Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Oh, I have a PROBLEM alright.

Hi kids. Sorry I've been so slack in updating but if you really want something to read, go check out the race report on my bike blog. Here's a spoiler:

I know, I'm such a dork.

So, last week was all bikebikebike and now that the race is over I'm not quite sure what to do with myself. One little story that came out of the race (a story I didn't include in my 900 page race report manifesto) was that I swear my My Precious Studio wings necklace made me go faster. I was really nervous that morning and decided right before we left that I needed a little race mojo. I slapped on my little wings necklace and was good to go. The wings work, people. They are awesome and I wish I had taken a picture of them so you could see. But I don't because I'm a sucky blog-person. You will just have to imagine what it looks like (hint: it looks like wings).

I finally started going back to the gym this week (funny! It has ceilings and no spiderwebs) and took my usual weights class which was way more painful than usual because my muscles all have ADD. I was, embarrassingly, only able to do ONE tricep pushup instead of my usual three. Humiliation!

This one musclehead (w/ a sweet tribal tattoo, natch) who takes the class was all Xterra stamped so after the class I confronted him and demanded to know why he wasn't home recovering. He giggled (lord!) and admitted he couldn't lay off, that he was crazy. He's one of those Seal Team freaks, as it turns out, and after talking to me for 30 seconds was all gung-ho about how I should join a triathlon team next year. I totally should! He didn't seem to understand that when I said I don't run or swim that what I mean was that I don't run or swim. Why don't people ever believe me?

He got all excited about my running problem, and started talking about sports medicine and how I should go get my problem(?) diagnosed. I gave him my firm self-diagnoses on running: it hurts, so I don't do it. Damn, isn't mountain biking enough? Unfazed, he changed his tact and suggested that I try trail hiking because, and I quote, "It will really take the weight off." Oh, really?

Wait, WHAT?

That conversation was so over.


  1. Dude, what the fuh? If you took any more weight off you'd be translucent!

  2. Any man who giggles in public is not worth listening to.

    I already said this, but again, CONGRATULATIONS. I am proud, and I like your winning pose.

  3. What weight?! I would have kneed him in his Xterra-stamped balls.

    Congratulations on your win!

  4. Brava chica, felicitations
    How fabulous.
    You're terrific!

  5. What a dick, seriously you should have kick him in the knee. But I bet that he's such a shit he would have liked it.

    I said it before, but you totally kicked some ass at that race! I'm so happy/proud of you!

  6. I think the dork is the girl on your right. With the space glasses.

  7. Aw, that's not fair, they're just low-light lenses. Most mountain bikers (me included) have a pair. They help you to see better in the woods.