Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday Randomness

  • 296 days until Ironman Lake Placid.  Yes, I am going to count this down and drive you all nuts.
  • This is week two of the Mandy is a slug project. I have spent a lot of time in my very neglected garden pulling weeds, harvesting tomatoes, butternut squash, and pumpkins.  This is the first time since some time in January that I haven't had planned workouts on my schedule.  It is kind of weird, and I feel a little lost to be honest.
  • I have a stand to tune my bike now, a friend found one at a garage sale for free.  I am psyched. Now I just need to learn what to do with the bike once I get it up there.
  • The ride to work sure has gotten a whole lot more interesting. Weird, there are not many reds or oranges in the leaves this year.
Somewhere on my drive into work
  • This post-it note is awesome.  It describes my approach to life to a "T" - I tend to jump into things and learn how to do them as I go.
(Source)
  • My friend Erin is the BOMB.  She just sent me the best care package ever with all kinds of goodies.   Thanks so much Erin!
Erin and I in Baxter State Park, Maine.
  •  Erin's fiance just finished the Vermont 50K, a 31+ mile trail run.  Congrats Jeff!
  • I will be having a Road ID giveaway soon.
  • Yeah I do not have a whole lot more going on right now, but I have some plans for some fun stuff this weekend, so stay tuned.

30 comments:

Quinton J said...

296...I'm with you...this countdown is gonna be awesome! And I love your approach. Sometimes that's the best way to learn.

...Other times...ouch.

ree_ti_ree said...

Great photos. The drive to work and the park picture. Looks like very nice place to live and train.

Laura said...

LOVE that post it!!!

Ironman By Thirty said...

I'm counting down the days to IMWI as well! :)

Free bike stand??? Great find!

Matty O said...

yeah, apparently no schedule = crap workouts for me. Although, I understand COMPLETELY about the overgrown weedy garden... sigh, time for me to get back out there too.

Keep up the good work!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Its weird, I have alot more time on my hands, yet I am more behind then ever on everything

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Hey gardening is a good workout! Great score on the bike stand.

JudyMac said...

Brilliant post-it! I am feeling just like that :)

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

that post-it note rocks... especially the top left corner...

misszippy said...

Well deserved rest from training! The pics are beautiful. We are just now starting to see a bit of color here in the mid-Atlantic.

Claire said...

Building wings on the way down....dig it

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

The picture of your drive to work is so beautiful! The leaves haven't really started changing here in Denver yet, but they are amazing in the mountains! I love fall!
Have a good weekend! :)

Emz said...

YAY for 296. I love it.

Can't wait to follow this amazing journey. Love the "who pushed me" photo. ;)

Velma said...

LOVE the picture - perfect!!

Jon said...

Super pretty picture! You guys are WAY ahead of us city folk ;)

296 days!?!?!?! I gotta start riding 100 miles this weekend to get ready! hehe

MOOREBOG said...

Foliage,is it worth seeing? Bringing a friend from Florida to Caratunk area in the next week.Plan to head up to Bald mtn. Pond area,and then to fish hatchery road off road to Pleasant Pond. Also wear a baseball cap that says "Caratunk Me. Police Dept.".Caroll York thought it was neat...I feel like the Lone Ranger.

DRog said...

Im a little bummed actually: I saw the beginning of your post in my blogger dashboard and thought when I opened your post your blog might have some sort of IMLP countdown started already! I cant beleive we are under 300 "already: haha

Northern MN is experiencing the wildest Fall Colors in over 10 years (per the newschannel)

-Derek

Joel said...

I'm jealous of the changing leaves. In FL our leaves go from green to brown to on the ground in about one week (and that typically happens in December).

Christi said...

I love the post-it note. That sounds just like me!

Runners Fuel said...

It's nice not to be so busy right now. Take the time while you have it.

Glenn Jones said...

There are two times a year I get really really jealous of where you get to live. One is the spring when everything is green and alive. The second is the fall when the seasons turn. What beautiul colors! Thanks for the pictures!

Ron said...

Enjoy the time off. It will be the beginning of a very successful 2011. SWEET!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i love that you are doing the countdown already!

Molly said...

I'm psyched for you...never too soon to start counting down!

chris mcpeake said...

great post. .. time off is always great

Anne-Marie said...

Enjoy being a slug now -- once your IM training kicks in, you won't have many days like that! I agree though that it's weird going without structured training when you've gotten used to it.

Those leaves are so pretty. They haven't started changing in southwestern PA yet, and I'm looking forward to it...

Colleen said...

That picture of your drive to work is awesome! ;) And I love the post it!

Mark said...

#1: So jealous you are running IMLP
#2: Do you have a coach, or are you going at it alone?
#3: When do you start your training for IMLP?
#4: I love fall runs.

Black Knight said...

... and I am counting down the days until my retirement (I think I will be 56 y.o.).
Beautiful pictures and great post it.

Regina said...

The leaves are already changing by you?! Wow! I am loving the slug life...finally! I could go on like this forever.