So many kids, I don't know what to do.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

For Real This Time

You might wake up one morning thinking, "Why can't you sweet babies sleep past 6:30?"  You might roll out of bed and start fixing breakfasts not even thinking about Vermont, or even knowing there is such a thing as USA Triathlon National Championships.

You might turn on cartoons and sit down to read emails with a peach, strawberry, spinach smoothie and you might open up an email that says.

Congratulations HEATHER , you have qualified for the 2011 USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals after your finish in the TriGirl Super Sprint Triathlon ranked among the top 10 percent.

You might do a little dance and be amazed since you never even knew such a thing existed.  For a few moments there might be ponderments (yes a word) about if it would be feasible to go.  After remembering the cruise that is about to happen and the 40th birthday girl's weekend coming up in the fall, you might decide to just forget all about it.


Until you mention it to your dad and he thinks August in Vermont sounds like a great idea.

The next morning Dad may call and say he and Mom have decided to move their summer vacation from San Antonio to VERMONT and they would be glad to take you with them!!!!!!!  (You may have the best parents EVER!!!!)

Your husband might sigh lovingly and say, "Have fun."

That's right ya'll.  I am going to the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship!!  IN VERMONT. (All the second person was kinda lame, but I was referring to myself.)

I registered and then I looked at the course maps.

 I think that little box down there represents hills.  It looks like about 400 feet.  Can someone break this down for a coastal type girl?  Is 400 feet that much??  Am I going to die?

Here is me all registered to go.

To Do List
Rent wetsuit.  It's going to be around 60 there I read.
Learn to change flat.  Wouldn't that blow if I got all the way there and blew?
Figure out how to ship a bike!!
Get faster.  I have about 50 days.

And as an added bonus.
I won't be able to do the Clear Lake Race with this.

Darn schedule conflicts.

Has anyone done one of these races before? 
Any advice?
Should I stop eating bacon and egg hamburgers now?  (Better yet stop mentioning them?)

Do you think the numbers of participants in this race is low because it is clear to Vermont and that is why the e-mailed me?  Probably.  I don't care.  Don't burst my bubble.


  1. Congratulations about going to Vermont and especially for the race. You will love Vermont; it is very green.

    btw - thanks for the word (Ponderments); I like it.

  2. Congrats! This looks like it will be quite an experience. Glad your family is coming too.

  3. You go girl! Have a great time! FYI, I love your hair. You look fab-u-lous!

  4. Congratulations! August in Vermont should be gorgeous!

  5. Yea, a "tri-cation!" Make sure you visit Ben and Jerry's and/or the Vermont teddy bear factory.

  6. Oh, this is WAY cool.
    How could anyone ever for whatever reason stop eating bacon and egg hamburgers? Well, maybe if they are training for a tri. Hmmm...
    400ft is nothing, really nothing, just don't think about it, it's not worth it.
    You will have tons of fun.

  7. Aargh, it supposed to be 'congratulations'. Sorry about that.

  8. Congrats!! Im so excited for you! I can't wait to hear all about it! And I love your hair too!!!

  9. Awesome!!! Congratulations!!! Definitely sounds like an opportunity you can't pass up!!!

    And BTW, eggs and bacon are an excellent source of protein to help keep your muscles lean and strong...just sayin!!!

  10. Oh my GOD!!!!!!!! You'll be amazing, you'll win. My I'll jog down to the end of the street in your honor. Wait no, I'll just finish a glass of wine and toast you.


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