Great workouts today with The Mermaid! 35 miles on the bike with 3 pit stops, back to the car in 2:21, not bad! Worked on drinking, eating and staying in aero on the bike. Was able to do all three better than I had anticipated. 🙂 Followed by a 1400 yard swim, not my cup o’ tea but got the workout done regardless. Feeling more … Continue reading Sunday Funday!
If we were strangers and you met me and there was any chance that we would become the best of friends, there are a few things about me you should know before we even start down the friendship path. 1. I cannot stand whistling. More than I can even express. The noise makes me so crazy. If we meet, and you are walking along whistling … Continue reading Fifteen Things You Should Know About Me
While reading several triathlon blogs and triathlon bike posts online, I’ve heard about the need to name your Tri-bike. That this is important. IMPORTANT. So, tonight, I named my trusty bike. So, tonight, my bike was named, Cerberus. According to Wikipedia: “in Greek and Roman mythology, is a three-headed dog, or “hellhound” with a serpent’s tail, a mane of snakes, and a lion’s claws. He guards … Continue reading Cerberus, the Hellhound
Getting all of my workouts in, feeling super strong. Today, I actually felt pretty good in the water, felt strong, felt fluid, relaxed in the water and breathed well. Swimming has not come easily to me, it’s been a tough mind game every day. But I’m winning, my body is realizing, slowly, that it’s not drowning. Today, while listening to my music while swimming, I … Continue reading Double Days for Days…
Completed this week’s training with a running-biking brick. 8 mile run followed by a 12 mile bike ride! Feeling super positive about this HIM training! This week’s upcoming training! This week is going to be super busy with all the training, work, all five kids being home, a race in Spokane and my neice’s 1st birthday! Continue reading Upcoming Training!
Packet Pickup: So this Triathlon is a lot different then most sprint Triathlons because the swim is actually the night before the rest of the triathlon. So you go swim at the Aquatic Center, then you start based off of hat time. I’ll go into more details below. You picked up your packet the night of the swim, at the Aquatic Center. Swim: Swimming is, … Continue reading Snake River Triathlon Recap
While looking at my training schedule on the fridge today, I also double checked the kids’ schedule and thought about entering my morning swim into my training peaks calendar… Uhhhhh, OCD much? Here’s just an idea of how much I schedule my training, my kids’ schedule, my work, well, my life… My training schedule up top (which I have a copy of at work and … Continue reading OCD Much?!?
So, after reading Mermaid Twila’s blog, discussing Bucket Lists, I got to thinking about mine… Last year in April, I wrote a blog about My Running Bucket List, where I had the the five following items listed: CDA Marathon Rock n Roll Las Vegas Disney Marathon (or Half) Honolulu Marathon Ironman So I am not disappointed in what I have (or will) accomplish this year! … Continue reading The Bottomless Running Bucket List!
Another big week planned!! I’m feeling really great about our training, more and more confident in where we are headed every day. I’m feeling more comfortable on my bike, more confident in the water and much stronger while running. I also have a few additional goals that I’m going to focus more on. 1. Finish triathlon books. 2. Focus on being more positive at work, … Continue reading Moving On Up!