Thursday, September 04, 2008

Tawny Watch Begins

I've mentioned my friend Tawny a few times. She's the crazy lady that's swimming 21 miles from Catalina to San Pedro - TONIGHT!!!!!!

Tawny's crew will be updating her blog via text (Google rocks!), so it will be easy to keep up with what's happening.

Just a bit about Tawny - she's amazing. She can drink anybody under the table if it's beer, her blog posts will keep you in stitches, and she got bitten by her neighbor's PIT BULL two weeks ago and ended up in the hospital for 4 days because of an infection, but still had no questions about whether she would swim. It was definitely still on like Donkey Kong for this girl!

(This was Tawny in the hospital...she named herself Sponge Tawny Square Hand...)

Her latest update is about how they're forecasting wind so she needs to find a kayak after all...

She's been training for quite awhile for this, and I am soooooooooo excited for her!



As for hamstrings are still screaming at me after Tuesday's track workout. really was the hardest run workout I'd ever done.

I did an easy 3.6 mile run last night and a lot of stretching and massage with The Stick, but they still hurt.

I slept in this morning. I REALLY REALLY wanted to make swim practice but in the end, just couldn't do it. My body mandated I rest. I have a big weekend coming up.

It's just hard because I love swim practice SO MUCH. I LOVE being there. But I have just felt exhausted this week and so it's not even the morning sleepiness that makes it tough, it's just simply the overall fatigue I feel that has kept me from pursuing those early morning workouts.

Oh yeah, I changed my mind again about what triathlon to do this weekend. Now it's going down like this:

Friday: First Friday - GIRLS' NIGHT!!!
Saturday: Cross country race in Golden Gate Park (SF)
Sunday: Ukiah Triathlon (1/2 mile swim, 21 mile bike, 3 mile run)

Ukiah is only an hour away so leaving at 5:15 a.m seems waaaaaay more reasonable than 3:45 a.m. (when I would've had to leave for Folsom Tri, ugh!).

That's it for now. I still have to post that Fish Taco recipe I found. MMMMMMMMM! Tomorrow is the first day teaching spin at the Airport Club! I'm nervous and excited!



Kelly said...

you're doing 2 races back to back? *shake head*

have fun!

what is first friday? i want a girls night

Kathleen said...

thanks introducing me to tawny! Looking forward to following her adventures.

You are a rock star athlete! Good for you listening to your body re: sleep.

The Ukiah tri sounds perfect! Wish I wasn't at a wedding this weekend or I'd join you.

Good luck!

Rainmaker said...

Wow, great link - amazing athelete. That's incredible to think about (well, mostly incredibly painful actually).

Good luck on your back to back races!

Maggs said...

Hi, not sure how I found your blog, maybe off of Bree's? Thanks for the link to Tawny. I think I'm a long distance swimmer groupie. The people who do that never cease to amaze me.

rocketpants said...

Sounds like a crazy weekend! I hope your hamstrings cooperate.

Totally behind on your blog...trying to catch up. Sounds like SB tri race went well for you. Glad to read that.

Chris Westall said...

Good luck in the Race(s)...

Sorry I'll miss you at Folsom... your race is probably a better choice, it's going to be Africa Hot in Folsom.