A Few Other Things I’d Like to Tri

June 15th

When poster board becomes art

I pulled out my yard stick and poster board yesterday to create my triathlon schedule. Yep, I need to be that focused to be mentally prepared come race day. Several of you asked which plan I am going to use, and the answer wasn’t easy. There are so many options and of course, each author thinks his/her method is the best. I’ve been reading The Woman Triathlete and recommend it primarily because it has kept my interest. I have serious attention deficit issues when it comes to nonfiction, but I busted through this book in no time and have decided to give their schedule my best effort — including one crazed, giant schedule of the next 20 weeks of my life.
Come October 28, I’ll be 1/2 Ironwoman. The other half is up for conversation. Crabby? Sore? Tired? This week all three. Hopefully fit, happy and ready for a giant margarita come race day.
With all this tri nonsense, I’ve been thinking about other activities in triplicate. The crafty triathlon, for instance. One must knit, sew and embroider. The cooking tri: baking, broiling and basting. The traveling tri: packing, photographing, journaling. The summer fashion tri: flip flops, skirts, tanks. The summer media tri: reading, listening, watching. The Ikea shopping tri: in white, just right, the perfect Dutch.
What kind of tri would you like to compete in?


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  1. I’d like to compete in the photography tri: landscape, portrait, still life.

    And also? You know I’ll be there at your actual tri…

  2. I guess it would have to be the “Who I’m with tri”… Husband, Kids, Just me.

    It’s summer vacation for my 8 year old, so I haven’t gotten too much of that last one.

    I love your site! Beautiful.

  3. LOL! I think that I would have to pick the summer style tri, the having fun tri (tennis,hiking,biking), the homeowner tri (repairs,improvements,gardening). I also really like the shopping tri, but i am choosing to bust debt instead (darn, shopping is so fun!).

    Good luck with that schedual! It looks intense, but then a tri is pretty intense, isn’t it?

  4. That just looks plain scary.

    I’d go with:
    Reading Tri – fiction, non fiction, and travel guide book
    Summer Entertainment – Movie, Bard on the Beach and fireworks (Festival of Light)
    Musical Tri – Little Mermaid on Broadway, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in Sydney and Mary Poppins in London
    Travel Tri – pack, photo, scrapbook it

  5. I’d like to try the weight-loss tri: weights, cardio, healthy food!

    Don’t forget to let me know when you’ll be in Denver! 🙂

  6. Jennifer June 15, 2007

    I like Rachael’s Travel Tri – pack, photo, scrapbook. I also dig her Reading Tri – but I’d change it to Fluff Fiction, Literature, and Non-fiction. In my lifetime I’d like to do a Musician Tri – I already have Voice and Violin, but want to learn Piano. I’d also like to try the Life Balance Tri – Work, Leisure, Relationships. If I figure out the secret to that one I’ll let you know. 🙂

  7. We are hoping to try for tri-mesters 1, 2 & 3!

    BTW, I tried the bagel bread today as I am a bridesmaid in August. Yikes! They are small, but nothing like the 100 Cal Hostess cupcakes which are barbie food. I had a multigrain one and it had tons of whole grain. It had enough fiber,low fat and calories to make it 2 points on the weight watchers scale. It was tasty and the texture was all bagel.

  8. where were you when i was disorganized & procrastinating in college, in high school & ok my life in general. can you teach me some of your chart making skills? 🙂
    i’ll have to think of a tri…..

  9. love the chart kelli! i have no doubt you will be awesome at this!!! since i have three kids i figure that is my triatholon every day! ha!

  10. Kelli, I so admire what yr doing, good luck! I will be doing the summer fashion tri and the media tri for the most part, but I am also doing the low cal, walking, gardening tri and hopefully will be in better shape by October also, but not an ironwoman I’m afraid. Great chart! I should do one for my goals I guess it would keep me focused more, maybe on the chalk board I have I usually put the menu for the week on it but maybe I should put the walking, low cal garden plans for the summer! Thanks for the idea.

  11. This morning my I’m focusing on my tri-breakfast; blogs, pancakes and coffee.

    …and tell Ruby to behave and to play nicely.

  12. I almost got lost and forgot to come out when I saw the Ikea stuff.

    I admire you doing even a half triatholon! Guts, that’s what.

  13. well, you’ve a fantastic blog, I love Africa, yet I’ve never been there and I think I won’t due to my phisical conditinos. Once I was an athlet too, going to the European Athletics games… but it was years ago.
    Good luck for whatever you do in Africa

  14. Good luck.
    My tri: start working out again, get a job, enjoy life.

    I aim low. lol.

  15. I would like to “tri” to do my stretches and sit ups everyday……I now think of your training and tell myself that if I can’t do a basic work out each morning….I am a wuss! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  16. the summer fashion tri sounds much easier than the ironman!

  17. I could excel in all the tris you mentioned OTHER THAN the atletic one =]

  18. I would LIKE to tri to exercise too. Unfortunately, the universe seems to have other ideas at the moment. I began a running program, which is to say I’ve started walking with the hope of building up to running again. After only three walks, I’ve had a flareup of plantar fasciitis and am grounded for the moment. Dang!
    Guess this means it’s time to get the bike out.

  19. Kelli – you have totally inspired me to start thinking about doing a triathlon! I signed up for some swimming lessons today, and I already have “homework” to go buy some goggles. =)

  20. wow. you’re amazing. simply amazing. how did i not see triathlons coming?