Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ironman Canada Here I Come!

Ready to kick my own butt BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The last two weeks have been emotionally taxing, that's for sure, but with the love and support of my awesome family and friends, I am ready to race. :)

For my family.....

On Sunday, go to There will be a pink box in the middle of the screen with the race Ironman Canada link in it. Click on athlete tracker -- my numero is 2387 -- let the games begin. YEEHAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check out the size of the steaks I bought for Toby this afternoon....

The picture doesn't show it that well, but each
steak is the size of EIGHT of my fists!!!!!

Toby is doing well -- she has good days and bad days. We are cherishing every single day with her, and giving her the best food we can. :) I popped those steaks on the Foreman Grill, and Toby ate a whole one!! Hahahahaha!! I was so pleased -- the pills she are on need to be taken with a full meal, and a big, honking steak "makes the medicine go down." :) :) :)

My Mom gave me this list that has now earned a spot on my refrigerator...It's called:

18 Things We Can Learn From a Dog

1. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.

2. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

3. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

4. When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.

5. Let others know when they've invaded your territory.

6. Take naps, and stretch before rising.

7. Run, romp, and play daily.

8. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

9. Be loyal.

10. Never pretend to be something you're not.

11. If what you want is buried, dig until you find it.

12. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle him or her gently.

13. Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

14. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

15. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

16. When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

17. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

18. No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and right back and make friends.

Pretty awesome eh? And the two that are highlighted are my can touch me, I will like it. LMAO!!!

Good luck racing everyone!



Keith said...

Nice list! The other one I like is "be the person your dog thinks you are."

Hope to see you out there! We travel out Thursday.

Susi said...

i promise to scritch you behind the ears next time i see you!! well, not while you are on the course...but perhaps after! LOL.

see you soon!

Amber Dawn said...

I wish I was going to be there to cheer you on!!!! Listen closely, I'll be screaming at my computer screen :)

And I love the list too. Dogs are my favorite kind of people :)

Glad Toby is loving life and you are cherishing your time together. Another good lesson, love one another like it might be your last day together!

Big hugs and super powers to you!!

runningman said...

I love it Julie, they are so true. Take care and have a great race!! (make sure you save a steak for yourself for after the race)

Beth said...

Good luck Julie! I will be at the Yellow Lake aid station. I will try to keep my eyes open for you!

Amy said...

Good luck this weekend Julie! You are going to kick butt and I can't wait to hear all about it.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good luck, I will stalk ya, I been eyeing that race for a bit now, maybe I will do it some year soon.

Kelly B. said...

That is a great list. I have seen one for preschoolers too and it is also good. We just forget the most simple things sometimes.
Swim-Bike-Run like you know how to do it, Julie!! I will be cheering for you big time!!

Cath said...

Have a great race :)


KK said...

Julie, you could do this race backwards, eyes closed and hands tied behind your back. Do your thing girl, you will rock it! Good luck, too :) Sending positive thoughts your way!

Lisa G said...

Good luck tomorrow! Hope you have a great time and enjoy the day out there!


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