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Thursday Randomness

In the week or so since I finished Ironman Lake Placid, I have been in a bit of a happy fog.   Since I can’t seem to form a complete thought, here is some random stuff!

Random Thing #1

My coach is amazing.   First of all, she got me from a nervous wreck in November to the start line of IMLP full of confidence and ready to roll on July 24th.  Ange, thank you so so much!

But enough about me, lets talk a little more about her day at IMLP.

Because it was simply. Amazing.

Ange bringing it in to 1st place AG win at IMLP

Ange finished in 10:19:21

  • 1st in her Age Group
  • 2nd Overall Woman amateur
  • 7th overall woman (pros and amateurs combined)
  • 83rd overall (she beat 5 pro men!)
AND yes, she is KONA BOUND!  Congrats Ange!! I am so proud of you, your hard work really paid off!
Her race reports are so good, read them if you get a chance (SwimBikeRun)
Random Thing #2
And speaking of awesome, I was lucky enough to get to work the Maine Tri for a Cure  SBR Tri-Slide Pit Stop with the fabulous Jen!

Wow. I am short

It was so awesome to finally meet Jen after following her blog for so long.  Talk about positive, energetic and just plain ole FUN to be around!!  I wish we lived closer I think we are a pretty good match!   Hopefully we can get some training rides together either this fall or next spring.

She is currently training for Timberman 70.3 on August 21st (how many more days Jen?)

I know she is going to rock it!  I hope if all works out I can get there to hang out with her, Chrissie Wellington, and Chris Leito.   Until then, GO JEN!!

Random Thing #3

John and I are getting a puppy!

It is kind of a big thing for me.  I miss Bailey so much every day (I always will), and some days I think I am not ready, other times I think I am.  We decided it was time, but still I struggle with starting over and letting this new boy into my heart.

This little dude is going to be awesome in his very own way.

Adena knows all of this, and gave me the coolest pre-race present EVER.   She gave me a gift certificate for a Scout ID!!  I was so excited because I was definitely going to get one for the new guy.  Adena, thank you so so much!

AND. I have a gift code here to share with you all – it can be used for $1 off any Road ID product (this can be used up to 20 times, once per customer).

The code is: ThanksAmanda8171932 

Oh yeah.  The pup.  It is one of these (I know which one, but I am not telling. HINT – he has a nubby tail):


Thursday Random

Check out the new Road ID I won from Molly (I’m a Sleeper Baker)!  Thank you Molly!  I am stoked to have a new one, my old one was getting kind of scanky.  I am always training alone so this is nice insurance.

My fancy new Road ID!

How cool is it that I used scanky in a sentence?

I really love my summer pool.  It is 3 miles from my house instead of 90 minutes one way.  It is really cool to swim more than once a week.

My pool, Pleasant Pond

The pond is super clear, it has a kind of green hue to it.  The dark green is where I think the monsters are.

Where the monsters are

My peas are ready to eat!

Peas nummy nummy

These guys are living behind my neighbors house.  He got this photo with a motion camera he has set up behind his house, and I thought it was pretty awesome.

What do you think they are saying to each other?

24 more day (EEEEK) until this

This makes me want to pee myself

Monday Randomness

  • I normally do a weekend update on Sundays.  I wasn’t really feeling it yesterday.  I was in the sort of mood that either means I am just about to eat a pint of ice cream, take off into the woods for a few hours, or hole up in my room and read and write.
  • The woods won out, they usually do.
  • I think my feelings on Sunday were very much a result of going to the celebration of life for my very good friend, co-worker, and school mate, Hugh.  I will miss you so so much my friend, you left us much too early.

Hugh with a freshly tagged Canada Lynx kitten

  • I am not doing Muttley Monday today.
  • This year the black flies really suck, this is the worst they have been in years, the things are voracious.  You almost get carried away walking to your truck.  I think I gave about a pint of blood a day last week to the stupid things.
  • I got to meet Bob and his awesome family this weekend.  John and I went up to see them where they were staying on Friday, I saw him and his sons yesterday, and they are rafting today.  Great folks, and it is nice to talk to someone about triathlon here who doesn’t look at me as if I am insane.
  • He hates the blackflies as much as I do.
  • I am able to swim in the lakes near my house now, the water temps have come up to the high 50’s – so it is good to go! No more pool  time for me.  I am very stoked about that.

I love you TYR Hurricane 5. I really do.

  • This coming weekend I am going to Lake Placid to go to the Fireman Ironman training camp.  I am super psyched to hang out with a few friends and a bunch of folks who are going to be doing Ironman Lake Placid (40 days away)!  The plan is to swim, bike, and run the course over the weekend, I plan to be completely whooped by the time I come home Sunday night.  I can’t wait!
  • IMMT – its happening!! If I can navigate the labyrinth, I am all in.