Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Random Thoughts

I don't think I've had a Random Thoughts post since I started my new blog. Well, there's no time like the present, is there? Let the Randomness commence!!!

Here are my random thoughts, in of course, random order!

I've been wanting to share this snap for a while. I wonder how many people can relate to this photo. I am calling it Ironman Trunk Syndrome. All summer this is what the trunk of my car has looked like. Ready to go, three sports, any time, anywhere. I can only say that the smell emanating from the trunk is truly horrible. Four pairs of shoes will do that.

I have added 'clean out trunk' to my list of post-Ironman tasks. That list, it is growing every day.

In other randomness, I do not recommend living mostly at sea level and then doing a speed run workout at altitude. It is a rough feeling. I am pretty sure a few people at the park this morning thought I was asphyxiating when I ran past them. Not to worry folks, just not acclimated.

I bought a new toy. It is a Garmin 305 or something. I don't even know, but I know that I love it. I am obsessed I tell you, obsessed!! All this data!!! Now I want to wear it doing everything to see how long things take. Like running, walking, riding my cruiser, etc. It is one of those pieces of technology that makes you wonder how you ever lived without it. God I need to get a life.

I love swimming right now also. What?! I know. It is weird. I have despised swimming pretty much ever since I started. But right now it is so peaceful and Zen and I have really reduced my stroke count which is excellent. I am hitting some times in the pool I never thought I could before. Hopefully this improvement will stick and lead to more improvement!! I must say I am shocked by how much I am enjoying swimming!!

I think that should do it for the random thoughts. Now I am off for a little bicycle ride!


  1. Oh how I love my Garmin!!! Enjoy!

  2. I love swimming too. ;) j/k. I love random posts. :)

  3. Love the garmin 305.. that's what I have and I wouldn't LIVE without it now. The data my coach and I draw from it is amazing and I really think every high level athlete (aka YOU miss Barb) should have one. They aren't cheap, but SO worth it. I'm encouraging everyone I work with to make the leap so I can watch them! So much easier to see progress and track things. Can you please give me your love of swimming because I am hating it lately :(