This is a picture of the boys on Christmas eve...do you think they were a little excited? All in all, we had a wonderful Christmas weekend, I'll call it. We woke up early, of course, on Christmas morning to see what Santa had left and open all of the presents. Ryan and Noah got so many things...we are truly blessed.
Santa left lots of fun things to play with in the snow. Then the snow started to melt!!
Oh, well, I'm sure there will be more!
Ryan could not stop smiling.
One of Noah's favorite gifts was a superhero costume. Yesterday afternoon he came up to me and asked me,
"Do you want to give this superhero a snuggle?"
Maybe his superpower is super cuteness--powerful enough to twist supertrimommy's arm and get his way in just about everything!
Kel totally came through, as he always does, with amazing gifts that I didn't even know I wanted (and some that I did!) Our big gift this year was something we can actually share...at least for a while. It was a new-to-us set of race wheels! We are not racing at the same time until September, so it should work out until then. I'm not sure what we will do for Syracuse 70.3.
So, as if she couldn't get any more beautiful, check out Buttercup with her new Mavic race wheels...
Seriously, could she be any more sexy??
How 'bout a closer look...
So now I really have to hold up my end of the deal and ride her like the wind!!
Coach Mary gave me the day off yesterday, but today I was outside for a 30 minute run, followed by 40 minutes on the trainer (I would have done it the other way and made it a brick, but I wanted to get out while it wasn't raining.) My run is feeling really nice. I focused on leaning forward from my ankles for the last half of the run, and I could really feel a difference. I felt almost effortlessly faster, and my splits prove it.
Lap Time Average HR
1 09m 56s 176
2 09m 46s 167
3 09m 31s 170
4 01m 06s 09m 25s /mile 173
My heart rate did creep up during the last mile and change, but that is something I am still working on. It's hard to keep the cadence up and concentrate on form without the creep.
My trainer ride was good. I've been trying to keep my cadence higher than 90, and today I missed it by 3. Definitely a work in progress.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas. As much as I enjoyed it, I am looking forward to getting back to "normal."
Have a great weekend!!