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!!
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!!