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, February 7, 2008

THIS CALLS FOR AN INTERVENTION

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on the 100th day of Christmas, my neighbors put this crazy shit up...

can someone please explain to my neighbors the following rules about decorating the exterior of one's home:

  1. dude, CHRISTMAS IS OVER. in fact, even if you follow the rule that Christmas decorations get to stay up until the religious holiday of The Epiphany, you still only get 'til January 6th.
  2. it's friggin' February now. if it's late enough into the new year that you can't say "Happy New Year" anymore, that might be another indication that IT'S TIME TO TAKE THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS DOWN.
  3. Don't try to extend your Christmas decorations be adding hearts to them and all over the rest of your crib thereby signifying that you're now celebrating Valentine's Day. THAT SHIT IS NOT CUTE.
  4. Valentine's Day is hardly a holiday that warrants exterior home decoration. if so, I SERIOUSLY FEAR WHAT THE FUCK YOU'LL DO NEXT MONTH FOR ST. PATTY'S DAY.
i really do love my neighbors. they're a sweet couple who's son owns the house, and they live on the lower floor while the top is rented to a group of college kids who i want to strangle. but that's a story for a whole other blog about how i'm getting old and kharma's now paying me back for all the off-the-hook house parties i threw back in the college day. but back to the sweet couple. the husband is very helpful, always bringing my trash cans in if i get home too late from a shoot and they're still out there past dark. the wife calls me "mija," which means "my daughter" in Spanish, and has god-blessed me so many times i'm pretty sure i'm set to go to heaven. when she's out driving and sees me on my bike, she always rolls down her window and yells at me to be safe and watch out for the crazy drivers like she's my very own Johan Bruyneel. they really are the sweetest. simply put: these are some GOOD GOOD people with BAD BAD taste. it starts with Halloween. they rock this huge lit up, hot air, blow up pumpkin. next is Thanksgiving. yep, you guessed it. we get another lit up, hot air, blow up turkey. for Christmas, they pretty much go insane. the wreath that you see above is nothin'. there's also a huge lit up, hot air, blow up Santa, and the entire cast of automated reindeer sits atop their roof. the lights that accompany this Christmas fandango can be seen from outerspace, and i'm pretty sure they're responsible for a good portion of the earth's global warming. so when i got home today and saw this, i just lost it. by the way, when's Easter this year?? i wanna buy up all the lit up, hot air blow up bunnies before my neighbors can get their hands on 'em....

in training news, this came from Hammer Nutrition today!!


the Hammer Cornucopia

i used the 15% discount offer from Wil's blog and ordered directly from Hammer this time. now the only thing i actually ordered and paid for were the two big jugs of Perpetuem. the rest was what they sent for being a first time customer. not to mention that i got a call from a nice lady named Liz at Hammer saying that she'd received my order, it would be shipped out that same day, and if there was anything else i needed or had questions about, feel free to call her. how's that for some customer service?? i'm thinking about asking Liz to call my neighbors and sweetly ask them to TAKE THAT HOLIDAY SHIT DOWN!!!

i leave tomorrow for my first century at the Tour De Palm Springs. YESS!!! gonna stay the night with my old running coach, Vic. so psyched to get to visit with him on the eve of my longest ride EVAH (guess i'm just gonna keep sayin' that, my longest ride ever). i gotta get a swim in tomorrow morning before i hit the road, but Sascrotch is gettin' a little unruly on me. off to get my wax on....TOOTLES.

8 Comments:

Blogger Rainmaker said...

Hilarious!

I would actually be very interested in a recording of you calling up the Hammer Lady and asking her to release the Ban Hammer on your neighboor. Posted in a little blogger video thing would be perfect.

February 7, 2008 at 7:34 PM

 
Blogger Spandex King said...

Have a great ride! Drop the Hammer!!

February 8, 2008 at 6:04 AM

 
Blogger Allez said...

A blow up turkey? I didn't know such decorations existed!!!

Enjoy the ride!

February 8, 2008 at 8:43 AM

 
Blogger Kim said...

so i guess it's time i should take down my christmas lights. damn it.

yay for the new stuff from hammer! i love getting new yummy tri-stuff! just put in an order myself!

February 8, 2008 at 1:37 PM

 
Blogger Kim said...

WAIT. sweetie. youre getting your wooha waxed the night BEFORE a century ride. bless you woman. bless you and your wooha.

February 8, 2008 at 1:38 PM

 
Blogger Bolder said...

you should have included mug shots of your neighbor...

'cause thats criminal!

February 11, 2008 at 4:20 PM

 
Blogger Dan Seifring said...

I can't lie Monica, I can't wait to see what they do St. Patrick's Day.

February 12, 2008 at 7:37 PM

 
Blogger Wil said...

Hammer ROCKS the Astrodome don't they!! I love those people man.

And holy crap Kim almost made me throw up I was laughing so hard... YOU are killing me too, "sascrotch" LOL!!!!

March 23, 2008 at 6:20 PM

 

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