Wednesday, September 10, 2014


I. Finally. Got. IT. (insert victorious Rocky type scene here)

Dudes! I finally got the Mike I've been fantasizing about ever since I read about them in one of my triathlon training books!


I'll go get it to show you!!!

(Rustles through book case)

Found it!:

OK, so, maybe it wasn't exactly a traditional triathlon training manual.

But, seriously, I have a Mike. IN REAL LIFE!
And she's way cuter than all the other Mike's I've seen. 

We took the scenic route from preschool pick up the other day and for at least 3.5 of our 6 mile trip I heard this from the back of the bike, "Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"

The other 2.5 miles? Ellie varied between sustained bike bell ringing (It sounds like two women screaming, Mommy!) and belting out a few rounds of that traditional ditty "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star". And, of course, whenever I would yell out, "Pedal like you mean it!" when the hills got tough, Ellie would motivate us with an original composition that, truthfully, should totally catch on among the CrossFit crowd.  It goes something like this, "We're building muscle! We're building muscle! We can do it! We're building muscle!" The tune is original too. Just wing it.

But now, I'm wondering, do you think I can pass Ellie off as legal bike gear with the governing body of USA Triathlon for next year's tri season? Because, dudes, I'm pretty sure I have the sources to back me up to prove One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a full on legit tri training manual:
This is exactly what the first leg feels like. Dr. Seuss had, quite obviously, fought his way through a swim wave or two in his time. 

And that final leg? I've seen the spectators lining a tri course, sunshades in one hand, cupcakes in the other*. They think we're nuts. 

This case is going to be a total slam dunk! I wonder if they make bike shorts in a 4T size?

*True story. She was lounging in a lawn chair too.


  1. I didn't realize that Dr. Seuss was Tri training material, but I can definitely see that it has great value in that way now. And you have an amazingly cute and motivating "Mike" to encourage you onward. :-)

    1. She is definitely highly motivating AND cute! If only she had the bones of an eagle and the muscles of an elephant....