16 January 2011

Back By Popular Demand: The Nephews

When I raced my first Ironman at REV3 Cedar Point back in September, my nephews met me out in Ohio to act as my support group for the weekend. They were fabulous, and comic. To know them is to love them. I am happy to announce that the comedic pair has agreed to come out once again this summer to spend a weekend with me in Ohio as I set my sights on "getting even" with that little thing called the marathon. I have a score to settle with the marathon at REV3 Cedar Point.

My nephews are twenty-something young professionals. My nephew Nicholas is a  mechanical engineer, and Michael (at the wheel) is a marketing guru. 

One look at this video and you will immediately understand why I enjoyed having them around with me Ironman weekend. They do not take themselves, or Ironman, too seriously. They kept the mood incredibly light, and just went along with the flow. Awesome. 

Training: I think I tried to come back to soon after being sick. I had a two hour trainer ride yesterday (that was truncated to an hour and fortyy-five minutes. When I was done, I was literally spent—dripping from head to tow. My body did not feel right. Last night, I paid for it. The wonderful phlegm I started coughing up reminded me that I am in fact, not immortal as I previously thought. I am really disappointed because I have wanted to get in a long run for some time and I had an hour run scheduled for today. My body just feels terrible still. This is SO frustrating! What do you do? Take two or three days off? 

I am back at the Colleges this week teaching, so I want to be healthy for that as well. There is nothing worse than sitting in front of a class lecturing while you feel your lungs are about to collapse, or you have a sinus headache. 

I have a pretty long swim workout next week that includes an 800 kick. Yes.... an 800 kick, so I would like to be healthy for that. Oh, and I would like to grow fins for that as well. 

More soon. Train Smart!


Christi said...

Your nephews look like a lot of fun!

Heal soon!


AH HA!!! Cheating huh??? Rendering aid on the course. The truth comes out. Sunglasses and jokes. I think the jokes are actually the more criminal offense.. in this case at least

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

800 kick sounds like it would be just an awful experience. glad it is you and not me brother!

Ahhhhh .... Cedar Point is going to be epic, like "The Hangover" type of epic. Not to mention the largest Tri Blogger meetup ever -- tons uf us goof balls are going to be there. Your nephews seem like my type of people which might be real bad for all of us!!!

Kelly said...

So excited I get to meet the nephews in person! Get better!!!

Velma said...

Hillarious video :) I hope you feel better!!!

Caratunk Girl said...

Those guys are a riot! I love that you had Tweedle Dee and Dum (how do you spell tweedle? Tweedel? No, I think Tweedle.)

Hope you feel better soon. 800 kick! I did 300 this weekend and I thought that was a lot!

+1 what Jeff said about Cedar Point. I can't wait for that, it is going to be awesome.

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Omg, i can still hear your funny nephews talking about you lactating during the race...i will never forget that! Hope you feel better soon. I woke up C-mas morning with that same crud you have. It took a good 10 days to get rid of it too. Just did what i could handle while trying not to cough up a lung along the way.

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

LMAO! "something about...breastmilk. I dunno, I'm not a runner". Can't wait for CP!

Colleen said...

Oh my gosh... they are hysterical! :)

Mer! said...

Nephews ROCK!! That is so awesome they're able to come out and support you! I didn't know how old they were at first and I was thinking....ok, he already has five kids and now he has to "watch" two more during his race?? :).

You'll have an awesome race!!

Doug said...

Try this swim work out, 800 swim, 800 kick, 800 pull, 300 swim, finish with 6 x 50 on the minute.