Get Set…

This weekend I'm racing in Forest Grove, OR in an Olympic Distance Triathlon called "Get Set, TRI!!!" I'm pretty excited for my first Pacific Northwest Triathlon since 2005. I'll head down after class on Friday and stay in Forest Grove for the weekend. It's also the same course as USAT…

Fumes

School buses, dump trucks, SUVs and old cars are cramping my carbon neutral commute. A few years ago while I was in New York City, a ban was passed on smoking in places of work (i.e. restaurants, bars, clubs, law offices, and even health clubs). There was a huge uproar…

Favors

This morning I made myself blueberry oatmeal and cottage cheese pancakes (don't knock it till you try it), but I didn't put enough oil in the pan and they stuck and turned to scrambled pancakes (feel free to knock without trying). That was dumb #1, and the "dumb" just got…

Etiquette

The University of Washington career center held an etiquette dinner last night sponsored by several local companies who recruit on campus. I went and sat at a table sponsored by Weyerhaeuser. Growing up thinking that Weyerhaeuser was just the name a really big pool (the king country aquatic center) made…

Dude, she’s 15…

Saturday I swam the 800m free. I was really nervous, having not been at a real swim meet since Ivy League Championships in 2005. It was all I could do to calm my nerves which is pretty unlike me. My best races always happen when I'm feeling overly confident, and…

Weather

I found this site called the Camelot Climate Index, which rates the weather in 158 US cities compared to the "ideal" weather described in King Aurthur. Note that Seattle is number 13 because it's never too hot or too cold, and because we only get 39 inches of rain each…

May Flowers

This weekend is my first swim meet in two years. I'll be swimming the 800 free on saturday and the 400 free and 200 IM on sunday. (I just couldn't bring myself to sign up for a meet without the 200 IM, it's still my love. [note to 400IM: you're…

Class Act

That's how I feel at school this week. I'm acting like I'm there, I'm physically there, but I have no idea where my mind and body are. I'm exhausted from training, and took the last of my first round of midterms this morning (gen chem). Positive thoughts though, I only…

Have fun at Wildflower

Yesterday I missed my track workout by laying down for a 20 minute nap that lasted 5 hours, so I figured I squeeze it in today before the Green River Time Trial. With no race wheels and tired legs I still managed to take out local pro triathlete, Chris Tremonte,…
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