Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Random Stuff

I was in Memphis, TN last week. It was hot there. Way hotter than here in northeast Ohio. Actually it was only a few degrees hotter but the humidity was about 98%. It was hard to breathe. However, I did eat the best barbeque I’ve ever had in my life.

I did my swimming in a lap pool at the YMCA closest to the hotel I was staying. The lap pool was gorgeous. It was 8 dedicated lanes adjacent to the regular pool. The most amazing thing about it was that it was outside – year round. No such thing as a year round outdoor pool here in Cleveland.

About a week and a half ago I went running at lunch in a pair of shoes I’ve had since May and socks I’ve had for about 9 months on a day that was about 70 degrees. I got a huge blister on my big toe. I cannot explain that. I will be using lots of body glide and packing mole skin in my bag for the triathlon so this won’t happen again.

I just leased a new Toyota Rav4 for all my work travels. It had 2 miles on it when I got it. I did keep my Honda Pilot. The new car will help extend my Honda’s life and now my husband has a “truck” he can use again. Anyway, the second day I had it a rock flew up and cracked my windshield. It is about the size of my palm. Can’t say I was happy about that and can assure you that I MF’ed that rock the remainder of my commute to work.

Tell me if this happens to you. I get motion sickness when I’m swimming in the water for long periods of time – especially if the water is choppy. I don’t know what to do about it.

The weather forecast for Sunday in Sandusky, OH keeps changing. First it was calling for rain, then thunderstorms, then partly cloudy, then sunny, then there is the potential for remnants of tropical storm Hermine… it is driving me crazy because I’m glued to “Weather on the 8’s”

I just want to thank everyone for all the support and advise I’ve received over the last several month. I am very grateful for this forum.


  1. Not sure what to tell you about motion sickness. I wouldn't try anything new at this late date though.

    Dont forget a good blister program

    AND Rock the Point!!

  2. The weather will be what the weather will be. You can't control it so don't worry about it. The most important recommendation is to enjoy the day!

  3. Don't you love the south during the summer? Welcome to my world, sister. Just imagine that it was even hotter a few weeks ago. It's much cooler now - high of 89 today. Brrrrr :) Time to grab a sweater ;-)

    Good luck at your race on Sunday!! No matter what the weather does, you'll do great.

  4. Good luck this weekend, remember the race is the reward for all your hard work