* Training for this week can pretty much be summed up by one word: BLAH! Ever since my 18miler turned 14miler last weekend, I have just been in a weird funk. I don't know what it is, but it needs to stop NOW! I guess it didn't help that my husband was sick with a 24hr. stomach bug and my youngest is having night terrors. The lack of sleep is definitely playing a toll.
* I missed my yoga class this week too...:(
* I downloaded a winter tri maintenance plan from beginnertriathlete.com and am thinking about starting it up in the next 2 weeks. This might sound crazy, but I think my blahness (not a real word, but it should be!) is because I'm tired of JUST running. I miss riding my bike and swimming. It may sound crazy, but I actually like looking at my calendar and seeing a nice mix of swims, bike rides, and runs to do! I'm not sure how it will play into my marathon training, but I guess I'll find out pretty soon.
Other things too:
*Trish at My Path to Travel left me a comment directing me to this site and I thought I'd pass it along: http://ironbandmusic.com/emails/120110.htm. I'm sure you all know the story of Jon "Blazeman" Blias. Well, music and triathlon recently came together to raise more money for the Blazeman Foundation to fight the war on ALS. All you have to do is go to iTunes, buy the tunes, and 100% of the proceeds will go to help fight ALS. Pretty cool huh?
Here are links from iTunes:
*Blazeman Band - Ironman Blazeman [HERE]
*Ironband - Please, Please, Santa [HERE]
You can also check out this video [HERE] of the "Iron Blazeman" song video featuring some great musicians and pros. I have to admit it was pretty crazy to see Chrissy Wellington and Matty Reed singing. :)
Tall Mom on the Run and it came in the mail today! All I can say is WOW! There were so many cool things in the bucket! Check out all the goodies!
Oh, and I have some good news! One of the items you see in the picture will be featured in a special giveaway! Details coming soon! Woohoo! :)
* So, Hammer nutrition [HERE] is having an awesome sale right now. All of their fuel and supplements are 20% off from now until Dec. 17th. My husband and I love Hammer gel, so we decided to take advantage of their awesome prices and stock up. Well, our order arrived today and I was shocked to find tons of extra things inside!
Hammer rocks! The boxes and big gel container is what we ordered, everything else were free goodies! I have been reading a lot of great things about Perpetuem and Heed, so I am really excited about trying them out in my training. Plus, now that IMAZ is right around the corner (well, really 11 months away..he he), I need to figure out what my nutrition will be come race day (yes, I am already stressing about it!).
I hope you all have a great weekend! :)