Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Conquered!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I did it.  

That's right, MoFo's!  I biked the entire 56 grueling miles of the Syracuse 70.3 bike course and...drum roll please...I did not get off my bike to walk the Rte. 80 hill of death.  That's right! I got my ass up and over that sonofabitch.   



It was a huge mental boost for me and could not have done it without having such an amazing group of people around me and my coach.  She is way scarier than the hill and knew that if I didn't get my butt up that hill, I would be doing it again.  Fear really is a powerful incentive.  But in all seriousness, she is tough, but only when she has to be and is just as sweet.  I am very grateful to her. 

However, I think this race has it out for me.  Why?  Because every freaking time we are scheduled to get out to practice the weather is horrible!!!  This past weekend was no exception.  It was cold with 25 mph winds!!  Really?  Why does the universe hate me?

There were times when I felt like my bike was going to be swept out from underneath me! Did I also mention I have a huge phobia about going down hill on a bike?  Universe decided to add in a little wind!  At one point I thought I soiled my bike shorts. This coming weekend the team is going out to Geneva to bike the Musselman course.  Guess?  Just guess what the weather is like?





Isn't that a punch in the face. Hard.  Thank you, Universe.

While the team is headed out to wine country, I am going with a group of friends to Lake Placid!  Two of them are training for the Lake Placid Ironman.  Yep. They are insane.  As are most of my friends.  Three of us will be biking the IMLP course -- when I told Helene she was so excited.  Then I got nervous.  Why? Why is she so happy?  Come to find out that most of the course is biking down a FREAKING MOUNTAIN.  *&#$*#^$@(#*&(*!&#!(*@&(*@&(!#&!   I didn't realize that aversion therapy was part of my training plan!!!!!!!!!

So. On Saturday.  When you are enjoying your cup of coffee.  This is what I will be doing in Lake Placid.





Thursday, May 02, 2013

It Will Be Done!






My evil plan is in the works.  Write a post that will scare the crap out of people who are registered to do the Syracuse 70.3.  Maybe everyone will drop out and then it will be me! ONLY ME!!! 


Evil laugh

But we all know that isn't going to happen!  It is a hard course, but it can (and has) be done.  It won't be pretty, but I will do it.  It is all mental for me and it is something I am working very hard on.

Last weekend we headed out to do the Musselman 70.3 course.  It was a beautiful day.  Totally opposite of the weekend before.  Figures!!  The bike course is gorgeous. I mean look at this picture!  This is what the views are like riding along this course.  Stunning.  I am riding along saying to myself  -- son. of. a .bitch.


We even saw a herd of white deer playing!  Yes. White deer. I wasn't drinking...or maybe I was.

The whole ride was great and yes, I was kicking myself for not signing up to do this one instead of Syracuse. Was I grumbling a little bit about how the rest of the group was a bunch of lucky MoFo's?  Yes.  But they will have their own challenges.  Such as heat.  This race is in the middle of July.  It is going to be HOT.

Heat Miser
Welcome to the Musselman!

What the hell am I talking about.  June is going to be hot too!  It is all about getting ready and getting through.  That is what I have to tell myself.  Next weekend I am riding the entire Syracuse 70.3 course.  Fitting it is on Mother's Day because I am sure it will feel like I am giving birth. This time, Rte 80 is not going to beat me.  I am at the pissed stage with that hill.  Which is exactly where I need to be mentally because I will get up it or kill someone trying!


Screw you, Rte 80!!!!!!!!!!!