Couple of weeks ago was the famous Gear West Duathlon - this race has been my nemesis for the last couple of years because I can never seem to pace myself for duathlons and either go out way too hard on the run or too slow. It is also off course and I am so afraid of pulling a muscle since it is sketchy terrain and it is usually muddy. Two years ago I lost my shoe on the run course because it got stuck in the mud so there is a great picture of me running with it.
This year I again didn't pace myself right and felt like my heart was coming out of my chest but made up some time on the bike to end up with third overall. Even though every year I dread the thought of running in the mud this is a race that I come back to every year I can - it is the season opener for most of us in Minnesota and it is fun to see everyone you haven't seen for the last 6 months - as well as it is a good check on where you are with your fitness.
Boys are great - they are growing up so much - Owen is almost done with Kindergarten and Keaton had his first year of Montessori school. He went two times a week from September to May and he cried every time I dropped him off - I was hoping the last day of his school I would get by without any tears but it wasn't so. I know it was all a show for me because I would hang out for 5 mins and peak in on him and he would be fine and start playing with his friends but still....it would break my heart and it would all I could think about for the next hour as I would try and work. Owen is participating in a 5k run this weekend - it is part of his schools Fun Run and there was the option of the Kids 1 mile run but he really wanted to do the 5k - that's my kind of boy - go long or go home!