Sunday, January 30, 2011

day two numbers

78-miles ridden
0-trips to the ER!!!!
3-rounds of doubles don q (puerto rican rum) and diet
A few more- rounds of other stuff!
2-amazing puerto rican meals
1-new food tried
Not enough - pictures taken
Too many - "hoyos" spanish for hole in road.
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Saturday, January 29, 2011

day one stats

Sorry this will be short. And no pictures because my phone died.

154-miles riden
4-flats in our group of 7 people
1-broken chain
1- trip to the er for my father in law. He is ok, details to come.
Countless-AMAZING views
Not enough-calories consumed
Too much- fun had
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Friday, January 28, 2011


Ok, so my new passion is Beer. I really never knew Beer could be so good until a friend turned me onto dogfish.....mmmmmm :)
So, my husband who will now be refereed to as BHE(best husband ever, and he has really earned this title lately TRUST ME) surprises me with this beer tasting. Oh, and did I mention he cleaned the house before I got home from work? He knows how stressed I have been with things lately and how sad I am about my bike, but this totally made my day. I learned that I am an IPA fan!
Ok, Time to go ride 375 miles in the 75 degree weather with the BHE. Don't Hate!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


So Sunday I head out for a 5 hour ride and bam.... 2 feet into it my derailleur deciedes it no longer wants to be attached to my frame. Part of me says, "Really? Now?" I mean at the start of a five hour ride and 3 days before I fly out to Puerto Rico.... COME ON! BUT on the flip side, I was only going 2 miles an hour and my husband was able to catch me before I hit the pavement. It was not in the middle of the Ride Around Puerto Rico and I still had a shot at finding a different bike to ride. It wasn't during a race, or an A race for that matter such as IM St. George or Rev3 Anderson
Luckily I have some amazing friends and family who were there to help me out! Jose, my hubby quickly pulled out the mountain bikes and did a five hour ride with me. Val from Outspoken told me, I could cry all I wanted but there was no way I could safely ride my bike and I would need to send it in for a waranty replacement. (as much as it sounds harsh, her tough love probably saved me a wreck). Two of my training partners Tracy and Bridget quickly jumped to loan me their bikes(I have to admit a bike is a very beloved belonging and thier willingness to help me out really says a lot about them, I am lucky to have them as friends). My Mother in law found me a SWEET bike to rent for the ride around Puerto Rico! So my only issue left is what to ride while I wait for my new frame. With the way things are going I have a feeling something will work out.
THANK YOU so much to everyone who was so quick to help me.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

La Vuelta PR

I will be taking off for Puerto Rico next week to ride around the island over the course of three days. My husband and my in laws will be doing the ride with me, along with 600 of my soon to be closest friends. We will be doing La Vuelta Puerto Rico. I wish I could say I was ready to go, but the truth is I will be hoping to to gain LOTS of fitness from this ride as I do not have any real long rides under my belt in recent training. Either way, it will be great to get some warm weather riding in and share time with family and friends.

Check out the Route.

Day 1 (153 mi.)

Day 2 (81 mi.)

Day 3 (131 mi.)

Plus somewhere along the route I should be able to get one of these:

Saturday, January 15, 2011


I am going to warn you now... I am whining, so I will keep this short.

Would it really be January if I were uninjured and running. NOPE. I have this stupid tendon in my foot right now that has my coach restricting all my running and attempting to get my heart rate up to 90% on the elliptical machine. He says, "just work your arms harder." Yeah whatever! The challenge has actually been kinda fun and I have been trying to ignore the fact that I am sidelined from my favorite of the three disciplines, until these showed up at the gym last week.

Sorry for the blurry picture, I was on the stupid(I mean super fun) elliptical.

Yeah, that's right my gym got pink treadmills! I really want to run on them. Now I can't wait until my stupid foot gets better!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Odd People, Nice People, Mean People

From the last 24 hours.

Odd person: This was so odd I couldn't even put it in words to explain it to anyone and thus have not even told the story yet. I will give it a shot with my horrible writing skills!
I park, get out of the car and start going to the door of a store( I tend to move quickly). All of a sudden I hear some lady yell at me, "make sure you don't hit my very nice car with your car door." Mind you I am half way to the store by now and totally confused. I look back and see her standing there looking at me, I feel badly and wonder if I unknowingly hit her car with my car door when I opened it. So, I ask her if I had. She replys, "No, you have a very nice car(not so much just a car) and I have a piece of junk(not so much, I saw nothing wrong with it), I was just joking, lighten up." I ran away scared and confused wondering why someone would say that. The next day I was at the dry cleaners running in the ran with a huge amount of dry cleaning and some lady yells across the parking lot, "Do you need some help." I look over and see the same lady from the day before. WTF is she following me? I yell back, "no" and start running faster before she notices I am in a different car and starts giving me crap.

Nice Person: My lane mate from yesterday. Ok, I am not a good swimmer, but due to a lane shortage got put in a lane that is a tad above my abilities. The coach says to me, " do 25's and leave 5 seconds behind Kelly(a faster swimmer than me), swim hard and catch her." Kelly responds very nicely(not sarcastically), "Savannah, you should set your goals higher!" I don't know why, but Kelley's confidence in me just felt good!

Mean Person: My swim coach for putting me in that lane and giving me an insane set.

Hope you find some nice people and stay clear of the mean and odd ones. Although, that mean one will likely help me out when it comes to preparing for my Ironman.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Years!

New years eve 2010 was by far crazier than any previous year. Not only did I make if til midnight for the first time in years, at 4am I was the last one standing! I will leave it at that.
If new years eve is any indication of how this year will go I full expect an exceptional year. Normally I don't do the whole resolution thing because I think I should strive everyday to make improvements in my life. I don't feel like I did that last year and to make up for it I set three new years resolutions for this year!

They are :

1. Remember names. I am really bad at this and honestly it's just rude. It also drives my boss NUTS.

2. Be more green. I have been using way to many disposable cups/bowls/silverware ect. at work. At the end of the day my trash can will literally be full of cups bowls ect. I also need to get some more of those reusable grocery bags AND actually remember to take them with me when I go to the grocery store.

3. This one is a little more personal so I will leave out the details but in short I have had an issue bothering me for several years and have been avoiding it. By the end of Feb I want to man up and deal with it.

So that's my plan for 2011. What's yours?
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