Thursday, October 25, 2007

October 25th, 2007

I had a chance the last few days to visit my sister who lives in Jupiter Florida across the state from us. She just recently had her fourth child. My 10 year old son Josh came with me for a little quality mother-son time. It was great having his company and he did a terrific job with the baby!! Time to look into that baby sitting course – he’s a natural.
She has four boys – and I thought my three kept me busy! WOW!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

October 20th, 2007

I have been enjoying some downtime (not training) just cleaning, organizing, working our business, planning for our February Tri-Camp (great gift idea by the way) basically doing anything but swimming, biking or running. Oh yes – did I mention eating!! YUM

Monday, October 15, 2007

My Race Day - Kona 2007
October 15th, 2007

What a Season!!2nd at Ironman New Zealand1st at Ironman Arizona1st at Ironman Louisville11th at Ironman World Championships

Although Top 10 was the goal, I am very happy with the day and with a stellar 2007 Season.
The race was hard fought and there were a lot of newbies (in Kona) for the Pro Women. It was great to see them shake things up a bit. I must admit when I saw Chrissie Welington in the lead I had no idea who it was. I had never heard of her - way to go Chrissie!!

For me I had a solid day in all 3 legs of the race. I got off to a good start in the swim but was getting hammered and had to jockey for position causing me to lose the pack I was with. I worked with Rutger Beke through the second third of the swim. We were then caught by a large pack. To my satisfaction I exited with a large group of key competitors.

There were so many women who exited the swim together making it very difficult for the women to spread out. I was having to work hard to keep these women in my sight as the first 30 minutes of the bike always seem hard as I try to find my rhythm. After the turn in Havi I feel like I had found a second wind and pushed hard back into town passing several women along the way.

I had some cramping during the bike and the first 6 miles of the run, but I was able to ease the discomfort with some Alleve and additional Electrolytes. Soon after I was feeling like myself again!! I started the run in fourteenth place, ran four girls down and got passed by one. I ended up running a 3:16 and considering how slow the first six miles were I was pleased overall with the run time as well as with the 9:40 PR in Kona.

Thanks to all my Sponsors and fans for your support and encouragement before the race. I loved all the e-mails!! Very special thanks to the Luna Team for a great week. Waldek, Chris, Dylan you were a great support - thanks for being part of our day!! For now its ice-cream and play time!!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Arrival in Kona!!
October 5th, 2007

Just arrived yesterday in Kona!! Staying with the Luna Chix Team in the “Clif Bar House” for the week. Recovering from a bit of a cold (hard to avoid when you share a house with 3 coughing kids) but now the attention is on the Race! Looking very forward to Race Day - in Kona you never know what you are going to get but I have been having a great year and am looking forward to the competition. More throughout the week !!