In other news: single, slightly crazy, triathon-obsessed, reclusive me went on a date on Saturday night. Where did I meet this fellow? At the gym. Obviously. Where else would I even meet someone because the gym is the only "social" place that I go!! I'm not going to post the dirty (or lack thereof) details because really, the general public does not need to know them (and nothing
Speaking of "wicking" ...
I am 6 shirts short of being able to have a t-shirt quilt made. I am doing it entirely with tech shirts that I get from races (because I don't wear most of them). I'm hoping with some strategic race entries this year (i.e. doing lots of races that give out tech shirts) I will be able to hit the # I need and send the shirts out in the fall to get my quilt made!
As for upcoming races/training weekends, I have some fun plans that have just been made!
I am running a large, local St. Paddy's Day 5 mile race this Saturday with a whole bunch of Train-This teammates - it's called Johnny's Runnin' of the Green and it's sponsored by a local bar. Can you get more awesome than that? (This is my 3rd year doing this race). Except that Mary is making everybody run the course again post-race.. so that will be a fun day of running 10 miles?? What???? Last year it was warm. This year, I'm not sure if that's going to be the case.. yuck. Here's hoping!
Then, over Memorial Day weekend I am going up to Lake Placid for a training weekend. Because I cannot go to training camp this year (camp is 1 week before IMCDA and I would rather be freaking out/tapering/packing/cleaning my bike at home rather than spending money to do those things in Lake Placid whilst annoying everyone else that's up there to actually get some work done) I have been seriously bummed out because camp ROCKS.. but then Kim invited me to go up to Placid with her and a bunch of people so I think I am going to do that. I can do exactly what I would do at training camp (AKA crush the mountains on my bike) except at a date more conducive to my Ironman schedule!
THEN, I am doing the Keuka Lake Sprint Tri the first weekend in June, which isn't a big deal except that Mary is making me do the sprint (I prefer olympic distance) because she is making me ride my bike the 60+ miles back home to Rochester from Penn Yan, NY after the race. WHAT?!? So I have to either leave my car down in Penn Yan and get someone to drive me back to it after I make it back to Roch., or I have to hitch a ride to Penn Yan in the morning, or I might have a friend that wants to ride with me and her boyfriend will drop us off.. plans are still up in the air, but then again, this isn't happening until JUNE so really, no need to worry about it now!
....BUT I am sensing a theme here.. Mary is making me do these crazy training things that are hard and sound kind of crazy and I LOVE them!