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Random Friday Facts: Sprint Edition

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!



10 thoughts on “Random Friday Facts: Sprint Edition

  1. can you iron for me too? thanks.

    and having margaritas with me doesn’t count as “unnecessary”, right? I thought not.

    Kick ass this weekend! balls to the walls!

    Posted by Lauren | June 17, 2011, 9:17 AM
  2. See you this weekend at the DC Tri 🙂 Also go treat yourself to some “normal clothes” ..shopping is so much fun! And #10 can’t an ipod shuffle count as stuff you NEED to train? Sounds like you NEED it to me

    Posted by Sarah | June 17, 2011, 9:18 AM
  3. I am volunteering at the DC Tri tonight. Unfortunately I can’t watch the race this weekend 😦 because I’ll be with my dad for father’s day 🙂

    I love love love driving (pretending my invisible sunroof is down) listening to country music loudly!!

    Posted by Sarah @ goingongoals | June 17, 2011, 9:25 AM
  4. #7 is really scary. Wow. Glad you are ok now.

    Good luck in your race! I’m hoping to get a bike this weekend. Yes.

    Posted by Victoria (District Chocoholic) | June 17, 2011, 9:51 AM
  5. oh man, top down, country music – yeah, love it. or top down, any music actually! 🙂

    Posted by katie | June 17, 2011, 10:46 AM
  6. Love your Friday random facts! I think I want to take part and also give random facts!

    Posted by ktfit | June 17, 2011, 10:55 AM
  7. Woohoo! I wish I was doing the DC sprint. Have fun, I’m rootin for ya!!:) I did my first sprint in April and I loved it. I love a fast fun race that you don’t have to worry about conserving any energy at all for:)

    Posted by Erin @ untilyoutri | June 17, 2011, 12:30 PM
  8. #2 every single day! I change for meetings and then sometimes change back.

    Good luck this weekend!

    Posted by amy | June 17, 2011, 1:37 PM
  9. I do laundry, but it doesn’t even get folded. I have my “pile”….I wish I had the time and motivation to fold clothes. And speaking of buying clothes, I am in the same boat. Haven’t bought “normal” clothes in….I can’t remember how long! I do know exactly how long it has been since I bought tri clothing though.

    So lemme get this straight, you are dropping 200 miles on the bike on Saturday then doing a sprint tri on Sunday? BADASS!!

    Posted by Jon | June 17, 2011, 1:58 PM

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