July 16, 2010

A week in review and other things too

Training:
I had a pretty good training week, but I am so tired today!  My whole body just feels fatigued.  I think it may have something to do with all of those French pastries I ate on our mini vacation in the mountains! Ha ha! 




*  I took advantage of Xterra's sale (which they always seem to have..ha ha) and bought the Vortex 3 sleeveless wetsuit!  I finally got to try it out at the Aquaman swim race on Tuesday night.  It felt a little tight in the neck, but once I got in the water it was fine.  Can I just say that I love that wetsuit!  It was so comfortable and I didn't feel constricted at all.  I really think my full wetsuit may have been contributing to some of my breathing issues.  I was a little nervous at the start, but excited to get more swim race practice in before my HIM.
They counted down and we were off!  I felt great in the water and didn't have the usual panic/freak out that I usually get.  The only time I had to breastroke was when waves from the jetskis started pounding me.  I finished and checked my watch.  I did it in ~15min. yay!  Now, I know that isn't a very fast time, but considering the fact that the fastest I've ever swam a 1/2M in a race was 19min, I was thrilled with the 15.  I needed that little boost of swimming confidence!  I'm planning on doing the 1M swim next week, so we'll see how that goes.

*  I had a great bike ride on Wed. night.  After dinner my husband put the boys down so I could go for my ride.  Yay!  As I was going around the Cherry Creek Res. this is what I saw:
 The rainbow was so beautiful!  Then, a little bit later in my ride, I got to see the sunset.
It was such a beautiful ride and it just made me so thankful for all that I have and am able to do.

Other things too:

* Patrick at The Road has launched The Endurance Athlete Project and I think you all should check it out!



*  So, what do you do when it's 96 degrees outside and you have two boys that want to play?  Bring on the Buzz Lightyear rocket sprinkler!


Can you see the anticipation in their faces?












BLAST OFF!  Look at how excited they are!  I love this picture!










I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Good luck to all of you that are racing this weekend too!  You are going to do great! :)

26 comments:

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Great job on the 1/2 mile swim! Hey, I just noticed you have 100 followers! You need to do something to commemorate it...that's special.

Love the pics of the boys and how super excited they look as Buzz Lightyear starts moving. Too cute!

Ironman By Thirty said...

Great job on the swim! I took advantage of the Xterra "constant-offer" last year and love my Vortex 3. I sort of wish I would have gone sleeveless, but some of the lakes around here stay pretty cold.

trifitmom said...

ahhhh, this makes me want to get the vortex.....i was going to wait till next season ....

Emz said...

look at the happy faces. I'm happier just having looked at them! YAY for you MOM!! ;)

love the rainbow too.

Velma said...

I have the same suit! Love it. Have a great weekend, and thanks for the bread recipe.

Kathleen said...

Congrats on the great swim! Nothing like a boost of confidence before Boulder.

misszippy said...

So cute! That's the kind of stuff that makes summer special.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love rainbows, yep I am man enough to say that outloud.

Krista said...

What an amazing sunset! I know exactly the kind of feeling you are talking about. This sport makes me thankful for something every day.

teacherwoman said...

Wow! is that sunset even real?

And that sprinkler is too cool. The coolest thing we had when I was their age was the yellow slip and slide! :)

Kovas Palubinskas said...

For the price Xterras are a steal! I'm looking into a sleeved one in addition to my sleeveless for early spring and late fall swims. They are that good.

Christi said...

Great job on your swim!!!! Any advance in training is worth celebrating! I love all the pics!

Alisa said...

Nice job on the swim!

I think we have the same wetsuit, I too, took advantage of their sale about a year ago =).

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

I love the Xterra wetsuit too. Great product at a great price!

Patrick Mahoney said...

I need to go find that sprinkler tomorrow..

DRog said...

Nice pics, great wetsuit! I need to get one.
Great job on the training

Regina said...

That picture is priceless!!!! My son would pee his pants if we had that...Alas, we have no yard in the city.

That sunset is great! What is also great is you had a good swim, woo hoo! It will definitely give you confidence for the next time, trust me, I know.

Jon Gilchrist said...

that's a good effort on the swim, imho. I remember those days...as a kid..when something coollike that would completely make your day!

Jon said...

15 minutes is awesome for a .5 mile swim. nice!

Caratunk Girl said...

Congrats on the new wetsuit!! Love your pictures always!

Gottatri said...

Excellent pictures! I've been to Denver/Boulder a few times, but its been 10+ years since I've been there. Love that area and the people. Much more endurance sport oriented.

64 CLASSIC said...

Hi!! Blog surfing this morning and made my way to your site.

I printed off your Indian Flatbread recipe. I'm going to give it a try. I love the Humpastry Day, may have to use that one!! Thanks for the recipe.

Love your blog. Have been to the Estes Park area a few times. Great area. Beautiful country. Thanks for the recipe!!

B Sue Fly said...

Beautiful pictures! I have to remember to snap a few every now and again when I am out on my rides!

joyRuN said...

I have to try out more wetsuits. I've tried one, & hated the feeling of not being able to get a proper big breath in - quite an issue when I'm already trying to calm myself down during an OWS.

onelittletrigirl said...

I have the Xterra Vortex sleeveless and I love it! They have the best sales!

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