1. We talked a few months ago about switching up our crazy house and sleeping in the basement. Last night, we moved most of the furniture to try it out. I slept like a rock in the cool dark basement but the puppies are real confused about what is happening and Graham spent half the night running up and down the stairs trying to figure it out. They love having me "work" upstairs now though.
Today (at some point) I'm going to move the rest of our crap and we're going to try it for the summer.
2. I'm less than six weeks out from CdA and feeling....sort of fine about it. I did a 4 hour brick earlier this week to test out my newly revamped nutrition, and I only had to sneak down one gel instead of the 800 extra calories that I kinda thought I might need. I'm several days into my last big build and none of it seems scary or overwhelming. It just seems like a lot of work, and I'm going to get it all done, and taper, and then fly across the country with my bicycle and have a really long day of training with a medal when it's over. And beer. There will be a LOT of beer.
3. I'm also starting to finally get thoughts in my head about what I want to do with all the months that come after CdA in the triathlon season. I'm still not planning anything except beer drinking and non-lap-swimming for the month of July, but I know the itch to get moving again is going to come around pretty quickly, especially when the swamp-like summer conditions start to depart DC in early September. I'm still not sure what it will look like - maybe a few swim meets, maybe I break down and try to PR my stupid 5K after all, maybe I try not to kill myself on a trail run - but I am glad that I haven't planned anything immediately following just yet. I think that what I'd like to do is jump in things at the last minute that I feel like doing, instead of being stuck in a giant block of training for ironman. Quite a few people have asked me if I'll do another IM after CdA - and the answer is, probably. I've loved the training, there is very little of it that I have flat-out not enjoyed doing. If I have an awesome day in June - which is the plan - I'm sure I'll want to do another one. If I have a crappy day, I'll probably want to do another one even sooner. I've thought a little about where and when but don't have any strong ideas yet because I want to see what my body does after this one. But the plan is to keep moving for another 60 or 70 years, at the very least, which gives me plenty of time to work my way through all the crazy ideas in my head.
Happy Thursday, all! Do you hate living in DC in the summer like I do?