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This has sure been a random week. Glad it’s over. A small sampling of random events include:

-my car breaking down in the middle of the road. I had no idea what to do and everyone was honking at me and shouting mean things so I just got out of the car and started crying until a nice family came by and said “sweetie its ok, do you need help?” and I sort of whimpered “yes please” and then they literally pushed my car down the street and off to the side. Looking back it was actually pretty cool.

-so then I got my alternator replaced (whatever that is!) and was driving home from work happy as can be. Just singing along to the radio smiling because I was done with work for the day and off for a 10 mile hill repeat workout. Then out of nowhere BOOM someone rear ends me, does one of those “oops!” faces when I made eye contact with him in the rear view mirror and then speeds off! Luckily there wasn’t even a scratch on my car but I sure hope my bike rack left a mark on his!

-speaking of bike racks….yesterday I pull into the garage and there is some guy working on the Batman movie (which has taken over downtown and made the traffic awful and pisses me off, though it is cool to see snow in August!) Anyway, I get out of the car and he goes to me “hey, where’d you get your rack?” To which I did not even know how to respond…my eyes just sort of bugged out and I was like ‘huh? my what?” and he goes “umm, your bike rack…I need to get one.” Oh…Ok, not like that makes the question much better…go to any bike store, it’s not that hard.

And switching gears (ha)to a different topic, let’s talk priorities. Since becoming addicted to triathlon I have noticed that my priorities are totally out of whack sometimes. Here are some examples:

– I have over $4,000 worth of bikes and cycling accessories in my living room right now. The hem also came out of my pants a few weeks ago and I literally stapled it back together because I am too cheap and lazy to go to the tailor to get it fixed.

– I spend hours and hours cleaning and taking care of my bikes yet I literally do not think my car has seen a carwash or a vacuum cleaner in over a year.

– I do 2-3 loads of laundry a week to wash all my workout gear yet I have a HUGE pile of clothes to take to the dry cleaner that will probably sit there for another 2 weeks minimum.

– I will happily run 10 miles or ride for 5 hours yet I take the elevator up 1 story at work.

And there are millions more examples but I gotta go ride my bike so those will have to wait for another day 🙂


First and most importantly… LOOK WHAT I GOT!!!!!!

Felt B16. I am in love. This thing is FAST 🙂

Don’t worry, I still have this guy:

They are best friends already!

Ok, now moving on to some more fun things!

I talked to Coach Kim the other night about the future. Boy do we have some big things planned! It is not going to be an easy 16 months, that’s for sure, but it is going to be fun! Here’s what we have on tap:

August 27 – Presque Isle Sprint

Sept 18- Portage Lakes Olympic

Then triathlon season is officially over and I get a couple months of running season. Fall racing is my all time favorite so like last year I plan on doing a few 5ks, 10ks, 10 milers, culminating in…

Nov 20- Philadelphia Half Marathon. I had so much fun last year that I want to do it again!

Nov 21- Jan 1 = GLORIOUS BREAK!!!! I plan to do all the things that I miss out on while training…like sleeping until 7 on the weekdays and as late as I want on the weekends 🙂 going to the bar with my friends, Happy Hour on a Tuesday—why not!, nursing a hangover by laying in bed watching tv, going to yoga, doing so much less laundry!!!, eating spicy food at lunch because I don’t have to worry about it upsetting my stomach on a run after work, getting a pedicure, and other fun stuff like that! Basically living it up because then things get serious.

Jan- Back to triathlon training!

May- Pittsburgh Half Marathon…gotta redeem myself from the bad run this year

June- Olympic Tri, TBD

July- Musselman Half Ironman, *hopefully* Pittsburgh Olympic again because I loved it—we’ll see if I’m recovered enough to do it

Sept- Cedar Point Rev 3 Half Ironman

I hope you all stick around for the journey…it’s going to be a good one

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