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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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

THE LISTS

IN THE NEXT 25 DAYS I NEED TO

  1. become fluent in Portuguese
  2. FIND MY CAMERA!!!
  3. acquire my visa for entry to Brasil
  4. secure a bike case to rent
  5. get a yellow fever shot and purchase malaria pills to take with me
  6. STAY HEALTHY
  7. continue to train at peak intensity
  8. then a 3 week taper
  9. then become an IRONMAN
  10. then get THE TATTOO
  11. - 100. all the shit i've forgotten about but will remember on the 24th day...
and a little side note about the term "IRONMAN." a lot of friends have corrected themselves and called me an IRONWOMAN, but on this one point, i'm not so much the PC Police. there's no Ironwoman logo, no Ironwoman tattoo, no Ironwoman visor, no wetsuit, no sticker, nothin'. so when i cross that line, you can straight up call me an Ironman, cuz i sure as hell will have earned the title!!! ok, next list...

THE BUCKET LIST

this is not so much a list of stuff i wanna do before i die, but rather a list of things i'd like to do but can't do because i'm training for an Ironman and can't risk getting hurt or miss training or be distracted...
  1. i'd like to join in on my old sunday pick up soccer game again
  2. surf again
  3. snowboard again
  4. go hear live music
  5. dinner night with my homies once a week for the rest of the year!!!
  6. i'd like to take up rowing
  7. redo my photography portfolio to focus on athlete stories
  8. be trained to be a guide for a blind triathlete for the C Different Foundation
  9. i think i just might be ready for a boyfriend again
  10. and lastly, I REALLY REALLY REALLY WANNA SEE IF I CAN HANG WITH THESE GUYS!!!!



CUZ IT AIN'T NO RACE. IT'S A HUSTLE...


oh, i'm sure there's more i'm forgetting right now. yes, i'm certain there's much much more, cuz i'm not kidding myself. Ironman isn't the answer. Ironman will not define me nor answer all of life's great mysteries. it isn't the end of the road. no, IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING...

6 Comments:

Blogger Patricio said...

OMG! 25 days... that is SO f'ing cool!!!
So, where's the mdot tattoo going to be? have you decided yet?

You are gonna do amazing in Brasil!
Boa sorte garotinha! :)

PC

April 29, 2008 at 8:20 PM

 
Blogger greyhound said...

Ironman is a great journey, a great destination, and a great launching pad, all in one.

April 30, 2008 at 8:36 AM

 
Blogger IM Able said...

Dude. I would NEVER be cool enough to hang with that group. Did you ever see the documentary about messangers in NYC and their 'underground' race each year? i can't remember the title, but i'll figure it out. good movie.

April 30, 2008 at 11:45 AM

 
Blogger Bolder said...

you're not fluent in portugese?

it's interesting, i tell everyone that it takes about 500 hours of training for the average person to do their first ironman.

it's also the amount of time it takes to become fluent in a language.

i could be fluent in italian, spanish, and french by now.

April 30, 2008 at 7:48 PM

 
Blogger Tea said...

wow--this almost sounds like an Oscar speech. I can't wait to hear the post-Ironman wrap up.

(And I SO want to hang with those guys too).

May 1, 2008 at 6:41 PM

 
Blogger Warrior said...

It's a new beginning, a journey, an end, a departure and refocusing, I have so much faith in you both as an Athlethe and a Person. Go Girl.....
where are you getting that Tattoo

May 4, 2008 at 4:39 AM

 

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