Race Schedule and Results

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Where am I?

Maybe that's what you're asking.  Maybe not... it's alright. :)  I've been so busy lately that I haven't blogged much and I'm slowly getting caught up on reading all of your blogs.  I know I sound like a broken record (is there any new technology analogy that works other than the whole broken record thing???), but I'm trying! :)

The last week was a bit of a blur.  After coming home from California and our nightmare of a century on Monday, the week kicked my butt full force on Tuesday.  Work was busy, and training started.  Not that I haven't been training a ton the last 5 months, but I finally felt like training started.  It's like June 1st hit and a light switched on. I can pinpoint why. Do you ever have that?

We finally went to the state park to swim... and bike... and run.  That's a sure sign that it's tri season.  And you know what, I loved every minute of it!  We did multiple bricks this week, some speed, some long stuff.  200 miles in biking and nearly 30 miles of running (we won't talk about swimming, but I did swim so that counts).  It was the first week that it was hot, and I was tired.  And hungry.  Holy appetite!  But like I said, I'm loving it. The countdown to REV3 Cedar Point is at 99 days.  Say what?

We're racing this weekend and I'm looking forward to it.  So many people raced this weekend (huge congrats to Kevin, Jon, Kim, Jeff, Annie, Mandy, Kristin, Matty-O, Heather, BDD, Meredith, Melissa, all of my Trakkers teammates and Team Type 1 peeps in Quassy and everyone else that raced this weekend... I know there were more of you!) - I'll be honest... I felt like I wasn't one of the cool kids! :)  But next weekend is my time. Great local race, lots of competition, many of my friends - it should be a good time!

Totally random (I'm all over the place with this post aren't I?).  I just saw this on a blog I read and I love it especially for someone who struggles with self image a lot (like me):
If you can't read it, it says "I have thunder thighs.  And that's a compliment.  Because they are strong and toned and muscular. And though they are unwelcome in the petite section, they are cheered on in marathons. Fifty years from now I'll bounce a grandchild on my thunder thighs, and then I'll go for a run."

I love this one too:

it says "My Butt is Big and round like the letter C and ten thousand lunges have made it rounder but not smaller and that’s just fine. It’s a space heater for my side of the bed. It’s my ambassador to those who walk behind me. It’s a border collie that herds skinny women away from the best deals at clothing sales. My butt is big and that’s just fine and those who might scorn it are invited to kiss it."

I'm working on the self image thing... and the confidence thing.  that's for another post though...

One more thing - TAAN: Team Angels and Ninjas.  Heard of it?  If not, you are totally missing out. Check out this post on Jason's blog.  Very cool group of people, very cool mission. 

Have a great week and who knows... I might break records by blogging more than once this week.  :)


Megan said...

That's some serious riding and running for one week! No wonder you're hungry.

I love those ads, I got some thunder thighs and proud of them!

Pharmie said...

LOVE those ads! They make me happy :)

Emz said...

Loved. This. Post.
Love those ads!!


Jumper 2.0 said...

Those are awesome thighs and butt! What female wouldn't want them?

Anyway, good luck on the races next weekend.

Jon said...

I'll have to think up a new one for "like a broken record." hhhmm, what spins and is digital.

Great adds! 99 days seems long, but I know you know it is not! I wish I had ur long distance experience!

Matthew Smith said...

Thunder Thighs! That's funny! 99 days to go - that's coming up soon! But, you're going to do awesome. Way to go on the training. Way to go, Colleen.

Christi said...

The ads are great!

Good luck with all the training!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am freaking hungry all the time, its not even funny anymore

And where did spring go, we went from winter to summer, maybe 4 days of nice spring weather.

What time is Tom speaking at Tour de Cure?

Jason said...

Honestly I am afraid to sign up for an IM. Not b/c of the training or even racing for 12 hours, but for the mere fact that I am eating everything in sight now and I have not been on the bike longer than 4.5 hours. What is going to happen then?

99 days....yee-haa! That is fantabulous. I am fired up for you now and I've got 3+ months....

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Thank you for your awesome comments on my first HIM this past weekend. I woke up sick on Friday and on Saturday I knew half way into the swim that I did not feel good. Now I can fully admit to feeling like crap. HATE head colds!!

I did see one of your Trakkers teammates on the course. She looked better than most on the run. ;)

Ironman By Thirty said...

Those ads are awesome!

Thanks for the shout out!

Wes said...

Harrooooo! Correeen? Where ya at? :-D LOL...

I don't have self image problems. I do what I do, and let my body do what it wants to do. We are in balance!

Matty O said...

Haha funny ads! True though, athletes are typically not petite, they are strong!

Hang in there with balancing everything, like us, things are crazy so I know you are in the same boat.

Keep up the good work!!!

Kristin said...

Wowza! some serious mileage!! Love the Tunder thighs message. Self image is so important especially when "thin" is supposedly in. I am average and I'm rocking it!! :)

DRog said...

gr8 ads love the thighs:)

GL racing this weekend!

She said I need a goal said...

I like it when you post! Those ads are great. I am excited to follow you along this racing season.

Alisa said...

Those sayings were pretty great!

Holy biking! Sounds like you've hit your groove. I am feeling similarly. The weather has been better around here and it's been making me actually want to be outside training---that's always helpful.

Caratunk Girl said...


Those ads are awesome.

Sounds like you are gearing up and getting ready for the season!! Can't wait to hear about your race!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

That looks like a JLo butt!! Cool you guys are able to get out there and put in the work. Going to pay off in Sept!

Jill @ Run for the Hills said...

Digging the ads! I need to put them in my happy binder.

Really glad you commented, and I love your style of writing. It seems like we have a similar sense of humor. Really looking forward to reading more.

perhaps "like a beat boxer"? For some reason that seems dated too, but at least it got us to the 90s.

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