June 25, 2010

A week in review and other things too

I'm going to do this post in a little different format from my regular end of the week posts because things are crazy busy here and I only have a short amount of time to post! :)

* My parents flew in on Wednesday and we have been having tons of fun!  My boys sure do love having their grandparents here!  One thing we did today was go to the swim beach at the Cherry Creek Reservoir.  I have been meaning to take the boys there, but have been a little intimidated about going by myself with two young boys that don't know how to swim.  But, we went and had so much fun!  The boys absolutely loved it and it is a huge area that is just perfect for little kids.  I will definitely be making this a weekly event this summer.

*  I got a new suit!  I ended up getting a Durafast Poly TYR suit and love it.  Now, usually I stick with a solid black suit for training, but I couldn't resist this one.  As soon as I saw it, it reminded me of my honeymoon in Kauai and I was just drawn to it.  It made me happy when I put it on, so maybe it will motivate me to get in the pool more!  :)  Plus, it was 1/2 the price of the solid ones because it was a print.  Nice!
I think I'm definitely going to get a Splish suit at some point (thanks for the idea!), but I just couldn't put off my swim training to wait for it to be shipped.

*  I got my free shirt in the mail from Patrick at The Road (A Multi-Sport Blog) and I absolutely love it! Thanks Patrick! :)

*  I have been hearing A LOT about the Gluten free diet and am really intrigued by it.  So, Whole Foods is actually having a seminar about it tomorrow that my mom and I are going to.  I'll let you know what I learn!  Do any of your eat Gluten free?

*  I have the SheRox tri race expo/packet pick-up tomorrow afternoon.  I'm hoping to be able to get in a swim at the reservoir where the race is to get a feel for the water, but we'll see how the day goes.  I'm getting really anxious for the race on Sunday.  My goal for the race is not to PR, but to do better than my last tri during the swim and not freak out and revert to the dreaded breast stroke!  If I can do that, then I will be happy with how I did.  I could use any spare good/fast/fish swim vibes you may have! :)  

*  We're planning on taking our boys to see Toy Story 3 on Sunday after my race.  I've heard from several people that they cried and to bring Kleenex!  I've been known to cry at kids' movies before (hello!  Did anyone see Up?).  

I hope you all have a great weekend!  :)  

18 comments:

Patrick Mahoney said...

pretty cool shirt there.

DRog said...

Good looking Shirt and Suit - have a great swim!
-Derek

Jill said...

I live across the street from Cherry Creek Res :). I love the suit and understand why you couldn't pass it up! Have fun at WF, I'd love to go to that seminar one day (but can't make it tomorrow :().

SSB said...

I LOVE that suit. So cute. It would make me want to swim more. Or wear the suit to the pool and splash around.

I'm interested in hearing how the seminar at WF goes. I'm loving the GF life now. But it's only been 5 days.

trifitmom said...

i am going to do a dairy and gluten elimination this coming week !!!!

joyRuN said...

I sobbed during "Up" - my kids thought I was nuts. We're taking them to "Toy Story 3" tomorrow, so will bring the Kleenex :)

True story - cheetos are gluten free.

Regina said...

love the swimsuit!! I also have been buying crazy colors and patterns; I'm so bored with solid colors. I was engaged in Kauai and had my "babymoon" there. we never mad our honeymoon because of 9/11.

Do you know SheRox is having a tri in Bermuda next year?! Just got a postcard in the mail.

My son said Toy Story was great! I sent him to see it with the sitter, she loved it too. I'll have to take him again so I can see it (we know they can sit through the same movie about 100 times).

misszippy said...

That reservoir looks great...I'd love to have a place like that near here! the suit is adorable.

Amber Shea said...

The gluten-free debate interests me, i.e. if you're not allergic to gluten, is it still more beneficial to your health? I think a lot of wheat products ARE hard on your digestion, but there I some I just don't think I could give up!

Kathleen said...

Best of luck tomorrow Aimee! I will send positive swim vibes your way.

Melissa said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!
A guy I work with has Celiac's and there are so many products out there. Even Wal Mart has some decent cookies and a brownie mix that wasn't bad.

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

am interested in hearing about the seminar but i am not a gluten free gal at all, nor do i think i will be (i think) i love my carbs too much!;-)

Julie said...

Hi Aimee,
I love the t-shirt and the suit! You are styling for sure!

Cute picture of the boys in the lake:)

Caratunk Girl said...

Ohh nice suit (and shirt!) Great pictures of the boys.

Julie said...

Hey Aimee looking forward to your race report for Sunday. I actually thought I saw you in porta potty line but was more concerned about getting in then chatting at that time. :) Hope you had a good race. I thought they anounced you as 3rd in your age group?

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Its always fun to have family in town

Gluten free is so expensive!!

I hope you had a blast at your tri

Christi said...

I love the shirt and the swimsuit! I hope you did well at the race. I can't wait to hear about it!

Jon said...

Hope you had a good race! Did you like Toy Story 3? I was choking back the tears. Darn you Pixar!!! haha!