I just wanted to share with you all the crazy, nasty, tangled mess that was my hair after the race. It took me 45 min in the shower with conditioner to get all taken care of. :/
And for comparison:
My hair is naturally straight and my pony tail typically goes to the bottom of my sports bra…
This just reminded me of a conversation I had with a race creator a few years back.
Not only could your GPS be wrong, but they also measure some courses by taking every shortcut possible (taking turns from the inside to reduce the radius, going diagonally across curvy roads to get one straight line, you name it).
They want to make sure that even the people who think they’re cutting a part off still do the full distance. :]
Don’t send me emails saying that rankings are up if they aren’t!
I want to know where I am!
Anyone know why I don’t show up anywhere, ranked or unranked, when I search by my age group, but when I enter my USAT number I show up immediately with a score and everything??
Rev 3 South Carolina!
My team is ALL OVER this video!
It was just a “hey! I know you! You excited?”thing, but it was pretty cool to run into them. We’d been playing leap frog the entire travel time, and when I saw them I noticed the bike in the back seat. My parents thought I was crazy for saying they were probably going to the race. At the st stop I went and spoke to them, and it turns out they saw the stickers in the back if my mom’s car and assumed we were going.
Best part about all that?
My parents now know that I’m not crazy for playing the I-Bet-They’re-Going-To-The-Race! Game… Everyone does it. :)
…. I love that race
It’s also the first Tri that I did with the team last year, so I want to do it again…
Debating signing up for it even though I know I wont be exactly at my best.
This past week of moving back into school, getting back into my schedule, running from class to class, and lots of other things has meant that I haven’t spent much time training.
This is bad because 1) race TOMORROW and 2) HALF FRIGGIN IRON IN THIRTY SOMETHING DAYS
There is some good news: I finally have a bike pump in my dorm, so I can get back to my bike rides; I’m in charge of the tri team’s swim practices, so it gives me a reason I HAVE to go to swim; and I’ve been running 6mi a day consistently.
The only bad thing is that people keep honking, screaming, whistling, yelling, and all around being annoying devil beasts when I go out. I’ve even started running way early in the morning to avoid these people. Blarg.
So yeah. I’ve gotta get my room cleaned up, pack, and then get as much studying done as possible.
Also, I need to go to the store to buy more notebooks, a calendar, and an agenda. :/
Blarg yet again.
Oh, and we roll out at 2, and it is currently 9. I don’t think the store is happening…..
I have two options.
Both will be in 2013.
My first option, and the one I’m most likely to do, is the Ironman FL 2013. It’s the first weekend in November.
Louiville KY 2013
Ok. Basically the only reason I want to do this one is because it’s at the end of August and then I could take a month off and then be ready to get back in the swing of things for the collegiate race season.
And I’m impatient.
I don’t really want to wait until next November to do this race….
And typing it all out makes me realize how much smarter it is to do FL over KY, but meh.
I guess getting in that 70.3 in Muncie IN next summer would be pretty fun….
Ok. I guess I have picked it, then.
The countdown to my leaving for California is quickly winding down. I’d say I’m in the final countdown, actually. I’ve got about ten days until I leave. I’m excited!
However, my parents…. not so much.
Anytime we’re together they start questioning the entire trip. Have we thought about the cost? Is it really worth it? Do we really want to go? Actually, they decided they just don’t want me to go. I say that because every question they come up with and throw my way, I counter, and they just sigh and come up with another question or reason we shouldn’t go.
1) Have you thought about the cost of gas?
2) What about food?
3) I don’t like the idea of you driving that far
4) Where are you guys stopping on the trip?
5) No. I don’t like you guys on the road for more than 12 hrs a day. You probably need to stay at two hotels on the trip.
6) Hotels will cost you over $70 a night. >[
7) Ew. That’s gross.
8) You know we’re not paying for this.
9) You know. You should really fly and then just rent bikes there. You can go from Atlanta for $350
10) You’re just being stubborn.
11) We really don’t want you to go.
Basically they’re starting to get huffy. It’s almost to the point that if I go they’ll be mad and threaten to ‘defund’ college at all. Which is laughable. I don’t think they realize that over the past year I’ve only borrowed $200-300 from them, and that was when my mealplan ran out the first semester. They don’t pay a penny for my college. I’ve got a scholarship.
I get that they’re worried about me, but I want to do this. It’s starting to turn into an argument every time it comes up.
So I spent the entire swim this morning going over all that.
Speaking of. Swim was not something I wanted to do today. It was all 500s.
So basically the schedule went: 500warm up, 500 build, 500 build, 500sprint, 500 build, 500 build, 500 sprint, 500 pull.
Talk about monotonous. That, and the girl I was splitting the lane with had no idea how to stay on her end of the lane. I didn’t want to circle swim because 1) I hate circle swimming and 2) I got in 20 min after she did. I was way behind.
However, I finished maybe 10 min behind her, and she pulled with paddles.
So I’m kinda happy.
Also, my legs are still so sore that it hurts to wobble around my house. However, I no longer need to grab onto something to sit down or get back up. Yay! xD I can’t believe I overdid it that much that ond day. Oops.
One last thing… You new followers do know that I love text posts… yes? Because I do…. Just saying….
This will be my first time out to California.
Better yet, I’ll get to reunite with my triathlon team for the first time in MONTHS
That feeling when you’re racing when everything hurts so badly, and then suddenly… it doesn’t. You feel fresh and strong. You don’t hurt. You feel stronger than ever. Your legs move faster, your breathing slows, the world jumps into perfect focus. Suddenly you just know that finishing the race isn’t an issue. You can do it. You can do anything