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, March 27, 2008

OCEANSIDE!!!!

so it's all a go. this saturday is the Ironman California 70.3 in Oceanside. i had originally planned to race it as a warm up to IM Brasil, but it sold out in record time. which reminds me,

I'VE GOT A HALF IRONMAN RACE IN 3 WEEKS. DOH!!!

instead i'm heading to Vegas to race the Rage in the Sage on April 19th. it worked out better, as i have family there i can stay with, and it'll be a nice chance to visit with them. best part is that i will most likely win my registration and gas money back at the blackjack tables!!!


21 BABY!!!!


but this weekend is Oceanside. first i wanna give a big shout out to Yanti who i mentioned in my weekend recap when we swam in the shit spill this past sunday. Yanti's racing her first half and i want to wish her the BEST RACE EVAH!!! she's been trainin' hard, then got a little sick at the beginning of the year, but she's made a comeback, and i know she'll have a blast out there!!!

in tri blog land, 5 bloggers i read regularly are gonna be out there. Rainmaker's coming all the way from DC!! Neoprene Wedgie's been battling some nasty knee issues, but some visits to the PT are gonna help him get to the start line (if he doesn't leave his front wheel at his car). there's Fe-lady, who's done an incredible job of raising money for Team Operation Rebound. we got local OC triathlete, CV Surf, who's had a hectic week with the health of the rest of his family. CV, you been eating your albondigas soup??!!! MEXICAN PENICILLIN!!!! and the there's my fellow LA Tri Club member, Brian, aka, Triathlete in a Cubicle. all i know is that this guy is ready to KILL.IT. no doubt there will be a bunch more bloggers out there, so good luck and great race to you all!!!

one last bit of advice to you all: don't get caught by the race photographers doin' this like i did last year!!!

spittin' ON YOUR LEFT!!!!

tonight, i'm dropping a bag (or two or ten) off to Yanti that she'll drive down for me (i told you she was THE BEST). tomorrow, i leave at 6am with my bike to catch the train down south where i'll get off one stop past Oceanside and then bike back where i'll meet up with Rainmaker and continue to ride with him a little bit more. then i'll meet up with Yanti at the hotel or at the expo and pick up my wetsuit to knock out an hour long ocean swim. i think Rainmaker's got 2000 yards to do. then the expo where I WILL NOT BUY ANYTHING!!!

saturday is all ALL ABOUT PHOTOS AND CHEERING. ok, not all about cheering...while everyone's out on the bike leg, and since most of it is on the Camp Pendelton Marine Base and inaccessible to spectators, i'll be busy knocking out a 16 mile run. i'll follow the run course and then some and then meet up with Iron Maiden of Honor Lesley to catch everyone as they transition from bike to run and then back at the FINISH BABY!!

THEN WE DRINK!!!




NOT!!!!

cuz guess what monica gets to do sunday while everyrone's sleeping in, recovering and Yanti drives all my crap back up to L.A.....




wait




wait.






WAIT.FOR.IT.






120 FRIGGIN' MILES

yep, you read it right. i'm ridin' back home through 3 counties and lord knows how many zip codes and area codes.


YES YES Y'ALL. IT'S GETTIN' REAL STOOPID 'ROUND HERE....

6 Comments:

Blogger Kim said...

keep an eye out for my coaches Tim Snow and Jesse Kropelenicki!!!

yay for drinking!!

no yay for 120 miles!!

March 28, 2008 at 6:08 AM

 
Blogger Tea said...

120 miles? In one day?

well, have fun. my day is coming.

March 28, 2008 at 10:51 AM

 
Blogger Rainmaker said...

Awesome getting out and cycling & swimming with ya today! You're so gonna rock that 120 miles.

And you succedded in the expo with not purchasing anything. Well done!

March 28, 2008 at 6:54 PM

 
Blogger Patricio said...

Wow... I am jealous... I can't wait till my 70.3, even though it makes me a bit nervous, but anxious more than anything.
So, how was it?!?!? can't wait to read all about it.
Love the spitting pic, that will be me for sure, I do it kinda a lot... lol
Thanks again for your comments on the wetsuit and more... and no, you didn't sound like a know it all.. I needed the advice so, thanks!! :)
Tchau!
P

March 31, 2008 at 1:19 PM

 
Blogger TriSaraTops said...

120 MILES?!?!?!?!

Whoa! Now that's what I call HARD CORE. Happy trails--or roads--to you!

Have fun cheering on buddies this weekend! I love watching races almost as much as I heart racing.

March 31, 2008 at 6:34 PM

 
Blogger Fe-lady said...

Thanks again for the cheering and shout-out on your blog site!
How was the ride home?
But in Southern Cal, I would choose to ride than get back on 5 north into LA! :-)
And you probably would get there faster too!

March 31, 2008 at 6:52 PM

 

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