Sunday, January 23, 2011

A little bit of this, a little bit of that!

Ahh, one week until the Houston Half! Looking forward to just enjoying the run and then focusing on triathlons after that. I hope the week flies by! :)

Before I get into the training portion of this post and the reason most of you are here (lol), I wanted to give a shout out to The Scarborough Family & good 'ole Mr. David Hamilton. Keith & I were able to meet up with them last night for drinks and dinner and we had a great time. Jeff & Diana brought their 14 month old baby boy, Grant. What a cutie this kid is. He was held by each of us at different points of the evening and wasn't fussy at all. He was even a super trooper when we were told our wait for a table at Tommy Bahama's would be 1.5hrs! Grant is a lady killer and I'm sure Diana is dreading the day he brings home his first girlfriend. Anyway, a great night with friends...something we definitely needed!

Me with my "babies" before heading out to dinner. Love them!

After a very good TT (time trial) on my bike today, I decided to test out the tripod my sister gave me for my Flip. LOVED IT! The tripod strapped easily to my aero bars and I then attached the Flip. I kept the test ride short in the event the Flip tried to flip off (tee hee). The video was very bouncy but that's to be expected. Overall, I was very pleased with the test ride and am looking forward to taking this out with me when I'm riding with the group.

A snapshot from my Flip. Very cool huh?

When I got home, I was reminded of how much I love my tri bike. Like I've mentioned a few times before, I have been somewhat uneasy on the bike since my fall. I know what you're thinking, "get over it already". Well, I agree! I can't help it though! Every time I look at my left thigh and see the dent that is STILL there, I remember how bad that fall hurt and how scary it was. My TT today definitely helped me so much. Keeping an average of about 19mph was an awesome feeling AND I did it while staying in aero the whole time. Oh yeah! The ride was a bit windy and that's when I typically pop out of aero but not today. No sir. I stayed down and just pedaled away. So here you go, another picture of my QR with her older sister (my Motobecane road bike) next to her. I actually LOVE both my bikes. My Motobecane stays on the trainer but gets out of the house once a week when it's time for our spin class. She seems to like the time out! Kind of funny that both my bikes are white & blue. Totally unplanned!

My next post will be devoted to my attire for Ironman Texas. Yes, I realize it's January and the race is not until May but I am a female. I'm also a planner. My good friend Jill was giving me some IM tips since she's experienced and mentioned I would want to plan my race day wardrobe. Oooooohhhhhh. I never thought about that. While comfort is key, I've decided I must wear something my fans (errrr family) can spot easily. I have a few thoughts in mind but am open to any suggestions that aren't completely stupid (Kevin).

Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead!

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