I know everyone wants to hear how hard i've been training and to some extent when I "train," I DO train hard....it just has been a bit far and few between. My running is pretty consistent, my spin classes are consistent, my swimming-not so much and here is the honest to goodness truth. I haven't ridden my bike outside since VINEMAN 70.3 last July.
I love my bike, I mean, seriously love it....it's fast, it has 650 wheels so I feel with every push I get more than one rotation in my wheels (is that even a technical bike term??), it's sleak, i'm proud to own it and I absolutely love riding it. My issue: lack of knowledge of the Boston area of a place I can ride that A: won't kill my tires/wheels as the roads here do to my car B: knowledge of a place I can ride in general, C: time in general to get in a good ride. In San Diego, my time was limited, but I knew exactly where to go to fit in some quick rides. Time is moving quickly and I have GOT to get my little Kestrel out and moving!!!
This weekend's goal is to get in a long swim and a ride somewhere, I got some good recommendations although one of them included riding up Beacon Street and then heading over to heartbreak hill (from Boston Marathon) and i'm thinking to myself as the guy is describing it "sounds like it has a lot of potholes and isn't this the equivalent of riding in Times Square?". Ugh, so hopefully i'll find a place to ride very quickly! The local bike shop here is pretty good so i'll be paying them a visit!
What else has been distracting me? Oh yeah, Dave and I scored a quick trip across the pond to Spain for five nights...sans Soren. It was awesome. Did I miss my little guy: absolutely, did he miss us? Not so much :). He never asked for us. Even once :). Ok by me, i'd rather him be super entertained by my awesome parents than to ask for us on a regular basis! It was so wonderful having my parents stay with him and spend quality time with him. My dad took him on super long walks all over the place, they took him to a music class at the library and to the Cape and some other New England towns, they had a great time! They told us we came home too soon. Next up: another vacation to plan, but first, i've got a racing season to greet!
It's funny, I know my training isn't up to par like it normally is, but i'm relaxed and I think i'm actually pretty fit, i'm motivated, i'm relaxed and just really excited to race. Next up: Half Marathon here in Boston and the Rev3 QUASSY!! STOKED about this race. Can't WAIT to meet my Trakkers teammates and do my first triathlon of the season!!!
Over and out!!