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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you’ve all had a great weekend. Ours was good but I’m worn out tonight. I think part of it is the heat… we’ve been spoiled by cool temps this past week (lovely during the day but shiver-inducing at night when I have to get in the pool) but it's been hotter than a steaming pile of crap today. I hate hot weather unless I’m at the beach. And unfortunately, Pigsknuckle is nowhere near the beach. Sigh. But it was a good weekend nonetheless…

I have to tell you guys, as of today, I’m only $125 shy of my $2300 Breast Cancer Walk fundraising goal! Whoo hoo! Thanks again to everyone who has donated thus far! You guys have been beyond generous and I appreciate it more than you know. If you haven't donated but you'd like to, you'll see the link to my donation page on my sidebar. Training for the 60-mile event is going fairly well. I’m still struggling with my heel and ankle but I’ve found some pretty good shoes (Asics) and I discovered that Aleve helps with the pain when it’s really bad. So I expect to be good to go in October!

On Saturday, Ryan and I went on a long hike with the Pigsknuckle Hiking Club… and our new friends came with us! It was a lot of fun. You know how there are times when someone comes into your life at what seems to be just the right time? Well, I think this might be one of those times, both for Ryan and me. My new friend has been dubbed (for the sake of this blog), Ironwoman. She’s a personal trainer by trade and she does Ironman competitions. Do you guys know what an Ironman competition is? Let me tell you…

A 2.4 mile swim
A 112 mile bike ride
A full marathon (26 miles)
One right after the other.
In the same day.

She does them for fun. Let me repeat. For fun. Yes, she is amazing (and a little crazy methinks). She told me the winners finish them in 8 (yes, I said eight) hours (!!) but she finishes in 14. I said it would take me 14 days to finish something like that (probably longer!). Anyway, she is full of great fitness advice and encouragement. How lucky am I to have made a friend like that at this very point in my life, when I’m trying to rediscover the athlete in me? I’ll say it again – I’m a happy camper!

Hope your weekend was good (though less hot than ours)!

18 comments:

blognut said...

Your Ironwoman friend is now my idol.

And you realize, of course, that all this healthy talk is going to make me drag my fat ass to the gym, right?

I'm not happy about that. :(

sherri said...

You're making me feel like a slug! A fat slug. A fat lazy slug. A fat, lazy, old slug.

I gotta' start moving!

lisa said...

Since I have bad knees and can't swim, I don't think I'd do too well in that competition.

Chris@Maugeritaville said...

Funny that you brought this up, because I completed my own Triathlon today...

One Foot-long Sub Sandwich
Two Pints of Ben and Jerry's
A six pack of DIET Coke.

That would be the Ironic Man Triathlon.

Lisa said...

hello from blogger wilderness dear friend- i am still here, reading but not commenting much- HUGE congrats on getting so close to your goal !!
love always, Lisa xx

Mel said...

It's good to have different kinds of friends. You know, that friend that you can do athletic stuff with, this friend that can't walk down a sidewalk without falling over.

mo.stoneskin said...

"I hate hot weather unless I’m at the beach"

I hate hot weather even at the beach. Grouch. You'll spot me no problem, I'm the guy slouching about in the shade.

Protege said...

Sounds like you had an absolutely wonderful weekend! And I so know what you mean that some people we are just suppose to meet.;))
Hope your Monday is as great as the past days have been, dear friend.;)
xo
Z

f1trey said...

maybe i should consider the iron boy competition instead. I think you have to like...ride tricycle around the block, jump in the pool and jog to the frig......

Shanna said...

It makes me tired to think of doing an ironman competition...but sounds AWEsome!
Happy so happy that you sound happier!

Maithri said...

Oh my lord God, ;)

What some call 'iron', I call lunacy...

I'm so amazed that you're doing this hiking, running thing - all for a very good cause too... You are awesome!!!

Lotsa love,

M

Sometimes Sophia said...

Congrats on being so close to your fundraising goal!! That's terrific!

Meeting this new friend was serendipity! It's amazing how life unfolds when you're open to chance/change/the will of the Almighty... whatever. I'm happy for you. :)

Jenners said...

Ummmm...your new friend seemed great and all until you mentioned this little tidbit of information. Now I am questioning her sanity ... no one does this for FUN and can reamin in their right mind!!!

kisatrtle said...

14 days...I think I'd just die..it would be easier.

Stu Pidasso said...

Good for you, Diane. Friends sure make one smile don't they. Glad you are living large right now. Good luck with they Ironman competition (Who me, right?!?!). It would take me 14 days too!

Heather said...

Wow - Ironwoman sounds pretty awesome. Can she come to Bama and kick my butt into shape?
Glad you had a good weekend!!

RickNiekLikeBikes said...

I'll never claim that anything is impossible, multiple event triathletes power-people included...Come to think of it, it might be impossible for me to become a ballerina of course being a man-n-all. I guess become of certain medical advances, even that is supposedly possible these days.

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Your friend sounds amazing Diane! I so need to exercise.