Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Random Stuff

  • I had a lot of fun being part of Jill's gift exchange.  Thank you so much to Chris from BQ or Die for my favorite thing...CHOCOLATE!  You rock, and I am pretty sure since it is a present it has zero calories! Now could you also send me some San Diego sunshine? It was below zero here this morning.  Thank you again Jill for organizing the exchange.
  • I loved the Kona coverage last night and as usual, I choked up a few times and found tremendous inspiration from the age grouper stories.  I mean, the pro stuff is neat and all (if I have to hear from Macca how great he is one more time, I might just puke), but I want to hear more from the everyman, because, well...that is you, it is me.   Seriously, if your heart didn't break for Kyle Garrett when he couldn't finish the bike, well, I don't know what to say.  I was cheering for Clayton Treska (even though I cheated and looked online during the commercial to see if he finished), and his story of walking around the corridors of the hospital while on chemo just to keep active were unbelievable.  I could go on and on...What was your favorite?
  • I think Lew Hollander is probably going to make it to 120, what do you think? And he has the best endless pool ever, hands down.
  • I was at the pool yesterday and there was a lady in the lane next to me.  I grabbed the kick board and noticed she had just grabbed her kick board too. My first thought?  We are racing.  She didn't know this, so I figured I had the advantage.  I took off as fast as I could, and after a while looked over at her.  She was dead even with me and not looking like she was working hard.  She was smiling and looking around.  At the wall, I got about 3-5 feet ahead of her (winning!!!), and I was busting my butt. Kicking and kicking and kicking.  I couldn't believe it, she looked like she was hardly putting out any effort.  Plus, it looked to me like her hips were down, I was working hard to keep mine up.  At the next turn around I noticed she was wearing flippers.  Oh.
  • A few of you asked what I wear on the icy/snowy roads I run on.  I use ICESPIKE if I need traction.  I am going to post a review next week (Wednesday) and will give you all kinds of info about them.
  • 216 days until Ironman Lake Placid!

Weekly numbers
I forgot to post my numbers last week. Ooops.  Here is where I am this week:
Swim: 2200 yds
Bike: 106
Run: 18
Weight training: 1 hr
9hrs50min

32 comments:

Kiersten said...

So cool! Love it!

Rachel Wasserman said...

cold weather running...what do you wear for bottoms? any wind-resistant tights that you like? i'm looking to eliminate excuses to not run in the winter with some new gear :-)

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Lew is definitely looking good at 80+. Poor old Kyle. I think that will do it for the IM invitations. I am not sure if he has done any other IMs but he needs to go to IMFL to get a morale victory...

Angie Bee said...

Love the header!!
Too funny about the flippers :)

Laura said...

Love the racing while kicking... even if your competitor didn't know! ;) Header looks great.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Header is great!

Yesterday's Kona broadcast was excellent. I love Lew, he is a rockstar!

Kyle was the most heartbreaking part.

Kelly said...

I too get choked up watching the age groupers. They are the heart and soul of Ironman, if you ask me. Great week!

Detroit Runner said...

The new header looks great. Also, great workout week!

JenniferLeah said...

cute, new layout!!
The Kona coverage was great and there were some very inspiring and heart breaking stories!

Lew rocks!

misszippy said...

LOVE the new header, especially Bailey! So cute. Laughing at your pool race..we all get sucked into it, but at least you had a good reason to laugh about it at end.

Have to watch Kona still...taped it.

Jon said...

Geebus I feel like a slacker right now! Look at those bike #'s!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Love your new header!

Teri S. said...

Love the new header. And I was crying like a baby too with all the stories from Ironman. They were all awesome and inspiring.

Ironman By Thirty said...

Love the new header!

I always race people in the pool whether they know it or not :)

Heather said...

The header looks awesome! love the colors. Can't wait to read your review of icespike.

Aimee said...

I LOVE your new header! I've been wanting to change mine too, I just haven't had the time!

I watched Kona and got choked up several times. I also love hearing about the age groupers. I was so impressed with the guy that crashed and continued on and finished...amazing! Or, the girl with the stress fracture that walked the entire marathon in a boot...wow!

The Green Girl said...

I love love love your new header!

Carole Sharpless said...

Dude I am tired just thinking about your training! :)

xoxo.

Annie said...

Really love the header! Awesome run. So you don't have a garmin? You must get one!

Jill said...

I love the new header, it's cool - like you.

I already yelled at Chris for giving you only chocolate. I'm glad you like it though...next year I won't pair you up with a male. :)

I watch a bit of Kona yesterday, I always get choked up with the stories - so incredible!!

glutenfreetri said...

I think the new header is great! I so laughed at the pool story as I would have done that : )

Big Daddy Diesel said...

- I love the new header, its looks so freaking coool!!!!

- Kona was great!!! I hope to be racing at Lous age, did you notice they did a quick shot of Harriet Andersen, the 73 year old grandmother who has done 17 Kona races, they featured her 2 years ago

- I swelled up a couple of times watching it

Meredith said...

I actually didn't like the coverage of IM Kona. I think 2008 was the last good coverage they had. Between Macca being a gian a-hole and all the product placement, it took all my willpower not to turn it off.

Luke said...

I love the header!!!

I have done the same thing racing someone in fins and not know it. It was funny because the lifeguards were watching and noticed I was racing. They had a good laugh.

Runners Fuel said...

Love the new header! I watched some of the Kona coverage too. Those are some awesome people!!

Colleen said...

Kona was great and I agree... Lew will live for a LOOOONG time!

I smiled when I read about you racing in the pool... happens to me every once in a while and I think it's good!

Amanda@runninghood said...

you made me laugh when you said that you figured you were racing but she didn't know it...when you were in the pool. Sounds like me...naturally competitive even when it isn't a competition. Glad you figured out why she was going so fast! :)

Matty O said...

My thoughts: Racing un-knowing people at the pool?!!? WHO DOES THAT??? I ALWAYS WIN!!! I mean... err uhhh hahahaha. Actually I like when they wear the flippers, makes me work harder to keep my ego at bay :)

Keep it up girl, your numbers are amazing! Mine = 0 miles, 0 yards, 0 feet. Phew.

Christi said...

Great week! I race people all the time and they never know!

Velma said...

You are a training rock star!!!! Love all the doggie pics :)

Anne-Marie said...

love the pool racing story! I totally do that too! :)

I'm so bummed I had to miss Kona coverage this year because I had a family commitment :( Wonder if there will be a repeat at any point???

Dianna in Maui said...

Loved the Kona coverage - it was my first time watching it. I cried when they showed Kyle not making the swim cutoff.