Monday, June 23, 2008

Thinking about this reminds me that it's time for my mid-morning nap

And now it's time for an e-high five. One of my nearest and dearest buddies Supalinds just rocked the hell out of a triathlon, and when I say “triathlon,” I don’t mean one of those sample-cup-from-Costco ones where you swim a lap, bike for half an hour and slap a 5K on the end (though she does those and tends to kick everyone else around on them), but one of the “do people really do that? I always thought it was a myth” ones you hear about occasionally or see on TV and think only drugged-up pros or speedy Kenyans ever think about. ONE OF THOSE. She’s been training like a maniac for months and months and yesterday became an IRONWOMAN, swimming 2.4 miles (sh*t you not), THEN biking 112 miles (mmm hmmm, that's right, like riding your bike from Provo to Logan, folks), THEN throwing a full-length marathon on at the end just for good measure. That's 140.6 miles in one day without a motorized vehicle, ON PURPOSE. She's like our very own Sayid, unbelievably good at everything hard and the one person you want on your side if you do something dangerous.

And for those of us whose competitive exercise involves seeing if we can walk around the neighborhood before the cute baby gets mad, 12.5 hours of competitive triathl-racing is impossible to imagine, but possible to shimmy about, so join with me in shimmying for this rockstar friend of mine, and please think I'm a little cooler just for knowing such a champ. SUPALINDS FOR PRESIDENT!

5 comments:

Undomestic Ice Queens said...

I've meet her. In real life.

Mar said...

Yay, Supalinds. My brother did the Couer d'Alene triathlon too. I assume that's the one she rocked yesterday. Kudos!

Katie and Warren Tickner said...

That is so awesome! I read her blog and she is kick-ass. I ran a marathon once and basically crapped my pants. She is my new idol for sho.

Supalinds said...

THANK YOU MY DEAR FRIEND! I cannot put words together that would explain how much you support means to me...

WonderKitty said...

Since most physical activity is beyond my comprehention, it confuses me a little that some one would do that on purpose. But more power to you if its your thing. Go Supalinds!!!