Race Schedule and Results

Monday, August 9, 2010

It's time for a random's update

I do this a lot lately...


Oh well...

  • The countdown is on - 19 days. Really? Where did days 60-20 go?
  • I'm like a kid at Christmas when it comes to waiting for my bib number. Does that make me an uber dork? Probably... like it matters what the numbers on my arm are?
  • Even funnier is that I secretly hope that there is a 5 in my number. I'd probably keel over if I ever got #555. Better yet, #549 or #2580 would make my day too. :)
  • We did a long brick yesterday - 80 mile bike and 10 mile run. It's funny how it's not the longest I've gone, but I feel like it was the hardest. I have a 2.4 swim tomorrow and then the taper begins.
  • A while ago I won a contest on the definition of Taper Crazy on Jon's blog. I wrote "Going Taper Crazy is the time between your hardest training weeks and your race when you totally doubt everything that you've done leading up to the race, you feel fat and lazy, you get bored easily, you eat a lot, you question your reasoning for thinking you can do a race, you feel like you'll have to start all over and that you'll never be able to race. But you do. And you kick ass. And you forget about the taper tantrums until the next race. :)"
  • I have a feeling I'm going to go taper crazy in t-minus a week.
  • Last year at Ironman Florida, we saw people buying ZENSAH sleeves like they were rare pieces of gold and everyone wearing aerohelments. I swore I'd never be that triathlete.
  • 9 months later, I love my pink ZENSAH sleeves and yep, I have an aerohelmet.
  • My mom calls my aerohelmet a sperm helmet. :) She's funny!
  • I'm totally buying an Ironman finisher coat this year if everything goes well at IMLOU. I've done the Ironman 2 times already, finished both of them, yet have always been too cheap to buy the $180 jacket that proclaims to the world that I have issues.
  • I need a new bathing suit. Mine are so big and non-swim-suit-like due to the chlorine (or algae at the lake) that has eaten the material. I want something cute though... any suggestions. Oh, and I don't want to pay an arm and a leg. No one sees me in it as no one swims at the lake or the pool. It's totally just for my enjoyment.
  • My parents celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary this past weekend. They have a great marriage and I hope that after 39 years of marriage, I still love Tom as much as my parents love each other (I'm sure I will).
  • My friend Rhiannon had her baby, Harper Quinn on Sunday. She called me in November squealing when she got pregnant. Hard to believe that 9 months have already passed!
  • I get to see these cuties in just a few weeks - my niece Emily and my nephew Spencer.It's been nearly 2.5 years since we've seen them. They are like little people now. Too cute! I'm trying to think of something fun to do with them - maybe the zoo, maybe COSI, maybe just lunch and the park. I'm thinking lots of spoiling and things that mommy doesn't let them do or have all the time. That's what aunts and uncles are for right? :)

14 comments:

Rebecca said...

Steve and I really enjoy reading your pre-IM thoughts/training etc. It is really helpful especially since he will be going through the same thing next year (and it helps me better understand what to expect as his support). Bonus: You are also a really entertaining writer!

Today's Triumph said...

I love your definition of "taper crazy"! I can definitely relate this week :) Thanks for the comment on my blog - I am looking forward to all the support blogging will bring! Its nice to know there are people out there with similar struggles, but don't let it hold them back!

Christi said...

Go to splish.com and check out their swimsuits! I love mine and they are not too expensive. They also have a grab bag option.

Good luck with the taper madness!

Emily said...

Love the updates!

And the pic of your niece & nephew is SO cute!! I'm sure you guys will have a blast no matter what you end up doing!

Jon said...

So glad that you wrote this post. I completely forgot about that contest and how perfect your definition is. I am less than 2 weeks out from my A++++ race of the season and I can feel the self doubt approaching. Looking forward to reading about your taper for your Ironman. So this will be Ironman #3 for you?

Molly said...

your mom cracks me up.

Do you ever shop at Title Nine? They're having a sale online and in their catalogue!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

trying to let some of you rockstar triathletes know about this cool pendant I'm giving away, seriously i wanted it but I'm giving it away!

http://runtothefinishgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/08/triclique-pendant-giveaway.html

Big Daddy Diesel said...

- Kast A Way Swim Wear in Worthington is have grab bag speacials for $25.

- If I am ever Iron ready and finish the race, I am buying every piece of finisher gear I can find

- I am finally fast enough to benefit with an aero helmet, I will be joining your look soon, I already rock the compression sleeves.

- Enjoy the taper

- What is special about the number 5

Kristen said...

I'll be right by your side when you go Taper Crazy... :)

I'm excited for you to see your niece and nephew...they are going to be spoiled crazy by you, I'm sure.

Love you!

Julie (ROJ) said...

Wow exciting stuff! I can't believe your Mom calls it a sperm helmet!

Judi said...

wooooot!! i will be in a kayak during the swim. send me some of your mdot inspiration, i just lost it somewhere.....xxxoooo

Dave said...

I was going to recommend Splish as well. Meredith did their grab bag and got a suit for pretty cheap, and she thinks they're really good quality.

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