Thursday, November 8, 2007

Always the bridesmaid..

never the bride. Now I could be cynical and whiny right now but I choose to be thankful. I finished 3rd in the Southwest Challenge Series. You have to do at least 8 races in the series and then you get to count the top 8 races in points for for your place. So even though I did the most races, got the most points, since I got some 2nds and 3rds, I got 3rd place. I am a little peeved about this since I trained my butt off this year but it goes to show that those of us that do not have the genetic gift of winning every race we do, have to work our butts off and still get the bronze. I won't be doing the series next year so now I will just have to wait until the next age group and hope those other women decide that knitting is more fun..

Now the thankful part-I do get an award! I am healthy, strong and did have some good PRs in there. Also my wonderful newbie hubby won first place in his age group. Yay Hartley!

So I will go to the ceremony and smile and be happy nevertheless..

We are off to S.t Louis today for a wedding of a daughter of a friend. I need to get out of my playclothes and actually put on a dress!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

I get by with a little help from my friends..

Yesterday I eeeked out a 35 mile recovery bike ride with the help of Pirate, who pulled me against the wind the first half of the ride. Now that is a true tri-friend!! I almost have her signed up for Polar Bear Triathlon in Dcember to get back on the horse, so they say, or the carbon, as we said. Any-who-I wasn't at my tip-top shape yesterday but felt better than I thought I would. It was great to see all the Outlaws and some Outlaw wanna-be's. Hartley's foot seems to be on the mend as he kept up with S. Baboo, which I thought was good, even on a recovery day ride.

The rest of the day did nothing (I am in the off season you know-lots of rest)..:) I did decide to attend a few club gatherings in the next month to try and pick one or two to help develop my intellectual, creative side. One is a monthly book club, one a scrapboooking club and the other a philosophy club meeting..Now that last one-I may be in over my head but I would like to hear other people's opinions about life and figured this was a good place to start. I am up for the adventure out of my little world to try some new things to broaden my horizons. This is good for the "Off-season" where I am suppose to be less structured in training-more "fun". Also good for the soul to try to meet new people, although I know triathlon peeps are the best-maybe I can convert a few :))