I've had one of the best weekends that I've had in a long time. It's a good feeling knowing that I'm going to bed on a Sunday night a happy camper. I'll be honest - Sundays are usually good days for me. Really, I haven't dreaded Sunday night's since I worked in corporate America. That's a draw of being a business owner. But this Sunday... I'm extremely a happy camper! :)
First, the Grady Indoor Triathlon was yesterday and it was a huge success. Everyone at the Grady Foundation put a lot of work into making it another huge success. There were tons of positive comments about how it was run this year, some of the changes we made, and I'll be honest... there were lots of great happy athletes out there! We had almost 100 participants which is awesome! Tom and I raced it too which was fun. It's always good to see where we stand in March and what needs work. Tom kicked major butt. He's a rock star. That's all there is too it. He's been putting in a lot of hard miles on the bike for RAAM and it showed. He biked 7.6 miles in 15 minutes (um... that's 30mph!) He thinks the distance might have been off a smidge because we were using indoor trainers, but still. He managed to walk away with the overall male prize by 6+ minutes. Woo hoo! I had such a great time and I'll have to tell you, there are some rock stars that came out to race! I was happy to see so many fit people. I ended up barely squeaking by with the overall female again!!! It was close though... much closer than last year! I did better in swim than last year, although it still frustrates me that I'm slower than molasses - lots to work on there! The bike was slower this year (5.2 miles in 15 minutes versus 5.7 last year) but again, with our bikes on trainers, the resistance can vary from year to year. Personally, I felt like my bike was riding through mud as it seemed to hard to maintain 20+ mph on my bike. My run made me really happy though. I averaged around 7:35 for the 15 minutes which was a comfortable pace yesterday. I am seeing improvements there which I like! I also ended up meeting Meredith and Dave at the race. They are great athlete and Meredith's racing IM Louisville in August (Dave's doing the REV3 at Cedar Point). I'm hoping that we can get out and ride together in the coming months. :) I always love meeting new people who share my passion... there aren't many girls out there like me!
After the race, Tom and I decided to go out for another 4.5 miles of running. We had a great talk and enjoyed the blaring light in our eyes... THE SUN! Shocking, I know! It's amazing how well we both slept lat night!
This morning we had a lazy Sunday which quite honestly are the BEST things ever. Around 2, we decided to not be total bums all day and ran from Tom's mom's house to ours. It's a little over 8 miles and again, it was a perfectly sunny day! I feel like spring might be coming - there's a little glimmer of hope! :) It was nice to be able to run in a pair of tights and a long sleeve. I know that it was close to 50 but I'm slowly migrating toward shorts. If you know me, it's going to have to be about 60 before I bust those babies out! :)
The biggest and best news though which is the TRUE reason I'm all giddy this Sunday is because I just found out that Tom and I are going to Hawaii!!! I'm so stinking excited and can't stop talking about it. We just found out Friday that Tom's being sent there for some Team Type 1 talks so I'm going to go along. I have huge plans of laying on the beach, reading trashy magazines and drinking Mai Tai's! WOOT WOOT! So of course now I'm on a major hunt for new sundresses, a new bathing suit (BLAH - I hate shopping for bathing suits) and I'm so ready to bust out my flip flops! I have another month and a half until we leave, but I can't wait!