Sunday, November 09, 2008

A New PR at Miami Man!

Thanks for the well wishes on my birthday and race! I finished Miami Man today in 5:42:32, nearly a 4 minute PR.

It didn't come the way I had hoped and I had a frustrating bike issue early on that caused me to dismount my bike 4-5 times to try to figure out what was wrong with it. But, I cannot complain. At least I didn't get 5(!) flats like Stef did during her bike segment at Silverman half iron tri today. Holey Moly!

I will take my carrot cake and eat it too. Details to follow once the sugar high has worn off.

32 comments:

Road Warrior said...

Congratulations! Clearly, this was a very happy birthday for you!

Kevin said...

Congrats on a new PR!!

Carrot Cake is my favorite!

Cliff said...

A PR is a PR. Congrats :)

Petraruns said...

Wow girl - and did you keep your watch off?

That cake looks delicious - hmmmmmm - Enjoy you deserve it!

Stef said...

Congratulations Shirley. NICE PR! And even sweeter with a bike issue! Can't wait to read how you pulled that off.

Thanks for the shout out, and nice picture of cake. I think I'm going to eat a whole cake tomorrow!

Again, nice going on the PR.

Bruce said...

Congratulations. You must have had a really good run to do that. I like the half ironman distance as it is at least doable for me, although my best time is still only 6m 16s, so I have a long way to go to get close to you. Maybe some day I'll get back into it.

cindy said...

Awesome job Shirley!! And, I just read your previous post and love it. Lots of wisdome there.

Congrats on the new PR :-)

Wendy said...

Well done Shirley! And happy belated!

Arland said...

Way to go!! Can never complain when we have a PR. Good job!

Susan said...

CONGRATS! And DARN that carrot cake looks good!

Girl on Top said...

Great job and that cake looks awesome!!!

Nancy Toby said...

Congratulations!! Here, let me help you with that cake....

*aron* said...

huuuuge CONGRATS!!! that is so awesome :)

X-Country2 said...

Congrats, and I look forward to the race report! Happy post-birthday too.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Congrats on your new PR!!

jen said...

Whoo hoo!! Congrats on the sweet PR! Enjoy the carrot cake, my fav!

Shannon said...

Can I have a bite?

Carrot cake is the best and Congratulations!

BreeWee said...

Way to take the cake! Most happy Birthday to you and way to end the season (but I think you still have MORE races???).

Enjoy your success!
See ya in kona!

Viv said...

Congratulations on the PR! I hope you enjoyed your birthday, cuase no doubt you had to enjoy that cake, looks fab :-)

Brittany M. said...

What a well earned birthday gift! Congrats on an AWESOME PR!

Tammy said...

Wow that cake looks sooo yummy!!!! Congrats on the PR way to go what a great birthday present :D.

Marathon Maritza said...

happy belated birthday, great job at PRing Miami Man and cute haircut! Phew!!! Lots of wonderful stuff going on for you!!

Enjoy your cake! (Yummmm, love carrot cake!)

TinaGirl said...

YOU ROCK SHIRLEY! A new PR! Good job. That carrot cake is making me oh so hungry... who am I kidding. I'm always hungry but now I'm hungy for carrot cake too. LOL. Birthday cake is free of calories and fat right?

lizzie lee said...

Congratulations!!!! Nice cake... and well deserved!!!!

thanks for sharing!!!

No watch, huh????

CewTwo said...

Did you eat the whole thing! Hmmm...

Great job! I am so glad that I know you! I'd love to run with you someday! I do know that I'd see you at the start and eventually at the finish line (if you were willing to stay around for that long...)

RoadBunner said...

Congratulations! Mario wants in on this cake thing.

Duane said...

Congrats! Need race report! :-) Happy B'day!

Jade Lady said...

Great! You already ate 1/2 a cake! wow!

Comm's said...

Hi Shirley. Congrats on your birthday and PR. Did you age group up?

I read your article on the bike fit at Tri-Sport. Good store. I have been there a couple of times myself. Of course its easier living 90 minutes away and not 9,000 minutes like yourself.

Have a great day.

Calyx Meredith said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on the PR (and belated happy returns of the day!)

Eileen Swanson said...

Oh wow! Congrats!! You did awesome and you look even more awesome! Always so Happy! That's the way to be ;-)

Can I have some of that carrot cake?

P.S. I am going to link you up to my site, is that cool with you?

Brent Buckner said...

w00t!