Things are crazy busy. Crazy busy. I am resorting to planning everything to the minute from the moment I wake up to when I go to bed. It's the only way (for me) to keep stress at bay and feel that I am giving the proper amount of time to all my responsibilities. There is little time for blogging right now, but thanks to the I-phone, I can keep reading all your blogs on my way to work and back.
We've survived the circus this weekend. Poor Chris got a headache from all the noise, I had my heart in my mouth watching people do crazy things and fearing for their lives, and Petru was much more entertained by the change in lighting than the actual acts. Yes, we will not do this again. We did have a blast at T-ball. If you have a bad day, go see 5-7 y olds play an organized sport. I don't remember the last time I laughed continuously for 2 hours. It was also a great opportunity to watch Petru in an unfamiliar social situation. He made me proud. He kept working on what the coach wanted him to do, introduced himself to the kids, started a cheering theme for every kid who was at bat, and used his connection to an older kid (future jock) when introducing himself to others. Aside from a bit of boredom when he and another kid started making sand castles while in the infield, he managed to do a good job staying focused. I am excited to watch him next week.
I had a great weekend of training. Saturday I was a bit tired, so I skipped the 1.5 hour bike and just ran 13 miles w/ 3X2.5 race pace, race pace-10 sec/mile, race pace-20sec/mile. I really wanted to go to the track, so made up this workout for myself, and then added 1.25 miles hills at the end. Loved it. Plus, I got called a "hottie" by a 13-14 y old lacrosse boy. Made me feel like a true Mrs. Robinson. I also managed a 2600 meter swim after that and my legs felt like new. I think swimming is the best recovery method. Sunday I did a 56 mile bike ride, nice and easy, followed by a 5 mile easy run with 1.25 hills. I felt strong and the run got better and better. I am learning a lot about the bike, changing gears and such. I am still not comfortable in aero but I am resigned to the fact that I am v cautious and it will take me a while to be able to ride aero. I am OK with that.
I did some soul searching while on the bike for 3 hours or so. I know now that I don't want to do an ironman in the near future. I know I could do one if I wanted it, but I like to be competitive, and I would not be able to train like I would need to in order to be competitive. I can barely do it for the HIM distance. I love love training, but balancing everything is hard right now. I don't think I will do another HIM this season, most likely will do olympic and sprints before training for my fall marathon. I am OK with that. The ironman will be there when I am older and slower. LOL.
OK, so the winner of the E21 giveaway is Aimee at I tri to be me! Congrats! Email me your address and I will do my best to mail your stuff shortly. I have 2 other packages to mail, please don't lose patience, I am doing my best here!
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