Okay, I learned a few things from my snot/10,000 visitor post:
1. You guys are snotty, too. That makes me feel less like an alien snot faucet!
2. You would really like to see me make an arse of myself.
Thanks to Rice, too, for that enlightening article on snot, spit, and hydration! Very interesting.
So I really laughed hard at all your suggestions. I'm trying to find a way to incorporate them all into one big celebration. Papa Louie's idea of wearing my wetsuit, goggles, running shoes, and then biking in downtown Cleveland sounded pretty sweet. It might be hard for me to GET downtown though, but I am heading down to pace the first half of the Cleveland Marathon on Sunday...hmmm...then I got to thinking that it would be pretty hard to deal with my bike between 6 and 7 am amidst all the hectic-ness. So, I will improvise. Today, provided there is no rain, I'll don the outfit suggested by Sir Louie and will ride 2 miles to the center of my town and back on a main street. I know a lot of people who live in this little town and it seems that whenever I run down this road, I get honked at by friends/neighbors/family, so this should be pretty funny. Matt will document pictures and I will post them here.
I also liked the idea of a pub-crawl! Alas, can I convince my blog friends to take time out of their busy and high-volume training schedules to pound some? Probably not. So I was thinking perhaps a happy-hour on Friday June 2nd? Just an hour or so, and one or two drinks--we've got long rides/runs the next day I'm sure! I'm thinking at one of the random watering holes in Lakewood, my old stomping ground....but you must wear at least one item of tri stuff to come. So goggles, swim cap, singlet, wetsuit, etc. are mandatory for this extremely important race event. Pictures can follow. C-town bloggers, anyone interested?
Yesterday was a great day: the SUN came out for the first time in several days and I saw the blue sky and was soooooo excited that I threw my bike in the car that morning! I helped a few students after school, then changed and headed to the park. Had a nice little 28 mile ride and did 17.4 mph--the few hills there were didn't seem all too bad, either! Yay! Then last night the storm came through, which of course made my day, and the CAVS BEAT THE PISTONS!!! Take THAT, Rasheed "I-Guarantee-A-Victory" Wallace!!!! ha ha ha ha ha
This morning had a great swim at the Y--my 200s negative split were pretty solid and I was happy with my times. I busted out a few 100s in the middle just for fun and hit them all under 1:31, so I was pumped. Especially since I was a little sore from lifting the day before--we'll take it!
Tonight it's another run trying to get used to my 10:53 pace I need to hold to pace Cleveland. I'm not used to that pace, so I'd better get used to it and PRONTO! On deck is another swim tomorrow, a brick Saturday (Elizabeth--probably only going 2 hour ride, :30 run due to the marathon the next day--you interested?), and then a pre-Pearl Jam cookout with the concert Saturday night! YAHOOOOOO~although it will NOT be fun to hear that alarm at 5am on Sunday morning to head to the marathon!
Oh well, it will all be worth it.
10 more days of school...but who's counting? :)