November 5, 2010

A week in review and other things too

*  This week has been awesome as far as training goes.  It almost seems like I am training for a tri again because I've been able to swim, bike, and run!  Yay!  This week made me realize just how much I like to train for tris.  Don't get me wrong, I love running, and I've been enjoying training for my marathons, but it's nice to switch things up a bit and go for a bike ride every once in awhile.  The weather has been really nice here, especially for the end of Oct/early Nov., so I've been taking advantage of it and getting outside to ride.  It's been great!

*  Another reason I'm glad I've been able to ride outside is because I need to get my riding legs back in shape for next weekend!  My sister and I are doing the Muddy Buddy in Phx. and I am so excited!  We have our costumes picked out and everything and it's going to be so much fun!   I'm thinking about wearing my VFF Bikilas for the race.  Since we're bound to get muddy, I don't think I really want to get my running shoes dirty b/c they'd be a pain to clean!  But, I don't know how they'll be on the bike.  What do you think?

*  I've decided to do the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge that Amanda at Run To The Finish is putting on.  You can click on the button on the right of my blog to get the scoop!

*  I went to my yoga class again yesterday, and it kicked my ass!  The instructor focused a lot on working our core and legs/hips and it was tough!  At one point, I was breathing so hard that my lips got tingly.  Have I mentioned how much I love that class?!?

*  I have a couple of exciting things coming up in the next few weeks, that I'm still waiting on.  They need to be worked out a little more, but when I get it all figured out I'll be sure to share them with you!  I'm pretty excited about them, so keep your fingers crossed that they happen! :)

Other Things Too:
*  I've won three blog giveaways in the past couple of weeks and I am so excited!!!  First, I won an awesome Nathan Handheld water bottle from Marcia at Running Off at the Mouth.  Then, I won an awesome outside PR gift bucket from Mel at Tall Mom on the Run.  Then, I just found out I won a nutrition goodie from Kevin at Half Tri-ing.  Woohoo! :)

*  I'm still trying to get together the stuff for my giveaway.  I'm sorry it's taking so long, but I promise I'll have it up next week sometime.  Yay!
*  We're going up to the mountains this weekend to visit my sister-n-law and her husband.  They've gotten quite a bit of snow up there, so I have to get out all of our winter gear.  Brrrr!  My boys are so excited about it, so it should be pretty fun!


Christi said...

Wow you are a lucky dog! Have a great weekend!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Muddy Buddy sure looks like fun!!!

I cant wait to hear your big exciting news, hope it all works out.

I am NOT ready for the snow yet.

Running and living said...

Cool, glad training is going well. Even though the weather is nice, I have been bonding with my trainer - my excuse for watching guilt free TV.
I just signed up for the booty challenge. Cool, thanks!

Emz said...

yoga class kickin' ass!

love it.

Happy Friday!

Jon said...

Have fun @ the Muddy Buddy!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

You also won PowerSox from me, so your lucky streak continues! Definitely try the VFFs before you go, can't imagine that soft sole will work on a bike too well.

misszippy said...

My husband has done a muddy buddy and had a ball. I"m sure you will too!

Melissa said...

The Muddy Buddy sounds fun!
You are quite the lucky duck lately!!

Dawn said...

Sounds like a ton of fun.
Glad to hear training is going so well.....I want to get on my bike but it's too chilly (snow) here:)
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

DRog said...

great job on the YOGA! and ummmm 3 wins??? wow!!
have a great wknd

track coach and adorable wife said...

The Muddy Buddy Series sounds like a lot of fun! Get really dirty girl! Glad your training is going so well and have some fun in that snow for me!

Teamarcia said...

Woot for the triple win!
Have a blast at the MB w/your sis and playing in the SNOW!

Anne-Marie said...

Wow, you're on a winning streak... maybe you can buy a lottery ticket for me? :) congrats!

I've noticed the same thing about missing the other disciplines when focusing on one... right now I'm focusing on cycling for my hill climb race on 11/27, and I'm only doing 2 short runs a week. I'm really missing longer runs!

Jason said...

I just touched my screen to get some of your awesome luck to rub off....LOL!!!!!

Muddy Buddy gets a lot of talk in this house but we never pull the trigger. I can't wait to hear how much you enjoyed it so I can convince my wife it is time to get off the pot (toilet that is) and just do it.

Colleen said...

Congrats on the giveaways! :)

I'm so jealous of you doing the muddy buddy. That's so on my bucket list. Please let us know how fun it is!

Tricia said...

lucky ducky!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

yoga is really good for us runners. =) great job!

happy weekend!

Jill said...

3 wins?? LUCKY!!!
How can you NOT like this gorgeous weather in Denver this week? WOW! Tomorrow's high of 80 will feel so great. I know we need moisture here but I so do not want that mountain snowfall here...let's just go to the mountains to enjoy it!!

Have a great weekend!

Kristin said...

Muddy Buddy sounds fun!! Wow 3 giveaways!! You better play the lotto now!! LOL!

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said...

Sounds like you've had a lucky week! Hope that extends to your weekend in the snow :)

Julie said...

Good stuff going on! And good stuff coming up too. Muddy Buddy sounds like fun. It's great that you and your sister get to do so many events together.

Lovin the weather! I hope I can get another ride in sometime this weekend. sounds like next week might not be so nice.

Have a great time in the mountains!

Megan said...

I feel the same way about training - I got into a good grove the past week or two and it feels SO good! I LOVE this sport!

Cynthia O'H said...

You have had a super week of training. Way to go! Have fun up in the mountains! I hope you have good snow to throw around:)

Kathy said...

Having done Muddy Buddy in Richmond, VA, I can tell you that "bound to get muddy" is an understatement. You will be filthy, even if it is just for the last 2 minutes of the race. Have fun.

Julie said...

Hi Aimee,
It is good to hear that training is going well for you! Doesn't it feel great when everything just clicks:) Yay for the biking! Congrats on all of your very cool giveaway wins!

I wonder when Minnesota is going to be hit with the white stuff. It can hold off for a few weeks:) We have snow for so many months and I would love to be able to run on clean roads for as long as possible:)

Barbie said...

Congrats on all your wins. Maybe you should bet on the horse races.... :) Goodluck on your races.

Velma said...

Have fun at the Muddy Buddy. It looks like so much fun!!

Kevin said...

Wear an old pair of shoes because they WILL get dirty. But it is fun!!

I think you are winning all the giveaways because you are paying off the bloggers. I'm still waiting on my money envelope. :-)


Julie said...

I'm so glad I found your blog through Amanda's!
I had the same feeling this week - After a year off, I got to swim, ride, and run this last week and it felt awesome!

Sherri said...

I've almost passed out doing Bikram Yoga! It's tough!
Love the Mountain picture...have fun!
Congrats on 3 wins...Super fun!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Holy lucky girl!!

That Muddy Buddy race sounds like so much fun! You definitely have to post pictures of the event and your costumes! Have a BLAST!

I know what you mean about triathlon training vs run training - its so much more enjoyable to be able to mix things up!

Regina said...

I have been dying to do a Muddy Buddy or some race like that, but my friends are lame!! No one will do one with me :*( Have fun!!

PS...I do not miss riding my bike AT ALL!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

woohoo David and I are doing a muddy buddy in miami, I love them!!

way to go on a rackin in the cool loot!!