Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What's up?

Wow. Has it really been over a week since I did a blog post??

Life has been crazy busy around here lately and I just have not had much time on the computer.

Here's a quick summary of what's been going on-

On Thursday, I got to do something very special-Present local athletes with funds raised by the Dailymile Team so they can compete in the Special Olympics this coming weekend (full blog post about this coming). Talk about awesome!!

my buddies Les and Jeff

Jeff was psyched to get this check!

There were tornadoes that came through parts of Massachusetts last week and hubby was sent down there on emergency storm duty so it was just the girls (meaning me and Lola) for a few days. While he was away we got a new pet!!

Meet ZOOT'r.
I think Lola overheard me talking about Zoot Ultra tri shorts earlier in the day...

I am finally 99% over the pretty nasty bout of bronchitis I was fighting for a quite a while. That certainly shut me down for at least a week and put a dent into my training schedule, I am easing back into it.

I had a couple nice rides and a couple two good runs over the weekend. On Friday I got out early and logged an easy 30 miles and Saturday ran an easy 8.7 miles.

Sunday, I went on my first big group ride with the Maine Coast Cycling Club. I have been riding with a friend who has been teaching me about group etiquette and hand signals so I was not a complete newb on the ride. I went with the A- group which was a very comfortable pace (we averaged a bit over 18 for the ride, 32 miles). I really enjoyed it and will certainly ride with this group again and will bump up to the A group once I really feel comfortable with the group dynamics.

A little after the ride I hit up the Eastern Trail for a quick run. The plan was an easy 3-4 but I ended up running 6 and started to feel a bit of pain in my lower right shin, close to my ankle. This has been a minor, nagging irritation for the last couple weeks. I took a walk break, stretched a bit and finished up the run with an easy jog back to the car. That night I wore my CW-X Compression socks to bed and then wore my Tommie Copper calf sleeves yesterday morning and VOILA...discomfort is mostly gone.

After many weeks of rain, it is nice to finally have some sunshine and warmer weather! We got Lola's new pool all set up yesterday and had so much fun playing outside. This is certainly going to be a fun summer this year. Watch out beach goer's--Lola is ready for summer!!

I am hoping to get a bib to race The Pirate Tri this weekend. A friend was hoping to transfer her bib to me but that did not workout (long story) so now we are going to see if I can get one last minute from a cancellation or no show. So I really won't know until Friday or so if I'm racing...

There are only a couple days left to enter my Triathlon Rocks giveaway! I gotta say, I was thinking there would be WAY MORE entries into this awesome contest. I know there were some issues with blogger and comments so...email me if you cannot comment!!

Remember, you get to choose which tee you win so if you don't pee on your bike, it's ok.
Go enter NOW!!


Kristin said...

They look so happy with the money you gave them!! Im glad you are feeling better! Lola is so darn cute!

fancy nancy said...

Oh my word Lola is such a cutie!!! That pool is awesome!!

I feel your pain with sickness getting in the way of training. I have been coughing like a chain smoker lately. I can't figure out if it is bronchitis or allergies. Since moving to Cape Cod I apparently have developed allergies...sweet!

Good luck on getting a number for your tri this weekend!

Jason said...

Look at that pool That is incredible.

I did not enter the giveaway b/c I got a shirt but will promote it on Facebook and Twitter for you to get more people involved.

I will also email you a story about the I PEE on the bike thing. Funny stuff.

Quinton J said...

lol...do you know where I could get a shirt that says "i pee on my leg"?

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better! I love Lola's pool :) It looks like it's definitely going to be a fun summer!! Hopefully your pirate race works out *fingers crossed* I didn't enter to win your giveaway since I'm not triathlete, but I linked it to my blog :)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

that is so wonderful you got to do that!! And little lola what a ham, i love it!!

Colleen said...

No... don't enter. It's a dumb contest (okay, so it's totally not, but I want to win!)

Sounds like you have been super busy. Cute fish! :) Yay for big checks - I've always wanted to give one of those to someone. And fingers crossed you get an entry for the race this weekend!

Caratunk Girl said...

I LOVE the LOLA pics!! SO CUTE.

And really, where were those kind of pools when I was a kid?

I think I entered the contest. I know I tried to. I peed on my bike this weekend!

Good luck with the Pirate entry, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that race.

GISrunner said...

Just wanted to stop by & say congrats for winning the Body by Vi Balance Kit giveaway at Teamarcia's blog ... I'll ship it out to you tomorrow. I'm also following you now & look forward to reading your updates!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jen,
I just wanted to tell you because of your blog I completed my first Tri this morning. So thanks! I'm a bit slow and hope you get to do a post in the future about how you started off and how you became so quick! It was a great experience so thank you for the motivation!

Jeannie said...

Glad your feeling better and back to training! Love the pics of your daughter. She's very cute. :)