Nelly Phoenix CIRN
(Yes, she is an INDOOR bike. I can’t make her sleep in the garage…)
The name Nelly was suggested by Lindsey (HERE). There are a few really cool things about Lindsey being the winner and the name Nelly. First of all, I had never checked out her blog, not until AFTER I chose the name. When I went to check her out I found she too is training for 70.3! Super SWEET!! AND she is an Army Wife…just like me!! Super Duper Sweeeeet!! And get this, back in the day my nickname was Nelly (stems from my maiden name) and my grandma’s name is Nellie Fern. So the name fits! I love it!
Here is what Lindsey said:
I'd name her Nelly. Like, "WOAH, Nelly!" because thinking about that on mile 50 makes me laugh (because I'd be going 4 mph...the total opposite of WOAH, lol.)
After I posted the competition I thought of the name Phoenix, you know like the mythical bird flying from the ashes? That is how this bike feels to me. It seems like a very fitting name. So Phoenix is the middle name. Her last name, CIRN (all caps and pronounced sern) was suggested by none other than Tall Mom and means “Can I Run Now?”. Love it!!! And yes, I have been known to ask that during the bike part of triathlons. So there you have it!!! My bike has a name.
Lindsey, thanks for the awesome name suggestion. Shoot me an email so I can get you either the Yurbuds coupon or the 50% off of Optic Nerve glasses!
Yesterday, during my weekly trip to the library I had a great idea! I know, it doesn’t happen very often, thank goodness it is documented here! I realized that the library is not just for kid books and they might, just MIGHT have some books on tri training! So I went to the computer and looked it up. Sure enough there were a few! I felt like a college kid again, I wrote down the call number and walked the rows to find the book.
BOO YAH! I found it! It is a little old but the info is still good! The one I really wanted, The Triathlon Training Bible ,was checked out already and I was second on the list. I probably wont get it in time but this one is pretty good. I also picked up a cycling book. I need all the info I can get! And if you look closely, you will see all sorts of books about running, Run Fast, I have that book, it’s great! There were other books by Hal Higdon, highly suggested by me if you want good info on running. So don’t forget about your local library!
Do you use your local library? I have been a lot since LB started kindergarten. I get 21 books a week, 3 for each night!
Do you take vitamins every day?
Here is what I take daily…from left to right:
B Complex, Women’s One a Day, Glucosamine and Chondroitin (for joint health), and Bilberry 1000mg (for my beginning stages of glaucoma in my eyeballs).
And the random photo of the day:
This is how I had my race medals and bibs displayed in WA. My medals are on the left, LB’s are on the right. Now, here in NC they are all piled on the floor in my closet. SAD.
How do you display your medals and bibs????