Race Schedule and Results

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Some days you've got it

Today wasn't one of them.  We decided last minute to race and OLY about 1.5 hours from Columbus.  We like to race way more than training, so why not?  Plus our favorite racing family was going to be there which is always an added bonus! :)

Woke up to 70 degrees and 100% humidity.  Yaaaaaay!  Love the humidity.  And the heat.  So fun! (insert the sarcastic smile any time).

Long story short - the water was NOT 75 degrees and if it is, USAT needs to change their rules on allowing wetsuits under 76.  I found out the hard way that it was WAY too hot to race with my TYR on.  The swim sucked.  I had nothing on the bike.  And then run - let's just say I got through it - hot and hellish.  It wasn't pretty.

Some days you've got it...

Some days you don't.

Today was one of them that I just didn't have it.  Oh well.  Don't have times and quite honestly, that's fine.  I raced naked again and came in 3rd of 4 in my AG.  That was the highlight of the race... trust me. :)

Moving on...

We've gotten some pretty bad news about my grandpa recently.  I won't go into the details, but if you can just keep him, my grandma and my family in your thoughts, I'd be forever grateful!

Oh... and BDD nominated me for an award.  He's cool like that!  I have to answer the following and then make some other people do it too.  I can handle that.  More random facts from yours truly...

My favorite cartoon character is…Wiley Coyote.  But when will he figure out that the road runner is always going to win?

My favorite thing to photograph is…my dogs, and me and the hubs. :)

My favorite thing to cook is… Pretty much anything.  I love to try new recipes and cook just about every night.  I even make meals for my mom for Christmas that we freeze and I portion out for she and my dad to have throughout the winter.  I'm not much of a griller though - that's Tom's job.

My favorite way to exercise is…As long as I'm outside... I'm happy.  For the most part (note, today's race wasn't a favorite).  My favorite workouts are probably the evening rides with Tom in the summer.  Nothing better!
My favorite movie is… The Notebook, Elizabethtown, Legally Blonde

My favorite article of clothing is… Flipflops... they count right?  If not, jeans and a fleece.

My favorite flower is…Gerbera Daisy

My favorite breakfast is…I'm not much of a morning person, but I do love me some french toast with extra powdered sugar.

I tag:
Molly from I'm a Sleeper Baker
Anna from Let's Rock This
Aimee from I Tri To Be Me
Melissa from Double Jogger Diaries


Heather-O said...

Sorry today did not go well for you. You are still a Rockstar in my book! Thoughts and prayers for your grandpa!

Ironman By Thirty said...
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Ironman By Thirty said...

Thoughts and prayers for your grandpa!

If your weather was anything like ours, I totally get it. I don't know how anyone could "have it" in this crap. It builds toughness though I guess, right?

Oh no! Not The Notebook!!!! That movie has a single good quote, "Well that's what we do, we fight... You tell me when I am being an arrogant son of a bitch and I tell you when you are a pain in the ass. Which you are, 99% of the time. I'm not afraid to hurt your feelings. You have like a 2 second rebound rate, then you're back doing the next pain-in-the-ass thing. " Other than that, I'd rather stab myself in the eye than sit through it again. haha

Jennie said...

Congrats on 3rd in your AG! :)

We'll be sure to keep your grandpa and the rest of your family in our prayers.

...And don't listen to Kevin. He LOVES The Notebook. I do, so he has to. ;)

Anna B said...

WTH. Now I have to do the quiz? Geez, now I'm going to embarrass myself in front of the whole internet.


Just kidding! Thanks lady!

Caratunk Girl said...

Thoughts and prayers to your grandpa. XO

Bummer about the race, but you got 3rd in your AG!! That is sweet!

I love evening bike rides too.

Molly said...

I'm sorry about your Grandpa, sending good thoughts your way.

And that's lousy about your race, but yahoo for running naked again!

Jeans and a fleece are my winter uniform, unless it's a wool sweater...thanks for the tag chickie : )

Aimee said...

I will definitely keep your grandpa and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

I'm sorry your race didn't go as well as you would have liked, but you still got 3rd place in your AG! Woohoo!!! :)

Yay for fun, random things! And, yay for tagging me! :)

Richelle said...

I will keep your grandpa and you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

I'm so sorry you had a crappy race, but you are one tough chica for hanging in there in such difficult conditions. Plus, you got 3rd in your AG, so that's a bonus!

I also love French toast, but only every once in a while. :) So good!

Caroline said...

Ah dear...so sorry about your grand pa bad news is not good.....

and the race..
...well put that behind you and moving on...just like you said.
We all have these right?

The notebook...the ultimate chick flick right...I cried a lot when I saw that one...

Kristin said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandpa!! Sending well wishes his way!!
I loved the Notebook!! You need to watch Ps..I love you! Great Chick flick!!
Sorry to hear about your race but you finished right?! Im the same way though! I don't do well in heat and humidity!!

Matty O said...

:( Never good to hear something isn't going well with grandparents :( Thoughts and prayers go out to them.

I understand completely on the race. Trust me haha, we probably had similar conditions that just kicked our butts.

You can't race everything either, the bright side is you got an oly training day in :)

Keep your head up and stay positive!!! You getting out there and toeing the line is success no matter what your time!!!!

Jon said...

The fumidity strikes again! Bummer!

We know ur Super Woman. We also know ur human. We also know you will bounce back stronger than ever and dominate a few more future races this season.

Thoughts going out to you and your family!

Matthew Smith said...

I just prayed for your grandpa... Sorry your race didn't go too well, but we've all seen how awesome you really are, so who cares!

Oh yeah, and I kinda like The Notebook too. Don't tell anyone!

Christi said...

3rd place in your age group on a bad day is still awesome. Congrats!

Allison said...

Sending many good thoughts and prayers for your grandpa!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

My thoughts and prayers are for your grandparents, you and your family

Congrats on the race

Thanks for playing along on the tag

Did you "notebook" Tom, thats a real term, woman across America has gotten their men to watch it

Little concerned that Kevin has a WHOLE quote from that movie memorized.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Thinking of you guys!

MissFancyPants said...

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Racing blind and still managed to place in your AG... GREAT JOB GIRL!!!

Alisa said...

We all have those days. Sounded like this was a "whim" race not an "a" race so better to happen on a "whim" than during an "a."

Beal88 said...

Great job on your race and keeping with the "naked" mindset. Sorry to hear about your grandfather. Your family and grandpa will be in my thoughts and prayers.

SingingJo said...

I think I would like to take a race on a whim. Maybe I'll try that soon...and we all have those rough days. Way to tough it out!

Mark said...

COngratulations on the nomination.

Don't worry about the race. I also found out last year how toasty you can get inside a wetsuit when the water temperature is above 70 degrees.

Your grandpa is in our thoughts and prayers!

Jason said...

Your family is in the minds of my family. Well wishes and good vibes being sent out.

Thank you for the reminder that not every race is going to be a PR and that we have to learn from the good and the bad.

Annie said...

Sorry to hear about the bad day. More sorry to hear about your grandpa.

Have you read 'The Notebook'
The book is so much better than the movie!

Wes said...

I will keep your family in my thoughts!

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

oh don't even get me started about the USAT wetsuit rules. sheesh!

and praying for your granpa and family. Keep us posted friend.

Teamarcia said...

You have a great attitude about the race. You still totally rock in my book.
All good thoughts coming your way for your grandpa.

Janet Edwards said...

Sorry the race was rough for ya!

Yum, you just made me hungry for some french toast!