Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring is Here!

Spring has always symbolized new beginnings for me. With the start of daylight savings, I already feel more enthusiastic, motivated, energetic, and positive. I've been working out a lot more. My body is quickly getting back into shape, and I finally lost the final 3 pounds needed to reach race weight. Now I just need to put on muscle...

I'm signed up for the Superseal Olympic Triathlon this weekend on the Coronado Navy Base (http://www.superfrogtriathlon.com/). I wasn't going to do it. I haven't been training and exercise has been minimal and sporadic. After this weekend, I've decided I have no excuse not to do it. And now I'm excited.

This weekend, I joined the tri club (Tri Club San Diego--(http://www.triclubsandiego.org/) for the first cove swim of the season. It was 57 degrees and choppy with a big swell. In addition, it was the first time I had been in the ocean since.....hmmmm.....July? It was fantastic! I banged out 0.7 miles and felt wonderful. Saturday, I joined the Chula Vista Trek Store for their 53-mile ride. All guys. Great, I'm going to get dropped in the first 5 miles. It was not to be. I was able to hold my own, thankfully, as we rode up to the Cabrillo National Monument and back. Thankfully, the ride was mostly flat with a few small, forgiving hills. Sunday, despite ominous gray skies and chilly winds (okay, it wasn't that bad folks but for us pansies in San Diego, it seemed threatening), I had an awesome 10-mile trail run through Penasquitos Canyon. Because the skies seemed like they were about to open up and dump rain any moment, I had the canyon mostly to myself. Luckily, the rain held off until later that night.

I'm sore, yes, I'm sore. But my muscle memory can get me through half-ironman length workouts. I have absolutely new excuse for not racing an Olympic. Plus, I get to put my race wheels on! I realized I've been scared to race. I have cold feet, so to speak. Now, I can't wait to get my feet wet (literally) on Sunday! The excitement has returned. The hunger is back. Finally.

7 comments:

Painting Tips and Tricks said...

This is a great site! I like the content and pictures in it!...Daniel

Diana said...

Good luck with the tri this weekend!
Spring is a great time-I've completely transformed my house with fresh paint, carpet and furniture. I've given it an entire cleaning-hardcore cleaning, the kind of stuff I've let go since "training" for things came into my life! With all that and some great "professional" help, I'm feeling like the happy/healthy person I was just a short time ago!
Good luck and can't wait to read all about it!

Tom said...

Great Blog. I envy anyone who lives in a warmer climate like San Diego! But then, doing an Ironman in a place like Michigan, involves cutting two holes in the ice - 2.5 miles apart....

Another great site I found is www.My-Triathlon-Training.com Full of training tips and information. Didn't see it listed on your links.

MissFancyPants said...

So happy for you! Sounds like you got your mojo back and had some great and fun workouts@ There is something about the sun and daylight saving time that gets us back and running! Good luck

Wes said...

AWESOME! enjoy your high octane mojo :-)

Colleen said...

Rock it this weekend girl! Glad you're back! :)

Libby said...

You motivate me! Good luck and enjoy the race!