Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
So today I ran my first International/Olympic Distance Triathlon. It was a 1500yd swim, 40k bike, 10k run. Definitely feeling the difference between the leap to Int'l versus the sprint tri's i've been doin. And while I didn't beat anyone in my age group I'm pretty sure I finished in under 3 hrs, which was my goal. I thought I started my watch for the swim but when I got on my bike I noticed it didn't go, so I started it on the bike, and by my watch the bike and run was 2hrs 19min, and i'm pretty sure I was out of the water around 35min. So, while compared to the other girls today, I wasnt so good, but I'm happy because I felt I did better than last week.
So heres a pre race pic, a transition to the run pic, and a post race with my nephew sammy =)
Sunday, July 8, 2007
So I got my butt up at 4am today, after not getting to sleep till 1am =( and mom and dad drove me the 75 minutes to Caesar Creek State Park, and I ran the sprint tri, a 750yd swim, 20k bike, 5k run. And unfortunately I think I sucked, I missed a week and half of training in the move across, and I felt it today, I dragged on the bike so badly, made up a little in the run, but not at all happy with my results (roughly 1hr31min) =( the big race is next sunday so hopefully i'm ready for it and do a lot better next sunday!
... Ok, so official results were posted today (monday) and yeah.. I sucked as bad as I predicted, worst i've done so far =( 13 out of 16 in my age group, first time i ever placed in the bottom half... boy am I regretting that week and a half of missed trng, i've got lots to do to redeem myself for next weeks international distance... sure hope I can do better!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Ok, so I'm at home and relaxin on the couch for a bit.. so I edited the video a lil bit and came out with this... The song is a song I like called "Accidentally Kelly Street"
Monday, July 2, 2007
Alright folks... So you may think i'm crazy.. but Sunday 01JUL07 I did the coolest/craziest most exciting thing I think I've done in my life. I made my First BASE jump.. ie I jumped off a bridge and heres the video! For those of you who don't know, BASE stands for Building, Antenna, Span, Earth.
My skydiving friend, Dan, somehow convinced me to detour myself off of I80 saturday nite as i'm driving myself across country, and go all the way up to IDAHO to jump off a bridge, and while I thought I may go and just watch, I couldnt resist the offer to jump once I got there. This bridge is completely legal, so Dan let me borrow his rig and since he has over 120 BASE jumps, and thousands of skydives, he helped me out and pulled for me so I could concentrate on everything else.. so check it out.. the scream as I'm jumping was an "Oh S**t" of excitement not fear =) The whole experience was AWESOME, and i'm so doing that again..
Thanks Dan.. for inviting me, convincing me to drive out of the way bc you knew i'd love it, and helping me through it all (especially that crazy rock climb back up). I owe ya.. you're awesome! muah! Totally worth the 2hrs off track and delay of a day driving..
check back for pics bc i'll have those from another camera later this week =)