Sunday, July 15, 2007

Let's try this one more time

The other night someone asked me if I was still blogging. Well, I think about it all the time - just haven't been putting fingers to keyboard. Need to change that. I kind of miss it.

So what has been going on...

Work is interesting. I keep thinking that I should know so much more about how to do my job by now, but it is just not so. There is so much I have to learn and it is taking some time. But I think I am doing okay - I just have to keep reminding myself that this is all new and things take time.

I have signed up for the Iron Babe Sprint Triathlon which takes place on August 19th. I am thinking of several other events and I have posted them on the left. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things.

And one reason why I have to get moving is because I consented to help out this coming TNT season.......coaching. Am I nuts? I will be an assistant coach - it is kind of a test season to see if I like it and to see if TNT likes me in this role. I am a tad nervous about it. I think the main reason I am anxious is because I do not look like a coach. So to help with that I have been doing some major calorie counting lately!! And of course the exercise routine has been stepped up a bit. Not only do I have to prepare for assisting out there on the course, but I have all those events on the sidebar that I would like to do!

Anyway, before I sign off and go for a run I would like to leave you with some pictures from the MS150 this year. It was a good time and I really enjoyed riding with and seeing so many people I knew.




Start line on Day 1



Only 150 miles to go



Windmill



Event entertainment



At the bottom of one of many hills (only got a pic because it was a small one!)



Cheering Crowds as we approached the end of Day 1



Day 1 Finish Line



Our tent - we slept on matresses!! Only wish we could have taken off the plastic covering



My crazing riding buds at the beginning of Day 2



Mr. Bag Piper at the top of a hill



One of several rest stops



Getting ready to start riding again



Pretty view



The start of the biggest hill on the ride. I didn't get a picture of my speedometer on this one!!



Lunch is oh so close



This was where we breaked for lunch on Day 2



The remains



Lots of wild flowers along the way



And some more



Look - we can now see downtown Austin!!



FINISH!!



Loading the bikes



This is the last and oldest man to finish - he is 93!!



And here comes all the support!! What wonderful people!


9 comments:

bunnygirl said...

Thanks for the pics! It's great to see you back!

TX Runner Girl said...

Glad you're back! The pics are awesome...one day, I will do that! One day...

JohnnyTri said...

Hey great pics! First time I've seen any of MS150 from a rider!

great job..

it will be great coaching with you on TNT this year!!

thanks for the comment on 1st Olympic and good job getting out there for Ironbabe.

rockon`

Sarah said...

Glad you're back! I'll probably see you at Ironbabe -- haven't signed up yet, but plan to.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm glad you're back to blogging Ms. Tri-Insanity. Good to read your update, and great bike pics. ttfn ~ mb

Christine said...

Yeah! Your blogging really is superb my dear! Side note...nephew could possibly kick your arse at rollerblading. ;0)

Erin said...

Welcome back Jilly Bean! You were missed. :)

So will you be coaching the Tri team or the cycling team? Either way, very cool! I'm sure you'll do a great job.

Tiggs said...

hey cool jill!!! great pics! coaching!!! wow! that sounds awesome!!!!!

Tri or cycle????

Courtney said...

Wow... Sounds like it was fun! good to see you back!