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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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I HEREBY CHRISTEN THEE...

as i mentioned in a previous post, i think naming your ride is kinda retarded. right along with throwing your dog a birthday party. in fact, i don't even think you should throw a kid a birthday party until they're old enough to remember it. call me harsh, call me cold, call me a bad parent, but ya know what?? college is expensive, so throw the dough in their savings account instead. they'll be happier you did that than to know they had a wingding of a 1st birthday complete with a clown that made them cry and shit their pants. on second thought, by the time they're in college, the savings may only buy them a few books, and the ones with the yellow "USED" sticker on them at that. awe hell, go ape shit. throw them a party. i'm probably not having kids anyway...

but back to the bike. in that previous post i changed my opinion about naming the bike and put a call out for suggestions, and you were all great to write in with your submissions.

some suggested to go with the color:

SILVER?

SILVER STREAK?

HI HO SILVER?

um, no. and not TONTO either

others suggested something to the effect of my potential speed:

FLASH?

no more like "INCH" for "inching along"

Coach Liz had a really cute idea:

"
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!!!"

so name it after an actor/celebrity i'd like to do?? that would mean my ride would be called:

BENICIO DEL TORO

too long. and i'm not talkin' about the name...

you know, with all this Ironman training, we sure can tend to overthink a lot of crap. we make things more complicated than they really need to be as evidenced by my last two weekend's long rides. we go for miles and miles, round and round in our heads searching for THE TRUTH, but sometimes we just gotta go back to the beginning, back to where we started, back to square one, and we realize that the answer is most times staring us right in the face. WE ALREADY HAD IT ALL ALONG. so i went back to that last post:

"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 that's when it hit me. i had it all along. so without further ado....


I HEREBY CHRISTEN THEE....

you don't wanna mess with this...


"THE FUCKER"

it's kinda love/hate ya know? which is pretty much how it is when i'm riding anyway, but with obviously more love than hate. i mean you gotta love doing this to endure the numb Sascrotch week after week. so it works for me, and it works for him. cuz THE FUCKER is definitely a HIM (aren't they all??) it's a versatile name with various adjectives that can be inserted to suit a myriad of occasions. for instance, here's THE FUCKER perched outside of a barn on our ride through Pioneer Town two weekends ago. right there, he's a

BAD MOTHER FUCKER

and here's a list of other words that can be inserted:

CUTE LITTLE

BROKE DOWN

HAULIN' ASS FAST

SWERVEY

oh the list can go on and on. in fact why don't you readers send in some more submissions while i go outside and wash the:

DIRTY, STICKY FUCKER

9 Comments:

Blogger Patricio said...

Simply A-W-E-S-O-M-E... love the name! :)
And the pics from the race and more are really cool too.
P

April 1, 2008 at 2:25 PM

 
Blogger Bolder said...

very monica.

i still think when your ride is particularly good to you, you can whisper slowly and softly 'thank you benicio'

if your ride is not good to you, i'd go with 'STUPID'

April 1, 2008 at 3:16 PM

 
Blogger Rainmaker said...

That name rocks! And the best part is that there are so many different ways to express that name. It's nearly limitless.

April 1, 2008 at 7:03 PM

 
Blogger cdnhollywood said...

When I get a tri bike, I'm calling mine "the tri bike." My other bikes are "my mountain bike" and "my 'cross bike."

C'mon - I'm an engineer. What did you expect?!? :)

BTW, you may need to put panniers on that thing, 'cause that will be the only way I'll get some Perpeteum here! I'll take 2 - start riding. :P

April 2, 2008 at 6:08 AM

 
Blogger Lance Notstrong said...

The fucker? That made me spit coffee everywhere :-)

April 2, 2008 at 7:34 AM

 
Blogger CoachLiz said...

What a great name for such a sexy looking fucker!

April 2, 2008 at 8:13 PM

 
Blogger Tea said...

DAMN I wish I had thought of that.

I can't wait to hear you say "I rode that FUCKER hard this weekend." That beats Hugh Jackman anyday.

April 4, 2008 at 4:32 PM

 
Anonymous jennifer p said...

Love it.
And I threw a birthday party for my son's first birthday. Really, it was about seeing my friends and eating cake and drinking champagne and Starbucks. There will NEVER be a clown at any of my parties. Never.
Oh, and your music gave me a heart attack.

April 5, 2008 at 6:11 PM

 
Blogger Warrior said...

ERm what do you call it when you get saddle sore? ............ah heck never mind, I am getting way too distracted thinking about that..

April 8, 2008 at 8:32 AM

 

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