Thursday, October 22, 2009

15 days

First, wth? Nobody commented that the movie quote in the first paragraph of the last post was from High Fidelity? I guess that post was so long by the end you had forgotten about the question. Still, one of my favorite movies.

The dang Phillies won against the Dodgers last night, so they are going to the world series. again. Pffffftt!! Dodgers/Yankees would have been sentimental. Dodgers/Angels would have been an all-LA series. But the phillies? poo poo. no thanks. ding dang. Thanks for ruining the world series again.

I'm ready to taper. Beach2Battleship half iron is only 15 days away. Who else am I going to see down there? Just Missy, Ryan (dropped back to run the half iron after competing @kona - save me a beer at the finish line), Calyx, Donna, Carol, geez the list goes on. Be sure and say hi to me if you see me there. I can't believe how many people I know are running this race.

The 2 a day (or more) workouts are really letting me sleep well. typically it's yoga or my tri power workout in the morning, a swim over lunch, and run or bike after work. Today it was yoga, a hard 500 m swim over lunch, and 5 miles running after work. taper is going to be a welcome relief.

Tomorrow I (might) get to meet up with Calyx and Donna for an open water swim. It's at 7 am, and I still don't know if the wetsuit here will fit or if I can get the 1 mile swim done and still make it to work on time. It's a group swim, so they will be in good company if I don't make it out there. It's been getting hard to wake up in the mornings on time, so I don't know how much earlier I will have to get up to make it out there.

Then I'm headed back to Greenville tomorrow to see the wife and kids for the weekend. Man this is tough, I'm really ready for them all to be up here in our new house that we haven't found yet. We had a skype video call tonight, and Evil Genius actually got up on the desk and hugged the computer monitor at the house in Greenville. That's incredibly sweet, but I bet she broke something while she was up there. That's why she's the EG.

OK, catch you on the flip side. I'm thinking about going for a short trail run tomorrow lunch, and/or the OWS before work. Come on taper.

18 comments:

Badgergirl said...

15 days...exciting!

RockstarTri said...

John,

I've always found taper time to be a mental challenge. I bounce between thinking I'm not ready and that I'm going to win. Keep remembering your training is basically done and all the results of the hard work is in the bank waiting for you to withdraw it on race day.

Enjoy the family time.

Sarah said...

Long distance relationships blow. Good luck getting the details worked out!!

Carly said...

I am just catching up with you....omg I can't believe your race is soon soon. I must be hard being that far away from your family. Hang in there!

Sun Runner said...

I'm 9 days out from NYC...arrrrrghhhh.

GeorgiaSnail said...

I totally got the HF reference but was so late to the dance...Oh, trail runs! awesome, lucky dog. BTW, out of respect, I am waiting until after B2B to begin the Tybee Trash Talk...105 days....

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

The dang Phillies won against the Dodgers last night, so they are going to the world series. again. ... Thanks for ruining the world series again.

Woo-hoo!1! Yet another reason to LURVE Teh Phils! They ruined the world series for you.

At least people who live in NYC have that excuse for rooting for NY teams. What the hell is yours? Think yer gonna scored with a pneumatic female Yankees fan? Pfffttt! I got news for you: joyRuN is married and those t*ts are fake.

Jess said...

I'm with G on this one. Stop hating on my Phils lol.

Wes said...

The Phillies are the bastard children of the NL... but I do hate the Yankees more....

Jess said...

Yes, I had totally forgotten the question posed in the beginning. And I love High Fidelity!

Lisa said...

So almost taper....the big dance is getting close!

Viper said...

Enjoy the taper! Get ready to race. Cheers.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

That is SOOO sweet that she got up and hugged the computer screen! Awwwww!!!

Have a fun weekend with your fam!

KAT said...

Wow 15 days! I'm starting my taper now too, and I have to say that I'm KIND of excited about it, haha.

joyRuN said...

I expect drunken karaoke photos from a huge blogger meet up at B2B.

Just sayin...

PS - GO PHILLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Ahh, gotta love the taper. That will be me next week since my half is on Saturday. It better not freaking rain. If it does I will be so pissed.

Anywho. Rant completed. That is adorable that your daughter hugged the computer! You definitely get an: "awwww!" for that. Will be so great when you are all under the same roof.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Hope you had a good weekend with the girls... so tough. Enjoy your last week of taper before the big day! Can't wait to hear how it goes, and yay for bloggie meet-ups!

Alisa said...

So meant to chime in with High Fidelty. My hubby LOVES that movie...he has a bit of a man crush on John Cusak =).