Sunday, January 07, 2007

I need some serious updating.

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--
O!
H!
I!
O!

(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

23 comments:

RunBubbaRun said...

Okay, since I grew in florida I must root for the Gators.

Sounds like some good goals for the year. Especially sleeping in and able to watch "24"

Laurie said...

Go Ohio State! They will win, I have no doubt.

mouse said...

this is seriously the ONLY time of the year you will hear me saying this. and it seriously feels like a knife going into my heart, but...

GO BUCKS!

O-H!

I-O!

Kate said...

Your lap lanes aren't always open? All of a sudden I am not so bitter about always having to share...

TriJack said...

all these years i thought it was a charles schultz thing...
hang on snoopy, snoopy hang on...
damn...
Go Gators!

TryAthlete said...

I've never watched it, but I think it's great for you that 24 is starting soon!

If only they hadn't scrapped Alias (sigh)...

JenC said...

A gal named Shannon got me into triathlon too! Of course, she dropped out of it a year later. Oh well, still good to have motivating friends!

Go Bucks!

Meredith said...

Yeah Go Buckeyes!!!!

We're Gator Hunting!!!

Jodi said...

Oh, man my side bar is SO outdated! If you figure out how to get a nifty bar on the top let me know! I've also wanted to put some music on my blog (not playing all the time, just optional).

Your race goals seem great! Can't wait to follow you on your journey to PR '07!

Jodi

Habeela said...

I have seen some funny state flags, but "Hang on Sloopy" as a state song definitely takes the cake!

xt4 said...

You're hilarious.

bloop.

Kurt said...

Okay posted the blog to your friend. Now be nice to me when you tell her that I hope Florida wins over Ohio St (Pac 10 fan for football can never ever root for any team from your league plus I root for ACC except dook in Basketball)

TriShannon said...

Thanks for the love!!

Are these races in sharpie or pencil?

Go Buckeyes!!

21st Century Mom said...

You can buy a new banner from Runner Susan who has a bunch of cool ones in the can the she will personalize for you. Go here:
http://www.mastheadfactory.com/

That rolled up pegged jean thing is just another way to make women feel like they need to develop an eating disorder. Reee-dicalus.

TriShannon said...

Nothing beats DQ on a hot summer day after a long run or ride.

It was hard work back then... swimming 500 then laying out at the pool... we earned that DQ!

Triteacher said...

Kudos to you on putting your races out there - even with the catch on the marathon. I am still obsessing too much to put them into blogosphere. I keep writing these long posts in my head where I list all the possible catches with each race and each goal time... Maybe you've inspired me to just do it!!

Triteacher said...

Kudos to you on putting your races out there - even with the catch on the marathon. I am still obsessing too much to put them into blogosphere. I keep writing these long posts in my head where I list all the possible catches with each race and each goal time... Maybe you've inspired me to just do it!!

Triteacher said...

Woops, you can delete one of those.

And this one!

Kim said...

grrr my posts keep getting deleted or something!

so honored to have been tagged by you! :) unfortunately the closest book to me was not half as exciting as your history book!

are you going to be making buckeyes? my coworker made them and i shoved 5 in my mouth at once!

Spokane Al said...

Hey! Hang on Sloopy is a great song, even if she came from the bad part of town! At one time Washington State was considering making Louie, Louie its state song, and New Jersey wanted Born to Run to be their state song.

I think all these states have the right idea, although I am still waiting for a state to pick Highway to Hell for their own state song!

Fe-lady said...

Is that really true about Hang on Sloopy? And I never knew that being an Ohioan...or you got me and I am a very naieve Ohioan! :-)

25 miles a week is base miles? Oh yeah....I remember those days...about 20 years ago!

Fe-lady said...

How do you spell Niaeve...naieve...Neigh-eve....
(You know what I mean!)
I need to go to bed!

Rae said...

Can I just say it's been a LONG, LONG time since I have looked forward to a Sunday night!! I can NOT WAIT for 24! And this year we have HDTV!!!!!!!!!!