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, February 25, 2008

WEEKEND RECAP: THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

well, ladies and gents, there's really no recap, because i didn't get shit done this weekend. but i'm home now. back to my own bed, and BACK TO REGULARLY SCHEDULED TRAINING.

i did manage to pull a 10 miler out of my ass last night when i arrived at my last hotel for the trip. i thought for sure after driving 3 hours from Monterey back to S.F. that i'd be toast, but it was the bellman of all people who got me all fired up. we got to talking about Ironman (big surprise) and next thing i know, he's brought all the gear up to my room and talked me into a frenzy and i'm all fired up to go out for a run and see what i can do. so i did. and i could do 10 miles. not the 15 that were on the schedule, but 10 beats hitting that hotel bed and calling room service. i ended up doing that after the 10 miles anyway so go figure.

flew home today and had hoped to get right on the bike, but work reared its ugly head and i got stuck on the phone 'til about 4pm. so i suited up anyway and rode the SHORTEST RIDE EVAH. 5.6 miles to my LBS to pick up some more tubes and co2 cartridges. i didn't even break a sweat but MAN DID IT FEEL GOOD TO BE BACK ON MY BIKE!!! like Iron God said, i will never forsake the bike again. i'm even thinking of naming it which i always saw as really lame, right along with throwing your dog a birthday party. it's a bike. it's a dog. but at this point in training, i think it may be time to christen the fucker with some sort of name and make this deal official. any suggestions??

and lastly, i thought this was really funny and most telling. a top search query that lead to my blog reads as follows:

" i just wanna let you know this situation leaves me out of breath"

EXACTLY.

5 Comments:

Blogger Bolder said...

having been a road warrior for many years, i am standing up and applauding.

a 10 miler in a hotel sitchyation is a big well done...

the diff between 10 and 15 is nothin' compared to writing off the whole enchilda...

February 26, 2008 at 8:36 AM

 
Blogger CVSURF said...

Good job on the 10 miler. You have to name the bike. Hell we do so many hours on them, they become family.

February 26, 2008 at 10:42 AM

 
Blogger Rainmaker said...

The Bellman? That's awsome.

You know what else is awesome? The fact that you got tagged.

Sorry. Details at:
http://dcrainmaker.blogspot.com/2008/02/lucky-number-slevin.html

February 26, 2008 at 7:22 PM

 
Blogger CoachLiz said...

My bike is called the Carbon Fiber Pony and Red for short since that is the main color.

People might think I'm talking about my dog, lol...

Looking at your picture of the Cervelo, how about Flash or Sparky. You could always call it Hugh Jackman. Then when you told people that you have a date to ride Hugh Jackman hard this weekend, it would be sure to raise some eyebrows, HA!!!

February 27, 2008 at 12:33 PM

 
Blogger Kim said...

awesome job on the 10 mile lady!

and, at least your google search isnt "old sagging boobs"

February 27, 2008 at 12:39 PM

 

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