Monday, November 28, 2011

I love Monday!! (well this one anyway)

It's Monday.
Cyber Monday. I won't be doing any shopping today. I am actually ALMOST done my Holiday shopping.
I know. Impressive. Now to wrap it all up :)

I do have a fun HOLIDAY giveaway coming up very, very soon!!
(like, tomorrow-)
My Fashletics giveaway ends 11/30-you did enter right?? 

So yeah, Cyber Monday. 
But more important, it was the first day training with the Coach.
My first training day was today and I have been looking forward to this for a while-
I started the day early (4am) with a little easy running, at 5:30am taught my boot camp class and then hit the pool.
It's fitting that my first day included some time in the pool. Now, I have made NO SECRET of my dislike of the pool as I am an OWS girl for sure!!
having a definite plan, a variety of things to do AND having to answer to someone really changed my mental perspective on the pool today.
Dare I say....I actually ENJOYED it??
Don't tell anyone. I have a pool hating reputation to protect.
After the warm up it was time for some faster sets and then a TT.
Before I knew it, I was done and I felt like I actually accomplished something.
I think this is the start to something great!

Speaking of great and speaking of Coach.

check out time line 9:35 of the feed

and then again at 10:06


What a race for the women's 30-34 title - it took a sub-10 to get it!
KENNEY, CHRISTINE 23/8/1 33/Female 30-34 Q 01:06:11 05:30:29 03:14:37 09:57:59
WIECK, SONJA 4/4/2 32/Female 30-34 Q 00:58:22 05:30:39 03:27:16 10:00:33
SYKOROVA, HANA 11/6/3 32/Female 30-34 Q 01:02:39 05:26:49 03:38:18 10:14:41
ZELTNER, TAMARA 10/5/4 34/Female 30-34 Q 01:02:37 05:27:05 03:37:46 10:15:23
ROCHE, MELISSA 25/10/5 30/Female 30-34 Q 01:06:42 05:34:02 03:35:40 10:27:12

How about IM Cozumel in 10:00:33?
How about 2nd in her age group? 
How about another trip to Kona for Sonja?
(wonder if she'll let me sherpa!!??)

Also, my friend Erika is now an IRON(wo)MAN!! She did her first 140.6 yesterday in Cozumel too-I cannot wait to hear the details but she promises tales of jelly fish stings, flat tires and torrential rain!! Congratulations Erika!!!


Christina @ The Athletarian said...

Umm can she be my coach too?!?! Holy cow!!! Way to get those workouts in SO EARLY! You are awesome!! I want to learn to love the pool!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Have fun with your new plan

Congrats to all the racers this weekend

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Those ironpeople are so badass, they so impress me. Great job to your friend Erika!

Julie Arts said...

Have fun with the new training!!
I have not even thought about Christmas shopping. I've got a couple more months right? Oh crap. Time is FLYING by right now.

Rene' said...

That is incredible. Yikes, I wish! I am with you on the pool. It is so hard for me to get in there, but after I do I always feel better. Happy MOnday!

Katie said...

HOLLA AMAZING!!!! so good. congrats on day 1!

Caratunk Girl said...

Sonja is amazing!!! I am so psyched she is your coach!!! AND congrats to Erika!

You LIKED time in the pool?? How do I catch that bug?

Ironman By Thirty said...

Way to kick off the new training! It sounds like you have an amazing coach!

Jen said...

Awesome Jen - and congrats to Erika - i can't wait to hear about her journey!

Jason said...

I hated the pool when I started but then I added in more OWS this season and now find the pool a terrific distraction.

I have recently been turned onto a site called Mr Smooth and it has tons of great tips for form and technique to work on in the pool.

I used what I learned yesterday in the pool and loved it. You should check it out.

Colleen said...

Sonja did amazing...

Yay for liking the pool. I won't tell anyone though!

ScottCrawford said...

I had a friend complete her first Ironman in Cozumel as well. she did it in just over 12 hours.