Friday, March 19, 2010

Wow...just Wow.

So today was a gorgeous day. I decided to take advantage of it by taking the bike out for a quick spin. I set up a babysitter for the boy and took the girl to dance (2 hours of classes on Fridays!). I also invited one of the other dance moms to come with me. We like to call her Coach. She is this amazing marathon runner. Like can run 14 miles in a day barely breaking a sweat. Anyhow she has a few triathlons under her belt and is planning on doing an ironman next year. So in order to make myself better I gotta hang with those people that are better than me, right? So we went to the park and did a 9 mile ride. Didn't have time for more and the whole trail had not been opened yet anyhow. At any rate I pushed myself extra hard. It was a good ride for the first time out this season. But the best part was about 10 minutes ago when she texted me and said that she had a hard time keeping up with me. I know running is her main thing but hearing that from someone who has enough fitness to qualify for Boston and run an ultrmarathon (50 miles) last year made me feel really good. Like one of the best compliments I have gotten.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Seeing Green

It's been awhile since I have been on here. I guess first things first. Since my first post of the year I have lost 18 pounds. The only thing I have been trying to do is to cut out sugar (from cookies, cakes, etc) and starting my triathlon training. I have not been the best with it, but I have been hitting the gym on a more regular basis.

And today was my first challenge of the year. The Shamrocks and Shenanigans 5K. I have done a few 5Ks in the past so this was nothing new. Nor was is my fastest time. It was, however, the first time I have done a 5K and ran the entire distance. No walking. And it was a wicked hilly course. I am certainly happy with my 45:05 time. I am in pain but I can't stop smiling.