Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Dash of this A Dash of That

A little of This a Little of That……………..

April 24, 2004 – this was the date of my first ever HM. 1:59:28 in Kentucky. I am so excited about the Cherry Pointe Marine HM this weekend. I know that is has a large part to do with the fact that my son is a Marine and will hopefully be running it with me. I also love this distance. It is long enough that you can settle into a good pace but short enough that you can hold onto a good hammer if the legs feel good.

Last night I joined our local bike club for the standing Tuesday night Country ride. Hundreds of cyclist arrive and separate in appropriate pace groups. Before we started the country loop we did a 7.2 mile ride to honor the passing of our dear friend Perry lead by a police escort. Let’s just say that there were a lot of riders. What a great celebration of his life.

Trying to get ahead of things I purchased some Easter Basket items for our youngest son. 16 years old is not too old! So when the little pink Peeps were glaring me down in the car on the way home I had to eat them. The entire row. Upon arriving home I had to hide the fact that my teeth and lips were a dark pink. LOL!

Our new Team Kits are in!! No more having to wash my one jersey over and over again. Shorts sleeve jerseys, shorts, arm warmers, sleeveless jerseys, and a Tri Suite…. Can’t wait to pick up all of the new gear tonight!

Scott was hurt being a Rock Star in a recent Basketball game. Nothing serious. He may have torn a tiny ligament behind his one knee. Out for 3 more weeks. While we waited for the doctor I took a picture of “Grandpa” in his wheels. My man is falling! btw - the staff was not amused by our fun;(

Next month begins the some Tri Training. I have committed to a Sprint in June and a Half Iron in August. It has been some time since I have dipped my toes in the Tri World but I am ready.

Have a great rest of your week. Full race report will follow on Monday.



Wes said...

Which pace group does Scott ride in on those wheels? :-D Are you doing the SC Half then? That's on my radar!!

teacherwoman said...

Mmmm, those peeps sound good and I am not even a huge fan of them! LOL

The ride sounds like it was fun!

Marlene said...

This is a great way to celebrate 6 years since your first half. Have a great race!

I hope Scott heals up quick.

Dave said...

really?!? you ate the whole box...that's really all I gots to say...;-)

Grey Beard said... I'm wondering how long it will be before you come home to find Scott dressed up like a pink chicken /=) ... being bored and all from healing up ;-)

Nice tribute to a friend. Learning to deal with losing loved ones is job #1 in our 40's. Hope Perry was impressed with the turn-out. Very touching.

OtterPop said...

I am so proud of you for making those tri goals! If they're anywhere close by, we'll come and cheer you on. :)

And about the PEEPS... you can NOT deny their power. I love them. They are SO FREAKING DELICIOUS! -- Jess

Runner Mom said...

Love ALL of the pics! Especially Scott!! Too funny. I may park my car at your house in the morning after carpool if that's ok!

My Life and Running said...

So cool you might get to run with your son & at such a cool race as well! :)

Judi said...

dominic likes to do tricks in wheelchairs too. in fact, he was doing it the other day at the y.

zanne said...

peeps is one candy that will never tempt me! never could stand the things.

You've come a long way since that first HM girl!

Anonymous said...

Go put your game face on, girl! I'm sure you'll do fantastic knowing your boys run with you. Have fun and can't wait to hear it all later:-)

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

just saw you from teacherwoman, and love your blog title and pic, so had to come over;-)

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ShirleyPerly said...

What a wonderful, touching tribute to celebrate Perry's life. I'm glad a lot of folks showed up.

Sorry to hear about Scott's injury, though. At least it was due to heroics rather something stupid like what happened to me.