Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Howdy from Port Orchard, Washington!

I had a great flight up to Seattle in First Class. I got to watch a good movie that I had not seen before titled Stardust. I was privileged to get to run 6 and a half miles with my brother in the rain and have him smoke me on the hills. I woke up to sunshine and a fantastic view of the Olympic Mountain Range in Olympic National Park. I am surrounded by family and my step-Mom is getting Christmas Prime Rib ready for dinner. I really do not need anything else for Christmas. I have put in my favorite Christmas TV special moment about what Christmas is really all about.

Have a wonderful time with family and friends and have a blessed day,

Coach Liz

Friday, December 21, 2007

Talk About Dumb Luck!

Well, it has been a while since I have posted. I have been busy with deadlines at work. I was getting my peeps that I am coaching for the Houston Marathon ready for their 21 mile run only to have a strong cold front blow through with driving rain and dropping temps that prevented the majority of the group from getting further than 11 miles. I had to do some intensive Christmas shopping and packing for our family trip to Seattle in the morning. Re-take my CPR certification and start to study for my NASM exam in January. Coaching my tri guys and gals. It goes on and on...

And I totally forgot that while I was in Clearwater, Florida for the 70.3 World Championships that I entered my name for every darn give away at the expo. Win a Timex watch! Win a Computrainer! Win a Blue 70 wetsuit! Win Zipp Wheels! Win a box of Powerbars! Win a race entry! Win a Tanita scale!

Well, I was a winner...

I won a race entry to the Switzerland 70.3 race on June 1st, 2008!!!

And to top it off, my training buddies Lauren, Ryan, and Johnny Tri are all going with!!!

I feel like I have already had Christmas. There is nothing more I could really ask for...well, I will take a Computrainer, ha!

Off to Seattle and Port Orchard in the morning...


Sunday, December 9, 2007

Steve, you have some competition...


I have been reading Steve in a Speedo's blog and over the past few weeks he has been blabbering on about his lucky "tighty whities" at the local 5K races and how he has been wining some good SHWAG for his inclusion of the said lucky undies in some form of a costume.


Steve, it looks like you have some competition!

This just goes to show that even the best looking endurance athletes still look dorky in white Jocky shorts. The water polo helmet and the compression socks add a nice touch, don't you think. The heart rate monitor straps seem a bit much for a race of these proportions. Notice Cpt. Andy Baldwin over there on the far right? He looks great in his black boxer briefs, really great if you know what I mean.

Just as all men should not wear briefs, a similar rule should apply to ladies and thong underwear. I don't want to see your t-back sticking up out of the waist band of your jeans. I believe that the thong is a great way to get rid of pesky elastic line dents in the rear under a pair of pants or a slim fitting skirt. It should not be a fashion statement with the additions of bows, rhinestone buckles, fluffy feather edging, or slinky cut out areas that are on view for everyone else to see. And please, do not go out and run a 5K in one!