"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Off to Barb's Race!

How do you recover from a pretty crappy marathon?

With a half-iron triathlon, of course!

I am off to pick up LA Run Buddy and head up to Barb's Race. You may remember last years Barb's Race was, well, ... let's just say, NOT blazing fast. My goal is to beat last year's time of 9:22:16. Yeesh. I am hoping I can at least handle that.

My back up goal, as always, is to finish the race with a smile and have a fun weekend with my buddy.

Me and LA Run Buddy after Windman Last year

They have athlete tracking. I am almost hesitant to post this since I feel like I still owe a lot of you for the day of your life you will never get back from tracking me at IMCdA, but here it is:

Barb's Race Athlete Tracking

I will post my number when I get it tomorrow.

I hope you all have a FAB weekend!


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Awwww, SCH-WEET!1!Mutha-F*CKIN FIRST!1!


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Okay, now that that's outta the way, let's get down to the serious issues, B*tch. (You don't mind if I call you "B*tch", do you? Or I could call you "R. B*tch", if you prefer. Or "R.B*tch Run" ... etc. You've got the most versatile name since Ray J. Johnson, and I just want to make sure all of these options are open as far as you are concerned because they all okay by me. Plus, this will spare you the trouble of having to say, "O, you doesn't have to call me 'Bitch' ... You can call me 'Run' ..." etc. Which, let's face it, gets tedious fairly quickly.)

Okay, now down to business:

I just noticed that your blog header says you want to lose some of that Junk in Teh Trunk.

WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU WANT TO DO THAT, B*TCH?1! Trunk-junk is the best part of Teh B*tch - not just you ... I'm talkin' ANY B*tch! I am not the only one who feels this way! There are many of us Trunk-Junk fans out here.

After a bit of reflection, I would like to revise the sttement above and say that Trunk-Junk is the second best part of Teh B*tch.

But my point is, no one ever says about the FIRST best part, "Gee ... I'd like to lose a little bit of that." Nor should they. You should have the same consideration for your Trunk and its Life-Long Collection of Junk.

Second: Why does your run-buddy's smile look like the kind of smile someone with a gun to her head plasters on her face out of fear of reprisal? What I'm asking, based on that picture, is: Is she really your run buddy? Or your run hostage?

If the latter, I won't think less of you. So be honest.


ShirleyPerly said...

Wow, that comment above was so long I thought it was part of the post!

Anyway, wanted to wish you good luck on your race. Man, I soooooo miss doing races more often. Dam coach wants me to train more, go figure ...

Lindsay said...

sweet another rbr race recap to help me survive another week! lookin' forward to it as always.

good luck this weekend! having fun is a given, whether you are taking hostages or not.

ShutUpandRun said...

Good luck. Kick some ass, pinch a tit (supposed to be good luck).

Carolina John said...

oh for the love of rbr! What kind of idiot does a half iron the weekend after a marathon? holy crap. i thought my oly-marathon combo was insane. you're taking it to the next level now chick! Good luck <3.....

GufiFoot said...

RBR, great way to spend the weekend, but I gotta give a shout-out to Glaven Q. Heisenberg for the gutrenching belly laugh that he provided me today...
(My co-workers are now in my office to see what is so damn funny!)
I've been collecting Trunk-Junk the last 10 years, and my man likes it. He damn well better, cuz now matter how hard I try to clean the junk outta the trunk, it seems to stay full of junk....
Thanks again, GQH for the laugh & good luck RBR...

Herself, the GeekGirl said...

{Squeal!} You're both so cute and PINK! Seriously, have a great time. I think you'll beat last year's time because you're better trained, but don't get so focused on numbers that you stop having fun. PS: Listen to Glaven about your weight complaints. Although a bit, um, odd and--well let's face it, tangental--he does have a point.

BarryManTriathlon said...

Good luck. Can't wait for the race report.

Generation X (Slomohusky) said...

You can turn the world on with your smile RBR. Your fun. Great photo. However, as nice as your friend surely is. I kinda agree with Gaven a tad with your friends smile. I am sure she is lovely and fun though.

Couldn't agree more about the junk in the trunk thing. Do you not look in the mirror with eyes of reality? You just ran a marathon on a really hilly course - however slow. Now you are doing a half tri! If that is junk in your trunk - plaster my butt with some. Good luck to the two of ya!

Yeah running, biking, swimming - how can ya stop. I just tried to do a rest and recovery week - yeah right! Would rather floss with barbwire than take a week off running.

Unknown said...

looking forward to the race report. have fun!!

Alisa said...

I cannot wait to read about this race. If I decide I like Triathlon's this will be my goal race for 2010. Good luck!!!!!!!

Regina said...

Woman! Have you been sniffing glue?! A marathon then a 1/2 IM a week later? What is your dysfunction?! (of course I mean this in the loviest of ways...apparently spellchecker thinks "loviest" is not a word...I beg to differ).

I will stalk you like the dog that you are on race day (pure pedigree!)..Go get 'em byotch!

Missy said...

G is on some kind of roll today! You must be his new BBF?!?!

Best of luck at Barb's Race and we WILL be tracking you. Keep us posted. Kick some ass, Bitch!

Southbaygirl said...

Go Go Go Go Go Go!!!!

Swim Bitch Swim!
Bike Bitch Bike!
Run Bitch Run!

You really are hardcore and I bow down to you!!! Go kick some half ironman ass tomorrow!!! I wish I was there to support you!!!! I'll be doing thru BB and vibes!!!

PunkRockRunner said...

Can't wait to read about how you kick some serious A$$ in Sonoma!!

All the best!