Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Happiness is...

1. Completing a long, long workout that involved three hours on the bike followed by a negative split 8-miler. We took the negative split part of it very seriously - yikes. It was all I could do to keep Mark, Rick and Ed in view on the way back from the Downtown Y to Maramarc. The men were moving.

2. A delicious start to the Trigirl season @ Mekong. I met my little sister, Sandy, while enjoying a yummy meal with a whole bunch of other new & veteran TGs.

3. Wearing my new TG running skirt on a 6-miler yesterday. The sun was shining, it was unseasonably warm, my knees & foot weren't acting up for a change, and I was sporting my skirt. I never expected that I would like wearing the running skirt - but I LOVE it.

4. Having two consecutive solid run workouts. My running has felt "off" for awhile due to some nagging injuries and illness. But, fingers crossed, I finally felt happy again running yesterday. It must be the crazy white rolling thing I'm using several times a day on my IT bands (also used by other famous triathletes: Twila, Jonah, Aimee G, Cathy, Jeff).

5. Returning to early a.m. strength training. Believe me, any Maramarc strength training is excellent, but I have always trained at the Mon/Wed 6:00 a.m. sessions until this semester. Early morning responsibilities have made it tricky to fit in the early session. But, by doing early strength, I am able to fit in my other necessary workouts a little more easily. So, from now on, I'll be scrambling to get to work on time - but it's worth it.

6. More available daylight. I don't think any explanation is necessary.


TriGirl Kate O said...

I'm with you on the daylight front. Are you swimming tonight?

TriGirl 40 said...

Love the extra daylight, too! And glad you are feeling better. Looking forward to more happiness when our regular TRIgirl workouts resume!