Saturday, July 23, 2011

Swim, Bike, Run Training continues for my mini triathlon on September 10th, 2011

I biked at the YMCA for 77 minutes which is 20.5 miles on a random hill course.

Then, I ran for 10 minutes on a treadmill for 1 mile.

It's a punishment, of sorts, maybe, but I have a goal.  Hopefully I don't get knocked off track (no pun intended) and I can attend the triathlon at the Wendell Moore Park in Buckner, Kentucky on September 10th, 2011.

I first got interested in triathlons after watching Sonjay Gupta compete in the NYC triathlon.  It is actually running in 2 weeks.  It sold out in less than 6 minutes.  My race only allows 200 participants.  The NYC race, which is about twice as difficult as mine, allows 3,000!  What an accomplishment that would be!  Hmmmm, who knows.  I like working out and I need to lose weight, so it could be another goal for me for next year.  There is no way I would be ready for that race in a couple of weeks.  But, I will be watching.  Maybe if I can continue the workouts I am doing, 6 days a week, swim, bike run, then who

I wouldn't pooh pooh the one I am entering, the bike ride has lots of big hills and the run is a combination of cross country and hard surface-it's pretty tough too.

Working on a "Numbers" Quilt.

It seems like a brilliant idea.  Fabric is printed with the ending quilt in mind.  I suppose those lucky enough to have an embroidery machine can do that.  Or you could print on the fabric with your printer.  But, this is a nice option, a kit with the coordinating number words and numbers themselves printed on the fabric.  Using prairie points to lift, it becomes a seek and find of sorts. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The new Harry Potter is great!

This had better win an academy award.  The make up and acting by Raphe Fines, Lord Voldermort, was really good.  Snape was also great.

Go see it!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

USA Loses the World Cup to China in Women's Soccer

They were counting the cars in the garages too soon.  So said the commentators about one of the US Women's Soccer team members father.  The nation would buy you a pool of cars...not so, this day.

It was a really great game.  The Japanese had the finesse with ball handling skill.  America scored first then Japan, then America, then Japan.  It came down to the penalty kicks and Japan came out on top.

Ah well, if we had to lose to any country, let it be the one that has gone through so much in the year.  But, they deserved it.  Either team could have one it, it was just their day.


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