Friday, August 24, 2012

The last 5 months...

It has been a while since my last post ummm to be exact 5 months...sorry, that is what happens when you are training for an Ironman, have two young children, work part time and have an injury you wish would go away!!!
With the hamstring not doing the greatest the whole summer I have been racing but not like I would like to and not like I feel I could. As far as races went - I did a couple of 70.3's that went well, placing first and third.  I never seemed to recover any speed for the Olympic races and trained through them, hoping to get my fitness back.  I have Ironman Wisconsin in a  couple of weeks and with it being my first I just would like to finish but finish within my potential.
I finally did a run today and didn't have any pain - I have been putting on kinesiology tape every time I run now for the last 2 weeks and it seems to help.  I just hope it holds up for the marathon and doesn't give me any trouble.  I am looking forward to just doing some yoga for two weeks after the race and nothing else!

Summer seemed to fly by - we swam a lot in the pool and Owen will probably be a faster swimmer then me in the next couple of years.  He also started Kindergarten this week and I had a few tears as he got on the bus.  Keaton is his happy crazy self and never seems to stop talking.  The two of them fight like crazy at times but then love each other so much and play so well at other times.

The weekend after Ironman I have the opportunity to watch one of my athletes race in Malibu.  She was one of the Lucky 7 CNN chose to train for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.  I can't wait to watch her race - she has been so determined since we started working together in February and has done some 5k's as well as open water swims and very anxious to put it all together!  While in Malibu I also get the opportunity to meet Rich Roll - ultra endurance athlete as well as Chrissie Wellington - whoo hoo - what a way to celebrate Ironman - let's just hope I do OK as I will be in great company!

            Picture of an athlete and me at the Liberty Half Ironman where I finished 1st and Melissa placed                                  first in her age group for the Olympic Race!

                          Owen and Keaton with Santa Clause during Santa's summer vacation