Thursday, October 1, 2009

An Update, A Recap, & Gee, What Am I Whining About?

I thought I would continue with the monthly totals update like I did last month. Some of you will find this a little "dry" reading but I'm going to be a little selfish here and use this as a record of what I did. Who knows it might prove to be interesting to you too?

Totals for Sept.2009 ...

Cycling miles-- 337

Running miles-- 23.5

Swimming miles-- 3.5

I looked up my cycling miles that I did last year. I did 475 miles of cycling the month of Sept. 2008. Now keep in mind that last year I was only cycling, I wasn't doing any of these other "disciplines".

FINAL RECAP--the SLOW SALTY DOG Tri (1.2M Swim/56M Bike/13 M Run)

Swim--1 hr. 7 min.

T1: 46 min (I was totally dry for the bike.)

Bike-- 4hrs. 22 min.

T2: 19 min.

Run--3 hrs. 50 min.

Okay, that's the last of the SLOW SALTY DOG. I'm sure all of you are sick of it by now. Now onto the...Gee,What Am I Whining About? I've been dealing with some tiredness of late but last night I watched a video that put all of this into perspective for me. It really made me think-- what the heck am I even whining about.

I watched Running On The Sun. It's a 2000 documentary film about the Badwater 135. The Badwater 135 is an Ultra-Marathon race that's 135 miles through the Mohave Desert. The race is limited to 40 people, and the film focused on 13 of the entrants through their experience. It was just amazing to watch all of these runners test their limits. The emotions ran from despair to joy. I found myself crying as one of the entrants, a man who had lost part of his arm and a leg from volunteering to remove landmines, as he crossed the finish line. It was just amazing and I would recommend the video to anyone that is into any kind of endurance sport. It always amazes me what a person can do when they set their mind on something, and it gives me hope.


  1. Hi Biker Chick.
    will you stop thinking about how long each sport took you! You are getting crazy about it! And, it's starting to drive me crazy, too becasue now that i'm thinking about it I can't figure out how you could swim so "fast" using a kick board and thingie between your legs and no flip turns. And why wouldn't you go slower as it was only the first leg... Your time is very slow and very fast AT THE SAME TIME! This is sooooo Biker Chick ! .. just drive us all crazy and do impossible things... giggle..


  2. Laura,
    LOL! You crack me up woman! Yes, that's the FINAL Recap of the Tri. I just wanted to list out my times as a future reference. That's it! It's now in the past... Now I need to find other things to drive everyone crazy! ;-)

  3. Wow, you're an inspiration! And I need to watch that film, thank you for the recommendation:)

  4. Actionbell-
    Thanks for the comment. I'm not sure about being an inspiration. I quite often find myself in over my head and just muddle thru as best I can. Yes, watch the film, and I thnak you for expanding my library list with your book reviews.