May 11

Wiki Wiki Wednesday

Wiki Wiki Wednesday is back.  I just don’t have time for much more today.

Thanks for all your comments/stories about about screw ups at races.  It makes me feel a bit better that I am not alone in my frustration.

I’ve been sick for the past couple of days.  I felt it coming on Monday.  By Tuesday morning it was a full blown head cold.  I consumed about a gallon and a half of fluids yesterday to try and flush it out.  I also went to bed early and slept in today.  I’m about 80% today.  I feel great, but I’m still hacking up a bunch of phlegm.

Got a Gentle Leader for Bailey based on recommendations from my Mom and MattyO.  Holy cow! They aren’t kidding when they say it is a miracle collar.  He walks perfectly with it on.  I’m going to try running with him this evening with it.

A Ninja stopped by our house the other day and left me this.

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Stay tuned for details on the contents and a full review.  I’m waiting till I am full healthy to that I can give them the review they deserve.  Stay tuned for that.

All the complaining about Mother Nature seems to have finally come to end.  (Sorry, I know I probably just jinxed it).  We have had a solid stretch of awesome weather.  Loving it.

I did some automotive work on Saturday that was a disaster.  Took about 3 times as long as planned because things just kept going wrong.  Finally got it taken car of though.  I’m done doing my own automotive work though (outside of oil changes and regular maintenance).  I’d rather pay someone and spend the time on my bike.  Anyone in GR have a good recommendation for a mechanic???

I missed my bike ride on Saturday (because of the car work), so I did a three-a-day on Sunday.  10 mile run, 2100 yard swim, and then an hour and a half on the bike.  Felt awesome and just enjoyed it.

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Jennie Sherpa-ed for me on the run. She got to wear her padded bike skirt and bike jersey for the first time.  She looked like a professional biker out there.

Randomly ran into a guy from highschool during my bike ride that I haven’t seen since graduation.  Nice to catch up if only briefly.

We had my mom, brother, and his girlfriend over for dinner for Mother’s Day.  Kept it simple and made grilled chicken and grilled vegetables.  So good.  Tasted just like summer. 

I slept in this morning so I did my swim at lunch.  I had Mary (former collegiate swimmer) next to me to push me.  Ended up setting PRs for both the 200yd (2:53) and 400yd (5:50).  I couldn’t believe it.  The 400yd felt amazing.  I felt long and smooth the entire time and negative split it.  Got to the wall and could have kept going at the same pace.  One of those swims where I just felt on.

Work continues to be crazy busy.  I feel like I am being pulled in so many directions that I don’t have time for my own projects.  The only time I get my own programming done seems be before 9:00 and after 5:00 when there aren’t any interruptions. 

And finally, for all the Bailey fans out there:

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I swear this dog could play fetch all day and never get tired.

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Chewing on a wood chip? Who me? I would never do such a thing.  Yes, Bailey is, piece by piece, trying to undo all of the work we did the other week spreading out woodchips by eating them.

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  1. Matt Smith

    Bailey is such a cool dog. Those gentle leaders rock! Maglee sure is a totally different dog with it on. Sorry you’re sick. I hope you’re back to 100% soon. And, I’m pretty curious about what’s in the box! Jennie’s outfit for sherpaing looked pretty sweet!
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  2. Aimee (I Tri To Be Me)

    Your dog is so cute. Our dog could play fetch all day too..no joke! And, he eats sticks like they’re treats…he’s crazy!! 🙂

    I’m sorry you’re sick. Being sick just sucks! I hope you feel better soon!
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  3. Derek

    Nice 3 a day rally on Sunday! way to hang in there on the training….it takes a lot to balance and keep all the plates spinning at once!


  4. Scott

    Sigh, everyone is getting faster then me and I am training just like everyone else. Congrats on the swim progress

    TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT!! You already know my thoughts on it.

    Umm, it you see the weekend forecast? Maybe you will be lucky being further north

  5. Elizabeth

    I had my lab in training when she was a puppy and they recommended the gentle leader. It works wonders on runs!! Reagan (my dog now 3 1/2 yrs old) is totally different when she has it on and obeys perfectly. Hope you feel better soon.
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  6. Jeff Irvin

    Bailey is getting so big. Growing like a freaking weed!

    “I’d rather pay someone and spend the time on my bike. “

    I take this approach now with the cars, lawn, landscaping, house cleaning, and most of my meals!
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  7. Matt Oravec

    LOL at Jeff’s comment!

    Yeah the gentle leaders are great, until frank starts bashing his head into the side of my knee because he hates the stupid thing. We have a few moments of just sitting there and waiting for him to behave himself before we can continue the walk.

    I feel better that I am not the only one stretched thin on work. So stressed trying to function anymore. Oh well, the training has kept me sane 🙂

    I am almost with you on the car work. I need one more frustrating repair before I am 100% committed to never working on cars again… just one more haha.

    OPEN THE DANG BOX 🙂 Just don’t share, I regretted sharing my ninja surprise!

  8. Mandy

    Aww Bailey. Give him an extra big hug from me.

    I got my ninja box too!! Goodies in there!! :):):)
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