1). Small Things Amuse Me – Shout outs to the Super Poke people on Facebook for the Hump Day poke they did today. Hysterical. If you don’t know what I’m talking about consider yourself to be a person who uses your time a little more wisely than do I.
2). J Lo! Who am I not to say something about J Lo and her initiation into triathlon? First of all I’m proud of her just the way I’m proud of anyone who trains up and toes the line – way to go! Second of all 6+ minutes in T1? I guess that insane tunic she wore took some time to get on. And third of all – what was up with that thing? I know she just had twins and is probably sporting a gut but that was just the most absurd cover up job I’ve ever seen. For the love of God, girl – you did a triathlon just after having twins – it’s okay if you have a belly. Of course the press would give her no peace so I should just shut my pie hole about it. I’ll just stick with You Go, J Lo!! Well done!
3). Learning the Hard Way – There are some lessons some of us need to learn repeatedly. Such was the case with me and a flat tire. I was scheduled for a Sunday ride with my friend, the Good Doctor so Friday night I checked the bike and the rear tire was flat. I went to get it off and it was too hard so I put air in the tube, pretending that that might work. Oh sure – it went flat in moments. I gave it 2 more tries and finally was able, with the help of 2 levers, to get the damned tire off the rim – on one side. I pulled out the tube, made a rough assessment of where the leak was, reached up under the tire and felt around and didn’t feel anything so I stuffed a tube in there, blew it up, got the tire back on (easier than getting it off, oddly enough) and put it back on the bike. I checked it in the morning and it was flat again so I decided it was a bad tube and repeated the same process. When the Dr. arrived I had to invite him to have a seat while I changed the tire, yet again, only this time I took the tire all the way off the rim (like you are supposed to do) and really felt around. It had a pin in it. A very sharp, nasty pin that stuck out about a centimeter. Lesson learned. Being lazy when changing a tire puts you on the road to HELL!
4). No Wonder My Arms are Tired – I looked at my swimming mileage for the year and as of today I have recorded 98.78 miles in the water. That doesn’t include races, though so with races I’m over 100 miles – whee! That makes me happy.
5). And speaking of swimming – I was looking at the times for the Nations Triathlon (a race I SO want to do next year) and the swim times are long. The first person out of the water took 19:41 which is a really long time for a 1500 meter swim. I suspect the swim course was long so if you did that race and weren’t happy with your swim time feggedaboutdit – it was the course.