Wednesday, October 10, 2007

You know you are a crazy triathlete when...

You get on the bike trail (we are back in Albuquerque) and head INTO, not away from, the very dark, stormy clouds. It looked like a very ominous storm right where we were headed today for our 2 hour bike. I commented that we would be lucky to see an hour. Then I thought-you know this really is the difference between me NOW and 2 years ago as "working Debi". I started to actually think riding in the rain might be an adventure! Just the whole- we don't really have time structure thing going on now- is liberating. But I actually think my thought processes are changing. Everyday seems so much like a gift and I feel so blessed sometimes-this was one of those days. Like rain seemed exciting! But alas-we rode the whole thing with only maybe a drop of rain. We had clouds ALL around us about to open up but we managed to get through that little hole of rainless bike trail and then the sun came out! Now this is why Albuquerque rocks. If it rains, they say, just wait 10 mins and you will have sun..It's true! After the ride we went for a 30 minute run and I felt great. We have trained so hard for Soma- I really feel in the best shape my 53 years old body can be in. And I actually like running now..this is a first for me.

All the family-4 daughters, 2 granddaughters, 2 son-in-laws are starting to come in tomorrow for the balloon fiesta weekend and celebration of a birthday. I love my family of girls-lots of estrogen in our house with all the girls growing up! Now they are all beautiful grown women and now we have 2 little bundles of budding estrogen and it is so great to be "Grandma Debi"..

When I did Ironman Florida, my daughter had a little T-shirt made for Lane that said "My Grandma did an Ironman". Now she is threatening to get me a bumper sticker that says "Don't you Wish Your Grandma Was Hot Like Me?" (you would have to remember the song to get that one).

Enough ramblings from this Grandma..

6 comments:

cindy said...

You are doing some hard-core training and will do awesome at Soma!!

Enjoy your visit with family. What a great role model you are for them!

Vickie said...

When I grow up,I hope to be like you.

Vickie said...

When I grow up,I hope to be like you.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

How nice to have the family visiting for fiesta!

Best wishes at SOMA!!

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