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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Friday, October 12, 2007

AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!!! OY OY OY!!!



here we are, the big day, the world series of you will. i want to wish all of those racing at kona tomorrow a GREAT RACE DAY!!!!

i'm calling an aussie domination in '07. here are my favorites for prom king and queen:




that's right, you got MACCA ON YOUR BACKA!!!








nope, nobody in sight. it's all yours MACCA!!


i shot these pics of MACCA in mexico this past june at the baja 70.3 while i cheered on several friends who were racing. he's just an awe inspiring athlete who exudes good sportsmanship, an everyday guy who will stop and talk with anyone. i'd really love to see him take it from norman this year!!!

me and michellie jones in the newton booth at oceanside 70.3


and for queen, i'm calling a back to back win for michellie!!! again, just an awesome person and intense competitor. at oceanside 70.3 this past march, she worked the newton booth and helped me with trying on the shoes. i couldn't believe it!! there was michellie jones, bending down and putting a shoe on my measly age grouper foot!!! she asked me if i was racing and was i ready for tomorrow. i told her how i'd just gotten over pneumonia from 3 weeks prior and was a little scared. she was so encouraging, telling me to take it easy, hold back a little, and save something for the run. later in july, i would see her again. this time we were both racing at vineman!! as i was heading out for the run, i saw a tall woman all clad in pink heading in for 2nd place. i was a little sad for her that she wasn't going to win, but she was such the dose of inspiration i needed as i headed out in that 90 degree heat for 13.1 miles. i yelled out, "go michellie!!!! you're my hero!!" she looked back, i guess to make sure no other woman was within close range of passing her. as she got closer to me, she yelled back, "put out your hand, girl!!" so i did, and she gave me a huge high five hand smack!!! what a champ, even if she did get 2nd that day. she took the time to change the whole day for an age grouper, and it ended up being a pr day for me.

i also want to give a shout out to my fellow la tri clubbers racing tomorrow!! i'll be checking in on all of you!!

OLIVER MARTIN, 42, BIB# 847

RIKAKO TAKEI, 45, BIB# 742

PEGGY MCDOWELL-CRAMER, 66, BIB#245

3 Comments:

Blogger cdnhollywood said...

I think picking a winner is super tough this year. I can't pick one for the men or women, but I've got high hopes for Lisa Bentley and Sam McGlone. As for the men, I'd *love* to see a new bike record....

October 12, 2007 at 12:07 PM

 
Blogger Rural Girl said...

Cool pictures, especially the one with you and Michellie. 1:2 on your predictions.

You're doing IM Brazil. How cool is that! One day I'd like to do that race, get out of WI you know.

A tattoo must be on the way?!

October 15, 2007 at 5:57 AM

 
Blogger Spandex King said...

And I thought I was the King!!

October 15, 2007 at 7:25 AM

 

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