Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Stronger You Are, The Better You Feel

Unfortunately...or fortunately (depending on how you look at it), since Pac Crest I've taken quite a bit of time off from any major work outs. I've run a few short runs, biked one epic 83 mile ride and then parked the bike in the depths of the garage, lifted weights on occasion, and only made it into the pool twice in August. On one hand, I'm starting to huff and puff a bit coming up the hill to our house on dog walks...on the other hand, my kids have been happy to have me around this summer.

After witnessing H2C and some exciting recaps at a birthday party the other night with some teammates who were just up in Canada for Ironman, my tri excitement juices are flowing. I see ice baths in my future again!

Added to the H2C and Canada hoopla is that my brother has decided to take up triathlon and I'm pleased as punch. We're heading out camping this weekend and he's going to try out my wetsuit for an open water swim we have planned. He is going to be SO good at this sport!

It's September and I have to say it - I am SO ready for these kiddos to be back in school. They are SO ready, too! Our new Portland tri team starts training together again in two weeks and I'm ready to get to my strongest in this next year...
Stolen from Mary's Blog today.


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7 comments:

LB said...

ahhh, ice bath....been forever since ive had one of those!

im soooo excited for september. its the beginning of the end of summer (THANK GOD!) and our annual labor day beach trip. yay!!!

Julie said...

Yea!!!! Can't wait to see what kind of kick A$$ training you do now! :)

Nikki Kendall said...

I am about ready for Tri TRAINING too! I'm been solely focused on my runs lately that I about about ready to hit the pool!

Dawn said...

Ahhhh...i needed one of these after my Saturday Trail Race! (Did you read that post? I am POSITIVE an IM would have been easier;DD
I haven't done one thing this week since that race....so thanks for making me feel a tad better.
Yes....can't wait to take it up again though....still dreading ice baths.....

Amanda@runninghood said...

Hey girl! Just reading about you and all the awesome support you gave at HtC! Marjorie's story made me smile. I so agree with this statement...the stronger you are the better you feel...how can this not be true? Gosh, this makes me want to get out there and train for something. So many people are inspiring me!! Sounds like your September is going to be a start to a wonderful new season! it will be great for me to have my kids in school and have alone time with my little 2 year old!

Michael said...

I have to say right now I'm jealous. I would like to be putting out your same message. That was the plan. Complete my Olympic Tri on Sun, do a marathon in Jan, and then a half IM in Jul....be stronger and better than ever. Now I'm wondering if I'll be able to do any of it. Sorry, not a very uplifting comment..


I know you will do AMAZING as always. You are a ROCKSTAR!!

Megan said...

Totally agree with that ad/pic. I'm excited for my first Oly tri this month and for Fall to come. :)