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Austin, Texas, United States
I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Friday, June 15, 2007

So What Color Am I?

So, it's official...I'm totally suffering from the post-event, post travel blahs. I seem to have no real motivation and it's only compounded by the fact that I now appear to be suffering from the obligatory post-travel airplane illness. You know the one...sore throat, stuffy nose, head feels 100x the size it actually is, completely exhausted. It seems as if reality plucked me right from the sky and brought me pummelling back to the earth. Such is life. There's still so much afterglow that I'm hanging onto that. I'm just not feeling it at this exact moment. In fact, at this exact moment, I want to put my head down and wake up next Tuesday.

However, there is a glimmer of hope. For my birthday/wedding, my dear sweet husband gifted me with the one thing that would make all the girls hearts a-flutter. Seriously, what does any female want more than anything else in the world?

A box from Tiffanys?

Nah...nice, but whatever.

A new car?

well, you're getting warmer.

You guessed it. A new Triathlon Bike!! What?? Not every girl wants one of these? Well, then they don't know what they are missing. I'm researching a few different brands with my friends over at Jack and Adams. (love them!) Among the brands they recommend for my body size are Kestrel, Felt and Guru. Guru is great because it's totally customizable to my measurements. I ride Kestrel now and dig it. Don't know much about Felt. Unfortunately, they don't really have a lot of bikes on the showroom for me to test ride because of my lack of inches.

Here's where I'm leaning with their expertise. I'm salivating just looking at her.

The best part? All of the colors of fully customizable including the frame, paint and logos. So, my big challenge at the moment...If I go with this bike, what colors would I be? What "palette of power" best represents moi? When I think of me, what colors come to mind?

Tri-Geeks can go to www.gurubikes.com and spend hours looking at the different color schemes for the frame.

No wonder my head feels like it's going to explode.

Decisions, Decisions


greyhound said...

OMG, you could be just like Desiree Ficker with your Guru bike! You and Des would be like freakin' twins! No telling you apart.

Carrie said...

except for the 3-hr finishing time difference!!!