Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Time to get cooked...

in more ways than one.

I think Kern will be my biggest fitness challenge since the half Ironman way too many years ago. I hope my sitting at the desk 12 hours a day and eating takeout training plan will serve me well!

OK, time for some positive self-talk:

I love heat. I'm so glad summer is finally here. I can't wait to race my bike in the hundred degree weather. I will reward myself with a nice float in the pool. I never swim anymore, so it will be a rare treat! Maybe I will even out my tan lines.

Hills are great. I love hills, because when I get to the top and look at the view I feel proud of my accomplishment. Well, if I can see through the smog of the inland empire, that is.

It will be fun hanging out with all the other women-folk and team mates. We will also get a brief visit with some family that we never see, because they live in Palmdale. And, the only reason we would be out in the middle of nowhere like that is if we are going to a Velo Promo event!

Somehow my life will be enriched by this experience!


CyclistRick said...

Remember: Be Safe, Have Fun. Everything else is icing on the cake. We will tolerate the BakingFields and you will have fun bonding with all those wonderful ladies.

velogirl said...


twinkiepatissier said...

i hope there is dairy queen to treat you right.

Kimberly (aka. DrKim) said...

my feelings exactly! And it is a fun time, regardless of the pain and suffering. We're all in it together, and somehow that makes it more fun. Kern was the most fun I had at races last year...'s tomorrow! I better start packing! How am I ever going to fit 3 bikes, an uncountable number of wheels, trainers, crap, clothes, etc...all into my little car (oh, and 2 people, too!). That will be harder than the race!

See ya there!