Sunday, July 31, 2011

It can happen to you too....

Another weekend comes to a close and the countdown to Boulder 70.3 is now in the single digits. That's right one week from today at this time I will hopefully have become a ..... 1/2 Ironman? 70.3 finisher? Well what ever I will have completed the race I have been training for all summer. Some days I feel confident, others not so much.

On my bike rides recently I've had some happenings that are a little unusual. The other day as I was riding through my neighborhood a gril was running the other way and I could tell that she was doing that thing where you are looking at someone but don't want them to know that you are looking and the next thing I knew she was on the ground, fell straight forward flat out...I yelled over my shoulder to see if she was alright and she said she was, I'm sure her pride was hurt more then anything all though it couldn't have felt good. Yesterday on my bike ride a runner (although she was walking at the time) crossed the road a ways in front of me and then when I looked again she was gone. As I road passed a little opening next to the road I saw her kind of squatted down, well my first thought was that she was sick so of course I yelled over my shoulder to see if she was alright. Wasn't until I turned around that it dawned on me that she probably was using the...ahhh facilities and was embarrassed to be seen. It's good to know these things happen to other people also.

I'm excited about something new I've just found out I will be doing for the next 8 weeks or so. I signed up to be personal motivator for the Kick Start program sponsored by Skirt Sports. I'm not sure exactly what it will entail but I'm looking forward to the opportunity to help and watch as someone realizes a dream and accomplishes something they had no idea they could do by running the Skirt Chaser 5k on October 1st.


Jill said...

That's funny about the peeing girl :). I've ducked in a few bushes myself and always wonder who has spotted me!

Very, VERY excited for you for've done so much hard work and now it is time to put that all together and get 'er done. You are going to do fantastic!! Trust your training, girl - you know you've worked hard for this.

Congrats on being a mentor for the Skirt Chaser. Um, this will make you feel good: I was denied being one. Yep, got the "sorry, we don't need you" email yesterday. Woohoo, Jill sucks! Anyway, not that I'm pouting about it or anything. Ha. You're going to do excellent and have so much fun. Last year Beth and I were the Denver area reps for the race and it was a great event (probably why they won't hire me again, they recognized my name - haha).

Do you have time this week to do a pre-race carb loading dinner? If not, let's get a date down for a post-race celebration!!

Anonymous said...

I pee in the bushes all the time! I mean honestly how does a girl pee on the bike??? I haven't gotten caught... yet! I'm getting so scared for this weekend!!!!!!

Terzah said...

That wasn't me you saw peeing! I was out of town. But lemme tell ya, it could have been.

Congrats on Skirt Chaser! You will have to share how it goes. I would like to do that in the future for sure, if they'll have me.

And you are going to ROCK the half-IM. I saw the signs warning drivers on the diagonal to watch out. So I will watch out...for you! If I can get down there to cheer I will. Any idea when you might pass various spots? I'll take a look at the course.

Now, sleep well and eat well and pamper yourself.

Aimee said...

You are going to do so great on Saturday!!!! I am soo excited for you!!

Woohoo for being a mentor! That is so awesome!! You are such a great role model for that!!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Why do we laugh when people fall down ... I'm probably warped, but that was really funny to me. Just GLAD it didn't happen to me ... yet!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

You WILL be a 70.3 finisher, make sure you buy the sticker to add to your car

Jennifer said...

Hey Julie - sending you lots of good cheer as you approach the start line on Saturday!! Enjoy the taper and carb loading this week. Can't wait to hear all about it. GO JULIE GO!!!