Thursday, March 29, 2012

Three Things Thursday ...

Fired Up - Last night, I hit the pool for my final pre-race workout - 800m. When I got there the place was a zoo. A third of the pool was closed for swim lessons. Another third was open swim (i.e. creepy men standing in and around the pool). Then in the middle of the two were two lone swim lanes.

As I walked over, I noticed a man floating on his back down the lane. Once he drifted (very slowly) to the end, I asked if I could join. In broken English, he told me I could have the lane, he would leave. Awesome!

I started. Halfway through I knew I was crushing it. I was in the zone. With about 150m left, two 14 year old girls jumped in my lane. No biggie. I just started circle swimming. 35m later one of them was on my heels. She passed me, flip-turned and kept moving. Her friend, however, was standing at the end of the lane when I got there. As I popped up (no flip-turns for me), she threw me a "Oh, that swimming thing you are trying to do is so nice" look.

I nearly decked her.

Seriously, kid?

Who the heck cares that your 50m split is twice as fast as mine? Can you freaking swim 1.2 miles and then bike 56 and run 13.1? No? I didn't think so.

You're an athlete. I'm an athlete. Respect that.

Packing Worries - After I posted this picture yesterday, I got a slew of emails and comments with suggestions of things that I had forgotten.


I want you all to stop worrying. Although, I truly appreciate that you took time out of your day to help me out, I am fully prepared. Those bags already had things in them when I took the picture. I have 3 checklists that I am working off of. I have back ups of back ups. It's all good.

Oh, and I will be wearing my Team Tough Chik tri kit the WHOLE TIME. The swim suit is there just in case I get the chance to swim on Friday or Saturday.

Stalk Me - So, I have no idea whether or not Ironman has live race tracking, but if you want to attempt to follow me my bib number is 1066 and my wave starts at 7:45 a.m. Central.

You might also be able to find me under the name Honey Badger. OK, not really, but if you see a picture of Lance, look really far into the background and I'm probably there ...

25 comments:

Erika said...

Go get it!!

And say hi to Lance :)

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Woot! Woot! You are going to kick ass!

Erica said...

wow I am soo proud of you!!!....I know that sounds weird but, what you have undertaken and are about to complete is HUGE!!!! soak up every second, you totally deserve it!! You continue to be an inspiration!

Karen said...

Have a great race! So excited for you :)

Marlene said...

Sounds like you are all set! Have a safe trip. I'll be stalking! GO HONEY BADGER GO!

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

well damn I'm WAY behind on blog stalking, I had NO IDEA you were racing a 70.3 this weekend! Get it girl! I'll be stalking you for sure. You are bad a$$!!!

carrie said...

GOOD LUCK!!! I can't wait to read the recap! You're going to kick those 70.3 miles to the curb 'cause you're a Honey Badger!!!!!

Kortni said...

You are so ready!! It is going to be great!

Canuck Mom said...

You are going to take that 70.3 down. Enjoy it!! As for the teens in the pool I can empathize. That is how it is when I work out at the gym at my university. LOL!! I just love when I hit the track and can pass a lot of those young kids.:)

Tough Chik said...

I am so excited/happy/proud/thrilled for you! You are an inspiration/Honey Badger/Tough Chik.

I hope you gave a big kick at the pool and splashed that little gal!

Have a safe trip and I hope you have a FUN race.

Much love and luck to you!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Teenagers, ack.

Time to show us how this HI thing is done.

Katie said...

sending you lots of good luck - have a blast!

Runners Fuel said...

You're going to kill it!!

Michelle said...

Be RELENTLESS. I know you will!

Stephanie Anne said...

Wishing you SOOOO much luck!!

Maybe when you get back, you'd be willing to share your packing checklists? Im not head to my 70.3 until september, but I love lists!

Michelle said...

You will kill it! No doubt! Good luck and have fun!!

Katie said...

good luck!!

Running Ricig said...

GOOD LUCK!

Jason said...

Rock it sister.

Ironmanlive.com has the tracking for anybody interested. It will provide us splits which I will be stalking and hopefully being able to update Twitter as well.

Jan said...

Good luck!

p.s. - I hate cocky teens at the gym. Their outfits alone piss me off.

ajh said...

Love that you'll be right behind Lance! I have no doubt.

Zaneta said...

You're gonna rock it girl! :) Good luck! I can't wait to hear all about it! :)

logan said...

Your going to own this race with all the solid training you've put in. Hope you chick (pass) some guys on the course!

Running Backwards in High Heels said...

My hubs and his fam are all swimmers- my MIL had an incident where she was trying to circle swim at our gym and a lady yelled at her for being in her lane. Anyway..thinking of you this weekend!! Rock that 70.3, girl!!

Emz said...

you
rock
woman!!

tough chik fo sho.

Awesome!