Monday, January 31, 2011

It begins...Week 1

185 days.

I have signed up for an Ironman distance triathlon called Vineman, which will take place on July 30, 2011, in Guerneville, CA. This includes a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike, followed by a marathon...I'd always told myself I'd sign up for an Ironman when I turned 30. Well, here I am. Luckily, this triathlon is just outside of Napa, so I can train on the course as it draws closer. Right now, I am terrified at what I have signed myself up to do. So, I will use this blog to record my training, in addition to the happenings of my everyday life. I am sure there will be tears, triumph, frustration, elation, and every emotion in between. It will be a humbling rewarding experince, whatever happens along the way. So it begins...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I think I have seen it all...

Today, on my way to meet RC for a bike ride, I rode up behind a man who sounded like he was talking to himself.  This is not out of the ordinary--I've seen people talking to themselves, singing, or humming while biking.  Then I realized the man was talking to the small green parrot that was sitting on his shoulder! Whoa! My dad says, "it takes all kinds." Yes. It made me wonder if there are "normal" things that I do that make other people shake their heads in amazement or bewilderment....Guess I can only hope!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Happy New Year!!

This afternoon, my parents & I went cross-country skiing near their house. There are miles of trails literally 5 minutes from their house. I had not skied in years, but it felt great to get out of the house and into the fresh air. And it's kind of like riding a bike, you never really forget. Despite the 5-degree temp, we stayed warm due to the numerous layers of clothing, the exercise, and being tucked in the woods & out of the wind. After we made one loop, my friends happened to show up to ski, so I took another lap with them.

Sarah & Andrea
Mom & Dad