Saturday, July 21, 2007

Brrrrrrr!


When Sweet baboo and I woke up this morning it was 54 degrees out.

54. Degrees.

Before we left Albuquerque yesterday morning it was already in the 90's. It had rained during the night, meaning it was all nice and steamy for my 6 mile Friday morning run.

(Still the toughest girl on the block)


I was supposed to be doing hills, which I did. The idea is that, by the time I get to Ironman Louisville I'll be all aclimated to the steamy August heat.


When Sweet Baboo and I do our Steambath Ironman in Kentucky, Ma baboo is coming out from San Antonio. I've adopted her as my mom now. She's like, the greated MIL evar. Sweet Baboo will have to get another mom. This one's mine. That's all there is to it. And, many people we know will be there. So it's gonna be a steamy August Kentucky triathlon party.


But, back to our vacation. I bought a light jacket just in case it got a wee bit chilly here, but holy cow 54 degrees? I'm not complaining! I love the break from the heat. Our hotel is near an iHop. Pretty soon, we're going to head out to the Grand Canyon, where I've never been. Yay!
Then we'll meet up with a couple of friends tonight at the Mountain Man packet.

Tomorrow is the triathon. I briefly considered doing the half, with Sweet Baboo, but decided that I'd rather poke myself in the eye with a sharp stick. I'm doing the Olympic.


If I sound cranky it's because I have now gained 10 pounds during my Ironman training. And NO, as much as I appreciate the attempts to make me feel better, it is not all muscle, unless that muscle is concentrated in my butt and thighs.

My clothes are tighter. I feel heavier. Yuck.


Okay, now I'm just rambling.

I'm going to breakfast. Gotta maintain my Athena Physique somehow.
See you after the race.

15 comments:

  1. Girl, you continue to make me laugh! Good luck on your race!

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  2. Best of luck at MountainMan! I have never done this race...isn't that crazy? And I live in this state...but you are probably closer as the crow flies!
    Hope you brought a long-sleeved jersey or arm-warmers! Say Hi to the GC for me...I love her! (Grand Canyon)

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  3. Best of luck at MountainMan! I have never done this race...isn't that crazy? And I live in this state...but you are probably closer as the crow flies!
    Hope you brought a long-sleeved jersey or arm-warmers! Say Hi to the GC for me...I love her! (Grand Canyon)

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  4. How in blazes did THAT happen? :-0

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  5. I've training more and gaining more, too. IT SUCKS!

    Be that as it may - have a great race!

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  6. Enjoy your race. And the weather.

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  7. Keep your fingers crossed for Louisville.

    Today's 5-hour brick for me here in southern KY/northern TN was wonderful. Slight NE breeze, 80 degrees and a wonderfully dry 40% humidity. It was so nice to not be swimming on the bike. Hopefully you'll have the same for Louisville.

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  8. You say you're cranky as though it was a bad thing!
    have a fun race :)

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  9. mmmmmmm.....IHOP....I've got to wrap my head around the fact that my nemisis has a moniker that begins with "sweet" - "I'm going to crush you, Sweet..." just doesn't have the right tone....

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  10. That does it. That's three confirmed IM training = weight gain. What the hell is that about?

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  11. GG-Good luck in MM today! I would be cranky too- especially when you are training so hard. It will go away (the weight)-your body probly saving up for Ironman Day..:)

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  12. Have a nice race there!

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  13. Congrats on your finish and Baboo's second place in the 1/2 IM! Can't wait to hear about it!
    (Did it warm up?)

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  14. I love my MIL too - she is the coolest ever. Plus she likes me better than Mike (Shh don't tell him - he'll get jealous).
    Good luck with the race.
    My son was telling story on the way home from Indiana yesterday about how marshmallows get gargantuan when placed in a vacuum (not a cleaner, just a void in space), perhaps the altitude is making the air thinner, therby making the atmosphree more "vacuum-like" and expanding, er, things.... just a theory.

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  15. A standard IM training week will leave my weight just about unchanged, which means all other weeks put me at risk of an upward ratchet.

    If I hadn't actually done IMAZ or Florida 70.3 I'd be considerably lighter right now. Recovery periods are killers!

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