Thursday, October 16, 2008

not so fast.

james has lost his mind. he is trying to use the power of blog to get me to do ironman, but not so fast! i see right through him. seriously, i think he is just trying to keep me off a mountain bike because he knows i will TEAR HIM UP. i eat skinny chickens like him for breakfast.

okay, so i don't actually HAVE a mountain bike yet, but i'm saving my little grad school pennies...to pay back student loans....that i will use to buy a mountain bike....for my offroad education.


so no ironman yet....but there is still a lot of 2008 left to decide what will come in 2009. never say never, i guess.

20 comments:

rr said...

I think we should trick you into it the same way I was tricked into it. Decide to do another half. Pick Hawaii 70.3 in Kona, so you can come hang with me and Wee. Have a good race, and wham! Kona slot. It happened to both of us.. it could happen to you...

:) Tell the skinny chicken to do it too.

Sue said...

Well, I think you fit right in to Kona...did you get my pics...

Jim said...

YADA, YADA, YADA. Hope you enjoy Kona;)

GZ said...

How about a hundred miler instead? Or a run up and down Pikes Peak? Hey - never say never!

Stephanie said...

Here's a thought -- how about he take you to Kona for a vacation?

Don't be his "Mikey" from the Life cereal commercials. If he wants it that bad, let him earn the slot or at least make him do the race with you.

That brother of mine....

Justin said...

Let nothing stand in your way of getting a mountain bike! You will fall in love, visit exotic new places (uhhh, maybe not the same as Hawaii) and find all new challenges. The only down side is that you don't seem to have any scars yet, Allison didn't have any before mountain biking either. :) I dig chicks with scars!

Luke said...

what justin didn't mention is the amount of road rash allison is currently sporting from our last xc outing...and she races downhill!!

with your run ability i could see you doing some damage at the ironman distance. it is a great experience...and plus, you will have a "one-up" on your skinny boyfriend!!

Girl on a Bike said...

First off, I haven't raced downhill since May, and my race ended with me running my bike. So, needless to say DH isn't my speciality anymore ;)

Second, you only fall when you're lacking confidence or pushing the limits. I lacked confidence yesterday, but last week I was pushing it.

Either way, IM or a hundie, they're both great accomplishments in their own rite.

Sarah said...

So much pressure, Beth!! I don't want to be like everybody else...but I will say I bet you would rock it. That's all I'm saying.

D said...

Oh you are soooo doing an Ironman. And I agree with Rach... you should do Hawaii 70.3. All the cool kids are doing it next year! ;)

BreeWee said...

You and chicken thighs HAVE to come do Hawaii 70.3 and yes, like Rach and me when you cross the finish line swear you will never do an Ironman, then at awards take the slot :)

Looking forward to seeing your marathon still!!

kerrie said...

do it! all of the cool kids are...and besides, the flight from san diego to kona is short!

Christine said...

Dont let him trick you. My hubby did the same thing....he would make excuses as to why he couldn't do marathons because he was scared I would beat him in long distances. However...I let him think that I would beat him in long distances for fear he might try it with me and beat me!!!! haha

FatDad said...

Kona or no Kona, I just want to read more people calling James 'Chicken Thighs'!
Besides, no one puts this up on their blog unless they secretly want to go do it. The tribe has spoken!

Paul said...

Definitely do the Honu 70.3, but wait on the IM. That's a long day, unless you're into that sorta thing, then hit it! hahaha. Thanks for the shout. It was great to see you this morning at the race before your ride. James killed the run as usual. Caught me about 2.5 into the 4.

LoveOfShoes said...

Hey Beth! Thanks for the comment.

It has been slow going- as I am SURE you understand- but I am very excited to get the 1st marathon under my belt, and finally feel officially 'healed.' Am also excited to add the speed-work back into my training and have a full tri schedule next year after only a few sprints this year.

Also, just FYI on KONA- one of my best friends qualified 'by accident' at Eagleman this season, and just finished Kona as her first IM- and said it was one of the best days of her life :)

Brad Braden said...

No rush.. there is a difference between doing an Ironman and 'being' an Ironman.

just linked to your blog from Flatman's. Don't have time to read much now but look forward to catching up after.

cheers.

Maggs said...

Hey Beth,

Eat the Fuyu Persimmons raw. The Hachiya ones are meant to be cooked/dried etc. The Fuyu ones (look like tomatoes, not overgrown orange acorns) are sweet and juicy.

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Jim said...

As I said, you set your goals and work hard to achieve them. An IM is just a goal;-)