1. At our end-of-session dinner with the marathon clinic last week, I received a very generous gift card from all of my peeps who had chipped in, as well as a card filled to the brim with really sweet messages. It was truly touching and I was overwhelmed by their generosity… and promptly treated myself to something I have been coveting:
Garmin Forerunner 910xt, aka THE triathlon watch
2. Hubs had to go on a business trip this week, leaving me the task of single puppy parenting. Obviously I love hanging out with Miles and part of me is secretly excited that I get to hog all of his attention for a few days, but it’s also quite the task for one person. I’ve nearly been late to work both days this week and the evenings are a jam packed with puppy training, puppy walks, puppy feeding, puppy clean-up, prep for the next day, etc. etc. Not to mention my own training! (fortunately my Mom & sisters have agreed to puppy-sit during my workouts).
3. Last weekend, I finally had a tri-specific fit done on my bike, and there were some big changes! With being sick last week, I didn’t really have an opportunity to test it out and now it’s in the shop for a tune up and a few more adjustments, so I’m looking forward to testing it out and seeing if I notice much difference. Unfortunately, I won’t have it back in time for the Time Trial tonight and I don’t want to miss another one, so I’m going to bust out the hybrid. I wonder how fast I can make this thing go… and how much faster I will be on this course on my Trek next time! (we rotate through 4 different courses of varying distance)
4. With the hot hot weather we are having, my Masters buddies and I could not bring ourselves to hit the pool. Instead, we were back at Lake Wilcox last night. It was great to have a group of about 10 of us! The lake was more choppy than we are used to, especially when the wind picked up half way before our swim. For a while there, every breath brought a gulp of water. I suppose it’s good practice since race day could certainly be choppy.
What are you up to this week?