Friday, March 18, 2011

Updates, Thoughts, and Junk.

Update: As of this morning when I checked I had twenty votes to win the Acura TSX Wagon. I know a few people have messaged me since that they voted. If you haven't voted today or at all go vote http://cot.ag/hvgAuo .

Once you vote you can have an entry into yesterday's giveaway for some gym stuff. I am looking for prizes to do another giveaway the week after this one ends. Maybe some cooler stuff. At work I have resulted to promising taxi services should I win. This harassment will continue for 15 more days.
The good news is that with my 20 votes I was officially on the leader board, last but on it. The bad news is I was 788 votes from the leader. I was thinking that with 100,000 fraternity brothers I would get a little closer, no luck so far, maybe my 71 followers and your networks can help me :)

Thoughts: The other day I mentioned that my first race of the season is just two and a half weeks away. That kind of hit me upside the head the other day. I hadn't really thought about it much. I had thought about registering for races, watching caps to make sure I get in, getting training miles done, but never about the race. All of a sudden I am thinking about it a lot. I am analyzing my next two weeks of workouts about how they pertain to the race. I am thinking about it a lot but not obsessing...not at all like I was in the fall.

Although I am still not convinced that having a coach has been the best option for me, however I have been very thankful lately. In the past when a schedule change came up or I switched races I had to take the stock training plans and spend hours reorganizing them after soliciting advice here. It is good to not have to think about things like that, just follow the plan, if I change races call the coach. easy peasy.

I also found out today (not sure how I missed this) that my upcoming race will start in a heated OUTDOOR pool. I find this interesting. Not sure how I missed this in the details- adapt, overcome!

JUNK: The Wounded Warrior Project is one of my favorite charities and one of their partners for fund raising is the One Tough Mudder race, something else I would like to one day. I follow them on facebook where this video was posted, I thought it was funny so I decided to share!

6 comments:

Copychic said...

A heated outdoor pool? That should be really interesting!

Kovas said...

Cannot figure out the connection between the dance girls and Tough Mudder, but I guess that's not the point.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I forgot about replacements and up keep, I think I was thinking the purchase of a bike, helmet, wetsuit, garmin, plus clothing, mostly big ticket items, unless your Jeff and buy 3 bikes a year, I forgot about upkeep and replacements to budget in, I just went through my gear, said "well these dont look so good, thats worn out"

LB said...

interesting....

whats your first race?

misszippy said...

Just voted!

Adam said...

Because I am at work, based on the preview, I bookmarked that mudder youtube. Interested to see what the heck that actually is. :)