Saturday, August 30, 2008

My Friends Are the Best



It's almost been two weeks since Pigman 1/2 iron distance tri and have I been a SLUG...

Very little working out; very little adhering to an "athlete in training" nutrition plan.


Some of this slugginess has been wonderful: sleeping in a little later; having that extra serving of whatever it is strikes me at the moment...

However, believe it or not, this lazy streak is getting a little old.

So: goal for the weekend (after one last HURRAH at the great State Get Together (aka the Minnesota State Fair, where you can find pretty much every food item on a stick...)
1) Get back on the bike
2) Get back in the lake
3) Get out for a run or two.
4) Get back to counting points.
I do have one more triathlon to complete this year.

Square Lake short course is next week Saturday. My friends Marcia and Gary are doing the event too. It will be fun to participate with them.

Speaking of Marcia, I got a lovely surprise in the mail today -- a CD of photos that she and her husband Marty took of Natalie and I during Pigman.


Marcia and Marty weren't competing in the tri, but they sure had their own grueling day out there on the course. They spent a lot of time, effort and energy following us around the corn fields of Iowa both cheering us on and taking lots of photos.
As you can see from the photos at the top, all those hours on the course took a toll: both Marcia and Marty sprouted mustaches and needed glasses...


Here are a few:













10 comments:

Sunshine said...

Oh fun pictures!!

TRI TO BE FUNNY said...

Who new Triathlon could be so darn fun?!?

Steve Stenzel said...

Great photos!! I think I might be coming out to cheer at the Square Lake sprint on Saturday. Pharmie and I will be doing the long course on Sunday.

Good luck!!

Dori said...

You're not lazy, you in recovery. :-) Loved the pictures. Good luck on Saturday.

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice to see you today!! I was talking with Nat, and she said that amysrunningaround is doing this tri. I told her I didn't know who that was. But when you popped out of the water, I said, "Ohh.... AMYBEE!!" I had just forgotten your blog address. Oops.

I hope you did well! You looked GREAT coming out of the water!!

Michelle said...

Recovery is an important part of training too. Great pictures!! If this isn't fun, why do it, right?

Marcia L said...

Oh, no! Those pictures of Marty and I are very scarey!!!

You absolutely ROCKED in Iowa and in Stillwater yesterday. Way to swim, bike & run!

Jen C said...

Congrats Amy!! I am so proud of you. Awesome finish and awesome pictures. :)

Yea you!
Jen C

Anonymous said...

I saw your comment on CY's blog...you don't know her very well..."gracious" isn't the word for her..."pompous ass", or "full of herself", yes, but not 'gracious". Beware! She and hubby won't give you the time of day if you don't rate; and she probably DOESN'T remember you, because she only cares about CY. Read her self-righteous archived blogs and you will see what I am talking about! Find athletes that appreciate how they got where they were without having everything handed to them; those are the people who are better role models and are more willing to help you out without being "fake".

Nat said...

hey where did you get that pic of me in aero? I look like i know what i am doing!