Race Schedule and Results

Monday, July 19, 2010

A little of this, a little of that

I don't like posting random sh*t on my blog. I feel like my life has to be more important than that, but sometimes it's the best way to wrap up my very busy life! So, here's a little of this and a little of that.
  • Training has taken over - my brain, my body, my life. That's what happens when there are 41 days left until the Ironman. Have had some great workouts though... a 16 mile run, a 2.4 mile swim, a strong bike month so far, Saturday's pieced together workout...

  • Saturday was supposed to be a century. After two flats (one on Tom's bike and one on mine which shredded my tire), we called it a bike day and opted for a 1+ mile swim and an 8 mile run. It's good to be flexible or else I would have lost it! Having a flat that shreds your tire 12 miles from home sucks. But, sitting in the yard of a great random family who brings you cold bottles of water and tells you what tree is the coolest to sit under until your hubby gets there with the car makes me think that there are very good people in the world.

  • We're going to try to get the century in on Thursday and an 18 mile run on Friday. :)

  • Sunday I'm doing another women's only race - the Trek Women's Series of Columbus. I'm excited. New race venue for me!

  • Hoping for speedy legs on Sunday - and maybe being able to put together a run for once after my swim and bike.

  • I got new tri shoes the other day. It's amazing how the little things in life make me so happy. My old shoes were amazingly good to me and if they still made them, I would have bought them in a heartbeat, but you could smell them in another state, no matter how many times I cleaned them. YUCK! These are my new beauties!


  • I just got a bondi band in the mail the other day from Julie. It's awesome! Thanks so much Julie! The saying is super cute...

  • Can you believe how much of a badass Chrissie Wellington is? A 8:19 Ironman? That girl is AMAZING! I think she'll be top 10 overall at Kona...

  • Things are changing in my life. I'm not good with change, but I'm riding the wave and I'm happy with the ride...

  • Tom's been in contact with his sister (yay!!!). She's coming in to Columbus in August. We haven't seen the kids (I have a twin niece and nephew that are 3.5) since February 2008. We're excited to see the little munchkins and hopefully spoil them the way that aunts and uncles should only be allowed!

  • I had dinner with a friend tonight who used to mean the world to me. We had a big fallout last year that ended really bad. We hadn't talked since last February. It's amazing how you can just pick up where you left off with some people. We'll probably never talk about what happened between the two of us because who really wants to relive something stupid? I'm optimistic that she'll be in my future...

  • I love my hubby. Have I said that lately? Ew, gross right? He's just an amazing man! He spent the day today in West Virginia at a kids diabetes camp. I know the impact that he's having on these kids lives. He never ceases to amaze me...

8 comments:

Molly said...

I always feel like if I can pick up right where I left off with my friends...then we'll always be friends...no matter what else goes on.

I think of you and your 18 miler when I do my 17 miler this weekend!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Wow..your training schedule for the ironman is just crazy! I can't even imagine finding the time to fit it all in!
I've heard great things about the Trek races! Good luck on Sunday!
Yay for new shoes! I definitely find a better way to clean mine!

Rebecca said...

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday at the Trek Tri. I had a fever the past two days so hopefully I will be getting my energy back this week and get a couple workouts in!
Great new shoes, sometimes getting new workout gear is what a person needs to get a little extra motivated!

Keep up the training!

Jon said...

I think your little bit about new shoes hit home. My tri shoes have gotten wet and dried so many times that they have this nice "crust" inside them (gross, I know) that it is causing chafage. Think its time for new ones?

Good luck with your uber workouts! 16 mile training run. WOW!

Christi said...

Wow, you are doing some great training. I can't imagine the hours that you have to put in but then I haven't trained for a full IM yet. Keep up the great work!

Emz said...

I love READING the "random" posts. I get to learn so much about you so much faster!! ;) Don't be scared. ;)

Love the head band!

Lori said...

I have a few Bondi Bands and love them! Good luck this weekend :)

Danica said...

Keep up the good work!!!

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