Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wild Hair

So I got a wild hair up my a$$ this afternoon... Wild hairs like this are dangerous and costly because you do things like enter races which require you to travel to the mainland, um, NEXT WEEKEND! Nothing like a last minute decision to spend the weekend in Lubbock. Lol.

I was out running this morning... 14 hilly miles that probably would NOT have been on my schedule had I actually planned on racing another 70.3 next weekend... but I was feeling good... and you know how when you run long your mind goes to all sorts of places that it does not go when you are not running... Well, it was clear to me on this run that I am not over the fact that I flatted at Honu. Not. Over. It. I want another shot to put together the race I have earned all spring. So I came home and logged on to Ironman.com and saw that the race in Lubbock was still open... But it's, um, a week from today. Perfect. Ha!

After studying at the list of gals who are entered in my age group and the results from last year, I did a bit of research on Expedia.com and then had a conversation with my awesome husband and, well, hit ENTER on my computer. It's that easy. Clearly it's much easier to enter a race than to actually race it! Lol.

I'm going alone, but I won't be lonely because I'll get to hang out with a couple of blogger friends! Gotta love this internet thing for how it connects us all. Unfortunately one of the blogger friends who will be there is Kerrie... so let's just say I hope that there's an extra slot in our age group.

Now if I can just keep air in my tires next weekend...

19 comments:

Teresa said...

Yeah for you Michelle! We have two TN Multisport athletes there too that you can meet up with! Ryan and Johnna! Have a blast, race fast girl! tn

Jennifer Cunnane said...

You ROCK!! Go girl, I'll be cheering for ya! And, yes I hear you on waiting all dam (pardon) spring to finally have the race you trained for and deserve... I am getting impatient waiting for my calve to heal and its frustrating. You will have a great time, lots of fun people going to the race!!

m said...

That's a pretty crazy decision, but very cool too that your going after what you want! Good Luck and I'm sure you'll do great!

Running and living said...

Great decision, Michelle. You don't seem burned out, tired, etc and your workouts are great. I am so excited for you. Hm, lots of races next weekend, including a little tiny sprint for me, YAY!

Tim Kasparek said...

AWESOME!

Beth said...

So excited for you!!! Hope you have a great trip and great race and the good thing is, you don't really have enough time to over-think it all - just go get that race that you should have had a Honu!! :)

Catching up with Jessica said...

OMG!!!!! I wish we weren't 5 hours away! So close! You will ROCK it! I am so glad you're racing again this weekend! Yay! I'm living vicariously and it gets me excited to follow your races. Go get em! I race best last minute, you'll rock it!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Wow..good for you! You are going to do awesome! :)

The Chapples said...

Awesome. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Rebecca DeWire said...

How fun to be spontaneous and go for it. Good luck!

Jon Gilchrist said...

AWESOME.. I luv randonm moments of spontaneity!!!!!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Yeah!!!!!

Mary IronMatron said...

FUN!!!! Have a great race! Wahoo!

Katie A. said...

I like this idea! You def deserve another shot! Can't wait to cheer for you!!

Regina said...

Wild Hair? I have never heard that expression before.

this is great about the race next weekend! I have no doubt you will do great! Can't wait to see it all unfold. Of course I will be stalking you online.

X-Country2 said...

Ha. I KNEW this was coming. :o) Go get 'em!

idropboys said...

Go get em.....Revenge racing can be the best!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Wild Hairs accounts for the biggest reason I am broke most of the time

Have fun and good luck

cat. said...

how cool!!! go get 'em michelle!!