Monday, July 30, 2012

Big blobby bleagh.

We went on vacation to the OBX last week.  It was a good time but next time we'll be bringing a Gramma to help watch the boyo.  An eight month old can't really do much at the beach except the same thing they've been doing at home.  We did have some fun though!

In other news, I have tipped the scales at my maximum acceptable weight so am back on a strict intake of diet soda, dry spinach, and hamburgers sans cheese.  Everyone has their limits.

With this in mind, it shouldn't surprise you I'm very ambivalent about even starting the Lake Logan international distance triathlon this weekend.  That is a far way to swim, bike and run, and I am chunky and unfit.  I have been kvetching about it but will probably tighten up my skirt and give it a whirl.  Don't be surprised by abysmal results, faithful reader.  Knowing how to do something well and doing it well are very different paths of righteous warrior-ness, Daniel-san.

The high school cross country season is here in full effect so I plan to write even shorter and more sporadic posts through November.

Vacation pictures:


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Why I don't want to do an olympic distance race & other things

I'm signed up for the Lake Logan international distance triathlon on August 4.  I will be skipping the run portion.  I am not the world's most natural runner.  Running a 10k after swimming and biking for 1.5 hours is a challenge when in great shape.  Right now I am not in great shape and my overall endurance is really low.  I get tired after about 1.5 hours of exercise.  Like really tired, want to stop and lie down sort of tired.  Also my foot is not 100% better. 

Anyway.  I will be doing 2-3 more sprints this season:  Mayo Lake August 11, Belews Lake September 15, and maybe Wilmington YMCA on September 22.  After that we're both going to get fit for some half-marathon and 5k racing. 

In other news, the last Old School Aquathon on July 4 had a great turnout.  We also hosted a good open water clinic last weekend.  

This Sunday we are holding one of our Powerstroke swim technique clinics.  The following weekend we have the Little Uno and Big Deuce and then go on vacation for a week.  Looking forward to that.  I keep working on athlete schedules/plans but at least it is a change of scenery.

Last night I caught Roger Waters The Wall Live tour.  It was a great show.  I am a big fan of Pink Floyd and could recite just about all the lyrics to this album.  It is more of a rock-opera show than anything but what a great musical story and performance.  For those of you who think I am a classless goon.  Here is proof: