Tuesday, June 19, 2012

unplugged

I decided, for no particular reason, to unplug myself this weekend.  I had such a lovely time living my life instead of talking about it on twitter that I extended my weekend into Monday, which is allowed when you are unemployed and tapering and therefore have very little to do.  I erased TwitBot and Facebook from my phone, shut my computer down and for the most part ignored my electronics completely.  


It doesn't mean I did anything particularly special.  I've been living like a bit of a hermit for the past week, trying to avoid germs and anxiety and large objects falling from the sky and anything except pure relaxation.  I put all the good mental training books away so my brain can taper too, and spent Saturday afternoon hanging out poolside with a friend and filling my mind with garbage.
I cooked (am exceptionally talented in the kitchen).
Attempted to teach Graham how to rest so his injury can heal (the spaces between training are important, GRAHAM).
Drank tea in the backyard and read more porn.
Reminded myself how much I like my husband when we spend time together while awake, painted my soon-to-be-an-Ironman-toenails and barely thought about triathlon at all.
And now race week is here.  I don't think I'm going to do a pep-rally-go-Katie-go-goals-post this week - it doesn't feel necessary as I think I've said just about everything I need to say, but don't hold me to that.  I might dig up some of my older crankier archives to distract myself - and all of you guys - from what the clock is ticking down towards.  I only have to make it five more days without falling down the steps or getting hit by a bus and then I can finally say that I've made it.  Hang onto your hats, friends and neighbors, I'm gonna be an ironman.  

34 comments:

  1. *breathe*
    you got this
    enjoy your porn

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  2. You got this!! I would love to be as strong as you and get rid of my social media for the weekend (or day)...

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  3. I'm so excited for you!!!!!!

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  4. After following your training and posts for over a year now, I feel a little bit like I'm racing an Ironman this week! I'm SO excited for you:)

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  5. Race week is finally here! yaaaaay!

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  6. goosebumps i tell you! goosebumps!

    am so excited for you. and am gonna be so damn proud when you finish! my eyeballs may start sweating.

    i got my shirt so stay tuned for wordless wednesday....(don't worry it's just trying it on. not actually wearing it til race day!!!)

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  7. Yay for Race Week!!! So excited for you!!!!

    I have been reading those books as well, and even though the writing is terrible I can't stop!!! Great way to distract you from the world!

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  8. I was mostly unplugged this weekend too but mostly because I spent a lot of time driving and with family/friends.
    Are you going to leave twitter off your phone or will there be some race-day tweeting by the poet?! I need live ass shots!!

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  9. YAY for race week! I always like to uplug myself a few days before the race. Otherwise I start questioning my training even though I know my coach has me fully ready to crush it.

    Believe in yourself, follow your plan and have fun out there! So excited for you!

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  10. Love unplugging every now and again. It's very relaxing.

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  11. I am in the process of developing endurance athlete bubble wrap. Unfortunately it won't be complete by the time you race.

    PSR for the win!

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  12. i guess i should feel privileged i got a reply to my picture message :) enjoy this week, im so excited for sunday!

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  13. It's embarrassing how excited I am for you. Now go and get 'er done.

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  14. I can't believe it's almost GO time. Girl I am so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Sounds like the perfect pre-race weekend! Just watch out for scissors now!

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  16. being unplugged is the best. i took facebook off my phone in october and haven't been back on it since then! enjoy the rest of your week. go get 'em this weekend!

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  17. Sounds like you're doing it right! RACE Week! exciting stuff. :)

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  18. I feel you on that. Sometimes unplugging just brings all sorts of mojo back to me. Anyways-good luck this weekend!

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  19. Stay in your zen place. You got this. 6/24/12 is gonna be a truly AMAZING DAY!

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  20. I got goosebumps reading this. I'm going to allow you to stay in *chill* mode by writing this entire rely with no exclamation points. Sunday will be an incredible day, so excited for you....

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  21. How are Graham & Co so cute?!? If you ever need a dog-sitter....

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  22. I've been reading your blog for awhile now but not sure I've ever commented. I couldn't however not tell you to have a great race and enjoy!

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  23. yay How exciting!!!!!!!! I know I've said it a million times but I am very excited for you! I will be cheering you on! Are you going to post your bib number so we can follow you?

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  24. Great strategy. I've been pretty lax about checking/posting on Twitter lately while away for long weekends and my week in Ashville. It's been nice.

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  25. Hahahaha! You cook in the microwave like I do :)

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  26. Perhaps as reward for becoming an ironman ~ cooking lessons? ;) Congrats! I know you will rock it and I will be able to say that I totally have a bloggy crush on an ironman... People will talk!

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  27. Was that polenta you blew up in the microwave? Nicely done. Have a great (safe, restful, and free of falling objects) week!

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  28. So I read this post earlier today at work and was like-great! Awesome way to ease into the final days before race insanity takes hold.
    Then I saw the tweet about the swim aniety dump and my first thought was- plug back in= anxiety..... Foood for thought?

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  29. Nothing like some literary porn to get your ready for an Ironman. Go get it!

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  30. {Holy Sh*t, it's already race week!!} This type of unplugging is what everyone's summer should look like (inserting watermelon for squash, and removing the exploding). Why don't we erase apps more often?! Brilliant, in such a simple way.

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  31. You are THERE! Sounds like the perfect way to spend your last weekend as a non (pre?) ironman. Stay strong & healthy. Here we go!

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