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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Monday, December 3, 2007

WEEKEND RECAP

we clean up pretty good don't we??




Dr., yes Dr., Lawrence Fong gettin' freaked on the dance floor
last friday brought the most anticipated event of the year, second only to Kona, the LA Tri Club Year End Party, aka "The YEP," aka "The Tri Prom." whatd'ya get when you shed your sweaty lycra, put on your party dress, some makeup and replace your race flats with some dancin' shoes??? well, you get some pretty crazy shit. it's a pretty fancy affair they throw in a banquet hall, complete with a sit down dinner, and DRINKS GALORE. there's an awards presentation with categories such as, best male/female long/short course, newbie of the year, the spirit award, best single sport performance, best non-traditional tri performance, tri nightmare, and member of the year. my friend Renata D'Angelo won member of the year for all her awesome efforts in planning our social events, and fellow IM Brasil participant, Oliver Martin won best male long course for his 10:15:46 finish at Kona. and i might add that he had two flats and still pulled off an incredible time!!!




after the awards ceremony came the YEP Film Festival. the club put out a call for entries to submit a 2 minute film expressing what triathlon and the club means to them, so i submitted this and I WON THE GRAND PRIZE: 2 ROUNDTRIP TICKETS TO ANYWHERE JET BLUE FLIES !!!

note: first, you may wanna pause the music player at the top of this page:





then came the dance party (but the dj kinda sucked). i had no idea my fellow tri clubbers were so dammed funky!!! good good times sharing war stories, scars, and comparing next years race plans. then we took the party back to Gerardo Barrios' house for more drinks, quesadillas (cuz ya know we're always hungry) and massages!!! i had to keep pretty tame as i had to get up at 5:30 the next morning to coach, but it was a ton of fun to see everyone else have a ton of fun. now, for most, it's the off season, but for some fools like me, we're just gettin' started!!!

for full slideshow click here:




sunday brought a mellow 3 hr/30 min. brick. i road around the Rose Bowl and the surrounding Arroyo Seco, then up to Descanso Gardens and then back down past the Jet Propulsion Labratory. as i was headed back down into The Bowl from the east side, i passed my dream house. hadn't been down this way for months, so imagine my surprise when i discovered that IT'S FOR SALE!!!!




anyone got about 4 million bucks to spare??

tryin' to keep up with this week's training schedule as best i can with work and all. then friday i leave to go support my runners at the Honolulu Marathon!!! i can't believe it's been over 6 months and now they're about to be marathoners!!!! gonna get some open water swimming in and some hill repeat runs up Diamond Head, but no cycling. and for one day, i'll head to the North Shore to watch the Pipeline Masters competition. woooo hoooooooo!!!!



1 Comments:

Blogger Bolder said...

great pics, outstanding vid.

of course, none of them had a soft focus, so, i'll help you out with THAT!

has anyone told you that your tri club is better looking than my tri club?

December 6, 2007 at 10:32 PM

 

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