August 27, 2010

A week in review and other things too


Training:
*  This has been an interesting week because I have the Iron Girl Sprint Tri tomorrow and I wasn't sure what to do in terms of marathon training.  I'm really just doing the tri for fun, but I definitely didn't want to run tons of miles and not even be able to perform well in the tri.  So, I did a long run at the beginning of the week and a shorter run yesterday.  I had the awesome 1hr. bike ride on Wednesday, and even managed to get in some nice, easy swims at the gym.

*  I'm really excited about the tri tomorrow.   But, what I'm not too excited about is having to get up at 4am in order to make it to Boulder (~1hr. drive) to do the whole packet pick-up thing before heading to the transition area.  It should be an interesting drive.  I really hope I don't fall asleep!
  
* I did my yoga class yesterday and let's just say that it totally kicked my ass!  I am actually sore today from it in places that I haven't been sore in a long time.  What is it about yoga poses that really effect those tiny muscle areas?  Hopefully I won't still be sore for my race tomorrow!

* So, I am happy to say that I have made it to running 2 miles in my Vibrams and it felt great!  I wanted to run longer, but held back because of my race.  I can't wait to do a post on them, but I am waiting until I get a little bit more mileage out of them.  There's a race coming up in Sept. called the Naked Foot 5k.  It is the first ever barefoot running race in CO and I totally want to do it in my Vibrams!  Plus, they are helping Souls4Soles, which is just a great organization.    

Other things too:


*  Patrick at The Road (A Multi-sport Blog) came up with a great idea for an Olympic tri virtual race!  I am so excited about it!  Check out the link above for more information about it!

*  After I picked up my older son from Kindergarten yesterday he told me he drew a picture of me in art class.  This is what he drew:



I don't really have red hair or green pants/shoes, but I love it just the same! :)












*  Just an FYI:  REI is having their Labor Day sale and clearance event and they have NUUN on sale.  I totally stocked up!  Oh, and I may or may not have bought some other totally unnecessary things while I was there too! :)

*  So, I am totally addicted to Bonktown.com.  There are some sweet deals on there sometimes!  Check out what I picked up for $12!
That's right, a super cute, awesome pair of Ryders Adrenaline sunglasses!  Woohoo! :)

*  And, just for fun I have to mention this great gadget I picked up at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  It is called The Cherry Chomper and it is perfect for pitting cherries (or olives!).  My boys love it and are able to use it by themselves!  All you do is put the cherry in the "mouth," push down on the head, and the pit falls into the clear container.  It ROCKS!  Seriously, I don't know how I managed without it! :)

* Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a $40 gift certificate to CSN!  Woohoo!  I have to say though that I am blown away by the number of you that do not have a foam roller yet.  I really thought I was one of the last few without one!

I hope you all have a great weekend!  See you Sunday for my race report! :)  

22 comments:

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

I LOVE Bonktown too! Good luck at your sprint!

track coach and adorable wife said...

Super good luck in your race! I am hoping to get in some sprint bricks in the morning to get used to going from bike to run, so I will be thinking of you and commiserating! I will have to check out this Bonktown you speak of because I am addicted to athletic shopping at the moment, I wish there was an rei anywhere near us! oh and jesse (coach) might do the virtual tri too!

Diana Tries-A-Tri! said...

Good luck on your sprint tomorrow, I think the ones you do 'just for fun' always end up faster and definitely more enjoyable. Soles4Souls is such a cool organization, I did a huge project about them in college, very inspirational. Keep us updated on the vibrams!

Kelly said...

Hopefully we can connect tomorrow!! I'd love to have a blogger meet-up! If you think of it, shoot me an email with your bib number, and I'll hunt for you in transition! If not, have a great race!!

Julie said...

Totally looking forward to tomorrow! I hope that we get the chance to meet! Met up with Kathleen today at the packet pick up and we had a great chat! If I don't see you before the race good luck! I'm bib number 173.

Andrew Opala said...

Good Luck!

Lindsey said...

Good luck tomorrow! I love that picture of you ;)
I'm going to do the virtual tri, too, it sounds like fun!

Cynthia O'H said...

Good luck in your tri. Obviously, your son sees you as a big muscle mom (like Popeye, but female) so you'll rock.

Kelly said...

Good luck in the tri!! I was hoping to make it from Vail, but things didn't work out! So bummed. I'm not ready for race season to be over for me. :)
Love the pic from your son. Such a treasure. :)

Jill said...

The cherry chomper is really cute!! My kids would love that, too. I'm going to check out that website right now - I need new sunnies also. Good luck tomorrow! I'll be working ALL DAY (10:00am - 10:30pm) at the Skirt Chaser in Cherry Creek. It's at 5:00pm if you decide you'd want to do TWO races in one day ;).

Barbie said...

Goodluck on your Tri tomorrow. I will be sending you positive vibes.

Jon said...

Good luck today @ the sprint! You are probably driving right now or will be leaving very shortly, but I can't wait to read the race report. You are going to do awesome!

Sherri said...

Good Luck on the sprint!

Heather said...

Have fun at the Sprint Tri! That picture your son drew is cute, I try to save the ones that my son draws too. I've never seen a cherry chomper like that, looks fun.

misszippy said...

Love that cherry chomper! Good luck at IG--we have one right in my town (Columbia, Md) that I have done. Great events!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good luck today!!! I heard great things about that race org

I want a cherry chomper!!!

Christi said...

Have a great week! And good luck in the race tomorrow!

Regina said...

where to start? I love the pic your son drew, it is really good!

I have bongktown on my RSS and I never find anything good, boo!

I could have used a cherry pitter like that about two months ago when I broke my tooth on said cherry pit. it is cute. good luck in your race!

Julie said...

I hope the race went well for you! Looking forward to the race report:)

Jill Costantino said...

can't wait to hear the race report!

Jennifer P said...

I love the idea of a barefoot race. Good luck!

Alisa said...

Awesome on all fronts. Most awesome goes to the kindergarten photo though---awww.

It's hard to marathon train and have other races thrown in the mix but it sounds like you did what I would have done. Long runs, as I'm sure you know, are the most important part of marathon training.

I still can't wait for that vibram five report. They look soooooooooo funny =).

I will be checking out that virtual man tri.

Hope your race went well!