Monday, May 17, 2010

The Sunday Report

I might have to quit calling this the Sunday report if I keep picking Monday or Tuesday to post it!  With all the traveling I've been doing lately, I feel like I am way behind on blogging, but there are just not enough hours in the day, right?

The boys and I just got home from Orlando this evening.  I feel like I've been away more than I've been home the past two weeks, so I'm looking forward to settling into my new summer schedule that involves lots of training, some coaching (yay!), some music, and some lazy days with the boys. I have a blessed life, no???

I've got lots more pics from our trip, and I'm going to try to put them up tomorrow, but for tonight, just the training numbers:

Swim:  45m 2187 yds
Bike:  4h 35m 55.25 mi
Run:  2h 11m 58s 13.07 mi

Total:  7h 31m 58s

I didn't hit every workout this week, but considering I was out of the state or traveling to and from 5 days out of 7 this week, I think it's not too shabby.

One more thing...I'd love your thoughts on this.

My weight has been hovering right around 150 for about, well, forever, it seems.  I've done a good job getting my body fat percentage down, but that number just doesn't like to budge.  So, with Rev3 Quassy coming up in a few weeks, I'm considering switching to Athena division if I am still 150 at race check in. (For those of you who don't know, Athena division is for females 150 pounds and up, so I am right on the low end of that.)  My thought is that I will be much more competitive in that division than in Female 35-39, which is a crazy hard division.  I also think if I am working hard to eat clean and am still at 149 or 150 (I'm pretty sure you get weighed with clothes on), that there is nothing to be ashamed of for being a big girl, right?  Kel thinks I shouldn't, but I am wavering.

To that note, however, I've decided that from now until I head to Aflac Iron Girl Atlanta in June, I am going to be amazingly clean with my diet.  Something of note I will be foregoing until that time is my grande nonfat latte habit.  You read it here!!  Now I have at least one person to hold me accountable.

Let me know what you think - Athena or Age Group???


  1. What, no lattes? Good for you. Welcome back.

  2. I think that you should chose Athena or Age depending on what you really feel....Will it mess with you if you don't you want to place....I always hate it when my coach says do what feels right to you...I want her to just tell me sometimes...but it ultimately makes me stronger to decide what I really really want deep down....150ish or not you look great and no doubt you have got to be one strong woman putting in your hours! So you will do great!

  3. I still get amazed when parents can get in those training hours. Congrats for making that work. Good luck in Rev 3 no matter what division you go for you will rock it!

  4. Hi Kelly,

    I think it all depends on what is important to you. If it is really that important that you are competitive, then you might consider moving to the Athena class. However, Athena, or not, you are still going to be competing with some serious athletes that could compete at any weight. You are one of them!

    Whenever I have serious delusions about being competitive, I try to remember I am doing this for me. It would be great to podium (although I would take a top five age group finish,) but I do this stuff to have more energy, keep my sanity, narcissism, and be a positive role model for my children. (I had to throw in the narcissism—the Big Man is all knowing!)

    Whatever you decide—I will be eager to follow your progress..... but I don't think you need to change classes.

  5. As someone who races Athena on a regular basis, one thing I caution you about is that Athena often can be very competitive - especially at larger races. Think Tall women with little body fat.

    But you're a competitive triathlete whether you're in Athena or not. Good Luck no matter what you decide!


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