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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Racing and other Goals...

Okay, so I am sure you have all had the race where nothing clicked right, where you felt it all falling apart...that's how I felt at I love the Tavern...and thats what happened at the Shady Grove YMCA Sprint. I got to the YMCA Tri (7/20/08) and registered THE DAY OF the race...will never do again!!! I got thrown in on the end of the race numbers, which in a group start wouldn't be a big deal at all. But, NO, this was a pool swim so we had to start one at a time...ONE AT A TIME!!!...and I am number 496!! I sat for 2 hours after the race actually began and waited for my turn as the day got hotter and hotter. I was literally the second to last person in the water! But...it really all ended well b/c I came in 5th in my division. First would have een better, but we take what we can get, right!

My next race is the Hometown Waterboy. I did it last year and was 3rd in my age group...out of three...this year, things will be a little different. I am going to come in first in my age group, I have to because this will actually be the only race ever, due to small participation, that I will EVER be able to come in first in my age group! So...it's on! Last year I finished in under 52 minutes...I think I have a goal of 45 min this year...we'll see!

Oh, and I have set another goal as well...Having recently been (and may still be) the Short, Fat Triathlete...I want to look like the attached picture...mind you, minus the topless cavorting on an Italian beach with a married man...but, I give you all permission to remind me whenever I need reminding that people who do run around topless on an Italian Beach with a married man do not eat whatever it is I am about to eat...=)

PS...Another goal I had set is down!!! John McGuire, of SealTeamPT fame (http://www.sealteampt.com/) has spoken my name twice. It only took 22 months...but he knows my name!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wow, I need to be much more clever with my titles

I thought I would actually write something not just about training, although that will fo sho come into it. I am going to the RIVAH tomorrow, you did not misunderstand...here in the BIG VA the "Rivah" is a summer staple, not to be confused with the River...The funny thing is the actual body of water is not a river at all, but the Chesapeake Bay...the Rivah is a state of mind and I am supah dupah excited!! Wow, a real vacation, even if it is only for the weekend. So, how big a loser am I that I have every intention of getting a pedicure and a fake tan after work tonight so I will be extra hot (ummm...yeah, right) for the beach. What that really means is that I am going to try to tone down the whiteness of my thighs so someone doesn't think Moby Dick has been beached...the White Whale!
Also, I am going to bring my new bike (the ever fabulous "Petunia" a purple and white Fuji Finets 2.0 w/flowers!!) and my running shoes and get some fun in while I am down there. I have mapped out a bike course for Dan and I while we're down there, then everyone will hit the beach (Colin, Kelly, Vanessa, Dan and me!) and we will make some dinner and play some board games...sounds so thrilling, right? But to me it actually does...yeah! Then everyone is going home and I get some rest and relaxation for myself on Sunday while all those crazy kids are doing their marathon training! SUCKERS! (Unfortunately, I will be doing some running, I am not sure I will get in the whole 10 miles by myself, though...WILLPOWER!)
I would just like to say, life is pretty daggone good right now. The rest of my summer is going to be fun-filled and very busy but I get 4 more races, 3 more trips, a fancy day at the races w/a gorgeous hat for the birthday of a very cute boy...=) oh yeah, and lots and lots of training...=(