Thursday, October 23, 2008

Rule #76

Rule #76: No excuses. Play like a champion

In case you didn't know that's from one of the funniest movies of all-time, "Wedding Crashers", and that's about what it comes down to. I packed up all my crap today and am ready to go. I'll be up in the morning and heading to the pool on the way to the airport for a short swim to loosen up before I board the long flight to Maui.

I can't wait to race. The travel and heading over solo is kind of lame, but my body feels great and I know I'm ready. All that's left to do if fill the ipods and grab some El Caribe with Beth after she gets home from her run.

For motivation I have been listening to the new Rise Against album, Appeal to Reason. It's been a long time since I have been stoked about a recored. I highly suggested it. I've also been watching the two videos below. If you want to watch on the Sunday the race will be streamed live on xterra.tv. That's it. I'll try to post again on Saturday before the race.

From my all-time favorite movie. RAD


and of course the highlights from last years race.

16 comments:

MJ said...

Good luck! Take no prisoners!

Jaakko Hiekkaranta said...

have a safe trip!

SixTwoThree said...

GO GET 'EM!

Zippy said...

Oh man! I totally forgot about the Kix bowl and the spoon drop! That's rad.

I'll be cheering for you via streaming video. Go get it!

Stephanie said...

No back flips on the mtn bike....soo bummed not making it to Maui to see you win. Safe trip, awesome race and you know the entire Walsh clan will be cheering you on through our computers and cell phones. Bring me back some coffee!!!!

See you when you get home with the National Champ jersey!

runninggunner said...

Have a great race. Kill it!

Luke said...

that rad course looked way tougher when i was 7...still pissed my dad didn't buy me a full face that year!!

maverick trip...kill it!!!

Jim said...

Go Get'em Cru:)

Sean Crichton said...

Just don't end up like "Hollywood" Mike Miranda!!!

Good Luck out there - Have fun and Go fast...er....real fast.

beth said...

rule #1: call your girlfriend.

have a great trip. i expect to kiss the xterra amateur world champion in 3 days.

Ryan Denner said...

here it is bro - live it!!!!!

btw, the word verification for this post is "pubic" :)

Flatman said...

Oh my heart a backflip...Hulk Hogan eat your heart out!!!

Aslo, my favorite movie of ALL TIME!!! Greatness.

Get it dawg!

Sarah said...

GOOOOOOO JAMES!

As you would say: KILL IT!

Have a great trip out there and I'll be rooting for you. BTW I ordered some PB2 and Matisse & Jack bars. :)

FatDad said...

No regrets! Leave it all on the Island.
Good luck, James.

XTERRA 29er said...

Kill it! I'll be watching online.

Dan said...

That ringing you'll hear in your ears will be all of us cheering you on from the live vid stream.

Do yourself proud!