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. Ohh....how 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.