Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Oh the Sites You See...

Great morning for a bike ride along the beach before the rain sets in the next few days. I'm lucky to live where I do and can take advantage of the wonderful year round weather. Makes training that much better!

And what a great way to end the ride by stumbling upon this beautiful site. Yes this was at 9am on a Wednesday...on the beach path. Oh the joys of living in LA!

And no they're not dead...just passed out from clearly an amazing night of shenanigans, with cigi's still clutched in hand. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I've Lost My Mind...

"If it was easy everyone would be doing it" and "If it wasn't this hard I wouldn't be doing it."

On June 25, 2012 my judgement got the best of me. All rational thoughts left my brain as I started filling in the registration form. What was I thinking?!? Ironman CdA registration was open and I hadn't even thought about doing it. Most people think about it for days, sometimes weeks, before committing to 140.6 miles. I filled in the form and sat for over an hour before hitting the "Submit" button. It wasn't until I heard it had sold out (although it hadn't) and I got anxious that I missed the chance to register that I knew I wanted to do the race. So I hit submit, signed my life away for the next year and there started my road to Ironman Coeur d'Alene. 

For those of you that don't know what an Ironman is, let me break it down for you. It's a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run. And you have 17 hrs to complete it. The gun goes off at 7am and you have until 11:59:59 to cross that finish and hear the announcer excitedly say "You. Are. An. Ironman." 

Wish me luck!