Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Update

I've been so busy lately, I haven't had time to breathe. But it's good busy. Here's the scoop:

1. Acupuncture is awesome. It's been helping Jason with his inner ear/vertigo thing. He's still not back at work but at least he's not bedridden anymore. And he's eating! I started getting acupuncture too for back and stomach pain. Weird, wacky and wild stuff but I'm sold. It's for real.

2. After my killer 4th of July bike ride, went for a swim with the tri club on Friday in the cove. Had a blast. Swam a mile without feeling dizzy and sick afterwards. Yipee! Sighting a landmark on land helped. So did the pre-swim Pepcid.

3. Biked with the club Saturday morning. Took Torch. Had so much fun, I accidentally went 50. Oops.

4. Went for my long run with my awesome running group Sunday. Felt awful the first 4 and then hit my stride coming back. Got that "floating" feeling and was able to pace with the leaders. Felt strong and awesome. Finally got my running mojo back.

5. On my 6 mile mid-week run last week, saw a gorgous Great Blue Heron on the railroad tracks. So majestic. Gently shooed him away to a safer place.

6. FINALLY got back into my master's swimming class this morning. Made myself get in the pool even though I didn't want to, and it felt good. I've gotten SLOW!!! Argh. Coach timed me formally--2:25 for a 100, a good 25-30 seconds slower than I used to be (which was slow). Crap. Guess bad can get worse. He gave me a brief evaluation of my stroke. Turns out my legs are too high in the water, and my head is too low so my ass is sticking out in the air. Who does that? Why do I have the opposite problem of everyone else? I have to focus on swimming with my head up like a water polo player. Weird.

Camp Pendleton International is this weekend!!! Torch's debut! Gotta make sure he's ready. I'm stoked.....

Hope everyone is having a great week.

13 comments:

jameson said...

good luck at the race this weekend! That is race is a good one.

Paul said...

Good luck this weekend. Don't go too fast on that new bike!!! See you around.

bunnygirl said...

Sounds like a lot of good news!

Jodi said...

Great to hear that Jason is feeling better!

Good luck this weekend. I'm sure you'll rock it- you've been on those hills before!

:-)

Jodi

RunBubbaRun said...

Good luck this weekend with the bikey... Just remember to say "flame on" when you start...

Glad to hear the Jason is doing better.

theseamonster said...

The floaty feeling when running is awesome. I get it going downhill sometimes. Best of luck this weekend at Pendleton!!

Mike said...

Rachel- your new bike is beautiful, congrats!! Always nice to get new toys..especially when they come in that sexy red! ;-)

Good luck at Camp P this weekend!

Andy said...

That's a pretty stacked week! But your workouts and RPE's with each of them seemed awsome. That head down thing is weird. Especially since it is encouraged to stay down (parallel with the bottom of the pool, for example) so you have the feeling of swimmming downhill as your lower body rises up to compensate. My rear is so big anyways it really does not matter how high I lift my head...

Murtha...

Jenö said...

... or with the water line at your eyebrows. Just relax your neck and let your body follow.

By the way, did you go 50 MPH? That's nuts - well done!

Good luck at the race!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

I sounds like things are really starting to turn around for you and Jason. You guys are due for some good karma.

Good job with the ride and run. As for swimming, I'm pretty sure you don't want my advise since it is my glaring weakness as well.

Good luck with the race this weekend on the new ride.

Kate said...

Good luck this weekend! I think your swimming will come back to you in no time :-)

So glad acupuncture is helping Jason.

Cliff Tam said...

Did i told you..your bike is hawt??

Have a good weekend :)

Cliff Tam said...

more brownie points..

hawt girl on a hawt bike :D....