Hill Training Sucks!

I’ve been wanting to go on the Monday Hill Training run with the Long Beach Running Club for a while now. All the running that I’ve been doing has been flat for the most part and I’ve read that hill training really make you a stronger runner. This is a 4.5 miles run wiht various inclines and declines and boy was it tough. I actually had to stop and walk for a little because my heart rate was about to hit 180 and I definitely didn’t want that to happen. Big thanks to LBRC for letting me join, hope to make this one again soon!

Check out the run on Strava (@dvo414)


Fourth of July Weekend 2017

This post is a little late but hey at least I’m posting something up! What a busy weekend it was! With family and visitors coming from Arizona, the Bay Area and Kansas it was sure to be a fun filled (and extended) weekend!

Saturday Morning I headed to Cars and Coffee in San Clemente with my buddies Steve and Ronnie who both have Lamborghini Huracans. Afterwards we headed to Newport Lamborghini’s monthly cars how and it was packed! So many people and exotics! I even saw a La Ferrari in person for the first time, very nice car but I’d still take a McLaren P1 GTR over it any day!

Later that day I just hung out at my sisters and met her in laws from Kansas, my sister’s family from Arizona and family from the Bay area. Most of the night consisted of playing hide and seek with the kids as well as some intense games of Knockout!


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Wrigley River Run 2017

I was asked by my brother (@congruns) if I wanted to participate in the Wrigley River Run in Long Beach last month. I’ve been running more but have never done any organized run other than 2 Warrior Dash runs which aren’t timed. I’ve been wanted to try and see how I’d do so I gave it a shot. It was a 5K run with great overcast weather and it wasn’t too hot with low 70s temps.

I ended up finishing the 5K with a time of 26:27, 78th overall and 2nd in my age group. This was a fun event and I’m glad to have been invited to participate.

I’m signed up to do a Father’s Day Run in Van Nuys  on June 18th. Weather is supposed to a hot high 80s/low 90s so we’ll see how it effects how I feel during the run.

Bump Stops….

Phone Rings
C: Hi I had a question on something.
M: OK, go ahead.
C: It’s on your springs for ________
M: OK, go ahead.
C: Do I need to cut the bump stop at all?
M: Yes, as it  says on the yellow piece of paper that came with the springs, cut all bump stops 10-15mm.
C: So I have to cut them 15mm?
M: 10-15mm.
C: All of them?
M: Yes, as it says on the yellow piece of paper that came with the springs, cut all bump stops 10-15mm.
C: Front and rear?
M: All of them.
C. OK cool.


Are you fucking with me?! 

Caller: How long would it take to get if I ordered wheels?
Me: Which wheel, specs and color?
Caller: GTV03
Me: What specs and color?
Caller: Flat Black
Me: What size and specs? I need to know size, width, offset and PCD
Caller: 19s…..
Me: ……. what width?
Caller: 10.5
Me: I’ve got 19×10.5 +15 in 5×114.3 in Flat Black in stock.
Caller: ok, how much?
Me: We don’t sell direct so you’ll have to buy from a dealer but retail is $500 each.
Caller *silence*
Me: Hello? Is there anything else I can help you with?
Caller: hello?
Me: Where are you from?
Caller: Bakersfield
Me: You can contact __________ to order. Did you need their number?
Caller: ok thanks *hangs up*