Training for Alcatraz

Posted on April 16th, 2007 in Uncategorized by Karl

On Sunday, June 3rd at 7am I will be swimming in the chilly San Francisco Bay from Alcatraz to Marina Green.  The water will be 55 degrees, and there’s sure to be a stiff current.  It’s 1.5 miles from the jump off of the ferry to the shores of Chrissy Field.  I have been training for the last two months. I’d better be ready!!! 

Oh, yeah.  Once I finish the swim, I still have the bike and run ahead of me.  However, compared to the swim, those parts are easy…I think!

Here’s a map of the entire course:

Little Miracle Man: Luke Weber (Cancer Thriver)

Posted on April 9th, 2007 in Uncategorized by Karl

I just saw a terrific video of a real life hero, Luke Weber.  Luke is a little boy who has a rare form of leukemia.  This little boy has been through numerous radiation and chemotherapy treatments.  He’s been poked and prodded more times that any little (or big) person deserves.  Yet, he always has a smile on his face.  Here’s a link to Luke’s incredible story.