MONICA
37 years old
freelance photographer
running coach
Sunny Southern Cali, US of A

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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, February 15, 2008

PUT A FORK IN ME

cuz I'M.DONE.

as you may have noticed, today marks the end of triple digits on the Polar countdown watch. i'm down to 99 DAYS PEOPLE!!! yep, this is the month that i feared. work has now picked up to full speed ahead for '08 right along with the month that COACH said we'd be turning up the volume on training. the last two days have been full 10 hour shoot days not including the ridiculous amount of time spent in my car commuting to and from said shoots, so i guess you can tack on an extra 3 hours each day for that nonsense. that's where i gotta say, L.A. straight up sucks ass. where else does it take a friggin' hour and a half to go 15 miles? i can get there quicker on my bike!!!

yesterday was spent lugging equipment up and down stairs (which was just wonderful for the shoulder injury), so i didn't feel so bad about missing my golf swim or the 7 mile endurance run. not that i'm ok with missing any training, but after the physical day i had with work, it more than made up for it. it's TIT FOR TAT TRAINING i suppose. i feel worse if i miss a bike day, since that's the weakest of my 3 events. luckily, today's call time wasn't until 10:30 this morning. PERFECT!! i could get up at 5:45, hop on the trainer and ride for 2 hours, then go help with picking up props and be to the studio in plenty of time. all i had to do tonight was my weights session on my way home, so i had my gym bag packed and ready in the back of my ride. yeah, that all sounds like a solid plan 'til you realize that a 10:30am call time means an 8:30pm wrap out if you're lucky. and we weren't lucky. the talent was only 16 years old, so the on-set tutor kept imposing these half hour study breaks to make our day even longer. standing all day in my socks on a concrete soundstage didn't help my calves either. so i bagged the weights session, and now i'm home trying to get a little relief stretch in, then get to bed and get 8 hours before i head out for my 65 mile bike/ 10 mile run brick that's on the schedule for tomorrow. i'd gladly just switch out the brick to sunday and get my long swim done tomorrow instead, but i've got to catch a plane sunday for a week of shooting in S.F. it's gonna be like this pretty much through to the middle of March, so no time to feel sorry for myself. as Greyhound would put it, it's time to HTFU and GET IT DONE!!!

oh, and i'm gassy these days. what's that all about???

7 Comments:

Blogger Fe-lady said...

too many clif bars and/or gus?

February 17, 2008 at 6:41 PM

 
Blogger IronJenny said...

ouch - standing on concrete in socks... buy you sure can pack a lot into a day.
Jenny

February 18, 2008 at 6:48 AM

 
Blogger IM Able said...

i'm with fe-lady...i'm a big bag o' gas when i've had a lot of blocks or accelerade. gas machine!

February 18, 2008 at 7:54 AM

 
Blogger Tea said...

wow
I don't know how you do it!

Nuun = bag o'gas for me...

February 18, 2008 at 3:53 PM

 
Blogger Rainmaker said...

Sounds like the real solution is to have the tutor tell the 16-yo to HTFU ;)

February 18, 2008 at 5:31 PM

 
Blogger Bolder said...

if it was easy, they wouldn't call it the 'Iron'man...

no need to thank me, i'm here to help.

February 19, 2008 at 1:43 PM

 
Blogger Kim said...

all i have to say is:
luna bars
balance bars
zone bars
big. gassy. farting. machine.

February 19, 2008 at 6:14 PM

 

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