Friday, April 23, 2010

Mercury Rising Triathlon

My team's website is now up and running!!!! YAY!! Check it out:

In other news, I just got off the phone with my coach and she told me that the half mary is out for me this weekend. My foot is getting better every day, and I am excited about my next race -- A TRIATHLON (YAY!!) on May 9.

I managed to haul my sorry butt out of the pool this morning and make it to the end of this block in one piece. My last set was swimming with the band and I couldn't make it to one end of the pool without doing a butterfly kick about 3/4 of the way across to keep me afloat. Hahahahaah!!!

Then, when I would turn around and swim back to the shallow end, my feet would sink until they touched the bottom of the pool, at which point I'd stand up and push off and swim again. No flip turns happened during this time -- I was barely moving forward and the one time I tried to do a flip turn, I was so tired I just about sank. Hahahahaha!!!

Besides, I needed all the extra momentum I could to get from one end of the pool to the other.

The funniest through all this slow moving was when I got to take a 20 sec rest between one of the "sets." Hahahahahahaha!!

I was so tired when I got home I needed Mike to help me open the fridge. Hahahahahahaha!!! Can't wait for this rest week so I can do this all over again!!! :) :)

(I am wearing a maniacal grin right now!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!!)


Cath said...

I was once soooo tired after a long swim set, that lifting the fork to eat my dinner was REALLY hard work - hahaha! Band swimming - you've gotta love it - haven't you?!


Julie said...

The day I can do band sets of 400m like you, will be the day I have the biggest grin on my face!!! LOL!!!!

Charlie Browne said...

Hey that is a very nice website they have.....and like the one newbies coach!

Keith said...

But Julie, you ALWAYS have a maniacal grin. I'll have to try the band sometime.

May 9, WHERE?

Cath said...


Hey Keith you're right - no-one has a crazy grin quite like Our Julie! You keep grinnin' like a good 'un my girl :)


KK said...

Very cool website-sounds like a great group of people (esp cuz I saw jenna's picture on there too!). Hope your foot gets better and Happy Birthday!

Jenna said...

LOL. Crazy. No question.

Missy said...

I love bands on my feet! You gotta stick your butt up like a built in floatie;) Hahahaha.

Amy said...

Do you really own a dollar store? THat is incredibly interesting to me.....I'm intrigued. I love the tri website and noticed Jenna on there too. :)

I hope the foot continues to get better and better.

Julie said...

Amy -- I did own a dollar store for almost 9 years...I tried selling it and then ended up closing it down last November....:)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

That grin only means one thing.... its race season!!!!! Good luck next week.

Beth said...

Coaching?! How fun. I get the feeling you are good at it.