|Lunch for the week is all made.|
Keith will be doing a lot of my training with me which I'm super excited about. We'll be getting on our bikes this weekend and easing back into riding on the road. It's going to be awesome awesome awesome! He's even going to hit the pool with me on Friday. What, what?!??! That's right, he's finally going to make good on his threat to show me up in the pool. At first I thought maybe, just maybe he was fast. But then he told me he needs to learn to breathe so I'm thinking I'm ok. More on that. :)
Of course, training for an Ironman with the complication of having an incredibly demanding job is something many balance. We decided my long work weeks and terrible commute weren't challenging enough so we got a puppy. This was totally by chance or if you were to ask Keith, #giftfromgod. Any of you reading this are probably FB friends with me so know the story but for those of you who were unlucky enough to stumble upon this blog when you did a Google search for "Ironman Texas" or "completely awesome blogs", I'll give you the Cliff's Notes version. A week ago today, I found a dog on our front porch. Filthy, tired, scared and flea infested no less. My youngest step-daughter rushed over (mainly b/c she wanted naming rights) and helped me clean the beast and then went to Wal Mart with me to get her some essentials. The vet visit confirmed what we suspected, no chip. From saying, "if she's a Great Pyrenees, we are not keeping her" to seeing her sweet face and then saying, "we have to keep her", it was meant to be. So yes, the vet believes she is a full Great Pyrenees who is about 4 months old. They have also told us she will very likely weigh more than 100lbs. (Side note: we purchased an at home DNA kit and are hoping to learn she's a Pyr/Yorkie mix and will only get to be 40lbs -- she's 29.9lbs today so that's probably a pipe dream).
So that's what I know. It feels good to slowly get back into the swim, bike, run of things. Happy training, y'all!
|Breakfast & snacks for the week. So yummy. Not!|
|And....dinner for the week. At least there's color!|
|Our new dog, Ellie Stormy Chalfant.|