Monday, June 28, 2010

The Good Stuff

I'm on my way home! So looking forward to seeing Scott and Moana...

Surprisingly, I don't feel a whole lot worse this morning than I did yesterday morning. Maybe the tequila last night actually did help kill the bugs, as my husband said it would. :)

So you all pretty much know that I'm a 'glass half full' kind of gal... Always looking for the positive in any situation... This morning I've been thinking about all the good things about this weekend in Lubbock. In no particular order:

-Meeting up with Elizabeth, Angela, Kerrie, Glenn, Charisa, and Ian. It was like blogger central in Lubbock this weekend. Even though I traveled alone, I was never lonely because I had all these great people to hang out with. It made me realize just how cool this blog world really is and I'm glad to be a part of it. There are many more of you that I would like to meet. :)

-Chatting with Kerrie after the race. That woman is just hysterical and probably the only person who could have made me laugh like I did during that post-race window of time that I allowed myself to wallow in self-pity.

-Finding the one and only health food store in Lubbock. I ate there 3 times in 2 days, and stocked my hotel room fridge with good stuff to snack on. I swear that whole food nutrition might have been the only thing preventing my immune system from going into complete shut down.

-BSLT 70.3 is a great race. Other than the short swim (seriously, people were still talking about the short swim this morning at the airport), it is such an honest course. We were all spread out on the course... To the point that you would have had to really TRY to draft on the bike (I don't think I saw any blatant drafting)... It's an 'old school' type of course that is set up to be challenging for the athletes rather than spectator friendly. I appreciate this because I hate running by the finish line 8 times while you go out and back and around on short little loops in the name of 'spectator friendly'... I really would rather just do one big loop or out and back and this is what you do at BSLT. It's such a tough course so the strongest athletes are the ones who win, which is how it should be!

-Lubbock is a really easy town to navigate while driving. It's set up on a grid system so all the roads go north/south/east/west and they are numbered so you can't really get lost. That said, I did use the gps component on my iPhone a couple times to get my bearings.

-Um, hello country radio!! At home I've got ONE choice for country radio. Here it was like every other station.


Katie A. said...

Nice job on finishing strong! I just got caught up on your last couple of posts and you should be proud! You raced strong not feeling 100% - that always deserves a big high five and pat on the back!
And yes, Angela a.k.a. slim shady is one awesome chica! I'm sure you will get to join her in October - I know you have a Kona spot in you! Great job!

N.D. said...

Great job on focusing on the positive parts. It's awesome you got to meet up with a bunch of people, and that there was a health food store in town (some towns don't even have one!) It is great that you pushed through it even though it wasn't your day. :)

Regina said...

I think it's great you are a glass half full kind of gal. I've been around the other types..yeah, not fun. I'm glad you got to meet some cool people and still managed to have a good time. I still think you did really well, but I'm still kind of a newbie; you are super fast to me even on an off day.

Country radio?! I won't hold it against you.

Beth said...

Great job Michelle. The timing wasn't right with getting sick and it may not have been your day but you still fought hard!! Very inspiring to see!

Teresa said...

Country music tops it all! Love it!

Way to go Michelle and so sorry the travels were not even close to ideal.


GoBigGreen said...

That is so too bad that they made the swim Wetsuit legal, it sounds like KS where they announced the day prior NO wetsuits. there was a run on the skinsuits and then the next day...OH its legal. WHAT??!!!
Bummer bc I am not even half the fish you are and i hate when the swim is over, "bummer, now i have to go to work!"
Glass half full is where it's at. Enjoy the recovery and cut yourself some slack on the race, sometimes things are meant to be as they are. Hope you are feeling better:)