I realize I'm pretty far behind in blogging. Things have been, shall we say, BUSY lately!! So I have some quick updates and two announcements for anybody who cares:
**I'm now teaching spin 4x/week: Mon 6 a.m., Wed 6 a.m., Wed 6 p.m., and Fri 6 a.m. (This means even more time spent planning workouts and making sure I avoid song repetition)
**We got a new computer and switching all music/photos/docs from the last 4 years on my Crapintosh over to the new PC has been time consuming, to say the least.
**We went to L.A. from 1/26-2/1 so I was busy working and having fun.
**I'm getting back into the swing of training! Which means less chill time (aka blog-writing time) in the evenings. I'm actually starting to feel a desire to run again. And to race again. It is a FANTASTIC feeling. Just the other day I was glancing at some old tri photos from last year of me running out of transition and I smiled and thought "that was fun. I can't wait for sunnier, warmer, longer days to do THAT again!"
**I'm SWIMMING again. And I'm KIND OF FASTER! I was making 100s on the 1:25 consistently without drafting off somebody! I was doing 100 IMs on the 1:34 - getting closer to being back at my 1:30 IM pace, NICE! (If only I could swim free as fast as I can do IM...sigh...)
**I've been busy having Tour of California FEVER! Team Astana is in town and everybody I know is all giddy and starstruck because of random Team Astana/Levi Leipheimer/Lance Armstrong sightings. It is SO cool. Last week I was driving down a main street in Santa Rosa and was turning left at an intersection; as I was turning, I realized that there, to my right, was TEAM ASTANA WAITING AT THE LIGHT. OMG OMG OMG OMG! I was so excited I didn't know what to do. After I made the turn I pulled over and as they rode past I cheered them on and hooted and hollered. It was cool.
Okay so I promise to write a real blog post in the near future. Life is good and busy and I'm happy so I don't really feel too bad. :)
1) Team Aquaphor is now recruiting for 2009! If you are interested in learning more and/or applying, click here. Applications are due by March 6.
2) Norcal Bike Shop is having a Tour of California After-Party at Stout Brothers on 4th Street in Santa Rosa. They're raffling off a Specialized fixed-gear bike and up to $1500 in bike gear.
Sun, Feb.15, 5-9pm. You have to pre-buy tickets at the shop. Click here to learn more and BE THERE if you can!!!