Thursday, January 12, 2012

Personally, I like the 'snot on my glasses and shoulder' look :)
Hello IM training!  

Random Motivation

See that huge button on the right side of my page?  Click on it - and donate any amount of money to Rev3 Run Across America!  We are raising funds for the Ulman Cancer Fund -which is an amazing foundation that focuses on educating, connecting, and empowering young cancer survivors.  You can also track our progress across the country!  Take a moment and check it out!  

I was in Telluride, CO last week for a family friend's wedding.  Wow.  For those of you who live in the mountains, I envy you!  (except when it's really cold - then I'm happy on the beach) But the views were absolutely breath taking!  And it's always great to spend quality time to my friends and family!

Now I'm back home and back to reality.  I would like to throw a huge thank you to who ever decided to decorate the IMFL bike course with some spray paint motivation:

This really helped out on the last 1/2 of my hurricane force winds ride yesterday evening!  (This is about the last 25 miles of the IMFL course) 

I hope everyone is having a great week!  

Monday, January 2, 2012

Back on the saddle

 I have not 'seriously' been on the princess (aka - my tri bike) since October.  Sometimes you just have to take the bike and put her in her room for awhile.  I do this to avoid burnout and from throwing her into the gulf (hey - sometimes I get really burned out!) On Facebook I was invited to a coffee ride - which I thought would be an excellent way to get back into a saddle.  A leisurely 40ish mile ride and then coffee after?  Perfect!  

This morning I woke up uber excited for the ride.  Sitting on the couch, drinking my coffee, I turned on the weather channel.  40 degrees - 20mph wind/gusts.  Awesome.  When I got to the ride, it only got better.  I only knew two people.  And I was the only girl.  The other 20 people were hard core roadies.  Just a bit out of my comfort zone.    

Suck it up princess and get it done.  

Check.  It was fast and I was in the 'b' group - but for my first ride back in 2+ months, I was pretty excited.  Thankfully my cross training with P90X and my new found love of mtn biking paid off - and I felt awesome.  Oh how I've missed quality time on the princess.  

But I can not forget the new purple princess:

On a random ranting note.
(man - I have not done this forever)

Special K's 'lose 6 lbs in two weeks'.  Absolute crap.  A bowl of cereal of breakfast and lunch?  Really?  How long can someone keep that up?  And what is that serving?  1/2 cup?   You know after the 'two weeks' those six lbs will just reappear!  It's not a diet folks - its a lifestyle change - that is the key :)  Eat fruits and veggies and you'll be looking good!  

Not to mention - I can't keep cereal in the house because I will seriously eat a box in one day.  Some people are addicted to chocolate - but my weakness is cereal.  LOVE IT!  So - this Special K diet will no doubt NOT work for me.  

Happy Training!  

Sunday, January 1, 2012

So much going on!

It's official.  2012 is going to be one of the best/craziest/busiest year of my life.  But I am so ready for it.

First of all - I hope everyone had a great new years!  We kept it classy in Panama City Beach by bring in the new year with all you can bowl/skate.  I tell you what - you get a group of triathletes and surfers together - we are one competitive bunch!

So this year, not only will I be a member of the crazy/awesome bunch of people otherwise known as Team REV3, but I will continue to be an ambassador for GoTRIbal.  GoTRIbal is such an awesome group of women - when you have a free moment, check out  the GOTRIbal site.  

REV3 is also doing some amazing things this year!  Want to run across America to raise money for cancer? Sure!  How about raising money for the Ulman Cancer fund for Young Adults? Sounds awesome!  This epic adventure will be starting March 26th in Oceanside, CA and ending 21 days later in Washington DC.   Want to see if they will be running through your neck of the woods or how you can donate to this kick ass cause?  Check out this site.  

Remember - this is just January.  I can't wait to see what the rest of the year bring for REV3 and GoTRIbal!  SO freaking excited!  

While we are talking about GoTRIbal - I would like to give a huge shout out to fellow ambassador - Kellie Smirnoff.  Kellie was not only the first female to finish Epicman this past weekend, but she won the whole race!  Talk about chicking everyone - Kellie now owns the saying 'you've been chicked'!  Not sure what Epicman is?  It's a triple Ironman.  Yes, you read that correct.  TRIPLE IRONMAN.  Kellie is nothing but a 5 foot ball of awesomeness.  She is hands down the most positive, friendly, and one of the best people to have a glass of wine with I know. 

Love it.  It's hard to take the smile off of my face when I see such awesome people reach their goals!  

Well.  It's January.  Let the Ironman Texas training begin!  Blogging will be getting very interesting!