Saturday, April 30, 2011

And the fun never stops

Modeling my birthday present from Jeff *serious face*

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Lemon drop at the Sharks-Red Wings game!

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Jeff’s surprise at the game! (Ignore the score, we kicked their asses in overtime)

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After-party with friends and family at the local pub

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I only had ~2.5 drinks so with a little Recovery e21 before bed, I felt pretty good this morning.  Lucky since my day was go-go-go!

Stanley and I drove down to the dog show in Hollister (about an hour away) to meet up with a handler I’ve been emailing.  She’ll be showing Stan for me in conformation this year and I’m very excited!  They really seemed to like each other so it should be a lot of fun.

I went for an easy bike spin with my dad – I’m glad I was supposed to take it easy because it was WINDY out!  Still fun to have some time together.

Then I drove back south to see the bike shop about tweaking the fit of the new frame.  2 days of riding on it showed me that this bike was going to be great for me but something was just off.  The owner Bruce spent time watching and measuring and listening to what I felt was off – I know they had really worked to try to preserve my fit when they changed out the frame but there are bound to be differences between companies/frames.  As it turned out all he needed to do was move my saddle forward about 1/2 an inch and BINGO my fit dropped into an ideal place!  We ran through all the same measurements, videoed me pedaling, added more resistance to check that my form didn’t break down when applying more pressure – all good!  I’m so excited to put my new precious through its paces in a race 1 week from today.

And so we say goodbye to April and hello May!!!

Swim: 30,900 yards (17.6 miles)
Bike: 301.3 miles
Run: 77 miles
Strength: 3 hrs

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

Great game! What an extra good birthday present!

Elayne said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you've had a great week.

beardies3 said...

Impressive birthday by Jeff, friends, and Sharks! Impressive week and month of training effort! Well done. Go Molly!!

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

nice bday present! I love it. Youre gonna be flying fast. We'll be at ironman AZ too. Cheers to that!
happy belated bday.

Meredith said...

I was going to ask when you were getting the new helmet! Jeff is awesome, and he should now be glad that you post about him on your blog so we can all say how GREAT he is!

Kim said...

happy happy birthday friend! love the new helmet!!!

San said...

Heyhey, happy belated Birthday. Wishing you a fantastic new year.

That was such a sweet thing by Jeff. Swoon.

And this new gear (helmet and bike frame), goodness me, I'm sooo jelous. ;-) But you definitely deserve it and enjoy it and I'm definitely happy for you.

Best of luck for this month.

SHERRY said...

What a great birthday! Is that the Wingspan? I hear that it's quite vented and hence, has peaked my interest. Terrific month, Molly! Well done!

LittleRachet said...

Jealous...that's the helmet I want! I hope you love it!!!

LittleRachet said...

Jealous! That's the helmet I want! I hope you totally love it!!!

Susietri said...

Until I saw that helmet I had visions of riding into T2 with you again. Be kind to the little people out there in November please.