Sunday, August 05, 2007

NOT MEANT TO BE

Today when I woke up an turned on the radar, it looked like the above. No a morning to head out on a 55 mile ride alone on a road bike. I put my head down and fell back to sleep. I would see what I could work in later.

When I did get up at 9, everyone in the house was gone. My daughter to work. My hubby and son to the RT 66(dragway) to run the Firebird. I went to make some breakfast and realized that I needed to go to the grocery. So off I went.


While I put the groceries away, I realized Ironman Kona 2006 was on TV again. I sat down and could not pull myself away. I was totally inspired again. I cried and head chills the entire 2 hours.

At 4pm finally I was heading out the door. I grabbed my mountain bike and headed for a local trail. After about 12 miles, the sky began looking dark so I headed for home. Just 5 minutes after walking in the door, the tornado sirens went off.

On a different subject , last night I did something out of the box. Out of the blue-I got a tattoo. My neighbor was going to get one so we went with her and her hubby. I found a penguin that I fell in love with. Next thing I know-there was no turning back. I actually like it and my kids were in shock.

BIKE : 12 Miles

Waddling with a tattoo....

9 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

You got a tattoo out of the blue? Wow. It's cute.

Now you actually must totally understand my last post - afterall you can now say "I may not be fast, but I have a cute tattoo"

Fe-lady said...

Love the penguin! (It is so YOU!) :-)
I will get a tattoo if and when I finish my next IM....
in a hidden place tho...:-)

Vickie said...

How cute! And you're brave, that's for sure! If you notice the radar, I'm included in that mess too! No bike for me yesterday either. But at least we didn't have a tornado warning!

Darrell said...

I can honestly say I don't really miss the crazy weather in the Midwest. At least you got some miles in and were back home before it started in earnest.

The tattoo is cute. I keep threatening to get one myself. My older son keeps bugging me. I think he thinks that once I get one he'll have permission to get his own.

J~mom said...

I love the penguin...so cute!! Great job on 12 miles, glad you got home before the bad weather hit!

Joe said...

You sleep in one morning and the next thing you know, you have a tatoo...

What a hoot...enjoy!

Duane said...

Very cool tattoo!

Mary Sunshine said...

YAHOO!!! I want you to tell me how to get a tattoo. This is my goal after the IM.

Yours is completely adorable! John Bingham should put you in his next book and i will ask for your autograph.

Dori said...

Cool! Did it hurt? I'll bet your kids were shocked! What did your husband say?

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