Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wow. What happened??

I have not posted in, well, a veeeerry long time (by blogging standards). And it's not for lack of things to talk about. SO much has happened. In fact, the amount of activity in my life is the very reason I've been away so long. In the last few weeks, I have beat my boyfriend at beer mile and set a new Cincy record of 9:08. I promise next time it will be faster.

And I've moved into my own place. I have all my stuff again. I slept in my bed for the first time in ten months last weekend. All my stuff is OUT of storage. the morning we moved it all, I almost cried. It's been a hell of a year and, once again, I made it out alive.

I've made some new friends with Bishops new Ladies Cycling team. And I rode my first road race as apart of the team. And then during the second race (which was very hilly and suited to me, my rear derailleur cable snapped. when i was in big 12. awesome).

I've also gotten in some epic training. I have a new secret weapon. And he's helping me run fast. Mile repeats of 6:08. 6:03, 5:55 (after a good number of hundreds). And he encouraged me, standing on the sidelines cheering at 5:30am as I have a meltdown cause the following week I can only manage to run 6:16s. He gets up with me at 4:30 to run a couple hours before work. And he joins me for my brick runs.

I've been on the trainer quite a bit and waiting for the weather to break! But at least I have some bad ass (literally) bibs for our new tri team cycling kit.

And swims have been fabulously. Our coach is getting married this weekend and we gave him a pretty good send off with t-shirts with his face on the back and a funny quip on the front. And this is what we all look like at 5:30 am. Awesome hair.

I got in my first century with new friends yesterday. And got rained on. And i'm not sure it got above 45 degrees yesterday. More awesome hair.

And now I have to jet off again for a group ride and some QT with Judi!


Judi said...

its been great catching up, we had a fabulous ride yesterday. i hope your run today was just as fabulous. it was sunny and much warmer, but hella windy.

Matty O said...

you are an animal! Glad you are getting in solid quality training and that life is back on track for you :)

Keep up the good work!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Alot of great news in this post!!!

Is your cycling team doing anything north? I dont think we are going south this year.

Do you still work at the LBS? I "might" be doing Tri for Joe again, havent decided yet

Missy said...

Sounds like lots of crazy and good stuff here. It's good when a plan comes together.

Melissa said...

I love you mile repeat sessions..

Ironshow said...

When's the next post??

thekettleblackest said...

Hellooooooo? Anybody home?