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Las Palomas Rocky Point Triathlon

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I've been to Rocky Point for this race uh, I think 6 times now. First 2 years I did the 10k. 3rd time my IT band was too messed up to do anything. Next time I did the relay (bike leg) & then the next year they cancelled the race unfortunately. We missed the first year of the new course and new race put on by Red Rock, but Shane & I went back last year & did the 10k. The race was too close to Ironman CDA to risk anything... Like, ehm - sting rays.


I've said over and over I would NEVER do this triathlon. It's hot, it's humid, the weather is totally unpredictable, and well the ocean just HATES me. I've had a couple really bad experiences and I just didn't feel like tempting fate.


Fast Forward a few good races, a bunch of pep talks, and a new found confidence low and behold I'm registered. I was in good shape. I was riding (road bike however), swimming, and running. But, I wasn't exactly following a train plan, or training for a triathlon. I forgo…

my little mini-me

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So, I'm not actually talking about mini-me the bike this time... It's my niece, miss Taylor. Look at the little Diva. This was Easter, which was also at my house my mom's birthday celebration... her Birthday is Thursday, the day we leave for Rocky Point for our race....

Head to toe this little one is ALL girl. Her pretty Easter Dress (shockingly NOT pink), the sunglasses, coach purse next to her. Oh, and if you didn't notice the shoes. She came in her most fancy 'heels' - her Ariel princess shoes, but of course you know, they were hurting her feet. She wondered if maybe she could borrow a pair of mine. Convenient, no? Pretty soon I'm going to have to start hiding the heels from her - she'll be taller than me in no time. I'm getting used to this happening.



So, she's all glammed up here, but what you don't know is what she had already done that day.....
I heard something about a 5am wakeup call to mom and dad because the Easter Bunny ha…

El Tour de Phoenix

Playing with the big kids was fun. For 40miles it was fun. Too bad the race was 72 miles.....

But before we get to that fun talk, that me preface this by saying I was a wee bit intimidated when I got to the start of the race & there was NO one yet in the Platinum section. I certainly didn't belong starting at the very front of the pack, so I parked my bike (embarrassed a bit that I was one of only a couple people in the section) a few rows back from the coveted "VIP" section.

Apparently, when you work your butt off and get the Platinum card - it's for a reason. You don't have to get to the start of el tour races at butt-ass early in the am to line up. Who knew? OK, so I did kinda know that, but this was Shane's first race and I didn't want him to have to line up at the back of the back just so I could get 20mins more beauty sleep. And, who doesn't think getting up at 4am is fun?

Oh, and another totally random thing - Am I like a miniature cyclist? Fr…

Commitment issues

Where the heck did the first 3 months of this year go? I just finished my first quarter billing, and just can't figure out where the time went. It's pretty exciting, because the LaPan's have a lot going on in the next few months. Rocky Point trips, Vegas (bach party), Utah to see our peeps - oh and a race or something, a couple races - and then the big summer trip to Coeur d'Alen.

It's all happening so fast, and I'm exciting, but at the same time not quite ready!

Then there's also the big IM hanging over my head. Fortunately the race has not sold out. I don't know what the heck I'm waiting for. I'm sure after I finish babbling on this post I'll probably go sign up.

It's more of a mental thing, I think. The fact that this year was all about non-long racing. Healing the body. Getting some speed back & gaining the love for RACING back. I feel like things have gone really well thus far, and I just kinda got my bubble bursted whe…