MONICA
37 years old
freelance photographer
running coach
Sunny Southern Cali, US of A

NO AUTOGRAPHS, PLEASE.
JUST TAKE THE BUTTON...





CHI RUNNING
by Danny Dreyer

GOING LONG
by Joe Friel
& Gordon Byrn

THE PALEO DIET FOR ATHLETES
by Loren Cordain and Joe Friel

KILLING YOURSELF TO LIVE:
85% OF TRUE STORY

by Chuck Klosterman

WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING
by Haruki Murakami

HAVEN'T HAD CABLE SINCE THE MOVE SIX MONTHS AGO. NOW I HAVE THAT DIGITAL BOX THAT I GOT FREE WITH THE GOVERNMENT VOUCHER. I'M HOOKED ON THE FREE USN CHANNEL (NBC) THAT PLAYS OLD KONA SPECIALS FROM YEARS PAST!!!

THEN OF COURSE FOR THE HOURS I SPEND ON THE TRAINER...


MY O.G. IPOD SHUFFLE



2009
2/1/09 Surf City Run HALF MARATHON
2/8/09 Chinatown Firecracker Run 5k and 10k
2/14/09 Tour de Palm Springs 55 MILE RIDE
3/14/09 Pasadena Triathlon REVERSE POOL SPRINT
4/4/09 Oceanside 70.3 HALF IRONMAN
5/3/09 Cinco de Mayo Run for the Cure HALF MARATHON
8/1/09 Vineman Full FULL IRONMAN
11/1/09 New York Marathon MARATHON
2008
2/3/08 Surf City Run HALF MARATHON
2/9/08 Tour de Palm Springs CENTURY RIDE
2/10/08 Chinatown Firecracker Run 5k and 10k
3/08/08 Pasadena Triathlon REVERSE POOL SPRINT
4/19/08 Rage in the Sage HALF IRONMAN
5/25/08 IM Brasil FULL IRONMAN
140.6 BABY!!!
7/20/08 Strawberry Fields Triathlon OLYMPIC
2007
2/4/07 Pacific Shoreline HALF MARATHON
3/31/07 Oceanside 70.3 HALF IRONMAN
6/3/07 Danskin All Ladies Tri SPRINT
6/24/07 Breath of Life Tri OLYMPIC
7/12/07 Playa Del Run #2 AQUATHLON
7/22/07 Vineman 70.3 HALF IRONMAN
8/9/07 Playa Del Run #3 AQUATHLON
8/19/07 Hansen Dam Tri SPRINT
10/7/07 People Powered Ride METRIC CENTURY FUN RIDE
11/4/07 New York Marathon MARATHON

ALLEZ
BOLDER
DC RAINMAKER
DECAF PLEASE
DYING WATER BUFFALO
FE-Lady
GREYHOUND
IM ABLE
IRON DEAN
IRON JASON
IRON MOM JENNY
IRON POL
IRON WIL
KONA SHELLEY
Lance NotStrong
LITTLE MISS RUNNERS PANTS
LOCKED AND LOADED...
NEOPRENE WEDGIE
NEWBIE TRIATHLETE 2007
OBRATS
SPANDEX KING
SPOKANE AL
Steve in a Speedo?! Gross!!
TEA
TriFAThlete
TRI GEEK KAHUNA
triSARAtops


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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GET OFF THE ROAD AGAIN.....

yeah, the opposite of willie neslon's lyrics.

so i'm now in hotel room #8 or #9 in the last month...i've lost count. this is insane. i really don't know how rock stars do it. but rock stars aren't ironmen, so i'm gonna have to learn to suck it up and still get my training in.

base training officially starts in less than two weeks, but in the meantime, i've still got this marathon coming up. i'm on track with my mileage, but it just doesn't feel the same. i hate to admit it, but i just don't feel like a marathoner anymore. that's so weird to admit out loud, but i think i've been hearing myself say it internally for a while now. i've just focused so much in the last two years on triathlon, and now i feel like i'm turning my back on it all for marathon #10. for one, I HAVEN'T BEEN ON MY BIKE FOR A MONTH NOW!!! and for two, I'M OFFICIALLY FAT AGAIN. it's amazing how quickly you can feel the fitness slipping away from you. but alas, i know my body will quickly bounce back and benefit from this self-imposed "recovery" stage.

oh man, that countdown clock to the right is counting down quicker than i expected.

i've actually shot a ton of pictures lately, but i'm too tired to post and tell the stories that go along with them. for now, i'll leave you with this, a video from a fellow tri club friend. so the next time you wanna feel sorry for yourself, feel like your season is shot, well, just play this video again:


3 Comments:

Blogger Spandex King said...

I used to travel three weeks out of four. There is no place like home. Good luck to you with your marathon.

September 19, 2007 at 7:27 AM

 
Blogger Bolder said...

wow, that dude was tough as nails.

now, i feel like a whiner.

THANKS FOR THAT!

lots of time. you're still in the 200s... nothing really happens until 112... one day per bike mile!

September 19, 2007 at 4:27 PM

 
Blogger Kim said...

oh.
my.
god.

oh.
my.
god.

that is amazing.

September 20, 2007 at 6:29 AM

 

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