Saturday, July 05, 2008

Tac's Two timing me!



I've heard a mid life crisis can vex a typically faithful man, lure him away to a younger mistress; I never thought he would fall to an Ironmaiden. But alas, it has happened.

"Do you know I did an Ironman? Twice?" I've taken to asking him if he works for Ford. That didn't go over so well. But he is helping me train, pushing me on the bike, joining me for my swims across Bush Lake.

"So, by coaching you, I'm actually defeating myself?" Oops he's figured it out. I think there is an ulterior motive though. Seems like the cheering section at IMAZ is growing with soon to be '09 ers. I'm never sure if Race Intentions should be treated like expectant pregnancies, where you let the bearer bring the news in their time, but let's just say, Tac's goading his Pod Partner as well so I feel a bit of a throw down coming on. Tac is already angling for a Morning After Slip.

"I just want to finish" has hit the back burner. November 23rd is locked into the iphone.

Start 7:00 am- canon fires and the wake wash down the gutter commences.

8:13 pm Tac Boy will be de throned!

Of course, I have my virtual training partner She Ra (or is it Fe Ra) pulling me out of bed most mornings-I'm actually following my BT Training plan, so far. I've ramped up the massage therapy in hopes I can figure out the swelling of my knee and ankles and I plan to do a whole lot of back of the pack biking to push my speed.

I'm training for 8:13 (which I just figured out is 13:13-am I tempting some kind of fate?-good thing I'm not superstitious)

We had a rockin' good Somewhat Annual 4th of July Party, great fun with pictures and report to follow.

Happy Weekend, now go celebrate your Freedom!

11 comments:

Wendy said...

I'm lovin' it!

21stCenturyMom said...

bwahahahahaha........ evil in the most delicious way.

Taconite Boy said...

whatever

Flatman said...

Go MAMA!!!

TRI-ROB said...

Why are you writing in code? I'm so freaking confused right now I could cry!

I have until the 27th of this month to pay my money for CdA '09... should I skip it and throw my hat in the ring for IMAZ '09?

Hmmmmm....

Breathe...

momo said...

go mama! you're going to rock it!

Bigun said...

There is one constant, for which we can always depend on Taconite Boy...whatever happens, Trimama, this IM or any other will NEVER be as hard as IMWOO. Ever.

IronTriTim said...

Some goal. You go get him Tri-mama. IM AZ is far tougher than CDA just you remind him that.
Hapy belated 4th. Just catching up in my sleep deprived haze! As you say so looking forward to that first time they sleep through. 4 hours seems a bonus currently. 2.5 to 3 is the norm currently :-(

Fe-lady said...

Just signed up to Volunteer! I will be there to cheer you on!
(And I am recruiting 21st for a "lady's weekend" if she can make it!)

MJ said...

IMAZ - I'm registered!! Just a little nervous it's so late in the season, but what the heck.

See you there!

TJ said...

I think you'll nail that goal and break 13.
Will be following along til race day.