Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blog slacking is NOT sign of training slacking!!!!!

Yes, yes. It's been awhile since I've blogged but DANG I've been busy. I'm going to make this short & sweet though b/c I don't want to bore anyone to tears and more importantly I can't remember everything that's happened since I last blogged. Getting old SUCKS!

My leg has been healing quite nicely. The swelling is gone and all that remains is super light bruising, a couple of new scars and two lumps underneath my thigh. Coach assures me it's likely just scar tissue. It's definitely nothing that is causing me pain so that's good!!!

I went to Buffalo, NY for my family reunion (Loffredo side). What a great time!!! I always love seeing my Buffalo family and was sad to leave. While there, I had an awesome time running. It wasn't only the cool temps though...for the first time in awhile, I smiled the WHOLE WAY THROUGH MY RUN! I'm sure I looked like some crazed freak to the people I passed along the way but I couldn't help it. I was out there feeling good and it reminded me of how much I love running. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE triathlons but running will always be my first love!

I had my first 50 mile ride this past weekend!!!! Woo hoo!!!! I was a little intimidated by the distance but honestly, loved the distance and had an awesome solo ride. For me, there is nothing better than getting out there and clearing my ever jumbled head!!!! I'm getting more and more confident on the bike and still totally in love with my beautiful Quintana Roo!!!! One of my favorite parts of the ride was coming up on 59....a HWY I typically drive on. I didn't get on the HWY of course, I'm not crazy! Ok, I'm not stupid. :)
So what's next? Glad you asked! I have a race this weekend!!! Clear Lake Sprint Triathlon to be exact. This sprint will cover a 500m swim, 12.5 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. It's a longer sprint than I've done in the past but I'm totally ready for it! I have an Oly next month which I'm looking forward to and then 10 weeks from now will be my first HALF IRONMAN!!!!!!
I promise I'll do better and post this weekend before and/or after my race!!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Where have all the updates gone?

This will be quick mainly b/c I'm on a conference call and need to focus but felt guilty I hadn't made an update in awhile.

Ok, I don't know who all reads this so for any dudes reading, I will apologize now for this! :)

I have the hardest time finding good sports bras. And of course, all my friends who train have normal sized boobs so have no issues with bras. I had done my homework and heard Moving Comfort makes a great sports bra for girls like me....you know, the ones who have to wear at least 2 at a time to keep the motion reasonable. Well, I road tested my new sports bra over the weekend and it ROCKED!!!!!! It's made well, fits well, doesn't cut off my circulation, doesn't rub where it shouldn't and is a reasonable price ($52 probably sounds pricey but when you're talking about the health & comfort of your twins, it's well worth it).

I also ordered 2 pairs of Sugoi shorts (their tri shorty's). Love, love, love 'em!!! They fit well, stay put and are comfy. They aren't great for long bike rides (say over 30miles) but that's ok. I find that it's nice to have a couple spare pairs of tri shorts to train in. I also ordered an aero Bento bag for my bike. Thanks to those purchases, I've found my new love....TEAM ESTROGEN. I can't believe I'm admitting to shopping at a store by that name. Whatev. :)

So what's next for me? I will be in Buffalo, NY for my Family Reunion and am SO looking forward not only to seeing my family but also running in cool temps. My coach told me to keep the run short but I have a feeling I will want to take advantage of the weather and view. So excited.
Until next time!!!!!