Wednesday, 22 April 2009

What to say

There is not really much for me to say as life has been ticking along as usual. But I thought I would blog anyway and bore you with my not-so-exciting life.

After that spell of sickness last week I was back on track training wise on Saturday and it felt like a very hard weekend. But I was loving it. I have been coached by Jen for almost a month now and I am loving every minute of it.

We've been having great weather (*touch wood*) here in London and it is absolutely amazing how people's moods change with the weather. Everyone seems much happier these days. The training feels better, the commute is great and even the work doesn't seem to bad (apart from being stuck in the office bit). I went for a long walk with a friend on Saturday afternoon and it was beautiful - along High Street Kensington, through Holland Park and off to Notting Hill for some coffee. I loooove Notting Hill and after our walk I am thinking that if I stay and live in London I would love to move over there (*time for a chat with the husband*). Have you seen the film Notting Hill? I have. Three times.... in the cinema. And numerous times on DVD and TV. I love it and pretty much know every line of the script. I know, I know, I am a bit weird.

So St. Croix is next week and I can't wait. Everything is pretty much done: my flight to NYC- check; our flights from NYC to ST. Croix - check; hire car booked - check; hotel booked - check. And today I am getting my bike checked and serviced so I should be ready to go. On the note of servicing the bike - OMG, the prices are extortionate. I am having both my commute bike and my racing bike serviced today and whilst one is getting basic service the other one is getting full one. It will cost me £££££. Over £200 for two bikes - that is over USD300 for my American friends. And I do that at least twice a year. Ouch!!! But I will not complain as long as everything is OK and working on the day. Unlike at my last ironman but that is a story for some other time.

Well I better actually go and do some work. It's 1 pm already and all I've done is one conference call.... and of course some all important internet time. Have a good one.

9 comments:

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Well - out on the course, you'll be THANKFUL you got the service check! I mean... you're already paying for the flight, hotel, car, race entry, etc... not good to have a mechanical out on the course... :) You'll do great!

Haven't seen Notting Hill... but a bunch of other British Films... all very good. My favorite? Bridget Jones (the first one). Then again, Love Actually was also good.. hhhmmmmm.....

Charisa said...

I love Notting Hill! I can't wait for your St. Croix trip - wish I was going too!! :) Have a great time!

Maggs said...

I'm jealous of your St Croix trip. I want to do that race sometime. It just seems like such a trek from Hawaii to do a half ironman.

Beth said...

I love Notting Hill too! Every time it comes on tv I'm a sucker for watching the whole thing again and again... :)

Yeah for St. Croix! I'm very excited for you - I hope you have a wonderful trip and of course a great race too!

D said...

I'm so jealous of your St. Croix trip. Well, not the racing part ;P Have a fantastic time!

jessithompson said...

Is "hire car" the same as "rental car"? :)

I will go home and kiss my husband twice tonight. There are many times I bitch and moan about how relatively useless he can be around the house and then I read about spending $300 to get your bikes maintained twice a year... OUCH! My hubby is a bike geek and does spoil me with that. I should be more grateful!

BreeWee said...

St. Croix! YES! YOU will love it, the race and people and island are all so amazing, it is truly perfect!

NO worries about the hill, you can handle it, it's not horrible, I think of it as short and sweet, it just seems long but really it's not that long, and sweet because it burns for a minute, but then you go down hill!

Hope to see you there and take care of you! Safe travels!!

Eileen Swanson said...

I like Notting Hill ;-) Have a great trip to St Croix! Have lots of fun...can't wait to hear all about it..

TriGirl Kate O said...

I'm anxious to read your StCroix race report! I hope you had a great race and that the $$ spent on the tune up was not in vain. My husband, kids, and I will be in London this June for 3-4 days--it'd be great to meet you! Email me!