Friday, September 16, 2011

Feels Like Fall

The Halloween decorations are starting to make their appearance in unexpected places around the house...

...and our 90 degree temps have been turned way down. We even received some sprinkles on our ride yesterday...

Our treasured slip 'n slide is being shelved for the year and looking at the weather forecast, I might need to buy new rain ponchos for the Duck game tomorrow.

With Autumn comes our new tri group that we've been waiting for, though...so I'm ok this year with Summer ending.

officially kicked off this week. Unfortunately, I missed the first swim (School Open House) and I'll miss the first ride tomorrow (Duck game) and I'm sure keeping up in the off season for the first time is going to be more difficult than when I'm training and racing for a cause (The LLS) during the regular season and for a specific period of time. Will my family revolt? Will my childless coaches understand that although I want to get better, faster, stronger...that family comes first? Will my attempt to maintain a base this Fall and Winter be fruitless?
WILL I get better, faster, stronger? Will I move down to olympic distances only in 2012 or will I move up to a full IM? Will I ever give up my old comfy wetsuit even though it is chafing me horribly where the neoprene armpit holes are growing or will I squeeze into my new teeny tiny tight one? Will I ever replace the leaky goggles that I needed to replace last February or will I continue to have left eye freeze over at every open water swim? So many questions left unanswered.

...to be continued during this Fall and Winter season...

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14 comments:

René said...

Yes you will get better faster and stronger!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

So many questions. But, don't you Ducks say "it never rains at Autzen"? Or something like that. Have fun at the game tomorrow, I hope the rain stays away (and away from Tacoma for my half!)

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one in the Halloween mood already.

Julie said...

Can't wait to find out the answers to these and many more questions!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am looking forward to the offseason, is that bad with 3 races left?

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

It's feels like the season end of my favorite soap opera....I can't wait to read the next episode!!

Kate said...

Your table decorations look like ours do! Halloween hasn't made its appearance, though...I'm still in the thinking about getting out fall decorations while the spring bunnies are still in the bathroom. Hmmm. Martha Stewart, I'm not.

You are totally going to get faster, stronger, and better. And when your childless friends and coaches have kids, then they'll look back and be amazed at what you accomplished with 2!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

It's crazy how it stays so hot for so long and then fall & inevitably winter sneaks up on us ... more summer please!

P said...

Oh, how I love your Halloween decorations!! Need to get me some of those for the graveyard we set up on our front lawn. :)
I have no doubt that you are going to be better, faster, and stronger than ever!

Aimee said...

It definitely feels like fall here too!! I don't mind the cooler temps, but the days are already getting shorter and I'm missing the morning sun!

Ha ha..that foot and hand totally cracked me up!

Nikki Kendall said...

Fun stuff! You are awesome!

Shelby said...

LOL Love the decoration!!!

Mike said...

Love the Halloween pic. I'm struggling with goals for next year too. Can't wait to see what you decide.

Fruit Fly said...

LOOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE the Halloween decor!!!! I