Tuesday, August 31, 2010

winner winner chicken dinner

I WON! I WON!! No seriously I actually won something, what a shock. I read about Mandy’s contest for GU products but thought since I’m Canadian I wouldn’t be able to enter. Mandy is not prejudice against her northern neighbours and encouraged me to enter so I did and can you believe it, I won! I won!!

Mandy can now be an honorary Canadian. When are you coming by Ontario for visit Mandy?  Come do a race next year!!!  Seriously you are more than welcome, I’ll even make sure I’m stocked up with the yummy delicious mint chocolate GU and I’m betting we could give the kegerator a go, but let's pass on the beer bong.

My race is coming up this weekend and I can’t even think about it without throwing up a little in my mouth. Life has been just that, life and I’ve trained as much as I could and made some decent progress and gains but it also seems to be a lot about ‘the day’ as much as prep. I am scheduling a tattoo after the race, post nap, later in the afternoon. Nothing big, a saying that I read somewhere (maybe even on this blog) that meant a lot to me, that I have had translated to Finnish (for reasons that are far to boring to get into here). It’s my victory prize no matter how I do in the race, I just have to show up at the start line it doesn’t matter what happens after that.

Coach Nancy and I have been talking about some future goals to coincide with my recent stupidity and next year is already shaping up to be interesting. I am going to train for a 5km (or 10km) race in November to end out this season, I need some SERIOUS work on my running so I will focus on this during the off season as well.  I've signed up for Nancy's running clinic and her weekly tri clinic to keep me busy and she's already sent me my program for September.

2011 racing season:
Early season half marathon
May – Brian Smith charity ride, 140km
June – sprint tri
Sept – Olympic distance tri

There’s also the ‘@PedalmanTO 2011’ 160km ride and I may be doing a 75km ride in there as well with him and @thechefupstairs and a few other riders. I need to map this all out with Nancy to see how to spread it out so I can do them all.

And of course all of this work is preparing for a half iron in 2012 with @PedalmanTO, I'll be doing the half and he WILL be doing the full Ironman at the same race. 

That's all I got


Brybrarobry said...

Congrats on the win and good luck this weekend. You'll kick a$$. You've done the training and you're ready, go in and "crack some heads" on that swim. haha. Seriously, enjoy and you'll do well. I know it.


She said I need a goal said...

Thanks B.. I just registered, it's OFFICIAL..

Anonymous said...

What length is your race this weekend? A sprint tri or something else? Relax and have fun with it...I know you'll be amazing. Go you!


She said I need a goal said...

Dana, thanks so much. I'm very lucky to have awesome supportive friends that listen to my endless chatter about swim/bike/run now.

victoria weiss said...

Awesome blog post. You will have a great time on Sunday. Its such a great environment and everyone is super friendly. WIsh I could be there.

Pamela Hutchins said...

Good luck this weekend. You made me laugh "throw up a little in my mouth"
Nothing better than training for goals with a great partner.
@trimon29 and I are "Woodlands 2012" Ironman bound -- as soon as I can heal the plantars fasciitis.
Have fun, savor the moment, and keep blogging it!

Pamela Hutchins said...

Oh wow, and thanks for blog rolling me. Just glanced over and saw that. I'm honored :)

She said I need a goal said...

Vicki - I will miss you tomorrow. :-(

Pamela - a pleasure to link you, I love linking the funny and you bring it.