I went to a swim clinic Wed. night led by Carol Sharpless [HERE] and it was pretty good. A lot of the stuff I already knew, but she did have some good tips and training ideas that I'm going to start working on. I may even look into how much she charges for swim coaching lessons. I'm just really freaked out about the swim for IMAZ, so maybe taking lessons will give me a little bit more confidence?!
|Part of Cherry Creek State Park|
Running: There's not much to say about my running. My IT band is still giving me some problems, but it IS getting better! Woohoo! The other day, I rulked (run/walk) for about 45 min., walking for .25M, then running for .50M. Total, I was able to run 3miles! I felt like I could have continued, but I just ran out of time. Exercising just takes so much more time when you have to take walking breaks. BUT, if having to alternate between running/walking is what it will take to heal my IT band, then that's what I'm going to do. It just sucks though...plain and simple. I MISS running, I really do.
Other Things Too:
It's a little scary for us because right now isn't exactly the best time to be selling a house. But, it's just something we feel we need to do. So, it's just a waiting game now. Wish us luck!!
* This is a tree in our neighbor's yard. Do you see the thing way up on the top?? That is our neighborhood Golden Hawk. Every spring she returns and takes to the sky. Last year, she had some babies and we don't know if this one is a "baby" or the adult. But, there are always several flying around. We love watching these hawks soar through the sky. They are amazing and HUGE! But, the coolest thing about seeing the hawk again is that it truly symbolizes the fact that spring is here!! :)
Here is a close up:
|My boys doing their "push-ups"|
* The other day, I was playing outside with my boys and we decided to do an obstacle course around the yard. We would run in a big circle around the yard, jumping over the obstacles (big trucks, a baseball bat, etc..) along the way. Then, when we got to the picnic table, we did push-ups and step-ups. The boys had a blast and thought is was so fun! We may have to do more of these obstacle courses in the future! :)
|Jumping over "obstacles"|
I hope you all have a great weekend!!
I know there are a lot of you out there racing this weekend! I want to wish the best of luck to all of you! You can do it!!!