Saturday, August 9, 2008

I wanna age up now!!

Maybe next year, when I am in the next AG, I can actually win a medal again-

How is it that I can take 4 min. off my time in a Sprint Triathlon-now 2 years older, and still finish in at least 5th place? Where have all these old women come from? I remember my first triathlon 7 years ago, Milkman-I was 46 years old and finished 2nd place in my AG. Oh, that is because there were only TWO women in my AG. Boy was I spoiled!! Two years ago, I took 6th place out of 12 in my AG at the race I did today. Today, faster and 2 years older, I still could not medal..I am having a full out pity party for myself:

No race report until the party is over...

Meanwhile, there are starving people in the world!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Havin' a case of the blahs...

I am so tired. It is cloudy today and I woke up feeling out of sorts. Don't wanna do the triathlon this weekend. Waaaaaaahhh!
It is only a sprint and I would bag it except my team is counting on me for the team championships. My heart is not in it. I am dragging around, not sure what to do with myself these past few days.

The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English Date: 2008
list·less / ˈlis(t)lis/ • adj. (of a person or their manner) lacking energy or enthusiasm: bouts of listless depression.

Yep-that pretty much describes me right now...

Don't know quite how to get out of it. I have a short workout today, a trip to the radiology Dept to have a year follow-up on a benign thyroid lump I had last year, meeting with peeps who are doing the Colorado Relay tonite. I have been recruited as a driver and back-up "runner". Kind of like being on the second string, ready to jump in the game if needed. I am looking forward to this actually. Will be with some of my favorite folks, some of my team-mates. But not the pressure of racing.


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Slight case of insanity starting..

Yesterday I biked an hour and (mostly) finished my first Ironman training swim for IMAZ. I was so bored I thought I was going to fall asleep in the pool. I have never done 2 Ironman races in a year. It took me 4 years to do one after my first in Florida. I didn't even get on my bike for 4 months after IMFL that year, I was so burned out training. Not feeling particularly feel burned out this time, just blah about training. There were post IM blues starting to creep in this past week though now that both races are over, family reunion is past and I hadn't done a damn thing in 2 weeks. So time to get the endorphins flowing again.

There needs to be a new motivation for this race, as I can feel the training blahs coming on already. This is my new goal: to train with and watch H finish his first Ironman. Now the question is will love see me through it? I really want to see him finish IMAZ, but will this be enough? I guess we shall see.

I was thinking of doing this race just for "fun" in Austin in October. During the swim, I had just talked myself out of this silly idea. Then of course I ran into one of my crazy NM Outlaw peeps in the lobby of the gym and he told he was signed up and others I knew were going to be there and how fun it would be (thanks Mike). Now I have the Texas bug. My niece lives there-I could see her..oh my goodness. I can feel the insanity starting already...Time to check plane fares...oh shit...