Aug 112011

I had the best of intentions.  I set my goal 30 days before the San Luis Obispo Triathlon to run 30 Sprint Triathlons in 30 days to prepare myself for the event. 

I did it twice.

If you read my previous post, you’ll understand why I only was able to do it twice.  A great business opportunity got in the way of my traning.  My two Sprint Triathlons were completed in the gym and I did both of them in 1 hour and 40 minutes approximately three weeks before the SLO Triathlon. 

I was not in peak shape, and as far as I knew, my brother hadn’t done any training either.  The San Luis Obispo Triathlon was going to be interesting . . . to say the least.

Aug 092011

It’s been almost a month since my last post which is utterly amazing, considering that I had been writing nearly a post a day since the beginning of the year.  Many of you have been fortunate enough to see Rocky’s posts and his adventures in San Luis Obispo. 

In the upcoming weeks, I hope to fill you in on my side of the story and share with you what I have been up to the past month.  It has been a wild ride and I am extremely optimistic about what the future has in store for me and The Running Brothers.

My posts have dissipated because my sister and I recently started our own social media company, appropriately titled Welborn Social Media.  Our company began as a reslut of the countless hours that my sister and I had put into The Tutoring Solution, a tutoring company I own in Chino Hills and The Running Brothers.  Many local businesses really liked what we were doing with our Facebook and Twitter pages and some even requested that we work for them. 

Welborn Social Media has kept me very busy this last giving presentations to a variety of different companies and setting up Facebook, Twitter, Blog, LinkedIn, and YouTube pages for several businesses.  Currently, we are working with a Scrapbooking company, a local Golf Course, and a Computer Company. 

As a result, I have not had much time to train, but plan on getting back into it in the near future. 

If you’re interested in my tutoring company, visit The Tutoring Solution website at

If you’re interested in the work we are doing in Social Media, please visit –

Jul 112011

Earlier this week, I mentioned my plan to run 15 sprint triathlons in 19 days.  Unfortunately, this has proven to be impossible.  Work has picked up immensely in the past two weeks, including two separate presentations which have been taking up most of my time.  I still plan on completing many more sprint triathlons in the upcoming weeks, but I just know that I won’t be able to get 15 in like I had said earlier.

Last week, I ran two triathlons and both were completed in 1 hour and 40 minutes.  I need to improve on that time, so my training levels definitely need to pick up in the next couple of weeks.

Jul 042011

My brother and I are separated on the birthday of this great nation, but that didn’t stop us from having an amazing time.  My girlfriend, Cindy and I are heading out to Huntington Beach to hang out with some old friends that I have been fortunate to reconnect with, Ryan and Tami Bertka.  We took one of our heroes, Mike Nunez with us and plan on barbecuing and watching fireworks at the pier off of Main Street in Huntington Beach. 

Rocky went with his girlfriend (sorry ladies, he’s taken) out to Santa Clarita to spend time with friends in that part of the world and I’m sure he’s having a great time. 

Mostly, we want to wish you all a very Happy 4th of July and we hope you have a safe, wonderful and memorable day.

Jul 022011

A week and a half ago I posted that I was going to do 30 sprint triathlons for 30 days in a row . . . well, I didn’t manage to do that either, but I am starting that program today . . . I just don’t think I will be doing 30 in 30 days.  I think I’m going to make it 15 Sprint Triathlons in 19 days since our Sprint Triathlon will be on the the 24th and I can account for some rest time in between.  I have a feeling the my times will be extremely slow at the start since I haven’t been training.

You caught me in another lie . . . You must be proud of yourself.  Follow along to find out how I do on my 15 Sprint Triathlon in 19 days challenge.

Jul 012011

Dear Heroes,

Let me start off by thanking you for following us for the past 6 months.  As you know, we have been posting content daily to our website.  Now that our work and training commitments have kept both of us very busy we are going to cut down on our posts.  We will still post daily, but we will only post written articles 3 days a week.  The rest of the days will be filled with pictures of The Running Brothers in action. 

We understand if you feeling distraught at the thought of no longer hearing about our adventures daily, but do not dispair.  Our pictures will help to bring a smile to your face and our articles will now be more interesting as we will have more time to devote to them.  We know what you’re thinking . . . “But your articles are always interesting . . . How can we possibly go on without hearing of your adventures.”  To that we say, you are our hero . . . so, act like one and quit your whining. 

Thank you for following us to this point . . . our adventures will only get wilder in the months to come.

Jun 302011

I have a confession to make.  I have been lying to all of you for the past 3 months and I am completely ashamed of myself.  I had told all of you that I was going to increase my distance in running, biking and swimming each week while I was training to become an Ironman and I did . . . from January 1 through March 15 that is. 

For the past 3 months, I really haven’t done much training.  My brother and I did run in the Orange County Marath0n on May 1, but since then, my training has been non-existent.  While I have been calculating my Ironman training distances all along, I figured I would just owe myself and make up the miles later, but I have gotten too far behind.

I have told you all that I have run a total of 440 miles, biked 1,442 miles and swam 106,000 meters or 62 miles.  In actuality, the numbers are much smaller . . . In reality, I have run 186 miles, have biked 454 miles and have swam 19 miles or roughly 30,500 meters. 

I am terribly sorry that I have deceived all of you.  I am embarrassed and ashamed of myself.  All I can say is I’m not a role model.  But, I’m jumping back on the band wagon again and I promise you that I will no longer lie to you about our progress in training.  Well, I take that back, my guest post for tomorrow will tell of another thing that I lied about, but I promise . . . after that, no more lying . . . . .

Jun 292011

Weekly Amount:

Running = 26 miles
Biking = 82 miles
Swimming = 5000 M or 3 miles
Total Amount: 111 miles

Overall Amount:

Running = 440 miles (730 miles to Seattle)
Biking = 1,442 miles (1,328 miles to New York)
Swimming = 106,000 meters or 62 miles (46 miles to San Diego)
Total = 1,854 miles (916 miles to New York)


Zeb Runs to San Francisco

Jun 282011

My brother Rocky is a big supporter of Southern California sports teams.  He has had season tickets at one point or another to The Los Angeles Galaxy, The Anaheim Ducks and most recently, The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  Because their are at least 81 home games every season, it becomes virtually impossible for season ticket holders to attend every game. 

Therefore, I have had a variety of chances to watch the Angels play thanks to my brother.  So far, I have seen at least 4 games and every time I have gone to a game, the Angels have won.  Every other time my brother goes he says that they lose.  That leads me to believe one thing . . . The Running Brothers are the equivalent of that kid in the movie Angels in the Outfield . . . when we both attend the game together the Angels always win. 

If anyone from the Angels organization is reading this, I think you should have us be your new mascot . . . The Rally Monkey is getting old.  It’s time for something new and fresh . . . consider The Running Brothers as your new winning mascot.

Jun 232011

Weekly Amount:

Running = 25 miles
Biking = 80 miles
Swimming = 5000 M or 3 miles
Total Amount: 108 miles

Overall Amount:

Running = 414 miles (1 miles to San Francisco)
Biking = 1,360 miles (1,410 miles to New York)
Swimming = 101,000 meters or 59 miles (49 miles to San Diego)
Total = 1,743 miles (1,027 miles to New York)