Following in Lisa's footsteps

Lisa just happily finished her first Oly last weekend, and she has been such an inspiration to me. You ALL have, but Lisa and I are on the same levels of our fitness, our complaints about our weight, etc and it's good to be able to share some of that with someone.

So, I was talking to David about my races, my future (this yr) plan with what I want and I've got my eye on a race in the Sept timeframe (my Birthday month), but I was talked into doing an Olympic distance. I'm looking at one in Canton, NC in Lake Logan. It's part of the "Triathlon Development Series" which is more up my alley, considering my slow arse pace and my non-competitiveness. This series is for FUN. Specifically: The TrySports Triathlon Development Series is open to all athletes, but is designed to welcome beginner and novice athletes. With special features at all the series events including pre-event participant Q & A meetings, smaller swim waves, beginner friendly courses and an emphasis on fun, the TrySports Triathlon Development Series events are a great way to introduce yourself to the sport of triathlon.

Now THAT is what I'm talking about, homies. Short swims, decent bike length, and flat'ish running terrain. David was telling me "You've picked some of the hardest and most popular races in the SCTS", so I was looking for an Olympic distance that isn't Jun 8 (the Oly he's signing up to do - too soon for me), and found the Lake Logan one. It's Aug 2. I'm gonna sign me up, and I've decided to throw in the Asheville, NC triathlon too. It looks fun! Why not, right?

People, I was a such a workout slacker this week. I had a visit from mother nature and it just zapped any energy I had out of me. I know - TMI. So, I blew off my swim on Wed, and I blew off my 60 min run yesterday. I won't make up the swim, but I will do my run this weekend. I did get back in the pool today and all went okay with the 1400yds. I will be doing my first EVA group ride tomorrow. I'm doing a lot of first these days... solo ride last week, group ride this week... I'm a wee bit nervous, but I hope to be able to hang with them. I want to do at least 1.5 hrs since that's my long ride for the weekend. I will also have a 45 min bike ride this weekend at some point.

My little lady is growing up, Ya'll. She's gone to her first sleepover tonight at her friend's house. We all had dinner tonight and she took off with them home. So, that means David and I will be both doing the group ride tomorrow morning. Tomorrow late afternoon, we plan on hitting up the balloon festival here in G'ville with Grace. She's gonna love it!

I fell victim to the disease that has hit my team at work. It's been manifesting itself around slowly and by way of my VP, it got to me too. I swore I would be immune to this thing, but not so.
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I bought a wii. The dealio was that I was going to go out and get the Wii fit for my VP, and co-worker Cindy went with me. Long story short, we had to swing by Best Buy afterwards for her to get her Wii. I ended up walking out of the store with one. I haven't played with it much, but I'm waiting until the my ordered Wii fit comes in. :-)

While most of you have Monday off, our company sees that if we Gots to sell groceries, then we need to be open at corporate for support, so I gotta work. I'm not complaining, as I'm just happy to have a job, especially these days at my company.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, Ya'll!

14 comments:

Jess said...

The description of that tri series sounds great -- I agree, you should do it!

Sucks that you don't get the long weekend. Poop.

Paul said...

I'm with Jess on this one! Crazy how fast they grow up huh?

Wes said...

Wow! I did NOT know that about Lake Logan when I signed Dee Dee and I up for it! Good news is, its her first Oly, and I'm glad its geared towards first year triathletes!! What's also cool about it is that its wet suit legal in the middle of summer :-) oh yea!!

Sarah from Peanut Blog and Jelly is doing it for her birthday too! We are gonna have a blast!!

Viv said...

Sounds like a perfect tri to try the Oly! WTG on signing up for it this season.

Maybe the body needed the rst to gear up for the training ahead.

Ahh, Grace at her first sleepover how exciting. Lil Buster has been hounding me to host one for him. My nerves would be shot..LOL!

Sorry your weekend is a lil short but make the heck outta of it :-)

Lily on the Road said...

Mendy, you truly inspire me, not sure how you put so much into one week, it's amazing.

A sleepover, OMG, she is growing up....bet you called to see how it was going!!! LOL....

Sorry you have to work my friend....but peeps need to eat & it's nice to give the other working peeps the support too..and yes in this day and age, we are all blessed to have jobs....

Kevin said...

Sounds like some good race plans. Welcome to the world of Wii. Not only will grace luv it but you will be hooked as well. There are so many great nontraditional games.We just picked up wii fit and its kinda neat.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

That Lake Logan event sounds PERFECT. I wish I lived out that way...I've give something like that a go myself.

Steve Stenzel said...

Oh no...you've crossed to the dark side (with the wii)....

Marcy said...

Ooohhh girl I hear you! The week before and during AF is horrendous for me. Sometimes I close my eyes while I'm working out because I'm so tired. I'm not kidding :-X

WHOO HOOOOO on the Wii! Now you can be a loser like the rest of us :P

J~Mom said...

YEAAAHHHAWWW!! I am so excited that you found that race!!! I think you will love the OLY distance!! WOOT!!

That sleep over sounds so adorable!

Keep up the great work! You are doing awesome!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh man, that description of the tri has me so jealous. What a perfect event. I would LOVE that.

You are going to love your Wii although, beware it is a major time eater and I know you pack it in pretty well. You will really like Wii Sports, I think. The tennis and bowling are lots of fun. Although be careful. We've hit plenty of little noggins and even sheared the top off a wine glass playing tennis!! I've been using Wii Fit also. Will be interested to see what you think.

Ashley said...

Yessssssssssssssssssss you should do LAKE LOGAN!!! It was my FAVORITE race of '07!!!!! Seriously, beautiful setting - fun race. GREAT goal. Do it Mendy! Just sign up!

sunshine said...

You. Are. Going. To. LOVE. The. Wii!!!!

Way to go with an Olympic tri -- good for you, girl!

josslynsmom said...

OMG, don't tell Rob you got wii. He'll be so jealous and try to talk me into it... again!