Today was a fantastic day in the life of this hollie.
I finished my first triathlon!!
I am so proud of myself, this was not an easy feat.
Although I had limited training (I can be lazy sometimes- who isn't?), I finished this sucker in
approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes!
So let me start off with the swim.
We tried the water out the night before and it was ICE cold. Like so freaking cold.
We did have wetsuits though! So in the morning we dawned out bright orange caps, goggles, and ultra-tight wetsuits and set off in a mile long race.
You can only be kicked in the head so many times before you get sick of it.
I did have a little cop out and swim it backstroke instead of freestyle.
I saved some energy, and with the current, it didn't make that big of a difference.
Then we had the bike portion.
I didn't train on the bike at all- so that seat=killer!!!!!!
I got on and immediately thought,
"What did I get myself into???"
I had to alternate, I did ten seconds sprints, then five second rest where I would lift up my bum and let it breathe. haha
I finished though.
I carefully got off my bike and about collapsed. Turns out your legs need some time to adjust after 25 miles on a bike. But I got rolling pretty quickly.
I was actually looking forward to the run because, A: I know how to run. & B: The chances of getting injured are significantly reduced.
I have got to say that July 25, 2011 was one of the best that I remember.
This concert was absolutely unreal! Katy Perry is so fun and entertaining, and most importantly- she's REAL.
She's not trying to be the next Spears (thank goodness!)
If I could be anyone famous- it would be her.
Amy and I had to get some pre-concert, totally American food. So hot dogs were the obvious answer.
I just like this picture because it goes to show that I am a true KP fan- soooo much pink lip stick!
Ames &I looking down at the stage from our seats, which weren't too shabby.
While we were waiting for the concert to start I got on facebook to brag about my night. Low and behold guess who else checked in at the Energy Solutions Arena?? The lovely bean. First time that I have seen her in a while!
ust an all-around fun night with my bestie! These times are coming to a close for this year because I am moving. And boy, will I miss her!
Middle of the madness!! What's up Mr. Speedo. hahah
Speedos make me giggle uncontrollably.
Another food fight soon? I think yes!!
I'm not going to go into great deal about this bucket list item....
I'll tell ya the situation though-
Savannah, Amy, Dallin, Matt, Paul & I all went on a triple date.
First of all, Matt took twenty years to get ready. Secondly, Dallin and I were starving! So we enjoyed a little bit of in-n-out. Thirdly, we had to go to the little carnival/fair because, well, they had a Ferris wheel!
Other than that, just know that it happened.
And that it was pretty fetching dece :)
Wouldn't be a party without my main squeeze, Amy! Love that girl.
While I was in St Louis, MO this weekend we went to the
Which was very conveniently located a couple of blocks away from the apartment.
And even more convenient was the fact that it was
I like free stuff! Makes my life way more enjoyable sometimes.
I didn't get the chance to pet an animal at the zoo- I did get to pet a llama at the parade :)
Back in 2011 I had a blog called, "life as a hollie" where I recorded one of the funnest summers of my life. This bucket list helped me get through a tough break up & figure out who Hollie really was. This ended up being one of the most influential summers of my life (thus far).
The Bucket List: