Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Even a mechanic...

...can smell like an Ironman.  I was in the Toyota dealership the other day (post swim practice so I was rocking the boca suit) and I saw this:

Ironman Men's face lotion.  It smelled like crap and I had to explain to five guys what an ironman entails.  I'm in the dealership about every month (yes, I drive a ton for work) for an oil change - and I will have a crew of Toyota Dealers/mechanics cheering me on in November :)

So today I had one of those days.  I woke up at 4 so I could be at the track and warmed up by 5:45am when coach arrived.  So I ran.  And ran.  And ran.  Finally looked to see what time it was - 6am.  Where is coach?  Oh.  Track practice is on Thursday this week.  Awesome.  So I continued to run a few more miles (since I was there) and now I have to jump in the pool after work. 

SOOO...this Saturday is RACE DAY!  It's the 24th annual Sandestin Triathlon.  A 1/2 mile swim, 20 mile bike, and four mile run.  And then a killer post party at the Sandestin Hilton after.  Coach sent me my battle plan - and I'm kind of nervous about hitting the goals he set for me.  But if he set them, he must know that I can hit them.  We'll see.  Also - Heidi from TriAngel will be heading over from New Orleans to race!  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and everyone will have an awesome race. 

I have not done this for awhile.  But I get kind of pissed off when people that are on vacation think they can do whatever they want....since they are on vacation.  Kind of like spring breakers that lose all ability to make decent decisions once they hit the Bay County line.  Anyway, I saw this awesome parking job in a crowded shopping area the other day:

Thanks for blocking traffic with your sweet 1992 wave runner. 


13 comments:

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Hey,
There tourists bringing money to the Gulf.... chill. LOL

Kim said...

Glad the training has been going well.. sounds like you are hard at work!! Great job! Good luck in the race this weekend and please give miss triangel a BIG hug for this girl! I miss her dearly! You both will have a blast this weekend and ROCK IT!!

Christi said...

Good luck on Saturday! I hope you and TriAngel have a great race!

I understand the tourists and vacationers. We are in the middle of that right now in Colorado Springs. They make the Garden of the Gods completely untrainable when they are in town because the just clog the road and then stop randomly to stare at the rock formations. Oh well, like someone said they bring money to the area! But I can't wait until they are gone so I can ride in the GOG again.

Jamie said...

What does the lotion smell like? Neoprene, gatorade and urine?

Caratunk Girl said...

We get people up here doing the same thing, they forget people actually live here...I mean, if you are going to block traffic, you should at least do it with something cool. Like a Cervello or a Blue or something...ha

FLATOUT JIM said...

I can't imagine what Ironman Face lotion smells like, but even more disturbing is, what is a service rep at a car dealer doing with it out in plain view?

Even if I did use it, I wouldn't let anyone I work with to know.

OH and notice the jet ski is attached to a dodge truck, and not a tacoma! nuff said.

Emz said...

This cracked me up.

Love it.

Amanda said...

omg. you crack me up!

Good luck this weekend! Can't wait to hear about how you killed his goals!

Joel said...

@Jamie - don't forget the wonderful, essence of porta-potty as an additional ingredient in the face lotion. Who needs Axe?

Chloe - good luck this weekend. Kick major azz!

SSB said...

is that avon brand? They gave us some at Kona a couple years ago. ICK!

good luck this weekend.

RR said...

Why would ANYONE want to smell like an ironman? Gross! That guy isnt going to sell to many cars if he actually uses that stuff. Good luck this weekend!!

Heidi Austin said...

yay! so excited for this weekend :) should be a blast! 3 hour ride the day before? rockstar! i would join you but i'm doing a mini-3 day taper hahahahah :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

oh my word you seriously crack me up to pieces!

xo