Sorry I have been MIA! Aren’t I just the worst blogger ever? …Don’t answer that. I have to be honest- I haven’t been doing much triathlon training since the Richmond Sprint a few weeks ago. I actually haven’t been in a pool since the tri. whoops! After vacation I will get back on track. Promise. Even though I do not have much to blog about regarding triathlons I have a ton to tell you about other life aspects! Here is an update:
…has been kicking my ass. It is quarter end- which to you non-finance or accountant types means nothing. But to us accountants it means getting to work early, working through lunch, staying late, and coming home completely drained only to get up in the morning and do it again. Repeat this for 4-5 weeks. Needless to say, I am so ready for a vacation. Which brings up my next point…
The Boy and myself are leaving for Jamaica on Wednesday morning. I am PUMPED. We are going to an all inclusive resort with Phil’s best friend Aaron and Arron’s wife Angie. I am excited to spend time with them…and not check work email. So while all of you are at work, Ill be sipping a mojito poolside. Was it mean that I am rubbing it in? So sorry My parents were nice enough to watch Brizzy while we are gone.
|Photo by Phil Kealy…he made me give him credit.
She was pictured on the website a few days after I submitted the picture- which was exciting. But this week something even MORE exciting happened! I got an email from the webmaster at Upsidedown Dog telling me that Brizzy is on the COVER of the official 2011 Upsidedown Dog Calendar!!! Brizzy is a cover model!! You can take a look at my beautifully ugly dog on the cover here
. I know what I am getting everyone for Christmas
Speaking of Christmas, I bought myself a Christmas present. A new bike! ok, 2 new bikes…let me explain.
Bike 1: Whenever I would ride my bike, my shoulders would scream in pain for days after my ride. I thought it was because I was just not used to riding a road bike. Turns out- the bike I was riding was entirely too big for me! Because I was reaching for the handlebars, it was pinching my shoulder blades which means a ton of pain. So I sold my road bike and bought a smaller road bike. Seriously- way smaller. It even has smaller tires! Small bike for a small girl. Selling my old bike gave me the majority of the funds to upgrade to the new one so this doesn’t count as my Christmas present to me. It was a necessity! :) This is the new road bike:
I don’t know what to name it. It reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Or Loop-de-La- the mint green My Little Pony that did ballet and ice skated. What? You don’t remember the names of the My Little Ponies? I loved those things…my dad taught me how to braid hair using the tail of a My Little Pony toy. That’s right- my dad knows how to braid. Its a skill you need with two daughters.
Bike 2: oooh this bike is so sexy. I pre-ordered a 2011 Quintana Roo (QR) Chiquilo from Bonzai Sports
. I did alot of searching around for a tri bike that came in my size (and price range!)…and QR is the only brand that makes an XS (and its not breaking the bank)..aka a bike for extremely short ladies like myself. And best of all- its hot pink. Take a look:
This bike is specifically for racing triathlons- the seat is further forward to save some leg muscle for the run- and the handlebars are called aerobars- this puts you in a more aerodynamic position to handle elements such as wind because you are not allowed to draft off anyone else (that means ride really close to someones back tire to that you are not taking the brunt of any headwind).
Hm…I cant think of any other life updates. So in conclusion- I haven’t been training, work has been kicking my ass, I need a vacation, my dog is famous, and our living room has entirely too many bikes in it.
I’ll post again when I get back from Jamaica! Have a wonderful week!