Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Getting Close

We're a little over 3 weeks out from the American Triple T. I still don't even know what Triple T stands for. There are 4 races, so...

Training is mostly getting done. My run is fairly slow and not very high in mileage. But I'm injury free which is the most important. Biking has been solid. And my swim is meh, but I'm not too worried about it. 

This weekend we have our first race, the Beaverdam Olympic distance which will be sandwiched in between a lot of training. Marty is even making me not only run again after the race, but that evening I'm supposed to do another short bike and run! Aiyiyiyi. Almost done.

I went up to Boston for a quick trip to see some good friend's Jimmy & Alysia.  I've been to Boston a few times now and there is no debate that it's a really awesome city. BUT. The weather! They had one nice day (Friday) before it was back in the chilly, windy 50's. Even with the relatively mild winter they had my friends said it just goes on too long. I seriously don't know how people do it.

We had a great time, though, and hit a lot of great places since the city is so walkable. Their apartment is basically above the Boston Massacre so they are in a prime location to see this great (cold) city.

First stop when I flew in was the oldest bar in America

Took a trip through Chinatown
Drank a cold Sam Adams while viewing a cold Sam Adams (Sam Adams grave is the green one behind me in the distance). Har Dee Har Har.
Skype session with Logan
Marty and Logan kept very busy: 4 parties, 1 5K (which Marty won!) and Logan's race
Logan's still having a great time doing the Healthy Kids Series. He believes that he has to wear a tank top when he races.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Plugging Along

Post Tobacco Road half bomb I took some downtime with my running. I didn't run for 7 days and then did two very short (verrrry easy) 20min'ers the following week and everything seemed close to 100%. This past week I ran easy and short and all systems seem to be go and I'll resume a more normal schedule next week. Biking is coming along nicely; I've definitely done more long rides than I probably ever have in prep for anything.  I've done a few 50+ milers, then on Easter a group of us went out in search of hills (in the cool rain, dangit) and got in 62 miles.  The following Thursday, I took a day off work and went with Carrie and Heather for a 69 miler. Feeling good!

We've had Marty's mom in town for the past week which has relieved us of full on parent duty 24-7 and we've been able to do some workouts together. I even got to Fast Friday masters which I never get to do unless we have family in town.  Next week, my mom comes in and my sister flies in with her baby the following. I'm looking forward to more family time and more help :) Marty and I might even fit in a real date or two.

Logan and Marty came to my work for lunch when he was off school for Good Friday and we ran into the Easter bunny. Which he was scared of until he realized she had candy.

Logan and his best buddy Isaac before the town Easter egg hunt

Blowing bubbles on our back deck

A cold wet day for a bike ride. Getting it done.

A beautiful day for 69 miles. We rode on Christian Chapel Church Road, where we found none other than Christian Chapel Christian Church. Only in North Carolina. Where we love everyone, just like Jesus. Unless your gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender :/