Saturday, March 21, 2009

The four words I never thought I would say..

I love to run!

I use to envy people who said they loved to run. I thought they were either just gifted in running or lying..But today, as I began my 2 hr. 15 min. run, I thought: Man I love this! It just happened when I least expected it..Not only did I enjoy my run but I actually thought I was in heaven running in south Denver. Here in Denver it is like the Rolls Royce of running/biking venues..Bathrooms every mile, trails that go FOREVER, places to buy water and food everywhere..And now, several hours and 11.4 miles later, I feel like a million bucks! Maybe 8 years of training really does get you better with time!

Really no downside except today..was a high..uh hem.."bathroom day" as I call them. This is when my bowels go into overdrive and if I do not find a potty like right now! there is trouble..Some call these "runner's trots" I call them "shits from hell". It only happens on long runs and seems to be clearly related to the previous day's diet. So maybe the chocolate cake with cream cheese filling and frosting really wasn't good for me?

It is all Becca's fault..She is in a dessert mode and how can I refuse to join her? No more complaining about muffin top waists or weight gain here..

Oh and the baby..well here she is..'Nuff said:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Too Neurotic for the big time..

I am feeling torn...when we found out the Amazing Race is doing auditions in ABQ on Saturday and Sunday, Team Wess was briefly ready to go try out. Except for a few little details:

1. I will not be in ABQ this weekend as I am visiting B,D and baby Hadley in Denver. This is changeable but I really would rather spend time with the baby!

2. Both of us are afraid of heights. REALLY afraid! So which one of us could do the 1000 ft. bungee jumping?

3. I am a nervous, neurotic traveler, even on my best days. Add jet lag, lack of sleep and lack of food and I could be a raging bitch on national TV.

So I really want this? The idea of being on the Amazing Race and possibly winning $1,000,000 sounds good in theory but do not think I could actually do it in reality..I think the neurosis would win over the $$...

So on a brighter note, I guess I missed the garage break in last night here at B&D's house. So glad I was not in charge of hearing the doorbell at 2:00 AM, when the cops came to the door to alert them that; not only was the garage open but a car door was ajar..B&D's Tom-Tom was stolen and a stack of homemade CDs (big market for that I guess) but not the nice bikes or tools. Go figure, and thank God B&D keep their door to the inside locked. Apparently the garage door inadvertently got opened last night (not by me-menopausal mom, I am 100% sure)..

D is away for 2 nites so B and I are left to fend off any would be thieves on our own tonite..I am not worried really plus we will have the cops do a driveby for the next couple of nights..

B & I are doing a run with the baby this afternoon. I will test my Bob-stroller skills. B is training for a 10k.

Hadley is adorable of course. She may not make the clone list though. I think she may have more than a hint of dad in her which completely breaks the clone chain..

In the meantime all my crazy friends are stampeding to sign up for IM St. George in Utah. My immediate thought is how the hell cold is the water in May up there? Anyway our plans for down under are taking our attention away from local IM races...otherwise I would probably succumb to peer pressure as is rather close on the IM scale! I am sure it will fill up within a couple of days. I finally posted on an Australian triathlon board (thanks to LBTEPA, who is a relative "neighbor" to Busselton). There are only about 70 peeps registered and I was beginning to get concerned-would there even be an IMWA? Well apparently down under they are not as crazy and obsessed as we North Americans are because most register in Sept or October, for a December race! Imagine that! They have never even have had a cutoff for the race there, last year only 1000 people were there. Wow! This laid back approach is very appealing to me and maybe no one else will be in the old lady age that is an interesting thought! There were TEN women in my AG last December so I doubt if that is a possibility..but who knows?

I am here until Monday. The weather in Colorado is outstanding-highs in the 70s..
Rocky Mountain High!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I left Debbie Downer home today..

OK, I don't feel so much like a loser this week on the bike...we just got back from a 49 mile bike ride and I kept up! Averaged 17.3 MPH!! I guess the Wired Drink I drank this AM after a few weeks off coffee helped..did I mentioned I had alot of energy? It was the good kind though. We even rode in a paceline for about 8 miles of the ride. That was fun. Made the fast ones slow up a bit and the slow ones (ex: me) speed up a bit..

I have hope again, even if it is due to caffeine. H & I ran 9 miles yesterday..well we won't talk about how long that took..I look at quality, not time-that is completely bullshit!

Next race the OC Half Marathon on May 3rd, then our local Jay Benson sprint triathlon on May 10th. Leading up to the Buffalo Springs Lake half IM on June 28th..

I leave for Denver on Wednesday to see the BABY!! Yay!