1. I learned today that apparently people who run the 800 have big calves. I learned this from the woman giving me a chair massage, as the position of the chair allows for prime calf viewing. Sadly, I had to tell her I was not an 800 runner, my large calves are actually just extensions of my perpetual cankles…..#trigirlprobs.
2. A NON-#trigirlprobs tidbit is here as well: GEL NAIL POLISH. Like most tri-girls, I usually reserve getting my nails done to occasions where I have to (weddings) or pre-race rituals. Either way, the polish is sure to chip off almost immediately due to a pool sesh or bike maintenance. Or just sticking your hand in your purse. Having to explain to your friend that your nails look ridiculous on her wedding day because you chipped it when you had to put the trainer tire back on your bike does *not* go over well. Last week I went to get my nails done for Kelly’s wedding and the man tricked me into this “gel nail polish” idea. I say tricked, because I initially was just like “yeah whatever, I’ll try anything but I don’t believe that this will be any better that the usual stuff.” It is slightly more expensive, but I have to say: totally worth it! This article gives a good run down on the pros and cons of the gel polish, but basically I am a believer. In the past week since getting my nails done, I have swam 5 times, run a lot, did a really long ride, completed some basic bike maintenance, showered a bajillion times, typed at work…..and yes, my nails are still perfectly in tact. It’s nothing short of amazing.
3. Anyone out there bike commute? I’m looking for pros and cons of the basket vs. a bag-type pannier….front or rear? Do things bounce out? How do you secure it? What’s the heaviest you’ve ever carried (measurements can come in the form of common items like “gallon of milk” or “small child”….) #BikeCommute