Saturday, July 24, 2010

Things are looking up!

I had, like, three good says in a row.
I had a blast at the Devou Park Crit. I worked registration, which means I get to put faces to names. And I get to see a lot of men in spandex.
While the crit was fun, I did probably have more fun eating nachos and enjoying a beer with Rob afterward.
I awoke five hours after arriving home to go to swim practice. That was a struggle. And then, when I got there, realized I somehow missed the information that Aaron was our of town for a meet so there was no "organized" practice. My initial thought? "Oh my God! I could've slept in!" But several of the masters group showed. And one dedicated swimmer (seriously, he just did a 10k OWS in less than 3 hours) brought in a workout. As I was walking out of the gym, I had this thought: "I have a really good life!"
And then it was on to job hunting and a three hour nap and then to dad's for laundry and a good news surprise via mail. I also had a good talk with Holly about training and resting and burn out.
Friday may have been the best day of all though! I'm not exactly wired just right. I mean, upon giving myself permission to take it easy and have fun and stay up late and socialize with friends and whatnot, I finally had a good run. I went out in 90 degree heat with 90% humidity and had an amazing 8 mile run. My legs didn't feel alien. But the sweat I produce is ridiculous.
I then made my way into my old office and socialized with my girls. I miss them and all our laughs and sharing stories.
THEN...a trip to Wheelie Fun (the local tri shop) where I picked up some new Zoot trainers...for free (ie - gift card).
After a late lunch, I went down to Reser's to meet a couple guys for a ride. We got in about 40 miles. And it was blazin' hot!!
And now I've gotta get out for another 60 miles or so.


The Iron Curtains said...

It's so nice to read your happy posts, Amanda! May the next three days be even better. You deserve it. Enjoy the heat!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Glad to hear you've had some good days! :)