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


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!!


Loading the bikes

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

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


bunnygirl said...

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

TX Runner Girl said...

Glad you're back! The pics are 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.


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!