Thursday, May 10, 2012

ITU San Diego

After having to report on ITU races in Sydney and London last year, it was nice to be in person (although not as exciting of a locale) for a race with friends from Phoenix who are racing their first ITU course. It's nice to be with age-groupers doing something different in the triathlon world. Nothing about completing an ITU appeals to me because I'm not that aggressive of a racer, but they are going to kick some tail this weekend I'm sure.

An interview with my favorite triathlete:

Monday, May 7, 2012


Saw this online and had to post. In another blog post I wrote about my obsession with this song.

Sunday, May 6, 2012


I ran my 43rd half marathon that ended in a safari park. I figured out that the reason I am not running well is for the past year, my legs have felt like lead whenever I run. I don't know why. But they are very heavy and so it is everything just to take one step in front of the other. So my times have fallen 2.6 minutes/mile, which is really frustrating and I really have no idea how to get my fitness back.

But the race itself was incredibly fun. We ran through a vineyard and the owners handed out Gatorade in wine cups. We also ran up a hill in the sand, but to keep our mind off the pain, there were jokes along the way, such as "Did you hear about the race between two giraffes?" "It was neck and neck."

Many dressed up as animals with tigers, lions and zebras running by me. One guy dressed up as Tarzan and wore nothing but a loin cloth. He had on a Tarzan wig and ran barefoot. Everyone got a good laugh.

At the finish line, we ended up in the middle of a Safari Park and got to go to the park for free. At mile 12, I ran past lions, elephants and after the race, walked around to see the flamingos, bats and cute pigs.

It was one of my favorite races with gorgeous views and people were having fun. It was a really positive race with stunning vistas and the locale couldn't be beat...but my legs need something...what? I don't know. I am so frustrated. I feel like throwing in the towel with running. My times have dropped by 35 minutes in a half marathon. I don't even tell people my finish time because I'm so embarrassed.

#43 half marathon done