The Truth of It..

Here is the truth, the un-inhibited, soul-baring truth. I am crushed about the Ironman. Like crushed in a way that when I try to rationalize it, doesn’t even make sense to me. So, I am left with this overwhelming amount of don’t-know-what-the-hell-to-do-ism.

Do I train for another full? Start from scratch and re-build and get back on that horse again? Do I pick a better race for a first-timer? Do I have the time? Do I have the energy? How will my family feel? The answers to these questions, I haven’t fully answered. I don’t think it is in the cards right away. I think that I if I do go back to a full, it will be down the road. But I can’t promise that, and I reserve the right to change my mind…

But the things that I have decided are these:

  1. Pick a 70.3, focus hard on improving my 70.3 time
  2. Work hard on base building this winter, the 70.3 I have in mind is in June, so actual training would start in about 7 weeks
  3. Focus on improving my running speed
  4. Drop some post-ironman-blues pounds in the next 7 weeks
  5. Do several shorter distance races, focusing on fun and improving my speed
  6. Add strength training in my training plan

More to come, so stay tuned.

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Tidbit Tuesday

  1. Do you have any relatives in jail? Yes.
  2. Have you ever gone cow-tipping? Yes.
  3. What’s your worst pet peeve? Whistling.
  4. Whats your favorite horror movie? None, I hate scary movies.
  5. Do you dance crazy when no one is looking? Only with my girls.
  6. Do you like to sing in the shower? Yes.
  7. Whats your favorite color? Pink
  8. Do you like baths or showers? Baths
  9. Do you blow dry your hair? Occasionally, when I do my hair.
  10. At the beach would you rather play in the sand, or play in the water? Lay in the sun on the beach.
  11. Do you think people should eat the fish they catch, or just let them go? Depends on the type of fish.
  12. What do you like better hands or feet? Hands.
  13. Do you like cruly hair or stright hair? Whichever.
  14. Whats your favorite kind of drink? Coffee.
  15. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Nope.
  16. Whats your favorite book? She’s Come Undone or Where the Wild Things Are
  17. What’s your favorite midnight snack? None, I like to sleep!!!
  18. Do you eat junk food everyday? No, but too often
  19. What is the one, single food that you would never give up? Tacos
  20. What is your weirdest “quirk”?
  21. Whats your favorite movie? Elf
  22. What was your favorite toy as a kid? Barbies with my sister
  23. Whats your favorite food? Mexican food
  24. Did you like school? Yeah.
  25. What do you think is the most useless class in high school? Geometry, I mean WHY prove what I know?!?!
  26. Whats your favorite day of the year? Christmas Eve

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Lewis Clark Half Marathon Race Recap

Another half marathon this weekend. It was put on by the local running club, and as always, it was well put together and a good time.

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Great gear too! My great Mizuno Wave Hitogami shoes, my wonderful black Zensah compression sleeves!

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As usual, great hydration with Nuun Hydration and perfect nutrition with Honey Stinger!

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My kiddos even ran the 5k, and loved the Honey Stinger chews!

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They did great!

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Great race day!

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Tidbit Tuesday

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USING ONLY ONE WORD!

1. Where is your cell phone? Hand
2. Your hair? Messy
3. Your dad? Peck
4. Your other half? Here
5. Your favorite food? Ahi
6. Your dream last night? Forgot
7. Your favorite drink? Coffee
8. Your dream/goal? Peace
9. What room you are in? Bedroom
10. Your hobby? Running
11. Your fear? Unhappy
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Secure
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Lazy
15. Muffins? Meh
16. Wish list item? None
17. Where you grew up? Maniacs
18. Last thing you did? Crochet
19. What are you wearing now? Jammie’s
20. Your TV? Wire
21. Your pets? Pittbull
22. Friends? Trustworthy
23. Your life? Good
25. Missing someone? Grams
26. Car? Armada
27. Something you’re not wearing? Socks
28. Your favorite store? Amazon
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. When is the last time you laughed? Yesterday
31. Last time you cried? Sunday
32. Who will resend this? Mermaid
33. One place that I go to over and over? Levee
34. One person who emails me regularly? Work
35. Favorite place to eat? Tacos

Hayden Lake Half Marathon Race Recap

Hayden Lake is such a beautiful place to run. Between the lake, the green trees everywhere and the changing colors of autumn, it’s a gorgeous race. And I got to run it with the badass Racing Mermaid!

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I just love my Mizuno Wave Hytogami 3 shoes, no matter the distance, they are my go-to shoes. Also, having Honey Stinger nutrition and Nuun Hydration never lets me down.

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It’s a rolling hills type course, was supposed to be a loop race, but somehow during the race became an out and back.

My favorite part of the race was the HydraPouches that they offered in place of paper cups. It kept the course a lot cleaner and I was happy to see less waste. Good idea!

The shirts were great. I love a long sleeve tech shirt.

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The medals were “from the elements”, so very unique, as they were wood and branded with the race logo.

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Would definitely recommend this race!

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Weekend Training

Some great training over the weekend. Saturday I ran some hill repeats, which is something that I usually avoid and totally hate, but the Hayden Marathon is supposed to be a hilly monster, so wanted to be sure and get some hill work in. And it was a good chance to drag this lazy beast out.

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Sunday was the long run, which was in the pouring down rain. But the weather for the Hayden Marathon also calls for rain, so I just focused in on that. Plus, running in the rain can be kind of refreshing for me.

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This morning’s plan was to run the stairs, but at 5:30a, it is too dark to see well and they are not lit up… Bummer. But we did manage to get two sets in. And this little mini joined us.

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Guess hill repeats again this morning it is, after the girls leave for school and a fun 5k with the girlies this evening. 🙂 Happy Monday!

 

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