Monday, December 31, 2012

Sew right

I got a sewing machine for Christmas. I've been a sewing maniac...I love it. My first project!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


It's a no go for me! The place I was staying at has no power, so with such short notice and all the crap going on in NY I deferred my entry until least I got that going for me!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Will it go on??

I'm running the NYCM...well hoping to that is! After the hurricane we have no idea yet if the show will go on! I'm praying that all are well in NYC despite what ever happens to the race.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

This is why I don't like to TRI

Well I still like triathlon. I am more interested in horse back ridding these days. I want to own my own horse and ride an ride :)


I recently did the RAIN ride. I finished at mile 100 though. My husband was sagging and not in the greatest health. I'm glad I got to participate in at least part of it!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ironman Aqua Bike

With a lot of brain debate, I decided not to do the whole Ironman Louisville. I will however be doing the swim and bike. It's so close to where I live and the entry fee was paid, I might as well partake in part of problem.! I'm actually going to take care of my coach and her kids this weekend. I'll have fun and go on to have a stellar NYCM....can't wait!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Muncie 37.0?

Muncie was reduced to an olympic distance race. The water was the hardest and hottest i've ever experienced...89 degrees..yah, that's a hot swim. The bike was nice with smooth rollers and lots of drafting..ah hem...cheaters! I thought the run was great and hilly..the volunteers took such good care of us having an aid station every 500', loved them!!! I'm still training for IMLOU. My training has not been going well and I'll have to decide a few weeks from now if i'm actually going through with this whole race. To do so may mean certain failure and injury...i'm thinking this through for a bit.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Super Fun Training Weekend

This weekend we had around 28 people at the tri camp I attended. Friday night we had a run efficiency test around a track, monitoring our HR and time per lap. It was interesting and I found that each lap I did my time decreased and my HR increased..not good. You can bet that monitoring my HR during training will become a major focus for me. We biked in a very windy and hilly course. It was very pretty and who know southern Indiana was sooo hilly! After that we did more running and then we had an underwater taping and analysis of our swimming. That was interesting. Coach says I have a pretty good stroke and just needed to work on more bending of the elbow. My running still sucks..who knew. Even though I'm doing more and more running I'm still pretty darned slow. I just think I will never have the bio-mechanics to run fast. I just "my" pace and that's all I can do. That's okay, I'm never in contention to win anything :)) Sunday we rode out to an area where we practiced our transitions, mounting/dismounting our bikes. This was full on anaerobic since the course was just a 3+ mile bike followed by a 1.5 mile run x 2. It was hot and sunny so that added to the fun too! All in all a pretty good back and legs are sore, but other than that, i'm ready to take on more challenging training.

Friday, June 1, 2012

My super awesome training weekend to come..

I leave at 4 here to head out to camp. It's a coached tri-camp that I did last year and had a blast. Friday we do a pedaling practice, then an efficiency running test. Saturday it's a 30 minute aerobic trail run, a 56 mile bike ride, open water swim clinic, pool stroke development and video underwater assessment. Sunday it's another 50min aerobic run, bricks of 2 x 3.6 miles bike/run. Stretching sessions, pool stroke development, open water swimming, go HOME!!! I'll post pics later as I have them...oh happy weekend...:))

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My new tshirt

Well after riding alot this past weekend I have to say my legs dont feel so bad. This weekend I'm doing a tri camp where well ride 50 some miles out to camp, do another 60 the next day, throw in some trail and road runs and opeb water swims, coaching and we'll call it a good weekend. More to come!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy memorial day weekend!

I'll be doing some swim, bike, run training over the weekend! It's going to be a hot one. Stay cool!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Been absent

Our friend Karl pictured here had a massive heart attack in one of our winter spinning classes..technically he was dead and was administered cpr as well as the paddles to restart his heart. He did survive after the Dr's had put stents in his arteries to clear the blocked ones. That was February, not shortly after all of this, Dr. Karl was out riding with his buddies and doing all of the things us cyclists love to do. This picture was taken when we were at his surprise birthday part last month. His friends who revived him from his death experience made this shirt for him. Monday a.m. he passed away in his sleep, I can't tell you the grief we've been feeling. I loved Dr. Karl and so did everyone else who knew him. Saturday will be his funeral and it will be very difficult for us all.
This past weekend was our Canadian holiday so I went back up there to visit with family. It was probably the hottest yet this year, near 95 out on my bike ride..ughhh welcome summer.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Dances with dirt 55 miler done!

Dances with Dirt is not your little pansy 26.2 race or Ironman race, or whatever. This is a bone jarring crazy mother effing race. Held down in Brown County, In, where the woods and giant hills and valley, streams and trees and weeds are very prevalent. I couldn't believe what I was talked into and regretted every starting this POS race..:)) Actually it was fun and challenging and I think I may have poison ivy. My back and legs are freaking killing me today, but I'm glad I was a part of this relay team covering over 55 miles of the worst terrain i've ever had the stupidity of traveling. YES, it was stupid...even stupider were the people who did the solo 50 miler in this awful area of the USA. Just crazy!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mini Finish

If you've never done the mini500, it is a must for your "to do" list! It was hot sticky and humid, but that didn't stop over 35,000 runners and walkers from coming out and enjoying the race. I did a lot of walking, enjoying people and watching all of the bands and activities along the way. I'm glad I had the chance to do this and can't wait to do it again. This weekend I'll be doing some real trail running during our 50k dances with dirt down in brown county Indiana!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

This weekend is the mini500 half marathon. I'm run/walking it with a lady friend I know who is in her 60's and I promised to stay with throughout the race. It's going to be stinking hot and I'm worried about doing this "that" slow. I guess we'll get through it, but I'm hoping I'll survive this!!! Wish me luck and happy racing!!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

This is Indy!

