Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Something to smile about...


I am blessed to be well and injury free. And when this came in the mail today sent by my fabulous friend Leslie who won 40-44, I smiled. I smiled bc I know that I will get another chance to be present at an awards, and I smiled bc I know that the sun will come out sometime and we will have summer, even if for a few short weeks.

And I smiled bc I have choices, and choices are good. And I have a family that loves me, friends that think i am an ok person, and a coach that talks me down when i think i should be running FAST again 7 days after a really hard hot race.

Had a great chance to ride with Team Vera Bradley Foundation last night. They are in town for the Nature Valley Grand Prix series. In years past Kristin Armstrong has come out to play, Team Ouch's Floyd Landis was here, and I am sure some other fasties will show up. There is a local composite team and I know they will do great. Those women cyclists are BAD A$$. Seriously. I used to feel all Bad A$$ on my road bike too, last night i just kept trying to go Aero till i realized i couldnt!

I jumped in the pool last night after the ride . It was 66. It felt good. And if summer isnt going to come to me. I am going to come to summer.

Oh and sorry i guess he has a girlfriend.



18 comments:

StevenCX said...

Way to go!

Kim said...

i smile bc you are smiling :)

does andy hot potts have a gf? :)

GoBigGreen said...

I think Andy is married:) not sure about the GF. Haha, kidding.

Running and living said...

Yay, glad you are smiling:) And happy you got the awards. For you, there will be PLENTY of chances to participate in the awards, so no worries.

And, hm, sorry, the guy is not my type. I am more into the really skinny triathlete male body:)

runningyankee said...

yes yes big smiles. that award needs to go on your mantle. oh and i am making my 2011 race schedule based solely on hot male competitors. no really. thats my motivation. i may even start to like rugby...

Beth said...

Yes, he does have a girlfriend. Darn it!! ;)

Sweet award!!

Melissa said...

Whatever, he might have a girlfriend but he can still be your pro crush.

AP is married and has two (?) little kids.

I love this post!

If you come out and race Boulder 70.3 next summer I guarantee you podium. I have powers, I can make it happen ;-)

Jennifer Harrison said...

YES! Time to take a step back and enjoy EACH success and getting the award today reminds us of that - when you were sad you were running so slow today. Doesn't matter, you ran fast enough to podium at Kansas. AND that is all that matters!!!!

Dr. TriRunner said...

Niiiice hardware!!

Are you going to go to any of the crit races? I'll be at the men's pro race tomorrow in St. Paul!

Michelle Simmons said...

Awesome! Next time you'll definitely have to stay and receive your award in person. :) Congrats again!

ADC said...

Yep, there is lots to smile about and we should...

Libby said...

alright! nice award girl! congrats again! and PATIENCE with the recovery :) there's one bad ass athlete inside of that body that needs a bit of rest!

Kim said...

YES! Third place! That is so awesome Juila. You worked hard, and had a GREAT race and that deserves a smile for sure!! He has a girlfriend.. crap!

JV said...

Beautiful award, put it somewhere special! Congrats - well earned. Love the pic of Terrenzo.:)

Ange said...

That is SO AWESOME !!!! Beautiful. Definately smile over that!!! The speed does come back...recovery is hard sometimes. smile smile smile!!!

Soul Rider said...

Nice hardware, Julia. Definately an achievment to be proud of.

You got to ride with the Vera Bradley women? Nice! I'm insanely jealous, mostly because I know I'd never be able to keep up. ^_^

Did you get the chance to watch the St. Paul crit last night? I had to work the new bike shop job, so I missed it. It was a pretty cool course, though.

Melissa said...

Congrats Julia! How cool is that. What a hotty hu?

Rural Girl said...

He IS a total hot stud!!!