* This week has been a weird week. I'm kind of in limbo with my training. I finished my 1/2 marathon on Sunday and don't officially start my HIM training till Monday. So, I've just been chillin' and relaxing and doing things when I can fit them in. I didn't get stressed out if I didn't get to ride my bike, run, or swim b/c I know soon enough I won't have this luxury.
*Here's a picture from my race. I don't think it's too bad, which surprises me because I never get good race pictures.
* My legs were still kind of sore on Monday from my 1/2, so I decided to do some easy spinning on my bike. Once again, I set up my trainer outside while my youngest napped and my oldest played in the yard. I only got in 30 minutes, but it was great and my legs felt so much better afterwards.
* I got to go to another yoga class on Thursday. I got called out half way through by a kids' club staff member because my son had an "accident." I thought about grabbing my stuff and just leaving, but changed my mind because I really wanted to finish the class. I quickly went to change him, then got back on my mat. I'm glad I decided to stay because it ended up being a really good class.
* I've been so focused on doing the drills that my swim coach told me to do that I haven't swam continuously in a long time. So, for one of my swim workouts I decided to just swim. I wanted to make sure that I could still do it. I did a 300m wu, stretched, and then just swam. It was awesome and it felt so good. I was originally only going to do 1500m, but I was feeling good so I kept going and ended up doing 2000m. I was able to get into a groove and I felt smooth in the water. I love that feeling!
* I can't wait to see how I do in the open water. The place I go to for OWS opens May 1st and I'm really excited about it. Besides figuring out my stroke, I also have to figure out how to get past the mental part of being in open water. For some reason, I tend to freak out, panic, and revert to swimming breast stroke every once in awhile to calm myself down. I know that if I just swam and focused on swimming I would be fine, but I just can't seem to get over it. I know everyone says it takes practice, but I've been doing tris for over 4 years and it's the same thing every year. Ughhh...I just wish I could get past whatever it is that goes on in my mind! Hopefully, this is the year!
* Blog giveaways rock! I won a cool tiki mug and some bora bora bars from Kelly at My Life as a Trimommy and they are really yummy! And, I love how they have all natural ingredients. I just happened to be at Costco the other day and they had a box of 18bars...woohoo! One thing about Costco, you always end up buying more than what you planned.
Here I am drinking my soy chai tea in my new tiki mug after my swim. I didn't realize my hair was parted so weird until after I looked at the picture..ha ha. Please excuse the dirty dishes in the background. I didn't get around to getting them done last night. And, the sweatshirt I'm wearing is one that I actually won in a 5k race. It is the only race that I won anything from. Of course, it was like 10 degrees out so there weren't a lot of people there, but still, it was nice to win something and get a warm, comfy sweatshirt as a prize! :)
* Remember how I was frustrated about potty training my youngest? Well, besides his little "accident" on Thursday, I am happy to say that he's been wearing big boy undies all week and has been doing great! Woohoo! I think the reason he had the accident at kids' club is because he didn't feel comfortable telling the staff he needed to go. Poor little guy.
* My youngest sister ran in her first 1/2 marathon this past weekend and she did great! She did have to stop around mile 12 to throw-up (maybe Big Daddy could give her the pukie award through me...ha ha), but she kept on keepin' on and finished in an awesome time! I am so proud of her! I can't wait to run the Denver Rock-n-Roll marathon with her in October...it will be the first marathon for both of us. We're also doing the Muddy Buddy in Phx. in November. That should be a lot of fun!
* This should probably go under training, but oh well. After 5 years, I had to buy a new watch. I use it for swimming and running when I don't feel like wearing my Garmin. And, since I'm not a "girly-girl," I actually wear it as my every day watch too. This has been, by far, the best watch I have ever owned. It can really take a beating, and isn't very expensive considering how long it lasts. Here is a picture of my old one. Notice the left side coming undone. The top section came undone about a week ago. My husband super glued it, but when the bottom broke too, I figured it was time for a new one. Plus, it was getting foggy after my swims, which it has never done before. Bye bye watch.
I hope you all have a great weekend! :)