Saturday, January 15, 2011

Say Hello to My Little Friend…

Nelly Phoenix CIRN

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.

tri 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????


  1. Love the bike name! Sweet! I have a bulletin board by my desk and they are all hanging on it... looking kinda like yours.

  2. is it weird that i just sit and stare at your bike....I. LOVE. HER!!!!

    i take some sort of vitamin pack for women that has omega 3/6, MVI, calcium/vitD, vit C, B complex, and chromium. i also take an extra 2000IU vit D for vit D deficiency. i need to start on glucosimine/chondroitin too though!!!

  3. Dude. I wish I would've entered the contest! I just kept forgetting! Oh well, I named your watch, so I feel okay about it. Congrats on Nelly! Now I gotta name the 'mill.

  4. Nice! Lovin the Nelly name, but CIRN is prewtty clutch!!

    Vitamins! Ugh, I KNOW I need to take these. repeat mantra: my body is a temple, my body is a temple!

    Good job pill poppin!

  5. I don't take vitamins. I'll buy a package from GNC or something and I'll be good for a few weeks and then just forget about it.

  6. My husband and I just bought two brand new Cannondale road bikes. Now I gotta think of a name as well. :) I am super excited to hit the road - when it gets a little warmer.

    I still need to think of a place to display my bibs. There is an empty space in our office that I might use for it. :)

  7. Just blogging around this evening and found your blog. I like the name for your bike, and you have done a great job with your page, Enjoyable reading. Thank you for letting me visit.

  8. This post is right up my alley! Love the bike name! Would love to hear sometime how you picked your bike. I'm overwhelmed with all the choices and reviews.

    I am a high school librarian, so books are my friends. So glad you go every week!

    I have my bibs in my closet. I have them attached to each other from my first race to my last with the safety pins. I've almost hit the floor. My medals are in our office hanging on the cork board.

  9. Whoa Nelly Phoenix CIRN!!! Love it. My medals are hanging on my dresser mirror, bibs are in a bib scrapebook. I take advocare daily vitamin, advocare joint compound with glucosamine, fish oil, yuck, and b-complex I don't go to the library since my kids are grown.

  10. WICKED awesome name! CIRN! HAHAHA!

  11. great bike! I love that you named. Gives it more character for sure.

  12. I read the comment that suggested Nelly and I thought it was great- good choice!!
    My husband and I display our medals on one of those big mirrors with hooks on the bottom, and we have our bids on a "nicer" bulletin board.

  13. Did you intend for Nellie CIRN to rhyme with Nellie Fern? Just curious.

    By the way, I'm planning to do the OKC half. I did 5 miles at 9:22 pace Saturday. Pretty good for an old person.

  14. Great name for a sweet bike!

  15. I don't know you too well yet, but let me go out on a limb and say that after reading your post's title I pictured something with batteries found in a nightstand, not a bike.


You're pretty much awesome!!


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