Thursday, September 30, 2010

Comme Ce Comme Ca

That is how things are. Not better not worse. Thanks for all the good vibes. I will let ya know how the pilot study for the 2 week taper is. Perhaps I am on to something that we can learn from:) All in all I am trying to pull my head out and not let the worry settle in my piriformis. I have all the best PT knowledge and then some ( thanks Libby!) working for me.

I found some pics from the Square Lake Tri, thanks to Minnefoto Moments. I can see why i nearly drown. Nearly ran over the photopgraher who decided that sitting right in the middle of the shoulder while the roads were open, was a good idea, and thatI am getting some shoulders. Finally. ( oh and JH says "Barely"...haha, camera adds 10 lbs really? not on my shoulders, that is real muscle!)
La dee dah, 5 more minutes....5 more minutes....freezing in the mean time.

While we were getting the " just 5 more minutes," for the 3rd time we were asked to say hi. that is me with the big old wave.

And now that is me using that butt to kick people off me. I think i am that half submerged red cap near the front. Being used as a bungee to propel someone over me.


Alas i survived, and was able to hit the road to try to take out the photograher. Can you tell i am like "dude, you are taking up the ENTIRE shoulder!" His car was parked there too. Hmm.


Exiting T2
Finish. I am not sure why i was running past the finish line???

And this gives me hope that yes i can run. I can do this. And I will do it! My butt will be ok, and I am doing everything i can to get across that line healthy!

16 comments:

cheryl said...

oh my god, your shoulders are so huge! ;-)

runningyankee said...

YES YOU CAN.

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Rebecca DeWire said...

I just read your last post and am so sorry that you are dealing with piriformis issues so close to your race. Injuries suck! Hopefully things get straightened out during your 2 wk taper. Sending you big hugs!!!!

Michelle Simmons said...

Great photos! Rest up and get yourself headed quickly. :)

ADC said...

You can do it, of course you can.

Beth said...

YOU CAN DO IT!! Adrenaline on race day is an amazing thing - it will get you across the finish line in style... :)

Kim said...

You ARE getting shoulders! Trust me, I'm trying to get them too!! You'll get the piraformis back in order and crush em!

TriGirl Kate O said...

AWESOME shoulders!

SingletrackJenny (formerly known as IronJenny) said...

You look great! And you are always having fun out there. Bummer about your piriformis... I have that too for the last few months.... what is with the achey butt?????

Libby said...

you are so freakin funny. you crack me up. you need to put that pic of you waving on the start line on top of your blog!!!
you are going to kill BOUS!!! Your butt was just a sign you needed a little rest before the race. I'm telling you, the two week taper works!!! keep me posted on the goings on this week, glad I could help at least a little from long distance!! one more week until the big day! yahoo! so excited for you!

Black Knight said...

You look in perfect shape! Great pics.
And yes ... you can do it.

Teresa said...

Cheers to a speedy recovery! No fun :(

tn

Dr. TriRunner said...

You look awesome!! And I'll be sayin' a prayer for your race... and also sending a message your piriformis to shut the duck up and listen!! I hope your PT has some bony elbows! ;)

Soul Rider said...

I have to tell you, Julia, I love that pic of you standing in the water with your arms crossed. Very formitable! "Don't mess with me, I'm cold and wet!"

Glad you're keeping your head above water (so to speak) with the rebellion your body's putting you through. I have faith, it'll get better, a little every day. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that you'll be good to go on race day!

And wow, your shoulders are huge!

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

You look strong!! Way to go!