* Now that my sprint tri is done, I can get back to my HIM training. I cannot believe it is a little over a month away! I am starting to get a little nervous about it. Last year, my HIM was in September so I literally trained for it the entire summer. This year, my HIM is in August and I'm starting to question whether I have done enough. I know I still have a month to go, but the uncertainty is definitely starting to creep into my brain.
Aquaman series. It is a local series where you can do a swim only, or a swim/5k run. They do them every Tuesday night into August. The distances go from 1/2M swim to 2M, so I'm really excited about it. I did the first swim only "race" on Tuesday and I think it will be just what I need. I think my problem with tri swims is the mass start and swimming with people all around me. So, my hope is that this event will give me enough skills needed to prevent me from freaking out so much. I'll let you know how it goes!
**Did you know that Aquaman is an actual superhero? Apparently, he is Master of the oceans! How cool is that ?! :)
* I have haven't been able to attend my weekly yoga class for the last couple of weeks because family has been in town or I've had other commitments. I really miss it and can't wait to get back to it next week!
Other things too:
* So, I went to the Gluten free clinic at Whole Foods last week with my mom and it was pretty interesting. We got some information and basically just did a tour of the store where we could find gluten free things. My mom is convinced that my sister and her daughter have Celiac disease or some form of gluten allergy, so it was great for her. I am amazed at how many options there are for people that cannot eat gluten. For me though, I do not think I could ever eat completely gluten free. Nor do I need to. However, I was introduced to some amazing grains that I could eat, cook, and bake with. As an athlete, I have read how eating gluten free can increase your performance, speed recovery, and give you more energy. But, I think you can do that by just being more conscience of what you put in your body and trying to stay as close to "whole" foods as you can. What do you think about eating gluten free?
* My husband is doing a ride called the Triple Bypass next weekend. It is an 120 mile bike ride that goes over 3 mountain passes in Colorado. He did it last year and loved it, so he's doing it again this year. I don't think there is any way that I could do that ride, but he is an amazing climber! My boys and I are going to drive up and meet him at a couple of the aid stations along the way to cheer him on. Then, we'll be spending a couple of days/nights in the mountains hiking, running, and enjoying the great outdoors! I can't wait! :)
* My oldest son turns 5 on Monday. I cannot believe 5 years have gone by since he was born. He has turned into quite the little man. :)
* I loved having my parents here for a visit! They live in AZ, so we probably see each other 2-3 times a year. The boys absolutely adore their grandma and grandpa, so it was great for them too. I love you mom and dad!
I think that's it for now! I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July weekend! We'll be taking the boys to a local fire works display, so it should be fun!