I’m getting amped to race the DC Tri sprint on Sunday — hooray for short, sweet, balls-to-the-wall events!
1. I have a pile of ironing from here to the moon that I just refuse to tackle. I actually don’t hate to iron, but it’s the process of setting up the board, heating the iron etc. that gets me. I know, it’s not hard, I need to man up.
2. I’ve made a habit of wearing my Nike pullover and flip flops around the office. I’m not doing anything but sitting at my desk, so who cares? Exception for days I have to cover an event or go to the Hill or whatever.
3. I very much love the sun. More specifically, sitting by the pool/on the beach/dock. Now that it’s summer, getting my workouts in super early serves a dual purpose. I avoid the blistering heat, and I can spend the afternoon fixing my shorts/jersey tan down at Hains. Win.
4. My piriformis is ANGRY. All that time with my butt in the saddle and in aero really irritates it. I’ve started stretching/rolling religiously, along with doing my core work, because I finally realized that I can’t afford to be sidelined now. Or ever, really.
5. As a kid, I wanted brown eyes. Then I realized that my hazel eyes are kinda cool — they change from blue to green to grey depending on what I’m wearing. Craaaazy.
6. I’ve only broken one bone (well, not counting stress fractures) — my left arm in the third grade. We were playing kickball in PE, I was in the field and a girl in my class who played soccer and could kick SUPER hard drilled it right into my wrist, which bent the wrong way as I tried to make the catch. I know, I was a super unathletic little kid, but I’ve come a long way, right?
7. Along similar lines, I’ve only been hospitalized once. Right after my freshman year of college, I had a killer migraine-like headache thanks to a blood clot in my brain and spent five days drugged and half conscious. It was glorious — as soon as the narcotics kicked in, that is. Then I started seeing double for awhile and couldn’t drive or really function on my own, but a superb team of doctors fixed me right up.
8. I haven’t bought new clothes unrelated to triathlon/running since January. My closet is in a sad state of affairs.
9. Driving with my sunroof down and country music playing loudly is one of my favorite activities.
10. I want an iPod shuffle, among other things, but I will not spend any more money on “unnecessary” items — which is everything outside of food/training nutrition, rent and bills — until I can start replenishing the savings I tapped to pay for all this tri stuff. I WILL NOT.
What’s on tap for the weekend? If you’re in DC and not racing, come down and watch all the crazy people swimming in the Potomac and biking/running around the monuments!