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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Friday, May 2, 2008

FRIDAY FREE FORM

22 DAYS LEFT. am i ready? i can't possibly be ready. missed my 60 miler yesterday. that's definitely gonna set me back. went for my visa today. it will be ready with 4 DAYS TO SPARE!!! vaccinations will happen monday. hope i don't have any adverse reactions. shoulda gotten them earlier, but i've been broke. now all of a sudden work is dumping on me. not enough days to get everything done. NOT ENOUGH DAYS. NOT ENOUGH SLEEP. and even when there's plenty of sleep, i'm waking up in the middle of the night with anxiety that i'm forgetting something, forgetting an errand. bike case is secured. phew. i think my shoes are broken down. too late to break in new ones. that's definitely gonna set me back. still have 9 miles to knock out tonight. tomorrow is 80 miles with long, sustained hill climbs. sunday's brick is a 1 mile ocean swim followed by a 15 mile run. and to top it all off, today i'm

HUNGOVER

stupid stupid stupid....

8 Comments:

Blogger Kathy said...

HUH I know that feeling - -hate it hate it hate it.....

btw, that photo of the bride & groom was gorgeous!

May 3, 2008 at 2:17 AM

 
Blogger IM Able said...

you are totally ready more ready than most who will line up you are already hard as iron you're just letting the what ifs crawl in an rent a little space.

time to kick them out. out out out.

do what you already know how to do.

May 3, 2008 at 5:08 AM

 
Blogger momo said...

you're fine. you'll be fine come race day. you're in the homestretch. close your eyes, take a deep breath and just get it done.

(can you please cut and paste in about 30 days for me??)

rooting for you from az!!!

May 3, 2008 at 5:12 PM

 
Blogger CoachLiz said...

Wow!

Getting caught up on everyone's blogs. So glad you made it to Simko's wedding on time. I was on the edge of my seat there!

By the time you see this, it will be 20 days left. You did Wildflower this weekend??? I had a few buddies doing that race.

I am cheering for you from the Great State of TEXAS and when you finish Brazil you can cheer for me while I race in Switzerland!

May 3, 2008 at 8:30 PM

 
Blogger Warrior said...

Hey what's the panic? 4 days to Spare.....you are as ready as you can be today. You are going to finish. That's all you need to do for that Tattoo, right? Hungover? Ha, great, it means you relaxed. You can relax. Just really listen to that cool music you have on your still right adjusted blog. Sleep? Sleep will come. You need anything?....When I can't sleep I just ask myself why, if I can't find an answer I don't worry. If I do, I still dont worry. Okay I am rambling. You have trained. You have organised, 15 days is enough to break in shoes if they fit well. If you can't afford it borrow it. Out of interest what size are you? If you are UK 8 or european 42 I have a pair of addidas that are too small for me but have done some miles, not many but some. I could DHL them I suppose.
Okay I will shut up now. Monica you are ready, just keep going. You can come do Iron Man Nice next year and crash at my place :-)

May 4, 2008 at 4:35 AM

 
Blogger Rainmaker said...

Three weeks left! You're sooo gonna rock it. Plus, you've just about got the hardest part done!

May 4, 2008 at 9:38 PM

 
Blogger Patricio said...

Hang in there.... it's almost time for the big race...when u realize u'll be racing it and doing an awesome job, u'll see :)
P

May 5, 2008 at 1:41 PM

 
Blogger Tea said...

You CAN'T go crazy! YOU ARE THE REASON I'm STAYING SANE! I won't allow it!

SNAP OUT OF IT!

Besides, 4 days....4 days is plenty of time. You're golden...and you are one helluvan-athlete....that missed 60 mile run--that's just a cooldown for you anywayl.

May 5, 2008 at 5:43 PM

 

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