Thursday, August 11, 2011

Weekend Fun!

I've had another good week of training and am looking forward to this weekend where I will again attempt to ride my bike for many hours without combusting (or throwing poor Petey into oncoming traffic).  I have a little more confidence going into this weekend that I will be able to survive because I did 2 weekends ago, but only time will tell!  One day at a time.  Miles make champions.  :)

I'm really looking forward to the next three days though for a few reasons:

1) Massage on Friday!  Yahooo!

2) Photo shoot (oh boy, here we go again) with my awesome BallouSkies teammates.  It's not the pictures I'm so much looking forward to, but rather just seeing my cleaned up teammates all at once.  :)

Result of last photo shoot.
3) HILLSONG!  I've been wanting to see a Hillsong concert since, well since I knew about Hillsong.  They are from Australia though and don't tour in the US often.  And when they do, they go to places like NYC, Chicago, Philly, LA and NOT Pittsburgh.  Well this year they are coming to Pittsburgh and it's tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I cannot wait!  Oscar and I bought our tickets the day they became available.  Can't believe it's almost here!

4) Riding with Ben.  I recruited Ben to do a bunch of my riding with me (he is always a willing participant!) which I'm sure will make the hours pass quite a bit quicker than had I ridden by myself.  Ben, is training for Vegas.  Ben rides his bike very fast.  Ben will probably kill me this weekend.  Let's just say, I shouldn't have any trouble getting my HR up for the 2x20 minute intervals I have tomorrow mid ride.  :)  Mostly though, I like riding with Ben because his attitude is always good and positive. 

Ben and I before Eagleman 2010. He is a former football player who provides a very nice draft.  :)
Hope everyone has an awesome weekend filled with many fun things!  And best of luck to all those racing!


  1. who wouldnt want to draft off that sexy man?!

    your team cleans up very well - love the photo!

    happy training this weekend beth.

  2. I tried to recruit Ben for my ride on Saturday but dang is that boy loyal to you Beth! ...but then again, maybe my 2x1 hour intervals scared him away? :)

    Have a great ride this weekend and I'll see you tomorrow night for the photo shoot.

  3. Have a great weekend of riding! Too bad we don't live closer to each other, I'd love to ride with you!

    OH, I heard Good Life today and thought of you :)

  4. Say Hi to Kim at the photo shoot! Mile and miles got this!


  5. Beth, am having flashbacks of my three days with Michelle, all type 1 fun, and I'm sure it's going to be similar for you!