I’ve been listing stuff to include in this edition of Hump Day Miscellany and the list seemd long but as with all things in the life of a triathlete that seem long and hard I will forge on (most all things that seem long and hard, that is).
1). CdA – my sherpa experience in Coeur d’Alene was really fun but also really emblematic of my life. I hung out almost exclusively with my friend DPR who is also a chum. She has a sushi hat and we just need to get her one of these and get her out for Sharkfest and the circle will be complete. But I digress. The emblematic part is that I seemed always to be on the fringe of things. I missed the big party Thursday night and I missed the big party on Monday night (with the tequila and the lovin’) and I missed seeing some people on the course. I did other stuff like volunteer in sunscreen and as a catcher. So ultimately I felt like I was part of the group but not. And that’s very typical for me. I have pictures and stuff but honestly at this point I think you’ve seen it all. Congrats to all of the finishers – you were awesome!
2). My kitty – what a sad day last Friday was. It actually started Monday evening when I got back from CdA and went to The Good Doctor’s house to pick her up (his other nickname has been retired). He looked up at me with her on his lap and said, “you have to have this cat put down”. I knew that was true but didn’t want to face it. He called Wednesday and asked me if I had done it and I said no so he said he would go with me. I couldn’t do it at a time that worked for him until Friday but true to his word he came over after work and he went with me and he rubbed my back while I sobbed over the table as she went to sleep and he hugged me while I cried and he buried her for me. He’s a really good man, hence the new name.
3). The Good Doctor has thrown out his back. It happened this weekend. I’m trying really hard not to blame his digging a grave for it since it didn’t happen until Sunday and since he went on a hike with a backpack and then went to an outdoor concert and sat on concrete steps but I do tend to blame myself for pretty much everything that’s wrong in the world. He has not made that connection. Anyhow, his mountain climbing trip is down the tubes and he can’t ride right now. I’m going to miss him.
4). I’ve started using my own Inifinit formula and I love it. I will have to do a full blown Infinit PSA one of these days – great stuff!
5). Why is it that no matter how much BodyGlide you slather your neck with you end up with a wetsuit hickey? Sharkfest left me with one on my neck and a couple of little ones on my …. what to call it…. 2nd boob area. You know, just to the side of the armpit and above the boob. Ow.
6). I’m a disco queen and you can see my pic on the blog site of Bay Area weather reporter, Roberta Gonzales. Click here and go down to picture #11. That’s me on the far left. This was taken at the Disco party that was thrown to comisserate the cancellation of the WS-100 but to celebrate life. It was fun.