Wednesday, July 23, 2008

quads, scabs, and some alpenrose pictures

so michiko noted i forgot to post my quads last week. yes, i did. i also neglected to call and email her updates about the weekend, as well. last week my quads were 62.75cm on friday. i measured them at the track, and also suckered jen tripplett into measuring hers, which i cannot recall the data; however, no offense, but not so impressive. who was impressive, however, was tela crane, vanderkitten rider. she rocked out at 63-something. whoa. this week, my measurement is the same, at 62.75cm.

onto another matter...scabs. i must admit, i love picking scabs. yesterday i sat in a really pointless and awful workshop all day and spent a lot of time picking the scab on my arm, much to the disgust of the women behind me, most likely. now my arm is that pink flesh color with rippled skin. i don't know what it is about picking scabs that is so satisfying. but, i think it is that little surprise: is blood going to start shooting out? or will there be a new layer of skin? a kind of risky endeavor, as a picked scab that results in bleeding just delays the healing process...but somehow that fact doesn't matter, and i still want to peak under the scab, even if it results in me having to use my workbook page 4 to stop the bleeding. well, now everyone thinks i am officially gross. c'est la vie.

and now for some more alpenrose pictures.....

thank you rob for snapping all weekend!

yeah, the orange arm warmers did come out. unfortunately, they clash a little bit. saturday morning was COLD. thank god i brought my arm/knee warmers. i thought just like marzio did when packing: "you told me to pack light!" so he left his knee warmers at home. i thought the same thing, but thankfully tossed them in at the last minute.

me and cece. in the miss 'n out, maybe?

this is me checking out all those people behind me...over my left shoulder. interesting....

and this is me sometime on sunday. i know it was sunday because i wore those socks on sunday.

10 comments:

Audra Marie said...

Wow Beth, looking pro!

mhernandez said...

suh-weet!

and i like to see when scabs fall off naturally. it is like a ... zen moment, or something.

Tall & Manley said...

I'm a scab picker too. But my son let's them fall out all Hernando-style.

CyclistRick said...

My innate predilection is to pick, but I try to consciously keep myself from doing it and letting them fall where they may. Still have a few left from 5 weeks ago, and so far it has been mixed: some picked, some not.

I think the blue suits you. The red bike works due to the red lettering.

lauren said...

there was a guy on bart yesterday, sitting next to me, scratching and scratching and picking.

i had to get up and move.

you ARE looking all pro and stuff. nicely done!

Juicey said...

Not impressed, huh? They don't call me chicken legs for nothing! (61.5 as I recall... toothpick material!)

Thanks for coming up and playing though I'm sorry we didn't have much time to hang out! Hope to see you soon,
Jen

twinkiepatissier said...

hey proman quaddie, is that a 2" x 4" bruise (I would have said 1" x 2" if it had been seen on a quad out of the 60's elite club) on your left quadelish?

runjoelrun said...

Sure you're lookin 'pro' and all, but what about Team Unattached? You've gone over to the other side man...

casual entropy said...

i pick scabs, too. i've got this perfectly triangular scar on my elbow from last month's road rash.

congrats on podiuming that scratch race!

look at you, miss ridin'-on-fancy-carbon-wheels-in-a-team-kit!

that photo finish is awesome, too - love the way the spokes look all bendy. i totally hear you about loving great races even if you don't win. i came in 2nd in a miss and out last week, and wasn't all grumpy about losing since the race was so stimulating.

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