Monday, June 23, 2008

some quality time with TJ

since returning to san diego from vacation....i've spent a lot of time with this as my view....

james' butt





ok. let's be honest, my view was usually more like this (see j up in the distance?)..


james has been awesome riding with me...he probably won some world record last week for most zone 1 miles on the bike...


also had the chance to compete in my first TCSD Aquathlon at La Jolla Shores.....it's a killer summer series with an awesome turnout..and it's free! nothing like starting in the water with 200 people (never done that before!)..it was pretty fun. the swim was good....
i was a little out of it from not swimming the week prior, but had fun hanging on feet and going for it..after the 1000 meter swim, it was time for the 3 mile run...well almost. damn westsuit would not come off. I have a two-piece and i love it, i just can't get the thing off. when i got it at the end of last year, i had no problem. my only guess is that after one broken arm and almost breaking it again and stopping lifting arm weights for 9 months that i just lack the strength to pull it over my head. its gotta be the weak arms, because i can tell you for sure that, sadly, my boobies are not any bigger so i couldn't have "outgrown" the top...anyhow, after a couple minutes, i called for help...and our triathlon club president, Brian Long, came to help me out and stripped me...thanks, Brian!
after the wetsuit episode, i was off! i felt like crap (maybe the 63 miles i ran in the 10 days prior didn't help) but to me, the run is fun. i was probably about 15th or so for the women out of the water....ended up running into 5th..and i passed a girl who i have NEVER beat in a race- she's the one i always say, "oh, well i won't win my age group because laura's here" a big mental win for me! granted, there was no bike leg and laura kills it on the bike...but still now i don't have the "can't" attitude. yes! good times at the aquathlon...so many fast swimmers that don't come out for the tri events so it changes things up a bit..

other than that, i've been dealing with a lot of this....


"transition james" (TJ as i call him) is a whole different animal to deal with. on my run today, i actually decided to change his name from TJ to x-james...i've noticed that the man-boy is very extreme in whatever he does. if he's training, he's TRAINING. if he's not, he's NOT. lots of cocktails, lots of chips, a crazy new ice cream addiction (that increases in severity every night at about 9:30 after a botle of wine. ) see the video on his blog for what i'm dealing with :)
i've been humoring TJ for the past two weeks (basically that means being DD for his ice cream missions), but i won't be sad when he leaves. see, i have trouble staying disciplined when TJ is around..but that's my problem, not his. and i'm glad he's enjoying himself. (but if he knows what's good for him he'll knock it off pretty soon unless he wants a chub-scout girlfriend :) )..it's a good thing he's cute and likes to wake up later than normal james AND is a fabulous bike sherpa/coach....i think i can handle me some TJ a couple times a year.

13 comments:

Shan said...

heheeeeee "chub-scout" - never heard that one, I'll have to use that sometime... :)

sounds like you both are enjoying life while still getting that training in - you're going to smoke em at Vineman!!

Ryan Denner said...

embrace the carbo loading well in advance of vineman beth :)

jameson said...

thanks for dealing with my antics over the last week... and last nights last minute golden spoon run! I'll calm down soon... I promise!

Your training has been awesome... get it dog!

Ryan Denner said...

btw, i am down for north county ice cream sunday - fully loaded biatch!!!!!

Nikee Pomper said...

Seriously, you 2 are too damn cute…Love the picture of James and the wine bottle, hilarious!

triguyjt said...

sooo yiu have been enabling james on his ice cream addiction...

will go to his cream-anon meetings with him to get over this ???

nice stuff on the swim-run

Benson said...

Hey, good race and good "can" attitude.
I have a 2 piece also and it took me a lot of practice to get the stripping of the top right. I found it's not arm strength but arm position...
Cross hands,
grab at front hip-bone area,
lift with quickness and force to peel it off head and then peel arms one at a time.
You probably know this already from the video at DeSoto.

Flatman said...

You guys crack me up and lol at the "chub-scout" comment!

SixTwoThree said...

You guys are too cute! I loved the video of you succumbing to two flavors. You did get two flavors didn't you?!! Oh hell, throw in some Rocky Road too. You're putting in enough road miles to justify it.

Matt said...

Yeah, to be JW aka Super Dog, there's gotta be JT. Either way, the updates on ya'll are stellar reading and watching. Good luck with the training. Vineman will be killer!

kerrie said...

i'll have to remember the chub-scout thing! can you use that to refer to guys? like ones that weigh 200lbs?
i think i may have to join jameson soon for some drink as it is no fun drinking alone, especially when it is done in your parents' basement. it reminds me too much of highschool, lol.

TRI-ROB said...

You said "boobies" and "chub-scout" in one post! That's freakin BRILLIANT!

Hey! That chick that you beat on the run... that was a HUGE mental victory for you and a serious chink in her armor for the future. She now knows that you're there to play! LOVE it! Great job!

Breathe...

Matt said...

You killed it!
Congratulations, Beth.