Monday, December 12, 2011

Sarcasm from the peanut gallery

So it has taken me a few months to accept my lack of skill set to finish what I call my biggest race...CP. But not only do I forgive myself I wish Just today I rode 76 miles on my mt bike and thought that was failing. :). Winters get hard around here.. Even though we trail run, occasional mt bike and keep up with weights the intensity and the duration is 1/10. I am leaning pretty heavy on the 100k or 50k in Ireland. When I think of it - I zone out and workout harder and feel really happy. I think it's a sign. I will promise once I make my decision I won't be moving or buying a new home weeks prior. Nothing but train. Although I would never trade finishing CP for the home I live in now, it's truly the best thing in my life beside family (which includes D and C) - and also the move and no training is the excuse I give myself...however I can sleep at night saying I never have been happier in my life... So I need some races to suffer through and put the smack down on my training. I give myself one week to make a big race calendar (and small races) for 2012. And what I say I'm going do I will or at least leave everything I have out there. I am also applying for paramedic school which also makes me happy. Looking forward to the rest of December and 2012.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

I'm not going to lie

The measle vaccine kicked the snot out of me ...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


My brain is back to normal today. So I am hoping to move the story forward tonight and not drag out a DNF race report. I ate healthy and drank a ton a water today and my body feels night and day. I feel great. My legs and body feel good and healthy and I want back on my bike to try this again the right away.

I hope anyone would know most of the way I write is tongue and cheek.. I am not giving myself credit that I am funny.. but I am saying don't read what I write in a literal voice. :) In fact to tell the story better I could A) read it to you with the fluxation B) tell you in person or C) just stick to the short story DNF.

However I would like to note that I had put that the food problem was mine. I would like to stress again their aid station people were amazing, you got cheered on and even coaxed to ride more. I did get gatorade, glass of chocolate milk and one of the staions.. down at the bottom the mechanics even look at your bike while you fuel up. Which was emphasis again... the people and the race was amazing. My lack of nutrients was my down fall.. again getting to that.. next post straight to the point...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Long or short story

short story DNF

STOP (reading if you chose short story)

we all have our race.. and we hold ourselves accountable by shouting to the world I am going to ride a 100 mtb race... and then it's out there. Then you see all sorts of friends come out of the woodwork. You have friends that aren't quite sure why your announcing it because their friend rides the STP daily, or friends that ride 100 miles plus do a run and swim.. but for you (or as in MY case) this will be the biggest thing I have ever done to date. STP-ing, ironman-ing isn't better or any less its just different (well ironman is pretty big),,,so is STP-ing.. just trying to make a point..hold on.. so equally we have all put in the time physically and mentally (well in my case just mentally and that is why there is a big DNF hanging by my name) but any way you look at it it just a k away with a whole lot of pain to get there..

sidelined -I had a friend that ran a 100 miles the same weekend and climbed 30,000 ft PLUS! and not only did I expect him to finish I expected and hoped that he would win. That might entitle a bit more pressure.. but again.. suffering = winning, losing, finishing or DNF.. come judgement day.. I say bring it.. there isn't any thing left out there I haven't beaten my self up about after that noise! 11 hours on a mtb???

Some friends say 50 percent of racing is getting to the start line other friends say 50 percent is how you fuel.. So who wants to meet me mile one with some great food after I start and then a beer? Well there is something in between those 50 percents and that is the whole story..

I have two important sidelines again before I forget and I finally sleep (PS I rode 76 miles.. we will get to that)

Side line 3,000
What the hek? I never understood a race that says "fully supported fuel" and you glance at the table and see CRAP. I have zero sponsors.. and don't expect any after this bash..about a product.. but really? I am dying in a 100 degrees they say "what do you want?" "nuun." "we have gu brew" "sounds good" one sip and I spit it out... sugar water.. ?? sorry I can a gu...for quick sprints..barely. brew?? get off the table.. kool-aid on the course.. that hurt.. I guess I don't get the support table that puts out licorice and fishes (I could see their view point "they ate that shit up" - really? I was on my mt bike for ten hours and I am starving, I would eat the dead snake I just crossed if I nobody was riding beside me..... (however most food problems... my fault -I will get to that..)

sideline 3001...then strait to the point what broke

Looping me on her last lap -Rebecca Rush came so close to me and said, "you go girl" and she sincerely meant it with her kick ass self (she is really pretty too) .. but then what my brain heard was "been there, done that.. when I was 5 on a big wheel"

to be :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

JPC adventure race

JPC adventure race 

Have you ever wondered what it would like to add the fun and charm of
JPC to an adventure race? Well it's time to chose your poison

Race categories and descriptions

Cat 1- couch potatoes -I have always wanted to do a mini amazing race
style but I'm too out of shape but want to participate

Cat 2 - Thrill seekers- get ready to get your heart pumping (which
doesn't always mean endurance

Cat 3 - The Ultimate - trail running, mt biking, orienteering with a
few adventures that will make your heart stop - no bush whacking it's
the ultimate endurance test

Cat 4 -I want it all -it's the ultimate (read above) with beer, coca
cola and a bacon burger after party

Thank you,

Race Director

If no cat is chosen you will be placed in Cat 5 - this is fk'd - find
JPC genuinely lost in mountain (ps I have Capone)

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Momar May 2010

2nd Place four person coed

Monday, April 26, 2010