Thursday, January 20, 2011

three things thursday

1. Yesterday was gorgeous.  When I was driving home from the metro, my car thermometer read 51ยบ.  It was sunny and almost warm.  So I decided to go outside for a ride - the first in at least 2 months.  WOW.  What a fantastic decision that was.  I only had time for a very short ride before the sunset chased me inside, but it felt so good to not be on a trainer in my basement.  I got to reunite with one of my best riding buddies, Mr. Jefferson:
And when I got home, I felt the way I always do after a great ride: light and breezy and happy.  Overflowing with joy.  I'm hoping this ride will tide me over for a while, because it's back in the mid-30s today.  


2. I'm also glad to recall this feeling about cycling, because I signed up for my first 70.3 yesterday: the Kinetic Half.  The timing isn't great - only 8 weeks out from the National Half - but I think it will set a good baseline for my summer, and help me figure out what I need to tackle for a fall 70.3.  I'm super excited (slightly scared) but ready to eat it up.
3. I was given the go-ahead for a test swim at PT on Tuesday.  I swam 1000 relatively easy yards last night, 800 of which felt fine.  My mid-back started to tighten up around then, so I slowed it down quite a bit to finish out 1000.  It still felt tight and a bit painful while I was pool running, so I shut the pool running down early and headed home.  A round of advil, ice and heat later, it's feeling better, but I guess it's just going to take a few more days to heal.

15 comments:

  1. What a view! I'm impressed you are tackling 70.3. I was considering signing up for a June one but I don't think I could be ready in time, so I'm sticking to an Olympic. Then again, you are always swimming and biking so it really isn't that surprising that you will be ready in May.

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  2. It was SO nice to have those temps yesterday! Unfortunately I didn't have time to take advantage of them outside. Anyhow, you should look at the Half Full tri here in Columbia for your fall 70.3. I can take you out and show you the courses...

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  3. That's an awesome pic! The memorial one is cool too! ;)
    You will eat that tri for dinner.

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  4. Yup, now you have to do this. Three things Thursday turns into Seven Things Saturday...

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  5. Jealous of your bike ride! I miss our summer sweaty rides in the early morning.

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  6. yay for being back on the road! and a half-iron? amazing!

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  7. I'm very excited about your 70.3, and to train with you for it!

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  8. OMG! Awesome! I know you'll kick some butt. Love the picture!

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  9. 70.3!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. ahh - that picture (well, both of them) fills me with such happiness :) Although I always thought of Lincoln as my biking buddy.

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  11. I'm jealous! My trainer is growing old. It will be nice to get outside again! There's about 8 inches of snow and it's about 10 out now though where I live. Best of luck on the 70.3!

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  12. Glad you were able to take advantage of the nice weather!

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  13. The bike ride sounds awesome. Wish I'd had more of a chance to take advantage of the weather.

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