Wednesday, January 18, 2006


My normal walk into the office today left no doubts in my mind that I chose the right day to schedule a recovery day. After a faster than normal run pace for 5 miles on Monday, last night's SPIN class left me and my quads empty of all available glycogen stores.

I am spent and D*MN does it feel GOOD!

It has me so motivated to be so tired that I went ahead and bought some more gear to complete my lovely "triathlon" race kit for this season.

So I hopped on over to Team Estrogen and bought this pair of shorts to go under my skirt. Because Comfort and large thighs prevent me from even considering the bikini-briefs that Zoot! recommends. I'm my own fashion icon!! PROMISE TO Nancy: When the shorts come in, I will post a picture and model my new race kit!!

SO with all this gear, I guess the next step is to add some more races to the calendar. I had thought about going to Boulder to visit Bolder and do the Bolder Peak Triathlon since Jim and I want to go to CO & it is close to my birthday. I also considered signing up for SteelHead as Nancy suggested since so many of you are also doing that race as prep for Ironman Florida.

In the end, I have had to settle for local races. Jim and I would LOVE to head to Colorado to race and ride AND I would love to spend time racing with you guys, but I simply don't have enough "Leave Time" at work thanks to the big M and treatment. So I have to choose my races with that in mind. After all, I need to save up some vacation time to come down to Panama City in November to volunteer at Ironman Florida!! You didn't think I would sit home while you guys kick butt in Florida together, did you?

So I am officially adding the Colonial Half Iron Distance Triathlon to my calendar on Sept 24th.

Hmm.. my Lunch break has expired...Back to work!

Keep Living STRONG!


'Zilla said...

Love, love, love the skirt!

I also suffer from thigh rubbage... :)

Can't wait to see the pics...

Shelley said...

Love the outfit..glad you'll be in FLA to cheer us on too!! cool!!

TriFeist said...

You've got great race clothes. Just too cute. I may volunteer at IMFL as well. We'll have a blast.

Congrats on picking at date for that half IM as well. We'll both be racing that weekend!

*jeanne* said...

That is a VERY pretty garment! Are you getting it in that blue?

(PS - I didn't know you were an only child. Just read that in a comment on Nancy's blog)

XF-15DCC said...

WHAT? I might be able to cheer you on in Sept? Whoo hooo

nancytoby said...

WOOOO WOOOO WOOOOO HOLLY'S COMING TO IMFL!!! I'm so psyched!! That's the best news I've heard all day!!

Well, that, and the news you won't be setting yourself on fire from thigh rubbage. :-) Very cute!

nancytoby said...

And don't you need to do the Columbia Iron Girl with me just as a warmup, to make sure that all your equipment is okay and everything?? :-)

kerihadley said...

you'll look smashing. any races set for may? my sprint distance just announced the date. 5-7-06, i'd love it if you can do it me.

Holly said...

*jeanne* - I was an only child until I was 11 and then along came the baby sisters!

Nancy - Columbia Woman's Tri is on my calandar but I'm not registered yet...just got to check the date

Keri - I"M THERE! I check the date with Jim, we have no current plans and I am going to register this weekend!

Amazon Alanna said...

I hear you on the rubbing thighs....sheesh....

Beautiful gear, though!

Ellie said...

Oooohhhh... You are going to look so cute!!

Nice job on the workout, too!!

I took your advice and took a rest day. Thanks!