June 20, 2010

A week in review and other things too

Training:
*  After our camping trip, I was really ready this week to get back into training mode.  I feel like I had a pretty good week, but probably could/should have done more.  But, with my son's b-day party on Saturday, I just couldn't get some things done.  It is what it is.

*  I had a great swim at Masters swim class this Thursday.  I can feel myself getting faster in the pool, which is awesome.  But, I just hope it transfers to the open water come race day.  I have another sprint tri this Sunday and I'm hoping the swim will go much better than it did earlier this month!

*  Speaking of races, I am excited to do the SheRox tri on Sunday!  It will be my first year doing it and I'm really looking forward to it.  Then, after that, it's only 6 more weeks until Boulder 70.3!  Yikes!  Seriously, time is FLYING by.

*  I had a great 3hr. bike ride on Saturday after my son's b-day party.  I seriously thought I was going to puke during my ride from all of the pizza and ice cream cake that I ate, but it turned out that the ride was just what I needed!  The weather was perfect, and I got to try out my new wheels (post to come soon)!  Plus, it was so beautiful.  With all the rain that we've been getting, the flowers are in full bloom.  The trail I rode on had huge bushes of yellow and purple flowers on both sides of it for miles.  It kind of reminded me of a scene from The Wizard of Oz where they are walking down the yellow brick road.   Kind of like this picture, but imagine the flowers as tall as their knees and overflowing into the trail.
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*  So far, my marathon training has been slow going.  I'm finding it really difficult to get in my long runs on the weekends.  There always seems to be something going on.  It's not that big of a deal yet because with my HIM training I'm already up to over 10 mile runs and my marathon isn't until October.  But, there's a little voice inside my head that keeps nagging me when I skip a run.  The good thing is though, after my tri this Sunday, I should be good to go for awhile.   

Other Things Too:
*  We had our son's b-day party this weekend.  He doesn't officially turn 5 until July, but there's a lot going on next month, so we decided to do it early.  We decided on a pirate theme, and it was tons of fun!  
 The birthday boy


The cake.  We ordered an ice cream cake from DQ (sooo good!), and then decorated it to look like an island of pirates next to the ocean.  Yeah, it's pretty lame, but the kids loved it! :)  







*  My parents are coming into town this Wednesday for a week.  It will be great to have them here and the boys are super excited!  And, I'm excited that they'll get to watch my race on Sunday.  It will be good to have some extra cow bell ringers cheer me on! :)  

*  My sister-n-law and her husband just moved to CO from Montana this weekend.  Although they'll be up in the mountains, we are really excited to have them closer. Yay!

*  With today being Father's Day, I wanted to give a shout out to my wonderful husband.  He is an amazing father and we are so lucky to have him in our lives.  :)  

*  Happy Father's day to all of you dads out there!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  :)

23 comments:

P said...

So funny, my son's birthday is in July also and we had his party this weekend, too! Your cake looks fantastic.
Don't worry about not following your marathon training plan just yet - that 70.3 will have you in fabulous shape to pick it up where you are after the race!

Julie said...

I'm doing the Sherox tri this weekend too. My first this year and my first tri out at Aurora. I'm looking forward to it!

I remember doing a pirate theme one year long ago... :) what a cutie he is!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

oooh, ya got a lot of fun stuff on your plate. i think my kids would love your son's b-day party1

and kudos to you for a 3 hr training ride post b-day cake/party!!

happy father's day1

Jill Costantino said...

Happy #5 to your little boy! Mine can't wait to turn 5 because he can chew gum then! Nice 3hr ride on the bike too! woohoo to a busy successful weekend. Have a fantastic race next weekend too!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Ahh, the pirate phase. My sone will be 5 in September and there's a lot of AARRGGGHH!! being said around the house at the moment.

Jon Gilchrist said...

that cake looks bloody good!!! U all have any more left? HAHAHA

I feelyou on the OWS. I am tryin to do th same speed transfer thing on my end.

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

My son turned 12 on Friday and we shipped him off to Boy Scout camp on Saturday. No cake but a nice dinner out.

Wish I had your weather but then that wouldn't be good for IM Louisville training...

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

whoa ... i now need to go eat cake!!

Christi said...

Happy Birthday to your son! I hope he had a great day!

Good luck this weekend!

Caratunk Girl said...

Cute picture of the little pirate! You are one busy woman! Hey the marathon training will come - the bike helps a ton, and you definitely have time and have a great base built up. Good luck this weekend!

Sherri said...

I love birthday parties...looks like you had a ton of fun! I love pirates too! Tell him happy birthday! I don't know how you do all you do...I am having a hard time running for 5k's! Keep up the good work!

Amber Shea said...

I think the cake is cute!
Happy fathers day to your husband :]

Regina said...

How cute is your son! (and your other son and your husaband!). They did a really nice job on that cake.

Can't wait to read about the new wheels. Good luck on the race this weekend!

Jill said...

That cake looks awesome! I'm not sure I could not eat the whole thing! Yea, life gets in the way of our best laid plans. Cute boys you have there, too :). Are you doing the Denver Marathon?? Have a great week!

Tricia said...

too cute!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

not having kids certainly makes it easier for me to fit in weekend long runs...but shoot you are kicking butt with all your workouts!

Jon said...

Your son looks like the happiest soon-to-be 5 year old pirate. Can't wait to read about your new Stallion.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Too cute!! Can't wait to hear about your triathlon this weekend!! You're gonna do great -- and then time will fly by before your 70.3! :)

Julie said...

Hi Amy,
You are a lucky girl with a wonderful husband and children! The pictures are great:) Happy b-day to your little man! Love the cake...very cute!

BTW, there is no such thing as too much cow bell! I love lots of cow bell:) Take care!

Kathleen said...

You are so right about time flying by! Wasn't it just yesterday that we had four months before the 70.3 race?
Best of luck this weekend. I am sure you are going to tear that course up :) I hope you are in an early wave so you don't have to spend your time trying to pass everyone on the bike.
Your children are realy cuties! :)

Kelly said...

Sounds like a great weekend!! Love the cake...I always go the creative route and have the bakery do it for me! :)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Happy Bday little guy

That cake looks good!!!

funderson said...

I think that cake looks great! So do your boys!