Friday, November 30, 2007

Learning about blogspot..

For reasons that I don't understand, I have been unable to upload any images to my new blog. It may be some kind of issue between blogspot and Safari. I will have to investigate that later.
In the meantime, you can now access my training buddies blogs. Please note we have two new bloggers: Kate O (It's Kate's turn) and Bethany (Trying races not cases - gotta love that name for an attorney's blog).
Tomorrow morning the yumminess of indoor cycling returns. First workout of the new training period: 1 hour cycle, 12 mile run

Monday, November 26, 2007

I am ready.

After back-to-back weekends of tough races (IMFL & the Richmond marathon), I was so ready to rest. I can't remember the last time I willingly rested for two weeks, but that is what I did. Since November 10th, I have:

1. Walked my dog a LOT. She loves recovery time.
2. Driven to and from New England for Turkey Day. Can you believe it took less time to drive home from NH than it took me to complete IMFL? Now that's just crazy.
3. Unpacked boxes leftover from my move in July. Mind you, I'm still not finished.
4. Survived my first tattoo. It's pretty - you can see it at indoor cycling. Thank you Som!
5. Eaten lots of good food (Rick is ready to take out a loan to cover the cost of feeding me post-IM/marathon) & drank plenty of yummy wine.
6. Missed my training partners.
7. Signed up for two more big races in 2008: IM Brazil & the Boston marathon. I did have a slight panic attack after signing up for IM Brazil, but I'm over that. Life is meant to be lived, isn't it?
8. Jogged the "Galloping Gobbler" with my sister-in-law on Thanksgiving morning. My first run in nearly 2 weeks. The first mile is always hard - no matter what.

And now I find myself eagerly looking forward to our first indoor cycling workout of winter 2007/2008 on Saturday. I am ready for a little pain among friends.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Welcome to my new blog

For a whole lot of boring reasons, I've moved my blog to blogspot.
I'm now in the recovery phase of Ironman training. Before I finished IMFL, I named November as the "month of bliss". I daydreamed about sleeping late, watching TV, and just basically resting. Well, I'm in that phase - and I must admit that I miss the training. I miss my IMFL girls and I miss the anticipation for race day that comes with 11 months of training.
What's a trigirl to do?
Plan more adventures for 2008, of course!
Here's a tentative race plan for 2008:

March: Shamrock Half-marathon
April: Boston Marathon
May: White Lake Half IM, Ironman Brazil
August: Timberman Half IM