Sunday, May 28, 2006

The best thing about my crappy ride Saturday


...is doing it with my buddies and enjoying some tasty pizza after a dip in the 55 degree waters of Lake Erie. Here's Tricia, Me, TriAl, and TriEric enjoying some wonderfully nutritional recovery fuel.

Special thanks to TriAl, who refused even at my multiple insistances, to leave me behind as I slugged up the hills. I think he did about 18 extra hill repeats just so he could go get me. He is kickin' some serious ass and is going to smoke the IMW course. Thanks for helping me get through it!

And to the hills--you will be mine next Saturday. Now I'm pissed. Look out.

As for today, reassurance is:

Negative-splitting your two-hour run by almost 2 minutes...in the 85 degree, sunshine-y, humid Ohio heat. Take THAT, doubting self.

And now to enjoy my recovery drink:


My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, damn right, it's better than yours.

(I could teach you, but I'd have to charge)

Off to shower then hit the store for some buns, sweet corn, and beers for a cookout with my Grand Canyon friends tonight!

See, just like Annie said (my FAVORITE movie as a kid--despite the fact that I have black hair, I thought I WAS little orphan Annie and have the cassette tape of me singing to prove it)

The sun will come out, tomorrow...you're only a day away!

15 comments:

TryAthlete said...

That milkshake looks delicious. You've got to share that secret with us.

Joe said...

Thanks for your positive vibes. I needed a lift today. :-)

Scott said...

I just read Saturday's post. Is everything OK?

PuddyRat said...

Wow! Wish I got pizza after my ride today, but all I got was a stale strawberry shortcake. Ewww!

What fun to do a ride and swim with training buddies! I had a buddy with me today for our ride/run brick and it made the whole affair so much more enjoyable.

Carrie said...

Way to hang tough sister and realize what life is all about--FOOD AND FRIENDS. I'm sure even Lance has bad riding days. You're still right on track!

P.S. I meant to comment the other day when you mentioned that your husband is a Michigan fan. How is it legal for an Ohio girl to marry an M fan???!! As a native Ohian and Buckeye fanatic, I'd be disowned from my family!

Running Rabbit said...

...At least in your pic it looks sunny!

And now I have those songs in my head! (Thanks!)

qcmier said...

The ride wouldn't have ben any fun without you. Besides I was just checking out the alpacas. =) Hey you got in an extra hill too. You had a tough week and a tough training day. It was awesome how well you handled everything. You're going to do awesome at IM WI.

Jessi said...

Yay, glad to hear you are feelin' good! Hope the rest of your weekend went well too!

Kim said...

what is in that awesome looking milkshake? looks so tasty and chocolatey????? SHARE THE RECIPE! :)

Kewl Nitrox said...

What a way to earn that pizza! :D

DaisyDuc said...

Dang girl, major props on getting in that cold Lake! Not sure I am ready for that yet!

rice said...

keep at them hills, they work wonders.

Cheers.

Rice.

greyhound said...

Uh-oh. TriSaraTops is pissed. I try very hard not to piss off the Iron-chica that I train with sometimes. Last time I did, she dropped me and my bike like a bad habit.

Rachel said...

Mmmm. Milkshakes. Pizza. Drool. Definitely the best part about long rides.

Papa Louie said...

YES! Good for you! A better attitude will afford you to conquer the roads.