March 29, 2009
Lets be honest. We are going to need all the motivational support we can get. Mind over matter; it will ultimately come down to sheer determination that gets us through this thing. For that reason, we proudly announce..........The official Epic Man hand signal. Some of you may have used a similar hand formation at some point (get your mind out of the gutter!)...so this should be easy to learn:
Step 1: Grab the ring finger on both hands with your thumbs
Step 2: With your right hand, turn horizontal so your fingers make an "E"
Step 3: With your left hand, keep vertical so your fingers make an "M"
Step 4: Place next to each other. Your hands should now read: "E" "M" ...or "Epic Man"
Show your support with the Epic Man hand signal @ the parties, in passing, or along the marathon course. It is kind of like a high five, or a thumbs up...Epic Man style. Your support will help feed our determination to keep pushing forward; leading up to, and during.... the Epic Man.
March 28, 2009
Reason being??? Not that we don't want to talk to each other. I think its just because we know that all we have to say to each other lately when we talk is...."Dude, what did we get ourselves into?!"...."What are we doing?!" .....etc...etc....hahahahaha. Regardless....we are committed to the Epic Man, and the show must go on!!
Reminded me of Fight Club.
- The First Rule of Epic Man is...you do not talk about Epic Man.
- The Second Rule of Epic Man is... you do not TALK about Epic Man.
- The Third Rule of Epic Man...someone yells "High Life!" (1 second Superbowl commercial style)...you drink one.
- The Fourth Rule ....only two guys to Epic Man.
- The Fifth Rule ...one sport @ a time.
- The Sixth Rule ...no stopping, no sleep.
- The Seventh Rule ...Epic Man parties will go on as long as they have to.
- And the Eighth and final rule..if this is your first Epic Man....you HAVE to make it happen.
March 26, 2009
Included in the packet was a brochure on optimal hydration for Marathons. It must have been an old version because I didnt see anything mentioned about Beer & Red Bull for those that are participating in 2 parties, kayaking 2 miles, and biking 135 overnight with no sleep pre-marathon. Maybe they will next year?
Check out the first Olympics marathon winner, Spyridon Louis. Rumor has it that he sidelined for a glass of red wine mid-marathon and still made it in under 3 hours.
Epic. Wonder if he wore his gladiator shoes.
Mustache March is almost over, but maybe there's still time to channel the spirit of Spyridon.
March 23, 2009
The Epic Man team got together this weekend. Tri-Maine team had a booth @ the Multisport expo all weekend and killed it over there. Post expo, got together for a BBQ, and training on the Huffy Spin Bike....the "Sunspirit".
After the workout, went to see Cut Copy @ the House of Blues. Great Show.
March 18, 2009
Exhibit B: Recommended training for the EpicMan.........(well maybe not recommended....but it's what we have to work with....!!!)
1 month to go. Sweet.
March 16, 2009
Speaking of fish / fish oil: I take a few fish oil pills everyday. Needed to pick up some more a couple days ago and noticed that you can buy "odorless" or regular fish oil. Same exact stuff but one makes your burps/breath smell bad, and one doesnt. I went with the odorless.
March 13, 2009
March 11, 2009
The EpicMan mission is to encourage such a vibrant lifestyle, prove that big adventures don’t have to make an environmental impact, and inspire communities to come together in the spirit of adventurous endeavors.
Creating their own version of the Ironman, Will (a recovering Ironman) and Seth (a guy who doesn’t own a bike) will start on Peaks Island at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 19th and kayak 2.4 miles to Portland, then bike 135 miles through the night to Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and finish running 26.2 miles in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20th. Along the way they will stop at parties and events in Maine, New Hampshire, and Mass. to celebrate their Epic journey with the community and refuel.
They will unite the two cities that host the Urban Epic events and all the adventurous, Epic individuals in between.
Their trip is all about the journey, and you have the opportunity to be there.
Dates, times, locations of the parties will soon come...stay tuned