Old Roomie Kris: "Why don't you ever blog about your training?"
SheRox Sprint Triathlon Sat, May 10.
400 meter swim
12.5 bike ride
Started training in January.
Got new road bike.
Got McSporty Spice one too.
He never uses his.
Because HE is always watching kids while I train.
Tuesday nights ASU for swim coaching.
$100/month for coaching/personalized training plan.
Highly recommend coaching for this type of event.
To prevent injury/learn technique.
Also have very cool mentor courtesy of SheRox.
Finally running entire 5K, not walk/running.
McThoughtful made me excellent iPod mix for my runs.
Run M/W with friends from ward at 6:00 am.
They run 8 minute miles.
I do not.
Hip aches mostly.
Knees holding up OK.
Swam open water 800m w/wetsuit in Saguaro Lake.
Love buoyancy of wetsuit.
Saturday bike rides in a.m. with group.
Rode 25 miles on uphill course last Sat. to Fountain Hills.
Tired/sore most days.
Why don't I have more energy?
Exhiliarated and motivated immediately after workouts.
Worried about burnout.
Not much extra time for blogging.
Going to bed earlier with McEarly-to-Bed.
Picture myself crossing finish line and hugging husband/kids.
Family has sacrificed and misses me.
McSupportive especially misses me.
McSupportive growing weary of running show at home.
Could NEVER do this w/o his encouragement.
Lost 20 lbs.
Spanx absolutely makes a garment that I use as a "bike short."
Never thought I'd be doing this.
Have to be obsessed or you won't do it.
Love pushing my physical limits.
No desire to ever do an IRONMAN.
Those guys are psycho.
But tough as nails.
Confronting fears of the unknown.
Too old for usual antics of skydiving, bungee-diving, etc.
Can't sleep/stomach ache before new stuff, i.e. Open Water swim.
Very expensive to start out.
But then you have it all.
Babysitting budget shot to heck.
Kids tired of babysitters.
Can't wait/scared silly.
One of the hardest things I've ever comitted to.