Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Drawing for a Drawing and a TriForever Coupon Code!

Hi guys!

I hope you all know how much I appreciate your visits and comments.  But, just in case you don't know, I have not one, but TWO thank yous  for you today.

I asked Rachel at TriForever if we could get a coupon code for those of you who are interested in purchasing from them (they also have a lot of running stuff!)  The code is TRIGIRL10 and is good through October 16th!  Thanks TriForever!

The first time I did a drawing for a drawing I was celebrating my first 100 followers.  The second time I was celebrating 200 followers and 10,000 hits.

This time, I'm celebrating 40,000 hits!  I know that's small potatoes in bloggy land but honestly, I'm so grateful for all of your support (even if it includes some robots).
And, with any luck I'll get 3 more followers this week and make it to 300!

I finally had an excuse to draw that picture.

So, what is a Drawing for a Drawing?  Well, it's a giveaway in which I draw a stick figure version of the winner!  People have liked it in the past, so I'm putting it out there again.  This contest is open to EVERYONE.  I email the drawing so if you have an email you have a chance to win!


1.  You have to follow me via Google Friend Connect (I like the validation).  Leave a comment saying that you do.

2.  Tell me you want a stick figure drawing of yourself in a comment.


1.   Follow me on Twitter.  I'm @triingathlete.  Leave a comment saying that you do.

2.  Tweet about the giveaway.  Come back and leave a comment saying that you do.  

3.  Follow me on Pinterest.  I'm TriGirl. Come back and leave a comment saying that you do.  

I will keep the contest open until Saturday, October 13th at 12:00 p.m. PST and will use to select a winner.  Good luck to everyone and I sincerely thank you for reading.

UPCOMING POSTS:  SWIMMING, A RACE RECAP, MY RETURN TO PT,  TORTURE POST (not sure why I feel compelled to keep the subject a secret)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mind-Bending Thoughts on My L*S**D*** Runs

Of course, by "LSD", you all know what I'm talking about.




What did you think I meant?  Seriously, these aren't the 70s.

Or the 80s, though you wouldn't know it walking through a mall.
C'mon guys, I posted an 80s-style picture last week.  Remember the mullet?  You really don't need to see another 80s version of me do you? What's that? You do?  Really? Ok, fine.

Look at that.  It's ridiculous, isn't it?  But you didn't come here to see my fashionista-ness, you came to read about my long runs!

LSD runs are training runs that are designed to help you build your endurance.  There are no fancy sprints or other maneuvres involved; you just run for a long time. (Truth be told, I love these runs.)

Sometimes I do my long runs with other people Ann Marie.  One day in the spring, TriGuy joined us for an 11 miler.  I was at the tail end of a bad cold and as we ran, I kept being distracted by a strange, rhythmic whistling sound.

After roughly 15 minutes of looking around and getting increasingly annoyed, I had a horrifying revelation:

Colds make me sexy.  

A month or so later we were running with Dr. Tim, when I made a pretty revolutionary observation:

Always.  Without fail.

Of course when I'm running by myself, my thoughts tend to be more fleeting, as there is no one with whom to flesh them out.  Those runs usually go something like this:

Me lost in thought:  I wonder which clients I have on Monday.  (10 more miles and I'm on a hill.  No problemo.) Am I supposed to do transition testing this week?  Oh shoot, I'll have to go in earl...

Aww, I bet he wants a treat.  Mmm, a treat.  That sounds good.

Hmm, maybe something fruitier (Oh look, a hill again).

I honestly can't remember the last time I ate gum drops.  Ouch!  Why does my ribcage hurt?? 

I wonder (5 more miles?? Wow!) what a heart attack feels like.  It's probably not a heart attack. I'm fine.  I'll just keep running.  Oh, my pace is really great right now!  Wow, that house is really...purple.

That reminds me of the time (Oh, 4 miles to go and another hill!) I got grape ice cream when I was a kid. 

I didn't care for it. But, I could go for some mint chocolate chip.   

No, maybe a Coke!

Yum.  Whoa. What is that pain?  Is that my Achilles again?  Am I going to have to stop running??

Oh wait.  No.  It's gone.  I'm fine.  Holy moly is that woman topless??  

Is that a woman???  Yes, a bodybuilder woman.  Huh.  

I know, I know; it's not polite to stare.  But she was lying in a public park in full view of the street above.  And I will admit that on occasion I'm the one garnering the attention, NOT for being topless of course, but perhaps for my awesome awkward running style.  So, I now have a public service announcement to the rare dude who shouts out his window at me as he is driving by:

I have no idea if you are propositioning me, insulting me, or just trying to startle me.  All I ever hear is:

So to you sir, I either say "Thank you" or "Get bent." But either way, please stay out of my way.  I've spent the past 2 hours thinking about food and I just might reach in and grab whatever it is you have in your cup holder if you get any closer.

After all, I've been on L*S**D*** all morning.


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Sunday, September 30, 2012

TriForever Giveaway Winner!

We have a winner for the TriForever gift card giveaway!  I used to generate a number:

And that comment belongs to Laurel C!

You can get that Pony Up hat now :)  I couldn't find your email so I sent you a DM on Twitter (I'm @triingathlete).  Please contact me so I can get you in touch with TriForever this week!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered; you guys rock!  I know the chance to win free stuff is always cool, but I hope those of you who are new will stick around.  Those of you who have been here awhile, I still hope you stick around!  My next post is ALMOST done and it has a ton of pictures :)



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