Saturday, August 29, 2009


I made one of my favorite korean foods the other night, Bibimbap!! It was no joke...the best ive ever had...even better than at the korean restaurants around here. All 2 of them. Haha. for those of you who dont know what it is: Heres the Wiki on bibimbap.

~~~5 days till I leave for Trials!!!~~~

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ramen eating contest

Fun story, thursday night I had a ramen eating contest with Simon Cho. Everyone thought I was crazy for taking on an asian in a ramen eating contest, and I lost...but only by a few mouthfuls! I put up a good fight. Together we ate about 13 packs of ramen, and it wasnt the tiny top ramen packages, it was these monster packs of korean ramen. I was full for the entirety of the next day. Ill tell you, after that I NEVER wanted to see smell or hear about ramen again. Think maybe the ramen had something to do with how fast I skated saturday? haha.

All 15 packs of ramen we made...

Note how Jonnys making weird faces in every picture hes in...

This is my lead on the first bowl!

Heres us about to blow chunks simultaneously, haha

Never wana see food again...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happiest moment of my LIFE

I QUALIFIED FOR OLYMPIC TRIALS TODAAAAAY!!!!!! I skated a 1:37.4 in the 1000m at the Desert Classic here in SLC, and to qualify I needed a 1:38.0! My previous best time was a 1:39.1, so Im thinking I did pretty well. Ive never worked so hard for something in my life, I almost died skating that 9 lap time trial but it was soooo worth it. Ive never cried out of happiness before, but this was for sure one of the happiest moments of my life. After I finished I heard some teammates yelling way to go liz! and I looked at the time and FREAKED OUT. People probably thought I was crazy when I got off the ice, I ran up to Jun and gave him a big hug, hes the best coach ever.

Side note, we all stress Jun out a lot and frustrate him regularly. He puts so much time into us and maintaining our blades, last weekend he even turned down his weekend vacation with Jimmy to Vegas that he already paid for because he thought we needed him at saturday practice. 2 days ago, he even spent the night at the Oval in his office sharpening and bending blades. So we all got together and bought him a gift certificate to get a hot stone massage!!

Anyway, this means Ill be going to marquette MI in about 2 weeks to compete in the 9 lap TT. If I make top 16, then Ill get to compete in the races, but to make it out of the TT ill have to try like ive never tried before and be super lucky that day. But Im Irish so I should have no problem. :)

This is a card I wrote all my long term goals on, and until today, ive never been able to cross one out. It felt good.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

This past week

This weekend wasnt very exciting, especially compared to last weekend. But heres what went on:

- We did jumps on thursday that made my shins so sore Jun made me get off the ice friday morning because I could hardly skate

- That night I went in for a nice relaxing massage and got trigger point instead, and im sure people down the street could hear me scream. The whole time im thinking "Ive never done a workout that hurt this bad, WHY SHOULD THE MASSAGE HURT WORSE THAN THE WORKOUTS!!?"

- Sat morning we had to be on the ice even earlier at 650am to do 9 lap and 4 lap time trials that went horribly for me, im thinking partly because of the shins and also from being exhausted and weak from the past week, even though it was only a 6 week (note its on a 4-9.9 scale). Andrea somehow decided she was gonna go ahead and get a 2 second PB in a practice idea where that energy came from but thats cool.

- Sat I decided I needed a sundae so I went to Coldstone and got a chocolate sundae with peanut butter, hot fudge, and MMs. Then I went out and ran it all off, no harm done :) Highlight of the week.

- Next week is a 4.0 week YAY

- Ive been eating pasta and pbj everyday (except for the day when Anthony cooks) because I dont know how/am usually too tired/lazy to cook. So if anyone has FAST and EASY and CHEAP recipe ideas lemme know!

- I noticed I now have over 10,000 views. Who are you people?! I dont have THAT many relatives and friends! But im flattered. Really. Its nice to know my life is so entertaining to so many ive never met, lol!