Sunday, July 31, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Does the idea of swimming in the ocean scare you? Because it seriously freaks me out...
When are you going to come do the Incline with me?
I must say I’m a little intimidated by the looks of that climb...but maybe sometime in the near future when you and Jill have no better way to spend a day you can drag my sorry butt up it.
What is your most embarrassing race story?
I cannot think of a single one! Most of my races have gone pretty good, not that I haven’t made some dumb mistakes, like leaving transition without my race belt but I’ve never been embarrassed. Wait does walking up Old Stage during the race count...I found it a little embarrassing....or maybe that was humiliating?
Which SBR sport do you like best?
Biking! I really love to be on my bike. Often when I'm out running and get passed by a cyclist I think "I wish I was on my bike!"
Brad Pitt or George Clooney?
Either is fine...I’ve been on my own quite awhile now. :)
Beer or wine?
I’m not a big drinker these days but depending on what I’m doing, an ice cold Corona is fantastic or a nice glass of merlot...but if I really want to have fun a Lemon drop martini or gosh you know a gin and tonic is sound real good too...I think maybe a good time is on the horizon after I finish this 70.3!
Summer or Winter?
Summer for sure!
What is your favorite color?
I don’t have a favorite but I seem to always be drawn towards pink of any shade.
Adena at She said I needed a goal
A day in the life of your food.. what do you eat in a typical day?
A lot of food! Will just use today since I can’t remember what I ate yesterday
2 egg omelet with a ton of veggies, spinach, broccoli slaw, onion and mushrooms and 2% cheddar cheese, maybe ¾ cup chocolate almond milk.
Morning snack ½ cup blueberries with some Greek yogurt sprinkled with Kashi Go Lean
Lunch: Chicken wrap again with a bunch of veggies, lettuce, red onion, sprouts, a can of Amy’s Minestrone soup, which for the record is not normal, but my freezer is empty of soups, and I didn’t think it was that great, and an apple
Afternoon/pre-workout snack banana and peanut butter
100 minute run – 6 chomps and one gu
Dinner: 3 tostadas with refried beans, sour cream and lettuce
There may or may not have also been a handful of Mike & Ike’s as well as a few chocolate chips.
No wonder I’m not losing any weight these days huh?
What is your favorite of the three sports?
Answered that one above Bike!
Do you play any other sports?
Are your boys interested in triathlon at all?
Ha, ha! Not one bit, they start to roll their eyes when I talk to long about it. Of course they are teenagers they are really only interested in themselves most of the time anyway.
Most importantly tell me something super funny.
Wow this is a hard one. We laugh a lot around here but off the top of my head the only thing I can think of is something I shared recently on another blog. A year ago or so my youngest son said to my older son “You know Josh you would look just like Mom if you had a mustache.”....gotta love them...right?
JohnP from Lord of the Chainrings
There are only 2 types of people in this world - those that pee in their wetsuit and those that dont admit to peeing in there wetsuit. Which one are you?
I’ll pee in it if I can, problem is a lot of times I just can’t.
What are you scared of the most?
How deep do you want to get here? I’ve got plenty of things that scare me. Everything I keep typing seems deeper then I want to go right now so I will go with one that pertains to triathlon. I’m scared to death that one day I will wake up and find I’ve signed up for full Ironman which is why I’ve given strict instructions to all to slap me hard if I mention it.
What was your most embarrasing moment?
I have absolutely no memory so I’m having a hard time thinking back...I know that I’ve been embarrassed many times in fact I can think of many from my teenage years but nothing more current or that I would consider my “most”.
Did you cheer or cry when Old Yeller got put down?
Cried of course!!!
What drives you to want to do Boulder?
Just to see if I can do it. I know it won’t be fast but with every distance I concur I’m driven to find out if I can do just a little more.
Is it a Myth that ladies NEVER pass gas?
It's a myth.
Monday, July 25, 2011
This weekend I met up with Tea for a ride. It was really nice to finally meet up with her. We had a nice ride and some good conversation. During our ride she expressed that she was just tired, that it was a good thing that taper had arrived and that it was time for some rest. I said that I was feeling pretty good still. Well today it hit me. I’m tired. I’m done. I’m ready for this race and everything that brings (the good the bad and the ugly) to be done. My whole right side hurts. I’ve got a crick in my neck my shoulder blade hurts, my ass hurts, and occasionally my Achilles tendon hurts. ( I need to go to the chiropractor!) My left big toe nail is split across the middle. I feel exhausted, which could be from the training, the heat (88 degrees in my house yesterday! No I don’t have A/C despite the fact that I work for a heating and A/C distributor.), lack of sleep, or the fact that I’ve been eating nothing but crap for the last 2 weeks.
Ok I’m done complaining now.... 13 days and counting....
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Aimee from I Tri to Be Me asked:
What is one thing you most want to accomplish this year??
