Saturday, May 22, 2010

Yellow Bike under Blue Sky

So, my life lately has been pretty amazing.  I've been jumping right into coaching!!  I have 7 women signed up for my 12-week tri training program at the North Area Family YMCA, and I have one client who I've been coaching for a few weeks now.  I'm having a blast, learning a lot, and, um, am really, really busy.

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!!


  1. Wow, that looks like a gorgeous ride!! And that is SUCH a cute picture of you!!!! Ok, sorry, FIERCE.. RAARR pic of you! =0.

    So excited for you---that the Y program is coming together awesomely and you are SUCH a great fit for this job!!!......

    Excited for you!!

  2. Terrific moments-those photos tell a lot about why we do what we do.

  3. Good times! Thanks for the Plug!And yes I do not know how my boyfriend can ride with no hands and take pictures either!!! I never get tired of him showing off because he knows its all about me anyways!! Thats why there are more pics of us two!!! LOL!! :)

  4. Wow...that looks so beautiful! I'm glad you had a great ride! :)

  5. That second pic is great! It is like you have your own personal triathlon training photographer.

    I can't wait to hear how the coaching goes.


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