Tidbit Tuesday

  1. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Maui. 
  2. What is your favorite family vacation? I love the Oregon Coast, I haven’t been there for years and miss it. 
  3. What is your proudest accomplishment? Being a mom. 
  4. What makes you laugh the most? The kids’ antics. 
  5. What was the last movie you went to? Justice League. 
  6. What did you want to be when you were small? Marine Biologist, I used to really love Orca whales. I am still super fascinated by them. 
  7. What would you sing at Karaoke night? Allison Krauss
  8. What two radio stations do you listen to in the car the most? I don’t listen to the radio. 
  9. Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, do laundry, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house? Do laundry, I find it very soothing. 
  10. If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work? Yard work. Which our home badly needs. 
  11. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Tacos. 
  12. If money was no object, what would you do all day? Train. 
  13. Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without? Coffee.
  14. How many pairs of shoes do you own? No idea. Too many… 
  15. What would you do if you won the lottery? Be a pro triathlete. 
  16. What’s your favorite zoo animal? None, zoos make me sad. 
  17. How many pillows do you sleep with? Three. 
  18. What was your favorite subject in school? English. 
  19. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten? Cows tounge. 
  20. Who is your favorite author? Wally Lamb. 

Thanksgiving Weekend

What a wonderful Thanksgiving we had. I love a day filled with laughter, love and good food.

Having my brother home for the holiday after two years was amazing. I can’t say that I love that he’s in the military and frequently in harms way, but I can say that I am so proud of him. And I really like his lady friend that he brought home to meet everyone too.

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Saturday I took the girls on a lovely hike in one of my favorite places. They loved it as much as I do.

We got the Christmas tree up and had some good family time.

As well as some friend time at the local hospital’s Christmas gala.

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Got it a good ride in this afternoon and my coach has my next week all planned out. Gotta start working towards those 2018 goals.

 

2018 Race Plans!

After some contemplation and some negotiation with the hubby, I think I have finally decided on my 2018 race plans. And although there will not be a Full Ironman in my 2018 plans, much to my dismay, there will be plenty of epic races next year!

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And I will be focused on some major PRs, improvements in all three disciplines and significant speed/technique improvements! And I am pretty damn excited about that.

So what are the 2018 races?

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Mar 3 – Snake River Canyon Half Marathon –  A Race

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April 21 – Wenatchee Marathon – C Race

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May 27 – CDA Marathon – A Race

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June 2 – Troika Sprint – C Race

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July 29 – Calgary 70.3 – A Race

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Oct 21 – Arizona 70.3 – A Race

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Nov 11 – Rock n Roll Vegas Half Marathon – C Race

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Checking In On 2017 Goals

So checking on where I am for my 2017 goals!

  1. Ironman Chattanooga – this is my #1 goal for 2017
    1. My number one goal and my main focus. It was amazing, wonderful and most importantly done! Check it out, herefinisherpix_1818_2178661
  2. Run 1000 miles in 2017
    1. My goal miles for 2017 swimming and running are done but still need to wrap up the last of those running miles, so that is my last and final goal of 2017!!022019
  3. Victoria 70.3
    1. This was an amazing race and a 29 minute PR for me! Check it out —> Victoria 70.325_m-100764124-DIGITAL_HIGHRES-1901_037330-7927221
  4. Drop back down to my Ironman race weight in the next 8 weeks
    1. Done! Hurray!
  5. Increase my water consumptions to 64oz a day minimum!!
    1. I suck at this most days of the week, but is still a daily goal for me. 
  6. A few local races, 5ks, 10ks and half marathons
    1. I did do a few of these this year, there are a few more locally before the end of the year that I may go ahead and do. Freeze Your Fanny 5k, Snake River Canyon Half Marathon, and Hayden Lake 10k. fullsizerender-131
  7. At least 2 marathons
    1. I did run the marathon after Chatt, but did not do another this year…… Hmmm, wonder if I can work one in over the next two months…. Might help wrap up those last few miles for my running goal. 
  8. A few local sprint triathlons as they fit in to my training schedule
    1. Well certainly not “a few” but did do the local one, Snake River Sprint Triathlon. img_5298.jpg

Sunday Wrap-Up

Another week in the books. Struggling a bit still with motivation with no races on the horizon, but joining the Masters Swim group has helped a lot and showing up for hills on Monday nights makes for good social runs. Even made it in to the chiropractor for the first time in months.

Had a great family weekend with Bill’s birthday, visiting Banner Ranch with the kiddos and carving pumpkins.

Really starting to put together my 2018 races and goals, while trying to keep in mind my training & family balance. I’ll try to button up my 2018 plan this week and get focused on those goals.

Monday Motivation

Don’t worry, I’m still training.

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And Swimming with Masters swim team and Hill Repeats with the local running club today!

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Here’s your dose of Monday Motivation:

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