Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Weekend

Well things are slowing down FINALLY!!!

This weekend is the duathlon. Tomorrow early am is training. So I will be headed out to go do that. And it includes open water swimming, I cannot wait!! =0)
Take the rental back after that.

The kid is doing way better. =)

We got the transportation figure out. I got a brand new car. =0) And I got the one I wanted. So I can mark that off of my to do list. My first ever.

At work, my floor closed till after the holiday. That's ok. makes life easy for me.

I can't wait to get this weekend started!! What are you doing this weekend??

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Ups And Downs..

This weekend was good. It had it's ups and downs for me.

Up: I was at Disney. I didn't get to go in the parks.{I was wanting to go} Just being there was great. I miss going, going to plan an nice trip to go.
UP:I was super excited to be apart of the Ironman. The atmosphere was awesome. Let me say, the way they did there packet pick up out shines the way Disney does it for their races. I thought I was going to be in line for hours and I wasn't maybe 10 minutes, in and out. =)
Down: I was kicking myself for not bringing my bike. {I stood in line crying}
My race number. Holy cats! This number meant I was suppose to race. {Again with the emotions}{bday and year}
Kicking self for not bringing bike

Then Natalie found a way in while I was in Packet pick up and she was telling me ,"it's ok Mom Next year is your Ironman."

So Now I have all my stuff and headed through the store part. I picked up a Ironman shirt. Just plain white and it says Ironman. And a pair of running shorts, that's says Ironman 70.3 Florida on the leg. Why did you gr t this?? Because now the reminder is in my face everyday for the next 365 days. Of why I must over come this swim BS.

Down: the shorts do not fit. I was again in tears. {reminder u gain weight in the last month}
Kicking self for not bringing bike.

I saw my coach at the expo. We got to speak to her and the kids met her. =)

Down: I work everyday this week during training sessions.
Kicking self for not bringing my bike.

The transition area for the bike was huge! When we came in, not so many bikes, when we left lots of bikes!

Ft. Wilderness is a pretty place. This was all held there, outside. Awesome. It was hot little windy, but it was manageable. I so wanted to be back in the morning to see the race. But everyone else did not. =(

I found out that Hector P. The other local here who does the races was in Ironman Florida. Hector is the man with no arms! I tracked him, he finished with a 7:59:40!!!!!! Congratulations to Hector, you are an Ironman, not a quitter.

Kicking self for not bringing my bike.

Oh yes, I have been fighting the blues over this now for a month. I have only been in the pool once since April. Why?? I do not know. I now have a DNF on my USAT record x2. Who tries to go to Kona on that?? That now seems to be so far away. plus the drama here. It doesn't help.
I have to renew my USAT this month, crazy as it sounds, I don't care if I do. Yep that's how I feel.

How do I stop this?? As much as I want to keep moving forward and do this for me, I just can't get moving. I feel like I am missing out and I do not care if I Do.

So knowing I am not sure how I will get to the next duathlon, I signed up anyway. Maybe I need to get back out there and fight this off. Even if I came in last, at least I finished? Which is next Sunday, in N. Palm Beach, meaning we would have to go up Saturday and spend the night. To get there I need a car. The rental goes back the day before the race.{on my Anniversary}

Kicking my self for not taking my bike!!!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Weekend Get Away

Headed out today to head up to Orlando. Going to go to the Half Ironman expo tomorrow. I will post pictures from it. I can't wait to go. We are staying off site closer to my cousin. Can't wait to see the kids. It's been a year since we saw them. The little one has been walking and running around.

My car is now officially a dud. E open it up and found a piston twisted and broke. I am keeping that one. We may have found a motor. We will go check it out when we get back. =)

My bike is fixed and the gear shift wire is fixed, shouldn't have any problems for a while. The next race is next weekend. 15 mile bike ride and we would have to stay over night so we wouldn't have to travel so far to it in the morning. I haven't registered yet only because I do not know how as of yet are we getting there. The day before is the last day of the kool aide machine. =( Gee not sure if we are going to rent again or what.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, May 10, 2010

My 5.0 Is Gone Forever

My 5.0 mustang is gone forever. It was not a pretty site. Bent push rods, pistons side ways in the motor. Not pretty at all.

Shaking my head.

Now I face what am I gonna do for transportation. The rental goes back on the 22 and then what? That's the day before the race.

Now I have to get the heads checked to see if they are any good.

It seems this is the year for challenges for me.

So when income tax rolls in I am going to try to buy the 2011 new 6 cyl. Mustang. In the grabber blue. I fell in love with that car.

So I will try to figure out what to do about a ride til then.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

One More Week....Updated

Happy Saturday!!!

Today FJ turns 18!! Yes indeed. What a mile stone!!!

Also today was my first group ride. It was suppose to be hour and a half but bearly made it an hour. Why?? My Derailer is acting up again. So as soon as the shop opens in it goes so it will be ready for next time and the race. It is different riding with a group than alone, or just spinning on the trainer. I was feeling a bit unsafe to scale the causeway today because I could not get the gears to go back to a lower one so I could control coming off the causeway. I came back in and E and I messed with it. I do not know the mileage we ran for 20 minutes. Everyone else did it in the allotted time .Me it took me 25:26. I am going to burn and and disappear in this heat. I will be headed back down later today for the pool session. Here we will make the decision when I should try another triathlon sprint distance. Magui will be the one to let me know she is the coach. Hi Magui!! {waving}
I think this is what I needed to get my motivation back. I lost it some time ago and I was wondering if it was ever going to come back to me.

Things have gotten busy here again. FJ is just having such a hard time. I think it has alot to do with the fact today he is 18. But I do not know. So when he gets home then we will celebrate his birthday.

Well next weekend is the race. As far as I know we are going and I will be getting my stuff and watching the race on Sunday and coming home.

I see that some of the other Team Voice members are getting back on track. I am so happy to see this. That means this October is going to be awesome!! I can't wait!! It will be great to see you all again and see those we have not seen in a year and meet the new little addition ! Should we get things together and do some virtual events?? Input please!!

Have a wonderful and Happy Mother's Day!!!! I am going to grab a nap!!!

Well I made it back in the water. For some weird reason it was hard. I have never done that or been through anything like this. I mean I know what it feels like to hit the wall, but man this is different. I got in the water floated, did a couple small things. I will leave it at that. I did I got back in maybe this is what I needed. I feel pretty good right now. :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

It's May Already!!

Well here we are another Sunday. The band thing is behind us now. It was fun. Now Next Saturday is FJ's big 18!! So we have planed to take him to chee burger And see if he can eat the 20 ounce burger and all it's fixings. Then maybe to see Ironman 2. Hang out with a couple of his friends.

Then right behind that is Ironman FL. Going to go up pick up my stuff and watch the race. All the volunteer slots are full. While up there go see some of my family, and friends I haven't seen in forever!!

And then the next duathlon is right after that. I have three weeks to get my ass in gear. I got to stop fooling around.

Can not believe it is May already. That means here comes the start of the really hot weather. :( I hope everyone had a great week like I did!