Saturday, August 28, 2010

still kickin'!

thanks to all of you out there who have emailed me, IM'd with me on facebook, and left comments on my blog with wonderful healing messages. they worked! amazing what a difference a week can make. my battle scars have healed rather nicely for such a short period of time and never did hinder my training and as Tosh.0  would say, and for that we are thankful!

actually, the only thing that i was unable to do was swim and that's because i had the worst pinched nerve in my neck from the crash and it hurt to turn my head in either direction up until yesterday. funny how, five months ago, missing a week of swimming would have sent me over the edge but times have changed and i have no worries. next week is a new week.

the good news continues, i ended the week today with a total of 30 miles running, that included an 18 mile long run and cycled a total of 260 miles, that included a century this morning. not bad for being all torn up. this morning's century was one of two scheduled 40th birthday centuries. i'm absolutely giddy about turning 40 and still being able to kick ass. i am by far in the best shape of my life, period.
i still have 2.5 days left in this decade of my life called the 30's and have no plans of slowing down anytime soon. in fact, i'm just beginning to raise the bar and i can hardly wait to see what this new set of ten has in store for me. oops, sorry for going off in another direction there. back to the centuries. the other century i'm doing is called the Bok Tower Century on sunday, sept 5th. as for the picture of the bionic woman...a few of my awesome girlfriends lovingly named me "Bionica" several years ago and i just wanted to let them know that i kept thinking about that today as i was riding...i really felt bionic. what an awesome feeling!

the not so good stuff, work has been CRAZY busy (that part is good) so i've been putting in lots of long hours there which leaves me with very little time for much else. i try to catch up on my blog reading here and there, sometimes at lunch while i eat at my desk and on the trainer with my itouch. never enough time is all i have to say. upward and onward!

good luck to all of my friends who are racing this weekend, especially, Pati and Jennifer who are doing IM Louisville and Tri-guy at One Crazy Summer who is doing his first IM at Penticton.

much love and peace out!


  1. You are bionic KC! So happy to hear you are recovery well. Huge training week -- every now and again I feel like a slacker and love looking at your training logs so that I can confirm that feeling is indeed true!

    How man weeks until the half?

  2. Great job this week KC! Glad to see you are doing better - your workouts are awesome!

  3. It's a good thing Lindsay retired or you'd be a real threat to her.

    That's some awesome mileage for the week. So glad that your recovery was quick.

    Entering a new decade, eh? It's been a great one for me - sending powerful vibes your way.

  4. Happy Early BDay!! I just turned 40 a few months ago

    you are TOTALLY kickin butt - glad to hear your runnin is okay and nice rides as usual

  5. Wow, it sounds like you had an awesome training week! I'm glad you are healing and feeling better!

    Happy early birthday! Yay! :)

  6. So glad to see you're doing well! I admit I was very worried about you after seeing the photos of your ouchies...I guess I'm a wimp, but those would've sidelined me for a while, I think! You are one tough chickie!

    As someone who entered the realm of my 40s three years ago (you do the math), I can honestly say you'll be glad you've kept in shape all this time. Keep up the good work!

    By the way, if you're going to be the Bionic Woman, you have to make the know, the sound she made when running in slow motion? You can't be bionic without that sound :-)

  7. Your attitude is so inspiring! I love it!

  8. 30's are the new 20's - no really - Check the age group times.

    Now you are stepping up to the big girls and boys.

  9. KC! So glad to hear that you are healing!! Your numbers always motivate me - I think, damn, KC is out there in 120 degree heat busting her a$$. I better get mine out there and quit complaining about it being 90. ha ha....

    Happy Birthday!!

  10. You are a fraking rockstar, good to hear the injury is gone and you are putting up insane numbers.

  11. Um. 2 things.
    1) I would gladly trade my best training weeks for your 'torn up' week.
    2) If I could be as half as bionic as you are when I'm 40, I would die a happy woman.
    You are beyond a rockstar!

  12. Your numbers scare the hell out of me.

    Glad the road rash is manageable and healed for the most part.

    Keep up the good work you are gonna rock your IM!

  13. You are the bionic women! Great job this week despite the stupid injury! Damn cyclists!

    Good luck in the coming week of trianing! Oh yea, welcome to the 40's! I am enjoying the hell out of mine!

  14. Yep - I agree with the 40ish statements. I, too, feel the best i have ever felt as I enter the 40's. By the way, did you know that means you are now competing in the beginning of the Masters categories?

    I am really glad you are feeling bettter, and I continue to read each post with excitement and sending positive juju your way as the Great Floridian approaches.

    Also, thanks for the shout out. I totally PR'ed IMC... but then again... it was my 1st.

    Keep up the great blog

  15. So excited to follow you at GF! Nobody works harder than you do. You are going to kick ass!!!

  16. Glad you feel better and were able to get in your long rides.

  17. New age group!!! How exciting!! You really truly dominate now...
    See how there is positive in everything???

  18. Welcome to the 40's girl - nothing wrong with them at all! Hope you had a great birthday...nothing beats moving up to a new age group!! :)

  19. I'm glad I drifted to this blog.You have a very nice post...
    --Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward. ~Soren Kierkegaad

  20. nice 20 miler! and to get it at 2:45 in a training run...solid!

    was thinkin of you this weekend as I got myself a 22 miler training run thought of two of your posts, the one I think of as "Live Big" (my own interpretation) and your BLING post. thought of your BM medals. I have 3 and a half weeks til TCM gonna use you as inspiration if you dont mind...gonna try and bust out a BQ. Havent declared so on my blog this is as close to full disclosure as I have gotten.

    keep up the good training

  21. Sweet blog! I'm from St. Pete. New to triathlons! Will be following your progress to ironman!:)

  22. Found you while blogsurfing.'re putting up some big miles! Good luck in your progress to ironman!

  23. Nice mileage this week! Great pace on the 8-miler too!

  24. happy bday! glad you are healing quickly chica :)