What's up bird fans. I know it's been a while since I last blogged out a post, but I don't want you to take my lack of blog-production as a signal that I haven't been out there training. Really, it's the opposite ... I've just been hammering out that many miles that I haven't put the time in updating you all on my progress.

So what's been going on?

1. Bike Commuting from West Chester, PA to University of Pennsylvania everyday.

Yep, that's a 60 mile round trip. Here's a mapmyride.com route to show you what I've been doing:

Crazy, right? I agree. Actually I don't think it's that wacky. It's just that whenever I tell someone about my riding this substantial of a bike commute on the daily, they usually give me some sort of reactions like:

I don't understand...


Wait, West Chester to downtown Philly? I must have heard you wrong...

In response to that consistent disbelief, I thought I'd clarify real quick: Yes.

2. Signed up for some local, upcoming tri's

I'm signed up for the
Philly Tri on June 26, 2011. I am planning on dominating, or at least owning the bike leg. I'm signed up for the olympic distance, which is a 1500m swim, 40km bike, and 10km run, for the tri-newbie readers out there.

I am also considering doing the Upper Main Line YMCA UMLY triathlon on April 17, 2011. I did this thing last year, and I bike commuted 20 miles back and forth from this race. Just thought I'd drop that commuting-story in there.

3. Not doing much running or swimming.

You might remember that I dedicated a whole blog post to my new years resolution: to swim and run more in the 2011. Well, f-you. I haven't. I did make a strong attempt at running, and I made it a couple weeks into 2011. Then, I took a nasty achilles tendon strain, which even kept me from biking for a couple weeks. I don't have any excuse for not swimming ... except, I guess, that I am so great at it already, I really don't see much reason to stress out over not swimming.

So, stay tuned. I promise to keep you updated on my training, and, also lay out some interesting, informative, funny blog posts. I might even throw in some half naked female triathletes, just to boost the number of hits.

Crissie Wellington is smoking ... hot and fast


Lenny said... @ July 15, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Did you do the UMLY, Philly or any tri's?

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