf politischem Parkett eine Niederlage erlebt. Die Datenschutzgruppe der Europäischen Kommission wertet die "Whereabout"-Regel der Welt-Anti-Doping-Agentur Wada als Verstoß gegen Datenschutzbestimmungen.
Die Regelung sieht vor, dass Sportler im Internet für drei Monate im Voraus täglich eine Stunde angeben müssen, in der sie für Doping-Kontrollen zur Verfügung stehen. "Die Arbeitsgruppe sympathisiert mit den Motiven hinter der Regel. Sie stellt aber auch fest, dass viele Aspekte gegen EU-Datenschutzbestimmungen, das Recht auf Privatsphäre und Freiheit verstoßen", sagt ein Insider gegenüber Reuters.
Der österreichische Anti-Doping-Experte Karlheinz Demel verweist auf die Wada, die nun gefordert sei, ein neues Regulativ aufzuarbeiten, das EU-rechtskonform ist. Nada-Chef Andreas Schwab sagt: "Ich habe nicht damit gerechnet, weil die Regelung in Österreich für 95 der Sportler kein Problem ist."
Die Fifa und Uefa hatten gegen die Regel opponiert, in Belgien läuft gegen die Bestimmung eine Klage, der sich 65 Sportler angeschlossen haben." [source: Wiener Zeitung] --- Kjell

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Preview IM China

I dont think the weather is bad at all. Even it would sound great at home, that I had another race with brutal conditions. But at the moment it doesnt look bad at all. We will see.
"Balmy blue skies are greeting athletes arriving in Hainan for the second Ironman China and Ironman 70.3 China, both presented by K-SWISS. There is no sign of the stormy weather that brought a typhoon to China's tropical south just days before the inaugural race in 2008. Still, as Ironman Chinawas labelled by many experienced athletes as being the toughest in the Ironman series, there is much speculation about the weather as the mercury appears to be rising." [source:] It feels like we have a german speaking invasion. Allmost 10% of the starter are from german speaking countries --- Kjell

Right from the Pressconference

... here on Hainan in Haikou. The race will be capture on sunday by Mr. Peter Henning, who won multiple Emmy Awards for his Sport shows.
Check out news on the Ironman China Blog!
Oh, and the news about a missing bike from one of the racefavourits Joseph Major sounds familiar to me. Hope you find one!
Lets have a fair race on Sunday ...
From the scene --- Kjell


"Haikou (simplified Chinese: 海口; pinyin: Hǎikǒu), situated at the north of Hainan island, is the capital of Hainan Province of the People's Republic of China and has an estimated population of 830,192 (2006), therefore by far the largest city on the island." [source: wikipedia] Its nice and hot here --- Kjell

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Traveling again ...

"Travel is the change in location of people on a trip through the means of transport from one location to another. Travel is most commonly for recreation (as part of tourism or to visit friends and family), for business or for commuting; but may be for numerous other reasons, such as migration, fleeing war, etc. Travel may occur by walking or human-powered mode, or through mechanical vehicles, either as private or public transport." [source: wikipedia] ... on my way to China --- Kjell

but still missing ...

“In this world of change, nothing which comes stays, and nothing which goes is lost.” [author: Anne Sophie Swetchine] --- Kjell

Saturday, April 11, 2009

one week

One week until Ironman China --- Kjell


Thanks to Petra (Biestmilch), Steph and Kent for the huge help with my bike problem --- Kjell

Friday, April 10, 2009

bike is ahead of me

Keep your finger crossed. My bike is allready on the road and should arrive there soon. I havent been able to train on my bike for weeks. And the first time will be the Ironman China, not good but the only way to do it --- Kjell

Thursday, April 09, 2009

nice weather

The weather is realy nice here in Moscow. I get some training in and can go for walks with Indy and Blake. I missed them --- Kjell

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


Macca was suffering, like all of us that day --- Kjell

Back home in CDA/Moscow

I made it, after a long and hard journey. I´m back in Idaho and get some rest, before leaving for China --- Kjell

Sunday, April 05, 2009

... New Orleans

That was a hard day in New Orleans yesterday. I defenetly felt the exhausting 3 weeks on the road and it was my day. A bad swim, soso bike and a solid run, I finished and had a last check for China --- Kjell

dont feel good ...

... I know its raceday and Im eating some toast with honey. I do not feel good, I guess all the stress from the last weeks is kicking in --- Kjell

Thursday, April 02, 2009

New Orleans

We arrived in New Orleans last night: "New Orleans (pronounced /nuːˈɔliənz, nuːˈɔlənz/ locally and often pronounced /nuːɔrˈliːnz/ in most other US dialects[2]; French: La Nouvelle-Orléans [lanuvɛlɔʀleɑ̃] (help·info)) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana. New Orleans is the center of the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area, the largest metro area in the state." [source: wikipedia] Lets see --- Kjell