Getting there...

I am happy to report this weekend has turned around.

The yucky weather yesterday did leave me to skip my ride. What is awesome is that I had an amazing 9 mile run (1:43) today with Shelley. I didn't stop to walk the entire time and felt awesome at the end. We both felt like we could go another 5 miles if we wanted too. But we were looking forward to a change in our post race ritual.... a trip to Panera instead of Starbucks!

mine was minus the bacon

We had breakfast sandwiches and smoothies, which were fabulous. I had the low-fat black cherry smoothie, YUM! During our run, Shelley revealed her big news to me....

She is signing up to the run the Disney Marathon with me!!
I couldn't be more excited! Especially now that I will have someone to motivate me for long runs through the cold fall & early winter. sweet!

After doing some laundry, tv watching, and blog reading, I went out for a ride with my tri buddy Deb. She just got a new road bike, and wanted to show me the bike portion of the triathlon in 2 weeks. We didn't do the entire route (7.56 miles in 33 min), and she is a little slower than me, so overall I was satisfied with the time we made. The course was scenic and not too hilly. I know that for race day (and possibly one more practice beforehand), I can totally kick it up a notch and be ready for the run.

The best part? My legs feel fabulous! Not sore at all (knock on wood). The bad part? I can't figure out what I want to do with my hair for race day. My layers don't stay put with a low pony, and I can't wear a high pony with the helmet. Any suggestions?

I started reading...
Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance
Im hoping it gives me some motivation and information to loose some of these pounds to get myself in better racing shape. 

On the personal side of things, stuff may be turning around for the better. Right now I'm not holding my breath that he will make the changes he promises that he will.

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9 comments:

Rachel E said...

What about 2 French braids. That way you could get all the layers in and it would fit under the helmet.

Carly said...

I french braid my hair for races. That way nothing comes loose when I pull my swim cap off and my helmet fits over it for the bike and my hat slips over it for the run.

Tanya said...

I 2nd the 2 french braids idea! And I'm getting so motivated reading your tri training posts - keep em coming. ANd so sorry to hear that things aren't the greatest on the personal front, but so happy that you have running & triathlons to help take you away so to speak.

Penny said...

Sorry, I'm no help with the long hair question. I have short hair. I hope he can make the changes he needs to make things work for you. You are doing great. Keep it going.

LauraElaine said...

Braids! Congrats on the run and ride!! :)

bobbie said...

Nice Run:)

Karen said...

Sounds like a great run! Way to go with the 9 miles! Breakfast after sounds delicious! I'm glad you have someone to train with now! Those long runs are miserable without company! :0)

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I don't know how to braid but if you can go for it!

I really liked Racing Weight it put things in perspective for me.

Jenn said...

I just found you and I'm so excited to follow your journey!

I second the double french braid suggestion. I haven't french braided my hair in a LONG time! Might try that again sometime soon.

 
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