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Top 6 Ironman Races for First Timers

In Bike, Run, Swim, Triathlons on September 27, 2013 at 6:03 PM

My friend and USAT coach, Magui, from Trijungle posted this video on our team’s Facebook group page today… And this is how I decided to aim for Ironman Florida in 2015, once I have turned fifty!

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Just an Observation

In Swim, Triathlons on June 26, 2012 at 6:30 PM

For some reason it never occurred to me that my goggles could split in half. This morning during my 2,450 yard workout, these things were pending from a little thin piece of the rubber that makes them a whole. Luckily I had another pair of Barracuda HydroBat Racing Goggles in my swim bag. These are my favorite brand and model of goggles by far… not that I’ve used them ALL, but so far, these make me happy.

Anyway, some reason I never thought these little things would break, neither swim caps. Yes, swim caps break too, if you didn’t know. I’ve already broken one of my favorites… it was neon green and said “Got Chlorine?” The cap, too, split opened in half one day after a swim. That’s why I always carry two of everything that has to do with swimming, especially two pairs of goggles for races. However, I often wonder what can I possibly do when the swim starts and I have a goggle malfunction… it’s not like I can yell “Wait! Stop the race! I need to rush to transition for an extra pair of goggles!” I think at that point I’d be pretty much screwed and would have to suck it up.

So here’s to my mirrored Barracuda’s. Thanks for training and racing for me for the past…??? six months? Now it’s time to go to Trijungle and restock before my next swim.

My Barracuda Goggles

Change of Blog Name

In Bike, Run, Swim, Triathlons on May 15, 2012 at 8:30 AM

So my friend/team captain/team mate/Trijungle owner/dog lover Magui has been insisting quite some time that I should change the name of my blog to “I AM a Triathlete”, because that’s what I am. That the “I want to be a Triathlete” name does not apply any longer. So I just wanted to announce to the world about the rebranding of my blog.

Ladies & Gentlemen, and Triathletes… I give you “I AM A Triathlete”.

Bear with me, please.

In Triathlons on March 24, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Ok. So THIS has NOTHING to do with triathlons, but if the fact that I heard/saw it at Trijungle this morning is not a stretch, then it does.

It’s a beautiful rendition of Phoenix’ Lisztomania song, which I totally love, along with many other songs from their “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” album. On vocals, displaying a bad hair day, Thomas Mars, Sofia Coppola’s hubby, seems like a cutie to me.

Please watch both videos. However, I hope you agree with me, that the video of the kids is the best… Their beautiful voices and the way they are having fun singing along with their musical director/pianist who, by the way is not too bad to the eye either, will put a smile in your heart.

Tomorrow’s a big day…

In Run on January 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

… but not as big as Sunday. Yet, I am excited and I can speak for my Alien Endurance team mates. Tomorrow we are picking up our bibs for the race at the ING Expo. But first, we will do a two mile run. So we will head to Miami Beach, do the run, and hit the Expo. I cannot wait to get my number and stroll around the booths along with my team mates. Trijungle, our “home” store, also has a booth. In their honor I will be sporting a Trijungle t-shirt and cap. While on Sunday it will be the Alien Endurance/Trijungle tee with the Alien cap. Yes, I already have that figured out. Who says you can’t have “style” while you run!

This year I have convinced myself in getting either jacket or a cap commemorating the occasion. I want to have something that reads “2012 ING Half Marathon” to remind me of this race. For some reason I feel it’s a very special one.

At the Garmin booth

At the 2011 ING Expo

I can’t believe just last year I was doing the same thing with The Dude… that is The Garmin Dude. This year he’s not running and can’t make it to the Expo either. So, I will miss him, but I’m sure he’s going to miss being there more. Yes, a year has passed by… and we are here again. I can only imagine I’m doing this race next year!

After the Expo we are going to have lunch and then we’ll head back home to rest and take it easy. At some point in the late afternoon, I will be playing Monopoly with The Dude and the kids, but will have to call it a night somewhat early. Just like tonight I’m hitting the sack early.

So this is good night, everybody! I feel like a little girl… I want to go to bed now so that tomorrow comes quickly!

Goggles Maintenance 101

In Swim, Triathlons on January 25, 2012 at 9:00 AM

1) Don’t leave them in your car.

2) Don’t leave them in your car.

3) Don’t leave them in you car… ESPECIALLY if you live in Miami.

The rubber that suctions to your eyes begins to loose its “grip”… This has happened to me three times already and I don’t learn the lesson.

By the way, these are the ones I use and you can order them online at Trijungle. They are pretty cool and fit perfectly.

Our Colors

In Triathlons on January 23, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Today I went to pick up my t-shirt for the race. We will be sporting the colors of our Alien Endurance and Trijungle teams. I’m very excited because I will be running this race with a lot of team mates wearing the same shirt. We will all be carrying our colors proud.