Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Chloe...when can we be normal again?

18 days Jason...18 days.  Yep - 18 days until I can rejoin society and be normal again.  At least for awhile. 

Saturday we had a great 90 mile ride followed by a two mile swim.  We kept a great pace and the weather was perfect.  But Carla and I where in a mood.  A bad mood.  The taper bad mood.  Ugh.  I love pulling up to an empty parking lot at 5am - meeting up with Carla and we just bitch:
"How the hell are we suppose to eat so many freaking calories - my tummy can only handle so much"
"Why won't this stupid flat fix bag fit on my bike"
"What is going on with this wind?  I just needs to freaking stop - and these stupid birds!  Really?  Can they just shut up??"
or the best one
"When Ron gets here - we are going to put our foot down and tell him that we are swimming in the pool after this.  I just don't feel like f*cking with my wet suit and dealing with all of the freaking jelly fish today"
And then Ron pulls up.  Bless Ron and his household that consists of a wife and two daughters.  He knows how to handle ladies when they are on a rampage.  He just smiles and says - lets get this sh*t done. 

Once I got home - I was so beat that I didn't even take a shower.  I just threw on the parka from heaven and laid on the couch.  I figured the parka was a good barrier between the filth and the couch.  Took a killer nap and tried to wake up.  Tried is the key word.  I felt like I was getting sick.  Well, better now then two weeks from now.  Finally took a shower.  Drank a glass of wine.  And slept for 12 hours.  Thankfully I feel much better.  :)

And thank you Starbucks for making my single pump skim pumpkin latte even tastier:

I'd like to through out a huge thank you to everyone who shared a story for my last post.  Specially Big Daddy Diesel and his comment on the blind racers with their guides.  Now that is amazing.  We saw quite a few blind racers in Augusta and they are a huge inspiration - not only the racers themselves, but their guides!  What a fulfilling experience!  And also a huge congrats to Big Daddy for his awesome win in the 2010Wheelie Triathlon Series!! 


Christi said...

Way to keep moving forward in the training. I have not done a full IM but I imagine I would have the same moments. Keep on truckin' 18 days will pass before you know it!

XTB-XAVI said...

Time flies!! and you will enjoy a lot!

Go for it!

Cheers from Hong Kong!

"XTB" Xavi.

Tawnee Prazak, M.S., CSCS said...

Love it! So funny... I can't wait to see you KILL Florida, you're so ready!

Aimee said...

You are almost there! Don't let the taper crazies get you down! You can do it!


Once you cross that finish line, you will no longer be a part of "Normal Society"

You will be one of those nutbars who has done an Ironman!


Weather forecast is looking nippy right now..... GOOD!!

Bill said...

You sound sooooo ready for taper time. Only thing is that as you do less and store up more energy, you'll get antsy to get the thing started.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

What is worse is that your in the taper madness, you are so going to rock this race!!! But I dont we, as endurance atheltes ever will be normal, we are just wired different.

Thanks for the shout out

Heidi Austin, PT, DPT said...

almost there girl! i think this weekend should wrap up the long stuff-hope your schedule is the same :) can't wait to see ya again!

Judi said...

you will do so great. almost there baby!

Katie said...

there's a lot of taper craziness going on right - stay sane, you're almost there.

Maggs said...

yay. Almost there!

Jamie said...

Life on the other side of the ironman finish line is MUCH different. There are lots of snooze buttons, beers (or glasses of wine) and chocolate chip cookies.

Enjoy the ironman training while it lasts!

Pretend this is real said...

Here's to smily faces on our coffee, and all the other little things that get us through training!

kristen said...

Chloe, I only have one thing to say to you: you are a fucking badass! hang on girl.