6.22.2009

Birthday Recap and Triathlon Preview

Here's a rundown of my 24th birthday:

Ryan and I went miniature golfing...



I won, of course...



Then we went out to dinner...



(Yes, that photo symbolized dinner... we took it before we left the apartment.)

After that, we went to go bowling...



But the bowling alley was closed...



Actually, they are closed EVERY Saturday in the summer. What on earth??

So Ryan googled something else to do...



And we ended up at the local brewery listening to live music and playing some weird scrabble game...



The fact that I didn't end my night drunk and crawling into bed at 4am really does make me feel old.

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Only five days until my Dad and I's triathlon. I'll be honest... I haven't worked out since last Wednesday.

Normally, I would be tapering right now... but with so little training under my belt, I figure tapering is probably not a very good idea.

I have no real goals for this race. I am competing against 7 other Athenas, so my odds of placing are decent, but I'm not going to expect it.

On a different note, I've been having some issues with my bike. When I pedal hard, the chain makes noise. I think it's hitting the derailleur. So my question is... is this something I can fix by myself? Or do I need to take it in to the bike shop? Leave a comment!

12 comments:

The Lazy Triathlete said...

With the race this close--Have the bike shop look at it.

It is not that you are getting old it is that you are getting mature. You are old, when like me, you have 3 beers in 2 hours and can tell it the next morning.

Mike said...

Looks like a fun weekend! I think Ryan may have let you win at miniature golf!!!

Good luck this weekend!!!

Karen said...

Take it to a bike shop and have them look at it.

Ted said...

Happy Belated Birthday ! What the heck, bowling alley close on Saturday???

Rainmaker said...

While you can fix it pretty easily yourself, you can also make it worse even easier yourself. Any LBS will likely just be able to fix it in about 30 seconds and also probably do it for free.

Good luck!

Diana said...

Right before the race definitely let the pros look at the chain!
Love the athena theory....I do the same thing, no one signs up for that and it totally increases my odds of hitting the podium!

Gina said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Kelly! Sounds like you had a good day.

Good luck at your tri. I would also have someone look at my bike...

How's Maggie doing? I have a cat named Maggie...she is the same colors!

Herring on Land said...

happy belated birthday, and good luck on saturday!

jeanne said...

happy birthday! bowling and miniature golf! You crazy hipster kidz!!

Anonymous said...

Kelly,
Happy B-day from the Blm. Schultzes. Believe me, you ARE a good writer! Hope you are enjoying your new town....we hear that the LeRoy fan club will be at the triathalon. Now, instead of watching their children, or children's children, they can watch both together. Got that?
Do your best. Cute dog! Aunt Kim

That Pink Girl said...

Little late, but Happy Birthday!!!

Adam said...

For some reason this post made me laugh:

1. Closed on Saturday?! What the crap
2. Saved by the iPhone... (My bro in law and I go back and forth - he has one and I'm crazy jealous)
3. I looked at the scrabble board and looked for swear words. Fart and bra are as good as you got!? Come on guys!!

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