Saturday, September 15, 2012

Trials and tribulations

This week was a little tough.  On Monday while doing an easy run with Bri I took a bad step with my bad foot and had a re-injury of a stress fracture of my 5th metatarsal.  It is not as bad as when I originally injured it, but I am just going to take 8 weeks off completely from running so it heals well.  So, that is it for the triathlon season, and my run season won't get restarted until November at the earliest. 

It is frustrating because this is a very nice time of year to be out and about running.  Cool but not cold.  This accident also occurred about 24 hours after Bri and I had a big chat about getting motivated for some more serious efforts at racing performance in 2013.

Anyway, I will be swimming and biking lots to make up for it.

In other news, the XC high school season is going well and the team is enjoying the season.  Today they participated in the Adidas XC Challenge.  I brought Junior to hang out with them while Bri was winning a 5k race.  She came over to help us out after she earned us some more horse racing dough. 

Had a nice family reunion the past weekend, I have a few pics but uploading those will have to wait.

Hope you all are groovy.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

useless knowledge

Bri and I have both signed up for the Raleigh 70.3 coming to town next June.  About 50% of our athletes have also signed up for it.  It should be a good time.  This year I've managed to hold onto some fitness but it will be nice to really gear up for some racing next season.   Last Saturday I went riding with some of my very fit athletes and got blown off the back like a clingy ex-girlfriend. 

Tonight we're going to do our first and probably only group ride of the season with the Inside-Out Sports crew.  I expect to get dropped, cramp, and barf.  What a difference a year makes.

A couple weeks ago I realized I was dying slowly from lack of and poor sleep so have undertaken Project Nappy Time.  This means I prioritize sleep.  Little Man is not a consistent through the night sleeper so something had to change, 5-6 hrs per 24 hours doesn't cut it for me.

Last race of the season is Wilmington YMCA sprint 9-22. I was 7th overall last season, but top 50 this year will be good.

Open water clinic on Sep 16 and one more in Wrightsville Beach on 9-23.

We had a nice evening in Ocean Isle Beach with some friends last weekend, here Junior and I ham it up for the camera.