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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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

THE BITCH IS BACK...

I was justified when I was five
Raisin' cane, I spit in your eye

Times are changin', now the poor get fat

But the fever's gonna catch you

When the bitch gets back

Oh, oh, oh


Eat meat on Friday, that's all right

I even like steak on a Saturday night

I can bitch the best at your social do's

I get high in the evening

Sniffing pots of glue
Oh, oh,oh


I'm a bitch,
I'm a bitch
Oh, the bitch is back

Stone cold sober as a matter of fact

I can bitch,
I can bitch
'Cause I'm better than you

It's the way that I move

The things that I do


I entertain by picking brains

Sell my soul by dropping names

I don't like those! My God, what's that?
Oh, it's full of nasty habits

When the bitch gets back.


Bitch! Bitch!

The Bitch is back.

Bitch! Bitch!

THE.BITCH.IS.BACK.


-Elton John



that's right, ladies and gents, it's time to warm up the bikini wax, cuz I'M.BACK. after knocking out my 60 minute spin on the trainer today at around 5pm, i'd just about given up on hearing from THE shoulder guy. the spin felt pretty good, and i was able to hold aero a little better. my schedule has me on a recovery week anyway, and saturday's ride is just supposed to be 50 miles. i was trying to psych myself out to get it done on the trainer. 3.5 hours would be my longest time EVAH on that thing. hopefully i'd get some new Netflix deliveries by then, and if all else failed, there's my 7 or so Ironman episodes on the tivo. that would keep me going. at around 5:20, the phone rang. THE shoulder guy's associate explained the following:

  1. Frozen Shoulder is the ultimate diagnosis
  2. everything else looks fairly normal in my shoulder
  3. no bursae, no tears of the rotator cuff
  4. just a little edema in my bicep area (inflammation from the surfing) which explains the sensation that felt like someone was squeezing my arm super tight and not letting go. thank god that's going away.
  5. i can try to rehab it on my own with regular stretching
  6. if my own attempt doesn't work, i can opt for surgical manipulation to break up the scar tissue (um, yeah, no thanks)
  7. I CAN GET BACK IN THE POOL. IN FACT SWIMMING IS ENCOURAGED TO PROMOTE PAIN-FREE, FULL RANGE OF MOTION!!!
  8. TRAINING FOR IRONMAN IS NOT GOING TO CAUSE ANY DEGENERATIVE DAMAGE TO MY SHOULDER but it's going to be painful, and i'll have to be diligent to manage it with icing and stretching and in extreme cases, anti-inflammatory.
  9. no more weights. rehab for frozen shoulder isn't about strengthening so much as stretching to regain full range of motion. (FINE BY ME!!)
  10. eventually, this weird ass affliction just goes away. POOF!!
i'm also back to work on a shoot tomorrow. the training schedule just has me doing a run marker, so i'll knock that out at the track at the gym on my way home. it's something crazy like 15 laps around that thing for a mile!! i'll get back in the pool friday. i'm supposed to do a golf workout, but i think i'll start out with a short recovery swim to see how that feels. guess i narrowly escaped that dreaded 3.5 hour trainer ride once again. MWA HA HA HAAAAAA!!! Iron Maiden Cindy is gone this weekend to run the Goofy Challenge at Disney World, so Iron Maiden Juliet and I are gonna ride together. she's got a 75/6 brick to knock out, so even sweeter, i get to sleep in and meet her at 10am for the last 50 of her ride!!!

thank you Sweet Baby Jesus!!

2 Comments:

Blogger cdnhollywood said...

Great! Just remember not to push it too hard too soon. After IM you can blow the shoulder.

:P

January 11, 2008 at 9:24 AM

 
Blogger Tea said...

YES!YES!YES! very cool!

January 13, 2008 at 6:08 PM

 

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