Friday, January 28, 2011

Sweet P. AO, Tone, AN & JS. My sweet Jesse. All in attendance for swimthis AM. A New Hope. What Focus!

So many good times, most on 15 s rest.



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Look who showed up at my exam! My picture with a TV star


Monday, January 24, 2011

@cnezzy Way to rock the world girl!!!!! Check out da Champ on the Front Page of today’s LFPress.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

OMG Billy Joel was waiting for me outside my office this morning!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

30 on the DreadMill, 30 on the elliptical, 30 more on the Dread…but in the last 5 min

Yeah in the last 5 min the magic of Franklin’s Tower saved this hound’s mind and made it all good


(oh and I got 30 min to spy on Sweet P and Tone in the pool, they worked hard!)






Monday, January 17, 2011

I’m still thinking about the weather, −16C and hard to get on the bike in the dark to pool-it.

…especially since the roads here are like this:

I can tell Mr. Mallett is a Michigan triathlete.



Sunday, January 2, 2011

“It’s been hard doing anything…” My year starts tomorrow. I can see theWelcome to MonksVille Sign.

Magnolia Electric Company’s Jason Molina did the heavy stuff lifting, some thoughts from me in italics. 
Almost Was Good Enough (Once)
It’s been hard doing anythingwinter stuck around so longI kept trying anyhow and I’m still trying nowjust to keep working just to keep workingI remember when it didn’t use to be so hard (newsflash: 55 just ain’t the new 33, don’t believe the hype)this used to be impossible (no longer for sure)A new season has to beginI can feel it leaning in whispering “Nothing’s lonely now”Nothing anymore in pain (No Pain, maybe I’ll write that down for the bag at the turn around in OK Falls on the run. With my can of Red Bull) 
A tall shadow dressed how secrets always dresswhen they want everyone to know that they ‘re aroundleaning in whispering “my friend over theredon’t know what [s]he’s talking about” (and I will trust her wisdom on this one, in case you’re wondering) 
Did you really believethat everyone makes it out? (we are all not winners. never forget that)Almost no one makes it out (I say this over and over on those long ugly rides and every 30 s after 3 hr on the run)I’m going to use that street to hidefrom that human doubtto hide from what was shiningand has finally burned us out 
But if no one makes it outHow come you’re talking to one right nowfor once almost was good enough (for once in 2008, but that was long ago and its 2011 and there is still a very bad taste on my lips, that I’m hoping will keep me thirsty until I can drink at the well Aug 28).
So tomorrow my journey begins. I am completely detached from it at this point. Just one of my parallel universes that we all drift through. Nothing to see here people until at least June. Have to avoid my propensity for peaking too early with my AAA in August. But in the immortal words of DareDevil, “time to get off this pity kick and start using some muscle."