Sunday, December 28, 2008
Pretty spectacular place for the employees of DERSE. They took into consideration many of the employee's ideas such as a work out facility, showers and lockers for the commuter's and plenty of natural light to work by. I am jealous.
I am looking forward to the 2009 season of WORS racing and all the awesome people that surround this community. Now it's time to get back to work! I can't wait to get outside again because my arse is getting sore riding the frickin trainer and I am sick of looking at the fan. Yesterday during my ride, I had to get off and change my shorts and socks cause I was so flipping hot. Any suggestions on keeping cooler this winter and surviving the indoor trainer rides would be much appreciated!
next on the list:
- update profile for WORS women
- sort pictures
- wash basement curtains
- continue to load up on tylenol for this never ending virus
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Well my computer is still at the doctor and it looks grim. That darn face book bug ate the shit out of everything. Looks like I am getting a hand-me-down from my husband in the mean time. I can tell you I am having withdrawal symptoms from not being able to post my recent pics and it is driving me absolutely crazy. Who ever said the Internet is addictive? :-)
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
The message is sent out to look like a Face Book friend stating,
" You've been Filmed! Haven't you noticed?"
(the video looks like a You tube link but it is spelled wrong) yuo
You then click on the video and you are F*****!
So for now, I am opting out of answering any F****** e-mails sent with Face Book on it.
Regular e-mail and phone calls work for me.
Free Anti Spy Ware: http://www.superantispyware.com/ (suggested by our IT guy) to get rid of this nasty virus.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Anything helps at this time of the year.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Saturday: watch the Food Network channel most of the afternoon while recovering from self inflicted illness. Get excited watching Ina cook all these fab desserts. Make a mental note of a few things I would like to try, especially Tyler Florence’s Cranberry relish with Grand Monier. Pull out cook books, old recipes and scan recent Bon Appetit for more ideas. Remember to 86 those old recipes that did not taste good. Make a list of ingredients that we will need to take with us to the store.
Sunday: Shopped early and secured a nice big fat fresh organic Turkey minus the feathers. Stop off at Crate and Barrel for a new chopping knife so Ty and I don’t fight over the only good one we have. Really get spooked and think twice about the after life. There was a beautiful table all dressed up for the holidays that had three place cards arranged with the names displaying, Brian, Veronica and Ron in front of each place setting. After seeing that I almost started to cry. How ironic to have my two deceased parent’s names set on that table as well as my brother. It is funny how they must know how much I truly miss them during the Holiday Season. After that I went out an bought a lottery ticket.
Monday: Power flex class. Clean house. Watch program, Rape of Europe, The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage. Contemplte once again, about taking French lessons.
Tuesday: Make cranberry sauce from Tyler’s recipe. WOW, only took 10 minutes to prepare. 1 bag of cranberries uncooked, 1 cup of Bakers sugar, 1 fresh squeezed orange, some grated orange zest, and a tad of Grand Monier. Place in food processor for a few seconds, done!
Wash batch of French string beans, snip ends and place in frig.
Put feet up on sofa and watch Vicky take revenge on Amy on the Biggest Looser
Wednesday: prepare buttermilk biscuit dough, roll out dough, cut out rounds and place on wax paper in frig. Find time for stretching and core strength workout. Think about cleaning office desk before tomorrow. Not sure if I should prepare some of the stuffing mixture tonight.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday morning came round fast and I was soon faced with the issue of what to wear for the race. The anticipated rain that was forecast was only a little bit of drizzle during the start of expert race and a dash of cold ice pellets here and there during the pro race. The weather was cold but not breath taking bitterness and that was a huge relief. I opted for my Craft long sleeve pro zero undershirt and the tried and true Alterra winter jacket that I usually wear for my winter rides. This worked out perfect instead of the Pearl Izumi Polyester rain jacket I purchased the night before at the Iceman Expo event. Somehow, the thought of plastic fibers did not equal warmth or comfort for the race.
I had a pretty good start and punched it right out in front with the others not knowing where this was going to lead me. I had only pre-rode the back 3-4 miles of the course on Friday afternoon and did not know what to expect for the first half of the race. Well my punch started to dwindle and so did my effort. I just don’t seem to have that pep I had mid summer and it was a struggle to even keep up a good tempo. They had mile markers counting down from 27 and I remember clearly that after mile 15, I was starting to come back around. I started to pass some guys in a mission to catch some girls. I finally came across one woman just ahead and I could see her fatiguing after the climbs. I caught her and made my attack, one down, more to go. I was feeling pretty good now on cruise control, passing more guys on my way. TJ warned us of the great big sand pit some where in the race, and would you know, I for sure made the hit to the bottom and could not save myself. I unclipped and sure enough, that girl came back to attack me. I got out of the mess, made a new water bottle switch and I was off to catch her. Sure enough, after a few minutes, I passed her again. That was about it for me catching anyone else, the lead pack went off strong and stayed strong and that’s the way the cookie crumbles. The last half of the race I kept up a steady pace had a blast in the single track sections and fast down hill descents but that was about it.
Mile two marker came into the final picture, I unzipped my jacket, took off my gloves and punched it once again to the finish line. I am not too happy about my time but its fits in with the way I felt for the day. I think top ten is pretty darn good considering my first year in expert and I am content knowing I had some pretty good competition out there. I was even more surprised at the size of the field for the 45-55 Expert women age group, I think at least 30 women showed up. This was the largest field of all the expert women which is totally awesome.
We patiently waited all night just to see Regina get up on the stage for her award. left to right: Cole House, Dallas Fowler, Sarah Lukas, TJ woodruff, Me, TY, and Regina
Finally some dinner at 9:30 PM
Followed by the ICEMAN POST RACE PARTY at BELLS
Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
I went back for more pain on Sunday and I had more fun taking shots of these guys. It feels good not to take this cross stuff so serious and I can have fun with it. I got lapped again but the intensity is what I was looking for and it was worth it. These are a few of my fave photos from the race. I miss taking pictures of these guys and hope to get some good shots at Iceman too.