Friday, August 14, 2009

Where Michelle Remembers She has a blog....

So blogging in the Summer hasn't been my strong area. In my defense, I have been busy since I returned from Washington and Utah. In that time period, I got my house all spruced up, decluttered, cleaned and put it on the market. On Monday, 2 weeks from when it went on the market, I got a contract on the house. It is contingent on the findings from the home inspection, which was yesterday, and the appraisal. Whew..... I hope it all goes well, because if this sale doesn't go through that means I have to get back to the constant state of clean, since you never know when someone wants to come look at it. What a pain! Especially when you have an elderly Great Dane who can be a bit messy sometimes and a 12 year old who thinks nothing of leave a trail of crap in her wake. I was so happy that she was gone during the first two weeks it was on the market! LOL...

Triathlon training....hmmmm....MY training has been crap! CRAP! I have done some runs, and some bikes and a few swims.. I am glad I am only doing a sprint this Sunday.. Yes-- two days from now.... I hope I can do it! My sleep is a mess on top of it all! The stress of home selling has been weird. The house sale is part of the divorce that has been in process for over 2 years now. [Note to self and others... try not to divorce during economic crisis and housing market collapse].. anyway it brought up all sorts of emotions that I thought I was done dealing with.... ugh.. thus sleep has been quite elusive..
It looks like it may not be a wetsuit legal race since the water temps will be up. I really wanted to try out my new SailFish wetsuit! I guess I will have to wait and try it out in October... Oh yeah... need to find an October tri.... We get all sorts of weird weather in October and tri could be quite interesting then!

I will post a race report !!


  1. Good luck this weekend and have a blast.

    When I got "hooked" on tri's, I really kinda wondered why, till I read this quote, I hope its useful to you.

    "Racing is so hard, the suffering is so intense, that it's absolutely cleansing. You can go out there with the weight of the world on your shoulders, and after a hard race at a high pain threshold, you feel at peace. The pain is so deep and strong that a curtain descends over your brain. At least for a while you a kind of a hall pass, and don't have to brood on your problems; you can shut everything else out, because the effort and subsequent fatigue is absolute"

    ~ Lance Armstrong

  2. I'm sort of going through an ambivalence with my blog as well. The words just aren't coming! I've resorted to photos.

    Thanks for the update and good luck with the house and everything else!

  3. Congrats on the house! what a load off your shoulders! good luck sunday! I'll see you tomorrow. I love that quote! a hall pass! YES!

  4. Life just gets in the way of blogging sometimes. Congrats on the house though!!! Whoohooo! And sending you super good luck wishes on Sunday.

  5. Swim, Bike and Run your Ass off baby!!! You'll do great and have a wonderful time!!!!