Friday, April 18, 2008

A Warm-up...

Hey there Sportsfans! As it's late and I need to get up way too early on a Saturday morning to cheer a few friends racing the local Mulletman Sprint Triathlon, this post is just a warm-up, a taste of what's to come...

(And NO, Mullet is NOT in reference to the awful 80s hair style. It's the fish. For real. Last year when I raced this exact race, I showed up expecting to find a bunch of race directors and race supporters/staff all sporting mullet-style wigs. Boy - I was surprised when I learned it was in reference to the fish. Yes, there IS a fish called The Mullet Fish. The awards - pottery fish mounted on driftwood - support the fact. Pretty neat, actually. And this time of year, the race is run in conjunction with the local Mullet Festival. Which - if you're still following me - means that there is MORE than just one "local" Mullet Festival across the country. Because why would it be called "local" if it was the only one out there? Yeah. Confusing, and scary.)

They should just stick with, "all business in the front, party in the back."

FYI, I'm talking about the fish, not the race.

Anyway, as I'm getting up at the ripe hour of 5:20 am, I'm off to bed a tad earlier than usual. So no late-night post tonight.

However, just a little clue about what's in store....

This is what I was wearing pre-power walk today.
(And another FYI, I had to take this shot of myself by myself - in the bathroom mirror. Nathaniel was off getting ready to fly his helicopters. SO it was just me and The House Monster. And she doesen't do cameras. So yes, please be patient with the flash.)

And post power-walk, this is how I looked.
(This was post shower, as I don't make a habit of walking around with a towel around my head. Unless I'm Bear Grylls - a wilderness expert on the Discovery Channel - who, while crossing the Austrailian Outback, put his boxer shorts over his head to provide cover from the sunlight. And then he drank his own pee, because he had no water. Yuck. But in either case, I can never claim to have ever walked around the wilderness with my underwear on my head. And I certainly haven't EVER drank my own pee (the pool does NOT count - its cholirnated, and I don't drink pool water - for all you naysayers out there). That would be plain gross. Disgusting. And wrong. And if so, we would have much more serious problems than Mullet fish vs Mullet hairstyle confusion.)

Back to the subject at hand.

Can you spot any similarities in the picture? Yes - in the second, The House Monster can be spied on her new Kitty Scratch pad, courtesy of her Grandma Zora. But that doesen't count. (Lelia, that was for you!) Otherwise...

Holy Ultility Belt Batman! Errrr I mean Fuel Belt Batman!

To be continued...

Good luck to all who are racing this weekend. Donna and Ryan at the Mullet Man, along with any other local folks.... Also - GO NESS GO! Anyone else? Any takers? At all? Leslie, Eric and Amber R- you guys up for another IM??? :) Er, perhaps not. Remember, as ELF says: No major or life-altering decisions 4 weeks after an IM. (Exnay on the finances, kids, pets... that kind of stuff. And especially, don't sign up for any races!) Good luck, safe racing and training, and have fun to all this weekend!

10 comments:

Beth said...

Indeed I spotted the Fuel Belt in both pictures...but what does it mean??? I guess I have to wait to find out!! Hope you had fun at the race this morning! :)

Pedergraham said...

Hee hee hee. Did you sleep with your Fuelbelt on? I'll have to show Lelia. When she was one, she used to wear mine, all filled up with those chunky Fischer Price toys. That way she'd had her cow, horse, chicken, sheep, and pig on her at all times.

I guess that it must be getting into the hot season in Florida now! Hope that you had fun playing cheerleader today.
-Danielle

Jen said...

Oh my gosh...I love survivorman. Some of the stuff he does is SO crazy! I would have to be PRETTY thirsty to drink my pee.

Trigirlpink said...

Before I even read the entire post I scrolled down to look at the pic and I SPIED House Monster on the scratching pad!! Sooo funny...
Got your card today. Loved the drawing!
You look great in the photos and I dig the Zoot hoodie too!!!!!

BreeWee said...

Nothing like power walking! Did you cheat and try to take a little jog just to see if you can????
I think you should wear a mullet while cheering for the tri... please tell me you had a mullet as a child? I know you did!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Thanks guys! The race was fun, but sadly, NO mullet when I was growing up. I did give myself an awful haircut once, though. Well - me and my sister.

Bree, Bree, Bree.... what's this thing about running??? :) Okay - so perhaps I wanted to see one of my friends transition, and before I knew it, I ran a few steps or more to catch her dash out on the bike. It was totally fine. I could tell it had been a while, but totally okay. And I didn't even realize what I was doing, until - horrified - I made myself stop. It was just instinctive that I run to catch her jumping onto the bike... So no, I didn't mean to do it - it just happened. But I stopped as soon as I "came too"

But, I am happy to report it felt fine. :) :) :) !!!!!!

Kellye Mills said...

You look so athletic in those pictures!! Like you haven't skipped a beat! I bet you can't WAIT to run again! Hang in there and check your email about the cold water. I'm going to email you some new info I learned about water running this weekend!!

Katie Weaver-Jongerius said...

I agree with Kellye, have you been sneaking in some extra training that you aren't talking about?! =)

Eileen Swanson said...

You are too cute! I love your pics. Keep up the great power waling....soon you will be running, I know it. Bree busted you ;-) HA!

XO,
E

Brooke Myers said...

See you soon......
I will be looking for that great big smile :)