|Ashley and Me|
Both weddings were beautiful! It was nice to spend time with family and friends. It was hectic and I ended up helping with Ashley's wedding quite a bit. I was up at 4:30 am Thursday and didn't crawl into bed until just after midnight. That meant no workout Friday.....back up Friday am and going strong all day until after midnight again. That ended up meaning no long run Saturday. I hated that I ended up missing my long run and a swim workout this week, but family is much more important. And I wouldn't trade the moments I had with my family for anything in the world.
|Jeremy & Ashley with my Mom & Dad|
|Ashley & my sister Tracee|
|Jim & Madi - Madi was a bridesmaid|
|Me & my sisters|
|Blaine & Jordan and Jim's sister Angi & Shane|
|My nieces Paije, Laken & Blaine with Jordan|
|Me & Jim|
We got home late Saturday night, and I had a bike tour scheduled the Sunday am. I was picking up my girlfriend Michelle at 6am, which meant getting up at 5am. What was I thinking when I signed up for this bike tour I thought to myself when I crawled in bed Sat night and knew I'd only be getting about 5 and half hours of sleep - again - for about the 3rd night in a row.
I woke up and was TIRED. I wanted to call Michelle and cancel, but I had already skipped my long run, and I knew I really needed to get in a long bike. I slowly got out of bed and got moving. I was tired and groggy. But it was a BEAUTIFUL morning. The weather was nice and cool. I was wearing a light jacket.
The bike tour ended up being AWESOME. There were a group of 7 of us that rode together. We did 35 miles so it wasn't terribly long. After the ride they had great food, music, and a beer garden. We ended up hanging out for awhile and finally headed home about 1pm.
I got home, showered, and took a 3 hour nap! I had never needed a nap so badly. Now, it's time to start the week all over again. I have to have a GREAT week of training this week. Only 3 weeks to my Hyvee Triathlon, and a I have a Sprint Tri on Sunday. BRING IT!!
I would share more stories and photos of the weddings, but I guess this is supposed to be a workout blog. ...but I couldn't resist at least a few. It truly was a wonderful weekend.