"...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)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The many moods of RBR...

How many points do I get for hitting the skinny bitch in leggings and Ugg boots, that is walking against the light at her glacially slow 'cool girl' pace, yet snearing at me, while I am forced to stop traffic to wait for her?

Not the skinny bitch in question. Just some other random skinny bitch.

Just curious.

Amazing how tough she is when I am driving by. She was decidedly less tough when I stopped, parked, and got out to ask what her fucking problem was.

Watch out little girl, Ironman training is ramping up and I am on 22 Weight Watcher points. I want to kill people that I actually like. Beating your skinny ass would be like a present to myself.


Ran 10 miles on Sunday. Sadly this was NOT at the San Joaquin Hospital 10 miler that I said I would do with Punk Rock Tri Guy because I am an asshole and did not register in time.

No excuses. I am an asshole and very sorry.

I did have a great run Sunday at my beloved Baylands. (link to cool pics. Not mine, nor hubby's) It was the first long run I have done alone since July (well shit, it is the first double digit run I have done since Barb's *blushes*). LA Run Buddy was out of town at a wedding (in Minnesota of all places! Who the hell gets married in Minnesota in January? I mean, I know those people are tougher than your average bear, but damn! )

Anyhoo... the run was beautiful and just what I needed for my Sybil-esque mood swings.


Hubby upgraded my drive train to 10 speed Ultegra components for Xmas (Yes, with a compact double. Dear God, my granny ring is gone! I am SUPER apprehensive about this but he assures me it will make me stronger. If he is wrong guess who gets blamed for this IM failure?) and this week we got them on and I got the try them out.

I am not sure if this is the crankset I have, but is it a compact double

It is taking some getting used to the shifting differences between my old triple and the double. Without boring the snot out of you, basically the front rings have a bigger difference between them, so you can not just go down into your small ring from the lowest gear of your big ring when you need it to be easier without uselessly, yet feverishly, spinning your legs looking like an IDIOT as you struggle to not fall over and shift up madly.

I have yet to actually fall, but I have scarred a few small children in my presence as I these episodes occur. I have to say my husband barking at me that I need to "plan my shifting better" and "anticipate the terrain" is SUPER helpful and VERY appreciated.


I am forbidden from saying anything negative about swimming.

I swam.

So it goes... 6 months and 25 days to Vineman. God help everyone that has to deal with me.


Carly said...

LOL!!! you always crack me up. I would want to kill someone on 22 WeWa points....that is nothing!

M2Marathon said...

oh, you always make me laugh too! I only wish I had one eensy bit of a clue what the hell you are talking about with the bike gears and whatnot...yet, I am self-forbidden from caring about bikes and/or cycling. Ever. But it sounds like hard work, so keep it up!

The Original MAJ said...

I <3 your blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't worry, all of us get head-up-our-assness from time to time.

I'm working on uploading pix.

funderson said...

so what WAS her problem? inquiring minds...

RockStarTri said...

The only way you can get more points if if she was wearing fake UGGs (FUGGS). The big question is if you can add those points to the 22 WeWas - that would stop the proliferation of Man Uggs (MUGGS). MUGGs must be stopped.

On a more serious note: Going to a compact from a triple will lose you some lower end gear ratios (granniest gear is harder) unless you add more teeth to the cog set (like going to a 12x27 instead of a 12x25). When you get used to it, though, you will be a stronger cyclist.

Bootchez said...

100 points, easy. 125 if she was blond, 175 if she had one of those little fucking dogs with her (sorry to all blonds and little fucking dog owners).

You'll get used to the compact ring. I did, and I live in the mountains, and I really suck.

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

You will rock on the compact double. I love mine! Even if I am still slow on some big hills, I am going and even can pass those in granny mode!
Good to see you back in fighting mode!

K said...

LOL. I laughed so hard at your first paragraph that I choked on my water. O . M. U are funny.

Alisa said...

Not exactly sure what 22 WW points feels like but if it's anything like the South Beach Diet then yelling at the skinny beyotch is NOTHIN' compared to what could have been =).

I think reading your posts and countdown to Vineman is going to start freakin' me out and I'm not even doing the full IM!!!!

Diana said...

This is going to be a great 6 month time frame reading about your training!
At first I thought the pic of those shifters were some kind of new fancy "speculums" for us women!!
Train on!

Trish said...

Um, 22 points? I'd say you're a skinny bitch too! ;) Thanks for this post, you made my day!!!

Kris said...

Hilarious! I love that you actually stopped! And yeah, what *was* her excuse....if she actually had a response at all. :)

Becca said...

I'd say at least 100 points for that! Love it!

Jo Lynn said...

Wow, you are up to 10 miles already? Woohoo! That's awesome.
I hope we can run or ride together soon. ;)

Jessica said...

Glad you are back. It's good to have you blogging again!

Regina said...

We can be bitchy together as I train for my first 1/2 iron.

I'll tell you what, I'll hold down skinny bitch and you can pound her.

the compact ring is good, don't fear it!

PunkRockRunner said...

In the words of Mr. Elton John, "The Bitch is Back" and I could not be happier.

Missed you on Saturday BUT at least you ran and it sounds like you've got your Tri mojo back.

Welcome home my friend.


Formulaic said...

God I love your post!

They always crack me up.

No triple?! First off Way cool of hubby to hook you up like that. And second, way cool for the vote of confidence. He knows you can do it.

Besides you instantly have a scapegoat now! Awesome! Unneeded but awesome!

ShirleyPerly said...

Great to hear you are back on track with training and haven't lost your sense of humor. I'm considering doing Barb's Race too. I have family not far away (Davis) that I have not seen in a while but don't tell them the real reason is to see you finish your ironman ;-)

Stay tuned!

Jane said...

skinny bitches in Uggs with huge Chanel sunglasses are fair game

Yeah, just started exercising again this week after 6 weeks off!

Clair said...

My first visit on your blog. Great. Real. Easy to run through. I'll be back. The skinny cool bitch in Uggs is me. (Just kidding) Don't want you to beat up my hot self! (Just kidding again, the 'hot' part)

Lisa T said...

Thanks for the good laugh. I want to kill people on a full diet so I can't imagine what it must be like...

The un-Zen Runner said...

Oh Snap!! Don't even get me started on UGG Boots. Ten years ago I was the ONLY person I knew with UGG Boots (and yes, I'm a dude). They were these awesome lamb skinned inside out shoes that I wore all over the place. I was the envy of all slipper wearers.

And then it happened...it became some hot female fashion and ruined me!! They are now retired in my mother's attic, awaiting the day when a future generation no longer remembers that it was a female fashion. I'll have my revenge! :)