There hasn’t been anything too inspirational to blog about, but not because there isn’t much going on. Since my last post, I started my new job at Dreyer/Advocate Outpatient, competed in 3 CX races/( 2 in one weekend at one of the biggest events for the year). Not too much to say about these other than they are a blast, I have bruises, and I’ve just been working at getting it back. I’ve also hosted a 10 year old birthday party for Kaitlin and help get one super fit Ironman out the door and on his way to Kona.
I have not run since the pathetic attempt the week of and during Vegas, or to include basically the 6 weeks before that minus a couple painful efforts to try to make it happen. Its CX season so I should just focus on that, but we always want what we can’t have and I just want to lace up my shoes and head out the door for a run. Only a few more days to go. If I’m going to get out of run shape, I am really going for it. I haven’t ever not run for this long since I was pregnant with Jack, but its close. Only a few more days to go. In the mean time I've enjoying riding trails and dirt
Since>>> I’ve worked full time
Yes it’s true. For the years basically since having Jack its been a gradual increase back from a lame 15 hrs/ week when he was 2 …up to now… a full 40 again. New exciting jobs with big potential will lure you into it. With it came hiring a nanny to help. She is awesome, and folds our clothes very perfectly and even organizes the Clif Bar cupboard.
Since>>> It’s been this cold
The past few days I’ve had to turn on the heat, break out the Skinfit Parka, layer up for a trail ride, drink hot beverages in the afternoon and bury myself under covers to get warm.
|thrilled to be riding in 28 degrees|
|all the layers, and I was still cold|
Since>>> I’ve swam in the off season
When you can’t run, are working a lot, and your kids are swimming for Bullets swim team 2 miles from where you now work, jumping for some laps in is a lot easier than normal and to top it off the VAC (Vaughn Athletic Center) has an awesome pool. Maybe I will start to like swimming again. .. It’s been awhile since that’s happened too.
Since>>> going to Kona
It’s been a full year again since I’ve landed on the island in October amongst the land of the obsessed and super fit. I never think of myself as falling into this category which is exactly why I have no desire to do this race, but in a few days I will be in paradise for the 6th time in a row ( I think) to cheer and support and spectate. I have this part down and get better at it every year. I have gotten good at finding fun when the rest are serious and focused. Usually there are others along not racing who want to SUP, body surf, soak up the sun and attend TGNIR party! If I ever did want to do this race, I would be in trouble. I don’t think I could deviate what has become a typical routine for me in Kona.