This is our little guy..well not so little. He's getting bigger every week. He'll be 5 months old on the 9th of May. He's doing well for a deaf little guy. He's learned many hand signals already. So have I :0 I love him very much..aside from the occasional accident, he's a pleasure to have. I hope people don't stop from ever getting a dog with a disability. He's so perfect in so many ways!!!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Socks for my upcoming races.

The checked ones are for the mini500, and the others are for our crazy legs team for the dances with dirt team!!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

I suck!

I broke down and bought some goodies to stash in my office drawer. I'm so bad and had been so good with the sugar free food and crap. We all can't be perfect!

What do you have hidden in your drawer at work?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I bought myself this today as a reward for getting into the 2012 NYC Marathon..woot the meantime, I guess I still have to train for that little 70.3 and Ironman race..LOL!!1 Who else got in??

NYCM who's in??

After waiting for what seemed like "forever", i still don't know if i'm the NYC Marathon or not? I got this badge thingy when I signed into my NYM entry page. Still not 100% positive if this means i'm in?? 2012 ING New York City Marathon I'm In to Finish Badge Owner Since: 2012-04-26 Description: The owner of this badge has been accepted to run in the ING New York City Marathon on November 4, 2012.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Two years....

Two years ago I said "I do"...and other vows.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have known that life and marriage can be such a roller coaster's to hanging in there!!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Busy weekend!

This weekend was filled with fun. Friday night we had our first ever meeting of the Indy Ironwomen. We have a page in Facebook. It was fun and we had a great spread of food and drink. I like talking to these women of all different abilities and I hope all of us will become great friends.

Hubby and I went on a shopping spree at Costco. We had about $300.00 in free bucks from using our Costco card over the year. We ended up buying this high end blender. It even will shred your iphone if you wanted :)) It makes frozen drinks in no time flat as well as smoothies and even ice cream. It's crazy!! I whipped up a spinach, carrot, banana, pineapple, ice smoothie after my bike ride. It was delish and so very easy. This is one heavy duty mixer.

On Saturday night we had a been invited to our Dr. friends surprise birthday party. This is the fellow who died right in front of me in one of our cycling classes not so long ago. Lucky for him he was saved by his two best buddies who just happen to be two of the very best Dr's in Indianapolis. We were all in the same class that night and had it not been for the very calm, quick and efficient manner they revived him, I don't think our friend would be here today. I had a blast this's going to be a heavy week of training and i'm so looking forward to it!

( fridge is filled with beer..note to self..NEVER leave hubby home alone for more than a couple of hours)

Friday, April 6, 2012

New tri mobile

We decided....finally...that we needed a new vehicle. Gone is the BMW to a heavy duty tri mobile. It floats like a dream and I just love driving it.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

84 and lovely here!

It's going to be another hot ride tonight! I'm just glad I'm not running :) this weekend was nice too!
I ran the 5k with a friends mother, she was slower and I promised to stay with her which was total fun.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Mega Millions what would you do?

At work we decided to pool our money together and buy tickets for tonights drawing of the Mega Millions.  Apparently you have a greater chance of getting struck by lightening..15x' the same why wouldn't you buy a ticket..duhhhhh :))

If I won some money, I know exactly what I would do!  My dad has colon cancer, the health care in Canada is pitiful.  He hasn't even been booked for surgery and treatment..he needs it NOW!!!  I would take the money and bring my dad over to the USA to the best cancer treatment place I could get him into..sad...I know.

Well..send me some good luck vibes..TGIF!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

New pink tires!

I did an easy ride last night just to see how my lungs would feel. Not too shabby! So I'm signed up to run a bunny 5k on Saturday. Should be a blast, we get bunny ears and glasses :)) I hope I don't hack up a lung or something!

Carry on!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Back from the weekend..

It was a long weekend for me.  Friday had me sick in bed.  Luckily I was able to see my family Dr. by 2:45 that day.  I have acute bronchitis.  I am now on oral steroids, antibiotics and another inhaler.  Today i'm back at work after a lovely weekend of ZERO training and overall crappiness. 

I'll likely hear something on my father later this week.  Cancer sucks!!  He was found to have colon cancer and hopefully this hasn't progressed.  I pretty much cried off and on Saturday and Sunday.  Today I'm just angry, angry he didn't get this checked sooner, angry that Cancer has once again reared it's ugly head in my family.  I am the only one out of my sibling, parents, aunts, grandparents who have seemingly escaped Cancer's ugly grips..for now.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Damn you cancer!

I thought you had enough with my family, you took my grandfather, my aunt, my young sister. My oldest sister beat out breast cancer so far, my mother survived your ugly attempt to take her colon and her, but they both beat you so far. But today you have to pick a fight with my father why... why damn you cancer, damn you to hell.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I have a shoulder owieeeee

I guess with aging comes aging problems, my left shoulder has a rotator problem due to decreased encapsulation.  For now the Dr. prescribed an anti-inflammatory and exercises to strengthen the area.  I'll see him in six weeks to see what's next if it is still pretty sore.  I can swim front crawl and that's it, which is fine.  I don't need the other strokes for triathlon..right :))

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lunch time workout.

I'm tired of looking at all of these chics with super sweet abs.  I decided this a.m. to bring a yoga mat into my office and do the abripper x workout and planks on my lunch hour.  So I closed my door to my office and did 15 min's of ab workouts.  Ouch!

Training is going well.  Except for the heat during my runs, everything is going well.  Swim is good, bike is good, run...well I did run 7 miles this past weekend and decided to sign up for a trail run that will happen this weekend.  5 miles of trails..yipeeeeee

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Palmer house!

We will be having our convention at this place in July. I walked into the Palmer house during my recent visit there. Chicago is kind of growing on me! It's not that far from where I live and there is lots happening there.