Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Saturday night meeting
I rode with 2 members of my team, Jen and Theresa, over to the lake. We arrived at 5am. It was pitch black. Thank god for Jana and her "miner's cap" that had a light. I set up my transition area, got my tires pumped, and was ready.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
As I approach my triathlon this weekend, I have been reflecting on my training and my life. With school starting for my kids next week, I always get emotional because I will miss them during the day. I know they are getting bored and are ready to go, although they do not realize it. So with the emotions high from the kids leaving, my daughter starting kindergarten, and my triathlon approaching, I have been a little emotional this week.
Tapering always makes me a little anxious as well. I usually run at least four times a week and my coach said only two short 20 min runs this week. I did that Monday and Tuesday and I am getting very antsy! I am going to fit in one more swim and I did a 45 min bike ride at the beginning of the week. I will hit everything that Sue told us to do for the week by tomorrow........now I just wait for the triathlon!!
I looked up my swim start time and it is 7:08am.
I do not think I will be able to sleep the night before!!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
I may not be the fastest runner out there but this motivates me because I am happy to be fit. I feel blessed that I am able to run. Many people have health problems that prevent them from being able to walk or run. I am able to run and take advantage of it. It also gives me a much needed break from everything at home: my kids, the dog, cooking, unloading the dishwasher, etc. It is a time for "me" to go and think about whatever I want. I can listen to my favorite podcasts (Manic Mommies or Another Runner Mother). I can listen to my favorite music and listen to the unedited versions of some of my favorite hip hop!
Running has given me a gift to find myself again. I have met some amazing people and wonderful friends through running and training for my triathlon.
The day in July of 2009 when I decided to run for a minute or two on the treadmill was a life-changing day for me. I finally found myself again which has made me a better wife and mother.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
1. I bought a new toilet seat while my husband was at a Nascar race with his dad and brothers. Now for the exciting news......I installed it myself!!
2. The brake disconnected on my front brake of my bike. This is not the first time this happened. It happened once before but I was with my BRP (best running partner) Anne and we found a guy in the parking lot who fixed it for us before we did a brick. (Brick=Bike then run)
It happened to me again today. I tried to connect it again and couldn't do it. I tried to get my husband (who is extremely handy) to fix it and he couldn't.
So where to look next?
You Tube of course!
I found a little video from a bike shop and figured it out all by myself!
I should have prefaced this with the fact that I am not very handy. The first time I used a screwdriver was in college when I was pledging, and I had to fix a sorority sister's coffee table or she would have probably thrown lunch meat at me.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I'm so excited about my new shoes that came today from Zappos. I ordered them at 7PM Tuesday night and they were here by 2PM on Wednesday with FREE SHIPPING!!
I got my last pair in January and have run my half marathon and trained for a half and the triathlon in them.
I am sticking with my Nike Air Pegasus. I haven't had any issues with them yet so I am not fixing what isn't broken!
Now to run in them while listening to "Pumped up Kicks" to imagine I am in a Nike commercial......ha ha!