Tim's Personal Blog

Eagleson Ct
December 28, 2019

One of the best single house Christmas light displays in Sacramento is just a couple miles from my home, and I noticed it when on an evening run. So I came back for a couple pictures.

Eagleson Ct

Eagleson Ct



CIM
December 8, 2019

Today was the California Internation Marathon "CIM", and I was watching my brother Tom rock his first full marathon race. He finished great, running even splits and looking strong. I was able to see him at miles 10, 19, and just before the finish. My parent came to support as well. I knew lots of other people in the race, it's just hard to spectate for lost of people, all running different paces.

CIM

CIM



First Fire
December 4, 2019

After living in my house for almost 7 years now I decided I should try out this fireplace thing. It worked. I didn't burn the house down.

First Fire



2019 Medal Rack
November 30, 2019

2019 was a busy year, and part of my motivation was to fill up my medal rack. Below is a picture of the rack after my first race, and after my last race. Maybe I should get a rack that doesn't include the year, so I wont feel obligated to race so much haha.

2019 Medal Rack 2019 Medal Rack




IMAZ
November 24, 2019

Today was my first Ironman triathlon, in Tempe, AZ. The whole ironman race and experience lived up to expectations. I was glad I took my training seriously over the 2019 season and was able to finish strong. My bike was faster than I expected, but my run was slower than I thought I could have gone. My parents cheered me on and helped transport my gear.

IMAZ

IMAZ

IMAZ



Impossible Whopper
November 10, 2019

I took the plunge and tried out the Impossible Whopper from Burger King today. It tasted good, but it was loaded with soy, so probably not something I'll eat again. Still probably one of the healthier items on the Burger King menu.

Impossible Whopper



Pumpkin Relays
October 31, 2019

The Thursday night running group 'Sloppy Moose' had a special year-end pumpkin relay run around the block this week. I usually run with 'Buffalo Chips' because they are a more serious group of runners. As you can tell from the picture, tonight's run was not particularly serious haha.

Pumpkin Relays



IMAZ 70.3
October 20, 2019

These are the only pictures I saved on my phone from my October Arizona race. I'm walking through the airport with my bike box, and the second pictures is a map of the race route on the phone app. I liked this race more than I thought. I wasn't planning to race it again next year, but I may change my mind.

IMAZ 70.3

IMAZ 70.3



Cal Poly Football
October 12, 2019

Cal Poly played football at UC David today. We lost. But it was a good excuse to take a break from biking and hang out with mom and dad for a while.

Cal Poly Football

Cal Poly Football



Urban Cow Half Marathon
October 6, 2019

I'd heard good things about the Urban Cow half marathon for a few years now, and this year it finally fit into my schedule. A good tune up for my two upcoming Arizona races.

Urban Cow Half Marathon



Tahoe Duathlon
August 25, 2019

Today was my first duathlon, it was up in Tahoe, at the same race as the Tahoe Triathlon.

Tahoe Duathlon

Tahoe Duathlon



Car Show
August 8, 2019

Dad debuted Red at a car show in Danville today. I was happy to hang out and try to look cool beside him and the car.

Car Show

Car Show

Car Show



IMSR70.3
July 27, 2019

My only Saturday triathlon was today, the Ironman 70.3 race in Santa Rosa. I don't have any race pics, but this picture is of me with a couple professionals. UPDATE: The guy on the right ended up finishing 2nd place at the Ironman World Championships in Kona.

IMSR70.3

IMSR70.3



Folsom Tri
July 14, 2019

The Folsom Triathlon was today. I had a great run, but the rest of my race wasn't great. I went for a hilly 55 mile bike ride the day before, which didn't help haha.

Folsom Tri

Folsom Tri



Oakland Zoo
July 6, 2019

For my dad's birthday we did a family outing to the Oakland Zoo, complete with the Tom Nelson family, which added a couple extra animals :D

The Zoo was bigger than I remembered, and we took a half-time break for lunch. There's a new hilltop expansion which involved a gondola ride, and the bear exhibit over delivered. The monkey/baboon exhibit was good too.

Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo



Family Picnic
June 29, 2019

My parents hosted the Nelson/Marshall family picnic this year in Walnut Creek. The company and food were great, and so was the cornhole competition.

Family Picnic

Family Picnic



Tri4Real
June 9, 2019

My first triathlon of the year was this weekend, it was an olympic distance triathlon at the Rancho Seco park, not too far from Sacramento.

Tri4Real Tri4Real




SCT Bike
May 19, 2019

Just before a rainstorm began, I went for my first group bike ride with people from the Sacramento Triathlon Club. It was a total of 7 people today, and we started and ended at a restaurant in Rocklin. I'm the guy in bright orange. I don't have a team jersey yet. 63 miles of rolling hills was a good challenge for me right now. One of the riders on today's ride just completed in Ironman Santa Rosa the previous weekend. So this was an easy right for him.

SCT Bike



Mothers Day
May 12, 2019

Mom came to visit me and we played golf and watched bike racing today, for Mother's Day. On the final hole, I smashed the ball off the tee and was forced to chip off the parking lot. Great golfing conditions.

