Thursday, August 17, 2006

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Yup, I'm still here. My girls started school today! The hillbillies are going to have to get used to wearing shoes. My training log was pretty full the last 10 days or so but I'll spare the details. I did ride the LSL course twice on sunday...38 min and change on the first loop 42min on the second. Not too bad. Considering I had to pull over to free some sort of flying beetle that found it's way into my helmet the second time around. Eww.

It's race weekend for me and the girls. Morgan and Kate toe the line at the Crestwood Kids Tri in Crestwood MO. 25m swim, 1mile bike, 1/2 mile run. (kate's will be a death march but she might suprise me with a competitive streak).
I'm set up to hit the pool at 7:07:15am on Sunday. That means I'm about the 29th person in the water. Sounds good right? Well that also means over the next hour and a half I will probably be passed by about 75 people. And that's conservative I'm thinking. Goal #1: finish...despite losing alot of conditioning to illness and vacation. Goal #2: finish faster than last years 1:51. Barring any mechanical issues I should do okay. My transitions will be faster for sure and so should my bike leg.
Alligator's Creek Triathlon

Ever think you had a bad day? Last week I tested a young guy who had a little hearing loss from getting shot above his right ear at point blank range. He apparently got robbed getting off a bus in north St. Louis during the power outages. Not a great place to be even with the street lights ON. He's actually going to be fine save for setting of metal detectors at the airport and never being able to have an MRI. Ironically, the hearing loss he has is not from the bullet, it's from the noise of the gun going off.

My best girls are still rock'in the pavement....up to 18 milers. How about some ideas for some tunes that have a good/funky beat to mix up the music on those almost 3 hour runs. Any ideas?
I tend to gravitate towards country (I know, I know) Rob Thomas and Ludacris (sp?). How's that for a mix?

Happy Weekend!


Blogger Brenda said...

Good luck to you and your girls for your Tri this weekend. What fun for will most likely bring tears to your eyes.

Also...hope you have a great birthday. You will be working so hard for it, so when it's over, treat yourself to something cream, cheesecake, martini....lobster!! Go for it! We will have to celebrate together in November when we get together.
Have a great weekend.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Brad Strouf said...

Nice to see a new post, I was giving up on your blog...I should know better.

I absolutely love the quotes you find to title your entries. A girl after my own heart...

Have fun this weekend, you are my inspiration!

10:41 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

I've had that quote framed in my bedroom for the last 15 years; obviously a favorite of mine. I started tearing up when I read it, so I knew I had to buy it.

Have a great birthday. Gifts will be in the mail Saturday.

Good music, huh? I downloaded 'Move it' from the soundtrack of Madagascar. A favorite of Katie's.

1:04 PM  

Happy birthday Erin! Make it a great weekend!

School in the middle of August? Whatever happened to the 13 weeks of summer?

1:38 PM  

Watch that left turn onto Thoreau. It can be a rough one.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Brad Strouf said...

Enjoy your birthday! Have a margarita or beer or whatever...

Did I see Josie make a

5:51 PM  
Blogger HappyMama said...

I hope you have the loveliest of birthdays, Erin! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

12:59 AM  

So... did you win?

8:24 AM  
Blogger Greg Pagel said...

The last two Dixie Chicks CDs are spectacular.

Happy Burfday, booger!

12:12 AM  

SLACKER, back atyer!

3:52 PM  

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