Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
Happy Birthday Ryan! Yay, we're both taking today off to play, which will involve riding a bike (10 mile TT on tap today) and whatever else the birthday boy wants to do. Woohoo! In other news....
I have been silently attacking my 12 challenges this year. If you've been with 'me' for a while, I created 12 things to do in 2009. Coming off an ironman year, I wasn't so sure what I was going to do so I created a list. Drum roll please - I think I'm going for #2 this weekend - do not race with a watch or any gadgets. I'm not a total gadget freak like some of yous. I will use my Garmin a lot of the time but not always. I think I'm going to do this sprint tri this weekend with no watch, no Garmin, no bike computer. It's a sprint so the perceived effort should be REDLINE. If you don't puke at the end, you're not doing it right...for the short stuff, anyway. There is no pacing, no saving it for the run, lay it on the line. It's an interesting prospect, really. Can you push yourself hard enough or harder when you're not totally sure how fast you're going? Can you do it just on feel? We're getting ready to find out. The best part. Seeded start so even at the finish line, I won't know my time. I won't know it until it's posted. That's the part that might kill me.
Why didn't someone slap me when I put no alcohol for a week on my 12 Challenges list? No wonder that one hasn't been done yet! How stupid, what was I thinking?!?