Well, first I'm starting out bright and early Saturday morning with a Triathlon. And when I say bright and early, I think I really mean dark and early because I'm leaving my house at 4am, which means I'm getting up around 3am. It's going to be an early, early morning. I am doing the WIN for KC Women's Sprint Triathlon. It's technically shorter than a Sprint with a 500 Meter Swim, 10 Mile bike, and 5K run. It is an all women's event and there are nearly 1,000 women registered. Pretty amazing! It was my first triathlon ever (just last summer). My total finishing time was 1:37:38. I really hope I can beat my time from last year, and if you had asked me about 3 weeks ago I would have said I could, but with this extreme heat, I'm just not sure. It was hot last year, but not quite this hot. The water is going to be pretty miserable too. The lake I swim at on Monday nights was 90 degrees this week!! 90 degrees!! It was so hot, I had to swim about 100 meters and then swim back to the shore to get out of the water to "cool" off - and it was 99 degrees outside, but it still felt cooler than the water. I imagine the lake I will be swimming in Saturday won't be much different. It's like swimming in a cup of hot soup....or a hot tub. The race doesn't start until 7:30 am, and I probably won't start until after 8am...I wish it was a little early, but oh well. It will still be a GREAT day!
Then on Sunday I'm headed to Hot Springs, AR for a few days of relaxation. It's not the most exciting place on earth, but I'm meeting up with a girlfriend who I have barely seen for the last 2 years. She lives in AR too, but about 3 hours from Hot Springs in Fayetteville. She moved to Fayetteville to study for her PhD - yea, she's pretty smart! And AWESOME! I'm so excited to see her. We already have a spa day booked. I can feel the relaxation setting in already. She's training for her first half marathon, so lucky me I will have a running partner while I'm gone. I am also hoping to swim in the hotel pool. The only sport I will be missing out on is the bike, but I'll be home Thursday, so I hope to get in a bike on Thur or Fri and then again on Sunday.
My life has been so crazy lately with work and training so I truly can't wait for vacation.
Thanks to everyone for all your comments and suggestions on yesterday's post. I'm considering all of them and trying to make some decisions.
Now, I will leave you with some random pics.
|Pic taken before my 50 mile bike ride a few weeks ago|
|Pic taken after the 50 miler. So happy to be done, or delirious...I think we might be delirious|
|Me & Jim at the Royals Game Friday night|
|Group photo of my Tri 101/102 class - last night of class|