Thursday, June 9, 2011

Boise 70.3… the Count Down!

Wow, so the house has been… well, the house has been an absolute MESS lately. I have about seven different wedding projects sprawled around the kitchen and seeping into the living room. My goal in life (for the past few months) has been to have ALL wedding projects completed and packed up ready to ship BEFORE I leave for the Boise Ironman 70.3. Well, since I’m always so honest with you guys I have to say… fail. I’m pretty close, but not compete. Further more I’m seriously blown away that I’m leaving on an airplane this afternoon to depart for the big “A” race! Scheeeze. I still have to pack! On a positive note, things are feeling G.R.E.A.T.! and it’s about time I’m going into a race feeling good! After illness plaguing my half marathon and first tri of the year, and shoulder issues messing with me through out the spring, I’m ready for some throw down action!

A good friend of mine found out just how “deep into race thoughts” I was tonight when she came by.

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A week ago I lent a fellow triathlete my carry-on suit case, and tonight she was returning for my upcoming trip to Boise. Well, the Boss and I waited until after 9pm to do the short brick workout because of the wonderful 97° in DC today, and I forgot she was coming by with the suitcase. So apparently she spent a prolonged amount of time at the door, knocking, ringing the bell, all while standing and watching in awe that we were not aware of her presence. Finally she just took a picture as proof of attendance! After we got off the bike and returned from our run I discovered my suitcase at the back door… still, unaware she ever came to the door! Anyways, this picture was on my phone and a “good luck” message commenting on my evenings “focus” and that I must be race ready!  So that was nice :)

Other than that, the only other news of interest for the upcoming race is that water temps are lingering around 49°…awesome. So in recognition of the lovely conditions the Boss ordered for me (and himself) the ever so stylish Blue Seventy Booties and Cap!

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NICE! Never did I think I would actually ever don these items… especially both simultaneously! 

Well that’s about all I have going on! Leaving tomorrow and hopefully when you hear from me on Monday I will have done at least one of two things. 1) Broke 5 hours for my race! Since my last 70.3 was a 5:14, it would be really nice to go under the big 5! AND 2) Picked up a slot for the 2011, 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas! These are big goals, but hell, go big or go home.

Thanks to everyone who have sent good luck e-mails and support! I promise to update after Saturday's race!

10 comments:

Jenny Davidson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It is a great picture! Good luck breaking 5 - I feel confident that it is well within your capabilities!

(I just got a pair of those booties there - I was considering a cap, but they didn't have any at the store - now that I see what they actually look like, I think I am slightly relieved I didn't get one!)

Christi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What great goals! I will be rooting for you and the Boss from Colorado!

Go get 'em!

Kris said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Best of luck this weekend! Go get 'em!

Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

kick ass this weekend. Looking forward to spending some time with you next weekend!

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

GOOD LUCK!!!! I know you'll kick a$$!

BTW I made your strawberry cake, and the cake part was a huge success but the icing was a fail. I attempted to make it during DC's last heat wave (memorial day), and whipped egg white frosting in my non-central AC, 1930's house means that my icing melted while the cake was in the fridge, attempting to set (ie the top layer of the cake slide off the other layers!), and the icing never got back it's back it's beautiful sheen. Don't get me wrong, it was devoured at the work baby shower I brought it too! But I think I need some lessons in icing :)

And I used the trick of the towels that I mentioned before and my cakes were perfectly level! Everyone also really loved how the cake tasted like shortbread, so GOOD! Thanks for the recipe, I will try it again, when it's not 98 outside. :)

Lesser is More said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good luck to you both and go get 'em!

lizardruns said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good luck! From the looks of that creepy but awesome picture, you guys are going to kill it!

Alli said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm rooting for you guys!! I know you'll have an amazing race and I really hope you reach your 2 goals.

Also, that sneaky picture and story is kinda awesome. And...you're gonna look really silly in the cap and booties, but I'm happy you'll be safe and warm. Go get it girlie :)

Molly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Have a safe trip and GOOD LUCK!!!!! Stay warm, brrr!

amy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It was great to meet you yesterday! Congrats on 3rd!!

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