With training, coaching, teaching and playing flute (yes, that is my regular job!!), being a mommy and a wife, I feel like there is not a lot of time for extras. I've really been missing keeping up on all the blogs I normally read. I try to catch up once or twice a week, but it's hard. I've also missed regular reading, but have just jumped into Once a Runner, by John Parker, which is fantastic! I also have a big huge coaching manual that I have to dig into this week, so I can take my test and become official!
For the record, I just took out at least 7 exclamation points in the last paragraph. All for you, Mark.
Anyway, I had the good fortune to be able to share my long ride this week with my friends, Kristin and Andy. Kristin just started a blog called My Triathlon Dreams, so if you have a chance check it out. They were planning on riding from Beaver Lake Nature Center which is about 8 miles from my house, so I loaded up my back pack and rode there to meet them. We got in a beautiful ride, complete with a puppy chasing, horses, and a dinglehole (actually, that was the name of a road we were on...isn't that awesome!). Andy has some mad cycling skills and got lots of great pics of us in action. Seriously, I don't know how he rides with no hands, down hill, taking pictures all at once.
Kristin and I flying downhill. Check out the sky. It was like that the whole day.
How can you not smile on a day like this?
I rode home, ran a 30 minute transition run, and ended up with 52 miles on the bike, 3.1 on my feet, and a whole lotta ice in the tub!!