Race Schedule and Results

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I'm behind

I know that I haven't been doing a good job of blogging lately. Guess that's what happens when everything is changing around you. It's been a crazy week, with the potential of even more craziness coming soon! I'll keep ya posted (and guessing! - no, I'm not pregnant!)

Training is going well. Tom's foot is feeling better which means that he's able to run again. I ran 10.5 alone on Saturday and then 11 today with him (he did an extra 2 alone). This coming weekend I will ride my first 112 with 50 of it being alone which will be good practice. We will follow the next day with a 17 mile run. These are the weekends I'll remember... that's what he keeps saying! :)

I had a little bit of a freak out session yesterday. We volunteered at the finish line on Sunday at IM Louisville. There were A LOT of people who were not doing so great after the race. Granted it was in the 90's and these people were the first finishers (we were there from the eight and a half hour finish time to about twelve and a half hour finish time). Lots of blank stares, throwing up, passing out, eyes rolling back, loss of other bodily function, etc. I'll be honest... it FREAKED me out. A lot. Like where I had a big ole' breakdown on Monday morning. These people weren't looking like they were having fun or that they were happy to be done. Most of them looked happy to be alive and I just don't know if I'm ready for that mentally yet. I have 60 days until my race and a lot to work on. But God bless Tom - he's my saving grace and I know I'll be ready.
Plus I'm going to be a studette on a new bike! :) That's some of my big news! Tom and I just got new Orbea's. He got a 2008 Ordu and I got a 2008 Ora. It's pretty fly. I'll post picture when she (or he) gets here. That's gotta save me some time on the bike right? :) Mrs. Felt Good understood when I broke the news to her that she'd be training indoors soon. Gotta love personal relationships with inanimate objects...


Borsch said...

Congrats on the new bike! I can't wait to see pictures!

Try not to think about the finishers that were looking a little rough. Just get your work done and if you have to focus on something, focus on your journey to IM.

Kathleen said...

My coach was out there racing IM Lousiville. I saw that it was a very hot day!

Ryan said...

You just described how I hope to be at the finish line at Florida. If not, I didn't race hard enough!!! :)

I just signed up for IM Louisville too. I may have to wear a jacket for the race because 93 with 55% humidity is like winter in Pensacola.

58 days :O

Brittany M. said...

NEW BIKES!! WOOHOO...if you name them, they are no longer inanimate, especially when you make them go fast. That is my take anyhow.

Tickets are bought for IMFL '08 to volunteer and cheer y'all on (then stand in line to get my reg. for '09 *gulp*)

Judi said...

you gonna sell the Felt? congrats on the new bike too!

so now you have made me totally freak, i signed up for imky 09. holy crap....

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