Mothers Day

Mothers Day

Mothers Day



Mile Run
May 5, 2019

On Thursdays Buffalo Chips running group hosts track workouts at McClatchy High School from 6-7pm. On the first Thursday of the month they have a time trails week, where everyone has the opportunity to run the 1 mile, 800 meter, 400 meter, and 2 mile. Here I am running the 1 mile.

Mile Run



Bike Month
May 1, 2019

May is Bike Month, apparently. I currently have 7 bikes in my garage :)

Bike Month



Campus Commons
April 24, 2019

Mom and Dad were in Sac today and we played 9 holes of golf at Sac State Campus Commons golf course, which is located between the American River and the bike trail. The course has some seriour bird poop on it, so I'm just going to take an up close pic of my new sunglasses instead.

Campus Commons



Tomatoes
April 16, 2019

I planted tomatoes for the first time in a long time, in my side yard. There is plenty of room. I planted 4 total plants, all different varieties of tomatoes. Looking forward to a harvest.

Tomatoes



Unbeelieveable
April 13, 2019

Out of nowhere a colony of bees appeared on the side of my house one Friday afternoon. I was lucky to find a beekeeper in the area who would remove the next for free. He used a silly little vacuum contraction, which was really just a leaf blower set on reverse. Bees gone, and saved me some money and headache.

Unbeelieveable

Unbeelieveable



College Corner
April 7, 2019

Finally hung up my diplomas in a corner of my bedroom, while spring cleaning. They were always tucked into a corner, on the floor. The bottom left frame is actually my PE license, not a diploma.

College Corner



Lemon Pie
April 3, 2019

Decided to make a lemon merangue pie for the first time in years. And then I made another and another.

Lemon Pie



Oakland Marathon
March 24, 2019

Today I ran my first ever marathon - The 10th Annual Oakland Marathon. We had perfect conditions and I performed as good as I could have expected based on my training. My parents drove me and watched and my final time was 3:22. Afterwards we watched March Madness basketball and then went for pizza. Great way to spend a Sunday!

Oakland Marathon

Oakland Marathon

Oakland Marathon



Swimstitute
March 17, 2019

The Swimstitute is an indoor pool in Rancho Cordova I went and checked out this morning. There were some pretty serious swimmers there, because who else would be swimming this time of year?

Swimstitute

Swimstitute



Lemon Pie
March 16, 2019

I haven't made a lemon pie in a long time, and decided I should after missing a potlock at work.

Lemon Pie



Bike and Trainer
March 5, 2019

Here's a bad picture of my new bike trainer, which I received for Christmas last year. And a picture of my new white road bike inside the trainer. I bought the bike on Craigstlist and its working well so far. No flat tires! And I wouldn't expect any in the trainer :) The trainer is great because I can stop whenever I want, unlike an actual bike ride, where I have to pedal home (or to my car). The trainer is also good for nights or rain - and we've had a lot of rain this winter.

Oak Ridge



Oak Ridge
February 24, 2019

I went wine tasting today down in the Lodi area. Me and a couple others went to 3 wineries and it was ok. The best winery of the three was Oak Ridge. For $10 tasting fee we got 8 or 9 samples, and they were all pretty good.

Oak Ridge



Alexa
February 23, 2019

I received an Alexa as a gift a while ago and just today opened it and started using it. I've been playing 'Question of the Day' and 'Jeorpardy', which are both daily trivia. I'll also ask Alexa for the outside temperature when deciding what to wear for running. And I've asked a few random questions like 'When does daylight savings start?'

Alexa



Disneyland
February 16, 2019

I spend 2 days down in southern California for Disneyland this weekend for Disneyland. One day in each park was pretty fun. Pirates of the Caribbean shut down on me and a bunch of boats were stranded watching the same scene for 20+ minutes haha. I've started avoiding the biggest rides and went on a few rides I didn't go on when I visited last year. The MaxPass was great. It was hard to use all my fast passes fast enough on Friday. Saturday was a little busier, being the weekend and nicer weather.

Disneyland

Disneyland

Disneyland

Disneyland



Dennys
February 14, 2019

Denny's is a pretty nasty place to eat, but since they give out free food on your birthday I decided to have Denny's for dinner tonight, twice. That's enough Denny's for the next 364 days.

Dennys



Escape Room
January 27, 2019

I went to my first escape room tonight. There were a total of 4 people in the room, and unfortunately we didn't escape in the allotted 60 minutes. But we were later told there's only a 25% pass rate. Very fun, and creative!

Salad Sandwich



Salad Sandwich
January 15, 2019

I started running more this month and began craving a salad sandwich. I have made this sandwich for years, but not its back :)

Salad Sandwich



Happy New Year
January 1, 2019

I watched the fireworks display in Old Sacramento for New Years. I actually went to the 9pm show, which was geared towards kids, and was possibly more popular than the actual 12 (midnight) fireworks show.

Happy New Year



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