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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Thursday, December 6, 2007

I CAN'T WIN.....ANYWHERE!!!

so i'm about to take off for Honolulu tomorrow morning. check out the weather forecast:



yep, it's gonna rain up until the day i leave.

SHIT.

oh and imagine my overwhelming joy when i encountered this informative sign at the gym the other night:




OH. HELL. NO.

SHIT. DOUBLE SHIT. SHIT.

now i know what they're thinkin' over there at the good ol' YMCA. they're thinkin' December would be a great time to close the pool for maintenance because it's a slow time, it's cold, and no one will miss the pool. so just where in the hell am i supposed to swim???


oh and this was the best discovery just as i returned from the NYC marathon:




now this, ladies and gents, is what we call
A DOUBLE SCOOP SHIT SUNDAE
T
OPPED WITH HOT SHIT SAUCE AND SHIT CREAM
(NO CHERRY ON TOP)

when i read this, my heart sank. this was to be my only shot at a warm up half IM before IM Brasil. that's it. there's no other half IMs this early in the year!!! last year i signed up in December with no problem. guess it goes to show how popular our little sport of triathlon is becoming. so i frantically went online to research whether there were any other possibilities. oh joy!!! i can go to Australia, Saipan, or Irving Texas!!! NOT OPTIONS. neither is Wildflower. just too much of a production with camping not to mention The Kahuna swears it's tougher than an Ironman. then i found this little race on may 3rd just 3 weeks before IM Brasil. a little too close to "the A race" for my taste, but coach said it'd work and i'd probably still do a 4 hour ride the day after . and I ALMOST SIGNED UP, but wanted to survey other peeps who'd done it. then, the night before Thanksgiving i got an email. it was a newsletter email from a race director who's race i did once and have now apparently landed on their mailing list for life. i usually trash them right away without even opening them, but as The Tri Gods are looking over me, i opened it to discover that the Rage in the Sage race out at Lake Mead, NV is NOW ADDING A HALF IM DISTANCE RACE TO THE ROSTER FOR '08!!!! and it's April 19th, just two weeks after Oceanside 70.3. registration opened Thanksgiving day at 12:00am, so i stayed awake to be sure i didn't get shit out (i mean shut out) yet once again:



cheaper than Oceanside 70.3, closer drive than Napa, and i have family i can stay with. guess it all works out the way it's supposed to.....

and that, ladies and gents, is a happy ending to an otherwise shitty story. it's still gonna rain in Honolulu, and i've got to figure out where to swim until the end of the year, but i now have a warm up race to look forward to....

3 Comments:

Blogger Bolder said...

have fun in Hono!

hope you got laid!!

phoTO Beyotch... i want pictures!!!

December 8, 2007 at 1:29 PM

 
Blogger Fe-lady said...

Even if it calls for rain in Honolulu there will probably still be periods of sun. Or go to the sunny side of the island...which is usually right in the city area.
I signed up for the 70.3 in October I think...
plan, plan, plan WAY ahead for these things...(at least it gets one more organized...speaking for myself!)

December 11, 2007 at 6:46 AM

 
Blogger Allez said...

At least there are no shit coated sprinkles on the tasty sundae!

Now I want some ice cream.

December 11, 2007 at 11:38 AM

 

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