And, by updating, I don't mean pegged, rolled up jeans.
I mean, I really need to update my sidebar stuff. Man. So. Behind.
I could use a sweet new header on this blog, too. How does one go about doing that? So html clueless.......
Anyway, I'd like to give MAJOR SHOUTOUTS to my buddy TRISHANNON who officially has her own BLOG! Go there NOW. Give her some lurve.
This girl is hilarious and cracks me up. I've been telling her she needs to write a blog forevah. So go there and give her mad props. She's part of the reason I got into triathlon--we both did our very first sprint tri ever back in 2001, and trained dilgently all summer in the Lakewood Pool...often followed by Blizzards at DQ. Yeah. No, we're aware it doesn't make much sense. We also had many a great MOUNTAIN BIKE ride in the Valley....ahhh, those were the days. I had a sweet wipeout and we had to walk our bikes home once as I bled all over the sidewalk--good times, good times.
We go WAY back to Scott Hall 1st floor corridor at Miami. She's doing IMW this year, and I already know she will kick SO much ass. This girl might be the most intense chick I've ever met in my life--when she puts her mind to something (ie. giving up chocolate for a year for NO REASON other than to see if she can, cutting horrible bangs with me in the dorm bathroom as we really thought it was a great idea), she does it. Every. Freakin'. Time. So, add her to your daily reads--this one's gonna be fun to watch!
Okay. This week, I ran 25 miles (yay! hi, base miles! nice to meet you), did only one trainer ride (BOO!) but it was definitely a tough one, and swam NADA. I'm really excited that the Lakewood Y is finally open--they demolished it and built all new, and it looks pimped out. I heard a rumor from Canada Jenn that the lap lanes are open ALL DAY! WHA-WHA-WHAT????????????????? Could it be? I decided I will check it out after school tomorrow and bring my swim stuff, just in case! If that's true, TriEric, I might have to swim there since I am not crazy about gettin' up so early since I don't necessarily have to (meaning I'm not IM training with 2 workouts, like last year). Don't hate me.....:)
Tomorrow, of course, is THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP where the Buckeyes will TROUNCE the stupid Gators. HANNNNNNNNNNNG on SLOOPY, SLOOPY HANG ON--
(Did you know that "Hang On Sloopy" is actually the state song of Ohio? Seriously! How many taxpayer dollars were wasted in drafting THAT bill?)
So I will be partaking in some festivities wearing my scarlet and gray. Other than that, this week will have me trying to reorganize things a bit around here, as I feel like it's a bit stale. We'll see if I can figure anything out without somehow accidentally deleting everything. I'm real good at that.
So, at the moment, the race schedule is looking like there will be 3 A Races:
1. Indianapolis Mini Marathon: Goal = 1:50
2. Steelhead 70.3: Goal = 6:10
3. Chicago Marathon (although I am gonna hold off on signing up until I do some research on their refund policy) Goal = sub-4
I will fill it in with a few local tris for fun. Probably some Olympics and not sprints, as I feel like that would be better for my 70.3 goal.
The big goal...the eyes on the prize goal...is still IMFL 2008. That, is ultimately, what this year will have to be about. I want to get stronger in a few things this year so that next year I can take on that challenge.
Well...I think that's it. Not much else to report. Except it's still NOT snowy here, and I'm sad. Where is my snow? :(
Only one more week until 24's season premiere! Yippppeeeeeeeee! Maybe this time I can actually watch it at night, since I don't have to get up so early!
(For those who didn't "know" me last year, I had to tape it and watch it the next day, because I'd get so into it that I wouldn't be able to fall asleep. Lame.)
So I'll end with the sound of 24 going to a commercial....
BLOOP BLEEP BLOOP BLEEP BLOOP