Race Schedule and Results

Monday, August 4, 2008

It's fun being me

I have to say... I have a lot of fun. My weekend was no exception. Saturday we did a HARD 104 mile bike ride. Did I mention it was hard? Wowzers - it was hot, a little windy, bumpy roads that shook your brains a little, not much water, etc.! It was an organized ride by a company called Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. You sign up in the morning, they give you a map with different distance options, mark the roads with little arrows and send you on your way. It was definitely a true test of my mental ability because I thought that I might die at one point - wasn't feeling it. But obviously I lived to tell.

From there we went to Wendy's where I enjoyed a monster nugget and fries (a true recovery meal of a champ).

That night we headed to some friends for an annual party that they throw. This was our first year going. I have to say, it's going to have to make our calendars every summer. So the people that were there are mainly girls from a chat board that I'm on and their hubbies. They are an awesome group of women and I'm so glad that I can call them friends! You girls are so fun! Here we are at the beginning of the night (yeah, I have REALLY bad tri top tan lines):
And here's me by the end. No, I had surprisingly not been drinking. The one who got me to actually do this had been though and told me it didn't hurt. Last time I believe a girl who's been drinking!

Sunday was a little bit of a recovery day for both of us - Tom had drank for two on Saturday night and I was pooped from the ride. We just hung out and I started my latest and greatest project - knocking off a Vera Bradley purse. I am so excited with how it turned out! And SO much cheaper than buying the real thing (which I was going to do the week before but couldn't stomach spending $67 on a tote that I knew I could make for $30). Here's the final product:
And just for kicks, here's a picture of my babies. They are the love of my life.
Have a great week everyone. Tom's heading to DC with Team Type 1, I'm heading to PA to visit some family, Tom's meeting me there, etc. It'll be busy!


JT said...

I would lose my sanity trying to make a tote like that!

cute babies :-)

Jumper 2.0 said...

At least they didn't have you going head first down the stairs. ;-)

Borsch said...

Lol...I'm with jumper. It could have hurt a little more the other way around.

Liz said...

And you wonder why my butt wasn't up there...I know better than to listen to her!! LOL

Kristen said...

Sounds like you had a great time on Saturday!!!

I LOVE the purse. It is absolutely adorable! Would you be mad if I told you to pick something out for me...something springy would be great! :-)

We are the Ferrari's said...

1. Your picture is cracking me up...I love it!
2. How do I order a purse? :)

teacherwoman said...

Glad to hear you had a lot of fun! Enjoy your time in DC and PA!

Molly said...

love the bag...are you going into business?...if so, sign me up for one!
those stairs LOOK like fun...even if it did not FEEL like fun!
take care

Steve Stenzel said...


And I don't believe you. You were totally drunk.


Judi said...

You are training for an IM and have time to make a purse? You are nuts! Good job on the ride!

IronTriTim said...

Bet the slide down the stairs felt great on a bum that had gone 104 miles earlier!