Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Big Girl Pants!

I really wish I had kept up this blog. I miss old "blog friends" whose blogs have disappeared over the years as mine has.  Wish we had a "blog friend" reunion to see how big everyone's kids are etc.

If you were wondering about a family update, this little spunky princess is now 16 months old!  CRAZY!  She wore undies 3 days in a row this week so far with only 1 accident.   REALLY CRAZY!  I started elimination communication at birth and honestly it really is true: girls are easier to potty train.  Love this girl sooooo much!

Twilight Triathlon

My first indoor triathlon! I want to try new things this year and do new races I've never done. This was an 8 pm race so I thought no biggie until I found out I was in wave 6, starting at 10:05 pm. Woof!  I went waaaaay too early (thought we had to be there for a 7:45 prerace meeting; turns out that was optional haha) but I learned a lot by watching the 5 heats before me.

20 min swim - 17 laps, each lap was 50 yds, for 850 yards total

20 min bike - 5.79 (whatever that means, they calculate the number from your watts and your weight)

20 min run - 22 laps or 2.75 miles

Total: 9.07

I ended up winning my age group and being the fourth overall female. I'll take it. My goal this winter is to improve my swimming so I'm going to do a masters swim class at a local Y this next session.  Pretty excited!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Don't Drop the Ball 5k

A new race this year, I signed up bc it was super cheap. Then Blaine decided he wanted to do the race too! He did a great job for his first 5k.  Too bad it was pouring rain / sleet.  Haha winter in Ohio!

3.1 miles - 23:17 for 2nd in my age group

Monday, December 12, 2016

Frosty Frolic

This race was sooooooo cold!  I had purple lips for hours afterwards. It was so pretty running in the dark through stadium park's awesome Christmas light display.

3.1 miles - 24:03

15th out of 792 females
3rd of 76 in my age group

Monday, October 3, 2016

Canal Fulton Adventure Race

partnered with Nick for a 2.3 mile run (16:45),  2.5 mile canoe (33:54),  and 4.8 mile bike (17:46).

We were first coed team but 2nd overall losing to a male - male team.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Portage Lakes Triathlon - Sprint

750 meter swim - 18 min for 6th in my age group

13 mile bike - 49:09 for 2nd in my age group

3.1 mile run - 27:44 for 2nd in my age group

Total - 1:37:37, which was 2nd in my age group

Friday, August 5, 2016

Headwaters Adventure Race 2016

This was my first race since October 2014! Crazy!  Got pregnant, had a baby, recovered from pregnancy with the help of a PT who has her doctorate in PT and specializes in women's health.  She taught me the importance of getting back into shape correctly and on the correct time table (diatasis recti / pelvic floor, etc).  I did not start running until 6 months post partum on her advice.  It is hard seeing other women who go about things differently (running up until giving birth, running 6 weeks post partum) but Dr. Marsden has taught me so much about how that isn't good for the long term.  We only get one body and we have to treat it correctly!

Anyhow!  My first race!  This is my favorite race and consists of a 2 mile run, 10 mile bike, and 5 mile kayak.  Everything was going great and I had just passed up a super fast lady on mile 5 of the bike that I'm normally gunning for.  I turned left.  The course went right.  Doh!  I ended up biking 3 extra miles.   I'm not sure how but I still ended up winning my age group.  Time: 2:08:27.   I would have definitely been top 3 overall female if not for my blunder.   Nick did AWESOME!  He was 4th overall and 1st in his age group.  1:49:46.  We had fun and I learned to always memorize the turns before the race. Can't assume it will be marked and can't assume there will be anyone in front of you.

Next up will be the Portage Lakes Triathlon in September!  Gotta get swimming.  I've been slacking off. Babies make things difficult to say the least.

checking out my swimming form via drone :)