Sunday, May 10, 2009

tapped out. THANKS TREVOR!

the update on the hip is pretty much no update. more ART. no running. ortho appointment next week. its only a dull pain that i can feel only when i run. it doesn't feel like a pull, tear, or strain. there are no tender spots. ick. just inner messed up ness. sounds like a you know what if you ask me.
so, sunday afternoon, instead of a pity party, i did what any girl would do....focus on the 3Ms: Manicure, Magazine, Margarita :)


well, before the 3Ms, i did lots of fun riding, swimming, yoga and all kinds of other stuff. the weekend rides were super fun and i had great company. saturday was with the-fast-tri-girls-of-north-county-with the-pretty-bike-kits and the sunday was a double date with james, bethany, and chris along the coast and through rancho santa fe. great times! i am really okay with taking time off of running, i am just sad this means i may not be racing. i really want to race- i'm ready! all dressed up and no place to go!
but its really too early to say that i'm not racing since i have no clue what is wrong (or i hope the clue i have is wrong). and its not painful except when running. something just ain't right...

see, still happy even though it's gray!

on sunday as james and i rode to meet bethany in solana beach, we saw this guy with 3 pounds of coffee in his jersey. he had just come from the pannikin in leucadia, an awesome coffee shop. he was heading back to north park, which is about 25 or so miles from the pannikin. now that' some coffee dedication. i said to him, "you know, there is a pannikin downtown near your house!" he said, "but that wouldn't be nearly as much fun. true. good dude. i made james go double-oh-seven it behind him and snap this picture.

MR COFFEE!


other than that, i have some BIG FUN NEWS (to me). I am the lucky inheriter/long-term borrower of a POWERTAP! cool huh? for anyone not a cyclist, it is this little computer that tracks your actual power and wattage output on the bike to see how much work you are actually doing (or how much you are lollygagging). other measures like heart rate or pace are so variable dependent on conditions (like wind!) and power is much less impacted by these kinds of variables. i'm just in the phase now of spedning time collecting data with the thing, but pretty soon will be tracking my progress. good thing my little data lover, james, is helping me out. i owe him big time, but not as big as super generous Trevor who was kind enough to let me inherit it! this is huge and he has no idea how much its going to help me out- now i have nowhere to hide- no sandbagging!!!
other than that, i was bummed to miss james' trail race in malibu this weekend, but grad school called. i'm in the final stretch, so no complaints...i can't wait until summer!

14 comments:

Luke said...

looks like christmas came early! put it to good use and keep kicken some arse!!

D said...

No more sandbagging? But... but... I don't know the non-sandbagging Beth. Is she just as cool? Boy I hope so.

:P

Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

Hoping for the best with your hip. Finger crossed.

Maggs said...

Powertap huh. There really is no hiding. At all. It will stare in your face and tell you, "you are completely wimpy. You did watts in a half ironman than you can average today in a sprint. You should not have had that third beer last night." I'm not sure what it thinks about margaritas though! Get better so you can chase me down at Honu.

rr said...

Get better, Beth's annoying hip! Sorry, no running is so hard on the ole brain. But your nails look great!

I have lots of optimism, honu is a long ways off still, and you just rocked a half, so that's in the bank.. :)

Trevor Glavin said...

enjoy! Can't wait to see your progress! Heal up...you an I seem to be in the same boat at the moment...no bueno.

Benson said...

I sure hope your hip gets well soon.
Holy Coffee addiction! Awesome!
Power taps scare me.

Lisa G said...

Sounds like you are doing some awesome biking! Take care of that hip and hopefully you are back running in no time!

Jennifer Cunnane said...

I hope your hip feels better - ouch! With how fast you run I am sure even a few weeks off you will still have one of the fastest run splits at your next half. No running = no racing = frustration! Get better soon.

Pedal Circles said...

Lucky!! I've been lusting after PT's for about 6mo's now. No money.

Time to take up road racing? :)

allyson said...

Nice a powertap. Good luck with it. Hope your hip gets better

X-Country2 said...

Glad your hip hasn't gotten any worse. Heal up soon!

kerrie said...

i know that you know this but: GET IT SCANNED! and put your mind at rest. you need to do that!
as for the powertap thingy - that is pretty hardcore - you are turning into some serious kind of cyclist chick.

Shan said...

Nice mani!!

I've been outta the blog loop for the last few weeks (grrrr to grad school), but I was very sad to read about your bum hip. NOOOOOOOOOO!! I'll be sending lots of healing vibes your way, and I pray that it isn't what you think it is!!!!!! :)