Thursday, November 20, 2008

Something old...something new....

Something borrowed, something BLUE =0

And accordingly in that order: Old-most everything on my bike, New: My cute new race outfit from Splish!, Borrowed: My Wheels (THANK YOU!), Blue-um, my bike.

I tried out the disc today....it goes "woosh woosh".....very excited about that....

My race outfit...I thought the devil was fitting since we're racing near the ASU Sundevil stadium...plus, I don't have a "motif" some people do turtles, hearts, whatever, I don't collect random items or kitschy things, but the devil was really cute. Plus, Dave sometimes describes me as a little terror....me?? Oh, and I know most people during and post-college know me as "Mer," but I grew up being called "Meri," and I was afraid to put "Mer" on my shirt in fear that people would shout "Go Merrrrr," like a cow "Muuuuuur", so I went with Meri instead. Plus, it's what my parents will be shouting at their computer screen.

The back of my top..and the real reason I get tops made, to give other athlete's a heads up that I don't start the bike with my hearing aid on (I keep it in my Bento Box)......one reason I don't think Bento Boxes are dorky, it allows me a place to keep my hearing aid so when I dry off, I put it on.......luckily for me, I haven't dropped my hearing aid while riding.....yet......

SO!! I am pretty much packed and ready to hit Phoenix tomorrow, me and the dogs, six hours and my bike will be INSIDE the car.....

Stay tuned!!!!!

15 comments:

beth said...

CUTE OUTFIT!! That's all that really matters, isn't it?
you're going to crush it, GO MER!!!

Angie said...

Wow! Your bike is amazing! And i love the Splish outfit! I wish i could be there! Good luck!!!

Amanda Lovato said...

Meri:)!
Very smart of you to put meri on your race outfit...I had to laugh because whenever you call, ML asks was that MUR:)...haha! I am so looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Call me when you get a chance so we can figure out dinner, etc! So pumped for you! YAHOO!

Amanda Lovato said...

PS...I love the "really awesome" deaf triathlete:). You are going to rock it!!!

JMoTriBella said...

I agree....the "really awesome" part is well.....AWESOME! See you manana!

Shan said...

OMG love the racing kit!!! You're going to do so amazingly well this weekend - I'll be sending all my love, all my heart, and all my fast (and slow) twitch muscles to you this weekend!

Following your journey through this season has been amazing - I'm so glad that I have gotten to know you over these last few years, because you are an amazing person, athlete and friend.

So go GIT IT out there on Sunday, and don't look back!

xoxo

Gould said...

good luck mer! you're going to rock it this weekend and look cute while doing it! i'll be sending you all of my speediness . . . what's left that is.

have fun out there!

Mer! said...

Hi guys!!! Thank you all so much for your wishes!! I feel ready and speedy! I just got to Scottsdale.....

Amanda--laughing about MUR, Dave also will call me that to get me to smirk at him =0

So..the "really awesome" part above "Deaf Triathlete"...Ira from Splish added that, I had no idea and then I saw it and I was like "oh no, the last thing I want is someone to think that I think i'm "really awesome," but Dave thought it was cute and made for a cute story...so I allowed it to stay =0....

More soon!! Thank you so much for your wishes!!!

rr said...

Mer! Thanks so much for saying hi on my blog - good to meet you. Your splish kit is the cutest ever, I love it..

Good luck this weekend, I'll be cheering you on from Hawaii! :)

BreeWee said...

GO GO GO GO GO! I am so excited to follow your race! Have a blast Mer, you are ready!!

Trigirlpink said...

I hope you have a great race and I looooove your splish outfit taking note of the *really awesome* on the back. So cute! Burn it up!
signed, a happy lurker. :-)

Damie said...

Meredith, I am a friend of Angie's- she has said wonderful things about you and I have visited your blog before. Looks like you had such a fantastic race and all of your hard work paid off!!!! Congratulations x 100!!!

rr said...

Congratulations!!! 10:51 - that's rocking girl! Hope you're so happy and celebrating in Tempe tonight.

Suzy said...

Meredith! You had an amazing race!!! Congratulations girl...you deserve every bit of it! I'll write again with your next blog. Suzy

BreeWee said...

Way to smash it up! Hurry with that race report :) I am so excited for details! Happy recovery and NOW off-season :)