Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Playa Del Run.

This Sunday I competed in the Playa Del Run 5k race.

I took 1st place in the women 20-25 division!!!

3.2 miles in 26 minutes, so I'm averaging about an 8 minute mile. Not bad!!!

I did my first open ocean swim on Saturday. Holy crap it was so scary. I really need to practice out there the next couple weeks to prepare for my race, otherwise I am going to get completely beat up by waves / current / marine life. Swimming in the ocean is a whole new challenge for me to overcome... I am a bit nervous, but I think I'll be able to handle it (I hope).

I am almost done with my fundraising though, thank goodness! Now I can just focus on training, training, training every day for the next three weeks!

Oh, also, I am attending the Interbike expo in Vegas this week. Very exciting! I will post pictures when I get back!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Dear friends,

I no longer have a kitchen.

bike shop

What used to look like a dining room now looks like a bike shop.

It is amazing how much equipment I am racking up for this race. Lots of hand-me-downs from my sisters, and lots of clearance REI merchandise, for sure! Let's see, I've got:
1 LeMond "buenos aires" 27 speed road bike
3 helmets (hand me downs, i don't know why)
many tires, tubes, wrenches, lights, etc. for my bikes
1 pair of bike shorts
2 pairs of tri shorts (meant for swimming, biking, AND running)
3 tri tops
1 pair of running shoes
1 swim suit
6 water bottles
an endless supply of Luna bars and electrolyte powdered drinks
2 pairs of swim goggles
1 pair of bike shoes

still waiting on my wetsuit, a water-resistant bag, and new pedals for my bicycle.

This is crazy.

(but I kind of love it.)