On Sunday morning, at the butt crack of dawn, I finished the Boulder Peak Triathalon. This was my first Olympic distance Tri and it was really an amazing experience. Boulder has some of the world’s best athletes, and it was very cool to race amongst many of them….
Here I am a few days ago getting ready for my last ride! I know, I look serious from behind, don’t I?
A small early morning and pre-race mosaic at Boulder Reservoir! My friend Sarah did the Triathalon too, which made it alot more fun —
I ended up finishing in about 250th place out of about 600 women with a time of 3:11:42. I wanted to go at least 3:30, so I made that goal. If I didn’t get shin splints on the 10k run, I could have actually run most of the run straight, without having to stop and walk here and there. Right there, thats 15 minutes. See how competitive I can be?
Now, on to the next race! We are doing the Wild on Windsor the end of August. This one should be easier – no 15% climb during the ride and maybe they will map the swim to the right distance this time! I am pretty sure I’ll be able to go at least 2:55 for this race, but for now, I’m taking a few days of rest and will get back into the swing of things later this week.
Did I mention we are moving? Starting tomorrow, we have a beautiful, beautiful house right up against the mountains. We are just renting, but I am so in love with the location and the house itself. So, another few busy weeks ahead!
After a week of 60 and 70 degree weather here in Colorado (yay for cycling!) – I find myself craving snow. In Boulder, we’ve only had a few inches here and there it seems. Two weeks ago, we did get a decent little 9 inch Monday morning present – so, Scott and I ran for the mountains, snowshoes in hand, to play before it all melted.
The beauty that surrounds us on quiet mornings like this is truely amazing.
Every little snowflake seems to be perfectly placed.
Wishing you a wonderful and happy weekend….
I haven’t made mention of the fact that a few weeks ago, I plowed through all four of the Twlight books in five days. These books were completely amazing and I was really an emotional mess when I was finished. I still am.
So, last night at midnight, we surrounded ourselves (out of our own free will) with hundreds of 16 year old girls to see the first showing of Twilight.
I don’t want to give anything away, but I can tell you that I left feeling disapointed and sad; maybe unsettled would be a better word. I’d love to hear your thoughts, any takers?!
Yes, its another finished Clapotis; ready to join the masses! Mine had a chance to swing in the breeze up at Chatauqua this afternoon – it was fun and I hope you enjoy the pictures…
And, the final project details:
Pattern: Clapotis, by Kate Gilbert; published at Knitty.com
Yarn: Artyarns Regal Silk in color #141; 3 balls
Needles: Addi 24″ US6 (4.00mm)
Measurements: About 13″ wide, and 76″ long while blocking
Started: March 29, 2008
Finished: July 11, 2008
Other Details: I only increased up to 71 stitches and added some extra length. Overall, this was a relaxing and enjoyable knit, and I love, love the colors I ended up using!