Thursday, July 10, 2008

Oh my - daddy needs a new bike seat

I saw this on another blog and couldn't resist stealing it. tooo fuunnyy.

You know what makes me mad? I could totally do this HIM in August as far as the bike/run goes. I don’t think I’d have an amazing time, but I fully believe I could get through it without completely breaking down. I rode 52 miles last week and ran 4 afterwards and felt great. Beth and I are doing a long brick this weekend and I am going to run as long as I can afterwards. I still have a month. Is a month enough time to convince myself I can swim a mile in lake eerie (for those of you non Clevelanders, GCT’s swim is shorter than a normal HIM)? Even if it is, would I be better served just to do a shorter race and wait until I am much much better at swimming to attempt a HIM? So, frustrating. The real issue is that I already paid and signed up for it and it was $150! I don’t want to be out $150. That would just stink. I mean if worse comes to worse, can I just breastroke/sidestroke for a whole mile? Hmmm. B/c at this point, I cannot swim freestyle in open water at all. I think that I can, but as soon as I start I freak, and then it’s over Johnny. I hate this. But just wait people, in a year or two, I will be a fish! A PHISH I tell you. I just have to get myself into a pattern of swimming 3-4 days a week. It’s not happening now, not by a long shot. Grrrr. I wish I could just buck up and do it. I’m sure my dear bloggy friends are sick of my swimming whining, but hey it’s my blog!

On to better things. It’s Friday. Hell yeah. I love Friday. Tonight I am going to a fundraiser at the doggy daycare we take our dogs to from time to time, the Mutt Hutt in Tremont. Great place. So, if you are in Tremont tonight, stop by and have some grub and watch the dogs play. Donations are being taken at the door for their Second Hand Mutt rescue program. Mushi & Tai are super excited. I’m super excited for the Muddy Paws 10 miler tomorrow! This race kicked my ass last year. We get tech tees this year, woohoo. I do this for the swag.


MAJ said...


OMG, I also love

cyclonecross said...

Nice - I'm glad you couldn't control yourself. ;)

ramblings of a runnner said...

ha! i read your blogs about swimming and feel like i wrote them myself! Hang in there - you will get better - i think it's mind over matter - you can do it. (ah if only i'd listen to my own advice) See you at the muddy paws tomorrow - i'm doing it for the tech tee too - i've only run on the trails once before so it will be interesting!

Just Josh Funk said...

I think it's neat that you are so involved with the doggy rescue. Good luck tonight. I hope you guys raise a ton of mula!!

Love, Josh

E-Speed said...

You just need to get out in open water a bit girl. You'll figure it out even if you have to back stroke it the whole way!

Great job this morning. Sorry I didn't get to chat with you!

Brian said...

Don't worry. You'll be that much stronger when you do it next year.

Trishie said...

One of my friends swears she's faster doing sidestroke/ breastroke than freestyle. I think you should do the HIM!! Hope you had a great race today :)

RunnerGirl said...

Hope the fundraiser and race went well for you!

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