Wednesday, December 1, 2010


1. My heart is POUNDING from all the excitement, nervousness, happiness, jitteriness, oh all of these things and more! I am OFFICIALLY signed up for B2B Iron-Distance Race taking place in Wilmington, NC on October 29, 2011. Let the training begin! Oh well um yeah, Continue I mean!!

2. I just got videotaped in the pool this afternoon. Coach has it in her possession now. I can see her right now rolling her hand over her mouth wondering what she is going to do with that swim stroke. I took a mini peak at it myself. Um yeah, I have no high elbow at all and to think I had some High of an elbow at least with my right arm!!! Yeah and when I breathe I think I roll waaay to far over. We will see what the expert has to say and go from there. I am my WORST critic.

3. The temperature this morning was 61 degrees and now it is 34 and snowing...hmmm weird. I love the snow so it doesn't bother me too much. I love running in cold weather!! I even bough a head lamp yesterday for those early morning runs!! Since yesterday I went out with a friend and did hill repeats and rolled my ankle a bit. Didn't hurt myself though! Thank my lucky stars!!

4. Our Triathlon Club has started a competition with other clubs with USAT for most mileage accomplished over the off season. This month is all swimming miles 500 miles we need. We have over 700 members. I think we can handle it!

5. I went to the gym to swim this morning and was not happy the Pool was closed AGAIN!! I said some naughty words and walked out of the gym..I then called to get out of my contract and ranted how awful the place was and that I was training for an Ironman and cannot get into the pool. Yeah I let them have it..ha ha! I feel much better. I've been ranting and raving for a year about how I hate that place. You think they would call me back by now..NOPE haven't heard anything. GREAT customer service!! Oh and when I asked if they would do more programs for triathletes and I would help set one up...I was so blown off...yeah Not happy about this place...ok. I think Im done now. phew!

6. I have declined a second interview with the ICU mainly because my job now has given me more money that I cannot say no to! Hey I have a family you know! So right now I am going to stay with Family practice and see what happens.

Happy Training everyone!!


  1. EEK! very exciting! And in Wilmington nonetheless - a great little seaside place. I look forward to hearing all about your training!!!!

  2. Yip-Yip Yippee....outside of the poor CS at the gym that is a great list.

    Nothing like getting the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up to make you make phone calls. Worst part is that you have no control over them calling you back. So you just stew even more about it.

    Congrats on the sign-up. So excited for you.

  3. Congrats on signing up! Its gonna be a great year!!! And best of all since you are doing your Ironman kinda late, you are going to have a LOT of us first timers making all of the mistakes first, so you get to learn from us.

    Watching yourself swim on video is one of the most humbling things. I was SO embarrased the first time I saw myself on video. But you know what? You are going to shave a LOT of time off by making the necessary corrections. Don't worry, we were all once in your position!

  4. Awesome! 333 days away! Wonder how quickly and slowly they'll go? :)

  5. awesome that you signed up. I agree with Jon, suffer through the 3 ring circus that is watching a video of yourself and then improve. I'm in the middle of that now. At least I'm not hiding under a rock after I watch the videos anymore, instead I lock myself in my office for a few hours and Google "Duathlon".

  6. Yay for officially being signed up!! How exciting!
    That's awesome that you got your swim videotaped! I would love to do that over the winter.

  7. Patrick- That was funny!! I thought about giving tris up to and just doing duathlon but that is defeat and I cannot handle that!!

    Jon- OMG, I was a little embarrassed watching it back. I was compared to an olympian swimmer just for reference and yeah, I definately have some work to do!!

  8. Sounds like you had a great day!
    Maybe you should join the Y, the pool is always open, (unless that's the gym you are talking about?)

  9. Congrats! I feel for you with the pool dealio. I can't tell you how many times i ranted on my blog about the Y's pool not opening on time b/c the lifeguards overslept. So frustrating. I've yet to get bravev enough to have my swim stroke videotaped and then picked would be a real blow to my ego. i know it is ugly! but, that's how we improve.

  10. Caroline- Certainly not the Y here! :) I will be joining soon though as Im arguing to Get out of my contract at the other place!!

  11. Congratulations on making it official Kristin! It is a great race. I am so glad I did that as my first Ironman. You will have a great time and will remember it for life.