Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sucky Day, bitching and moaning..

Some days just suck..this is one of those. I woke up at 5:00 AM with a toothache. Could not go back to sleep! So I decided to just do my run before the bike today and get it over with. The 6 mile run outside went OK, (despite having to go to the BR twice) slow but OK. Then I got home and had to rush to get to the Westside to meet the Wed guys for a ride. I felt rushed, tooth hurting, crappy attitude and in general, a real grump. H got the brunt of that I am afraid. Love does mean having to say you are sorry, despite what "Love Story" and Ryan O'Neal say (gosh Ryan was cute in those days-I digress). About a dozen of us headed south on the bike trail then up a big ass hill, which I had to leave my ego at the bottom of. Keeping my HR below 130 into a 20 MPH headwind was not my idea of fun. I was the last one up. There they were, all waiting for slow poke here. They must have been wondering and SHE is an Ironman? That is what I was wondering anyways. To make matters worse, the dust started blowing at the top and it was freezing by now. Who said winter was gone here in the Southwest? Well, we made it back, my tooth still hurting despite the 7 Advil I had taken. Of course we are leaving town on Sunday so I can't risk a tooth infection out of town again. Having a strange dentist in Mexico is enough to cure me of chancing that thank you. So I will be visiting my friendly dentist tomorrow where he will take my money and hopefully tell me what the hell is going on!

Oh and I found out that the temperature in Lake Mead today is 58 degrees! This is the lake I am suppose to do a half Ironman in next Saturday. OMG, that just sounds like it is way too cold for me! I am trying to have a suck-it-up attitude but damn! The website says the water is suppose to be 62-65 degrees. They are obviously lying..

H just called up the stairs to tell me it is now snowing. Yes folks, here in the sunny Southwest it is snow/raining in April.

OK enough bitching for one day...

6 comments:

tri-dogmom said...

The first year we did rage it was colder that. i was DYING. I only had a sleeveless and my face was stinking. By the time I got out of the water my mouth was SO numb and frozen that I could not speak. Really, I tried....

I finally felt my toes when I started teh run.

BUT last year, we did a pre-race swim the day before & it was way warmer!!! Of course they cancelled the swim to to wind, but whatever!

SO, what I'm saying is this year, 3rd year has to be the charm, right?

cindy said...

Hey, you're a tough chick for getting out in that wind yesterday and biking at all!

Is the big hill you're talking about the one going west on Rio Bravo turning onto Paseo del Vulcan? If so...you're my hero!

Hope the tooth gets better :)

SWTrigal said...

Yep-that's the one (hill).For anyone's info it is a 7-9% hill.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

The weather has been icky today. Tomorrow may not be much better. But after that, it should warm up. Maybe for good?

58deg?!?!? Brrrrr. I hope it warms up for you...

Calyx Meredith said...

Wow! Way to tough it out. On days like that, I promise you if I had to step out, I'd definitely be wearing grumpy pants. How distracting and frustrating it must be to have to deal with a tooth on top of everything else. Hope the dentist can help and that all goes well!!

Cody the Clydesdale said...

Hope everything goes well with your tooth. Youll do fine at Cour de lane, & you wont notice the water temp from the adrenaline. I'm rooting for you!!