Live through the Boulder 70.3. :) and if I do that then I want to try and enjoy my boys and spend a lot of family time together for the next year when my oldest son enters the Marines.
XLMIC at Taking It on asked
Do you like making lunches? What do you usually put in your boys' lunches?
I make my own lunches every day, like it or not, just one of those things I don't think about much. As you can tell from the question above my boys are older 17 and 15 and can darn well pack their own lunches if they need one, but not something that ever happens, they just buy lunch.
What is you favorite workout? now that you mention it :P Least favorite?
Favorite...long easy bike rides. :)
Least...anything that involves pain.
Give us the funniest internet dating story and the scariest. Please?
Funniest....there were many but my favorite is the one where I got left at a restaurant downtown after I told a guy that “no, in fact I was not having a good time.” He asked! At least he paid for the drinks before he left. Scariest, I’ve really never had any scary experiences. Although I did receive some pretty inappropriate pictures...actually that was another really funny story.
Deb from Deb Tris asked
I want to know about your childhood:
Did you ever cheat on a test?
I don’t remember every doing this, if I did I obviously did not feel guilty enough about it for it to have made a lasting impression. :)
Chase boys at recess time?
I remember having a real crush on a boy in Kindergarten...Eric D as he was known. I’m sure I must have chased him a time or two.
I never really skipped school except one time I can remember in junior high, I think it was the last day of 9th grade.
Julie from Adventure is Out There asked
What blog makes you laugh the most?
Wow this is a hard one there are so many good blogs out there. Jill always makes me laugh, be it in person or reading her blog I also find JohnP at Lord of the Chainring quite a riot, his comments usually get me rolling as well as his blog.
What blog have you learned the most from?
Well I’ve learned a lot from SUAR but I’m not telling what. As far as triathlon and equipment goes...it’s gotta be DC Rainmaker
What blog do you HAVE to read every day?
Yours of course Julie! But there are several others I will read as soon as I see a post including but not limited to Adena at She said I need a goal, she also makes me laugh and of course there is BDD I can’t believe that I just found his blog in the last few months, he has some of the best posts everything from funny to insightful. Any one I've met in person always ranks at the top too. :)
What is your high in the sky dream in your professional life? in your athletic life?
Professional life?...yea not so much, I have a job and I just hope to keep it. It like the rest of my life is none to exciting.
Athletic? To have dreams there would have to mean I was an athlete and I don’t often think of myself as one. :=)however I’m not really sure where I want to go from here. My goals/dreams After I complete the 70.3 and having completed the century this year, are met for now. All of this is so far out of the realm of what I ever thought I would be doing that I feel like it is all a huge dream.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
If you ever have the chance to go white water rafting DO IT! If you haven't had a chance to ask me a question go here and ask away. I will be posting answers soon!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
2. After the race this past weekend I felt really good! The only thing sore was my right bicep which I attribute to carrying my bike through some of the weeds to and from my car...does that mean I need to start some strength training or get a ligher bike...probably both. :)
3. This weekend I will be doing this.......I'm quite nervous...maybe even scared...not sure if I'm more scared for myself, my babies, or my dad.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Total time 3:36:25
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
1 – hour of open water swimming
2660- yards swam
2 – spots that are chafed and painful from the wetsuit
65 minutes of running
5.76 - miles run
1 – fantastic massage
1 – trip to the self serve frozen yogurt shop
3 - kinds of yogurt
5 - toppings added to said yogurt
4 – DVD’s rented
3 - DVD’s watched
2- awesome sons that enjoyed movies and yogurt with me
Veiws from the Elephant Rock Course
2- bike rides
287- minutes on the bike
67 miles ridden
5 – fantastic people who joined me for above swimming and riding
1 – yummy burger sent home with me from for dinner
2- great parents that gave me that dinner to go.
0 – fireworks witnessed
1 – exhausted happy Julie
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Macho Gazpacho by Rachel Ray
2 (32-ounce) cans diced tomatoes in puree
2 Tlbs to 1/4 cup cayenne pepper sauce depending on heat tolerance. (I used Tabasco this time however I think I prefer Louisiana Hot Sauce in it.)
1/2 European seedless cucumber, cut into chunks (I used regular this time)
1 small red onion, cut into chunks
2 jalapenos or serranos, seeded and coarsely chopped
2 ribs celery, from the heart of the bunch, chunked
Handful fresh cilantro leaves (I love cilantro but if you don't like it leave it out)
1 lemon or lime, juiced
Coarse salt and black pepper
Lemon or lime wedges, for garnish
Working in batches, combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse grind into a thick soup. Adjust seasonings. Pour soup into a thermos and chill until ready to serve. Serve in chilled glasses with wedges of lime or lemon for garnish.
try it...I bet you'll like it, make it as spicy as you want. Serve it with wraps, serve it with a quesadilla, or just enjoy it by itself...you won't regret it.