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, October 23, 2007

WHAT WOULD YOU GRAB??


Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

i've always said that the best thing about living in socal is that i can be to the ocean, the mountains, the desert or mexico all within a 2 hour drive. i once even surfed in the morning at 6am, and was snowboarding by lunch just to further prove the point that socal is so dang rad (yeah, i said rad). i like to get away to the beach when a day gets so hot that you can't possibly be productive or steal away to my little secret town in mexico to ring in the new year. i'm planning to do some long training rides out in joshua tree national park when the distances get long enough to make a field trip out to the desert.

i can't go anywhere right now though, because everything's up in flames. if i drove two hours in any direction tonight, i'd hit at least 3 major fires. now i'm lucky. my neighborhood isn't in any danger so far, but there's a strange golden glow in the air, and my eyes and sinus are itchin' pretty fierce. watching the evacuees at qualcom stadium on tv makes me take stock of everything. i have it pretty good. the worst inconvenience for me is that i can't go for a run outside, so off to the dreadmill tomorrow. thank god i've knocked out my last long run before nyc. two years ago when san diego had their last big fires and i was training for the vegas marathon, the air was so bad i had to do a 20 miler on the dreadmill!!! now mind you, san diego is two hours away from me. but no, just some 4 and 8 miler taper runs left, and i'll be just fine at the gym. i also lost cell service for about two hours today. big whoop. as a matter of fact, it's kind of refreshing to just stare at the thing and not make one call....

i'm watching people on tv fighting to save their homes, defying the evacuation orders. is it really worth it?? and if i were evacuated, what would i grab?? would i let the cervelo go up in flames like the pic you see above?? sure, if it were between the bike and my dogs or my family pictures or just getting out alive. nothing is worth my life, not even a bike, not even my cameras.

watching the evacuees at qualcom is very different than the images we saw from the superdome in new orleans two years ago. yeah, sure anderson cooper has made his way down to report for the special edition of 360 "in the line of fire," but the people are dancing and smiling behind him. they've got more than their basic needs, and kudos to everyone who is making that happen. i suppose we did learn something from katrina. kudos to the firefighters who put their lives on the line to save whatever they possibly can. they're true professional heroes. i feel for those who have lost their homes, and saddened for any loss of life. truth is, we're gonna be just fine here in cali. we'll bounce back. we always do, but please please please don't forget about the victims of katrina who, two years later, are still displaced. they're not dancing and smiling yet, and nobody's talking about them right now......

2 Comments:

Blogger Spandex King said...

Stay safe!!

October 24, 2007 at 6:45 AM

 
Blogger Bolder said...

glad to hear you are alright.

October 24, 2007 at 4:18 PM

 

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