Lil Spill

May 27, 2013

Why the F.. did I look at the race results? I know I can get better at the bike and run. My coach said to me yesterday ” you hired me two weeks ago. We practiced the crawl ( swimming) for two weeks. You went in the water, freaked out, and did the breast stroke. Did it occur to you that your time would stink?” OK fine. But I didn’t drown. Now I have to do another one just so my results aren’t in the bottom quarter of the competitors.
This will sound mean and I will apologize for this before I say it. At half marathons and 10ks there are a lot of people who show up that just want to walk. Usually they are out of shape but they get their friends together and join the program. ( Its excellent that they are doing it even if they walk). I was expecting a similar occurrence at yesterday’s triathlon. When I got there and saw all of these people who looked like models from fitness magazines, I realized ” shit I am the out of shape one.” I leaned over to Ben , the coach,( Yes I know this is mean and I am sorry) ” where are the slackers who will make me feel good about myself?” his response went something like this ” perhaps you need to find another sport.” OK thats it. I have to lose fat. ( I am fucking colombian god damn it. I was predestined to have fat thighs). I will train harder. My goal is to come in at around the 50% of people who compete. I think that is realistic.
San Antonio rocked last night. GO NY, Memphis, OKC, and Denver!!
happy Memorial day to all

2 comments

  1. You need to stop this obsession you have about running races AND putting yourself down!!! You are a beautiful woman because you are Columbian and your body is wonderful so stop all this nonsense.

    Sherri from Oregon

  2. Hi Lil – again I say “Hi Champ! Congratulations on being a WINNER (where in the winner pecking order you came doesn’t matter)” At 65 I can agree that fat to thighs is where it starts BUT ocean swimming isn’t like pool swimming. In my youth I did some time as an ocean beach life guard. At the start of each season we did a qualifying swim hauling a buoyant 60lb weight through the water for 800yds. This is what you are probably up against. Last is not defeat, not competing is! – Hi Champ!

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