Race Schedule and Results

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ahhh...

I feel like I'm finally getting to a place where I can breath again. Things have just been so busy in the Kingery house. Race Across America is over. Team Type 1 did amazing! They were first overall again this year with a finish time of 5 days 10 hours and 48 minutes. It was definitely an experience for Tom that hopefully he can put in his memory bank and just support from now on versus participate in! :) While I know he enjoys the challenge, he's not a bike racer and it really takes a toll on him. I know he played an important role in this year's team and that he kind of enjoyed himself (it's hard when you are throwing up for the first full day), but it's done! :) Here are some of the pictures from the finish line... it was 4:30am when they got in and we did get to see an amazing sunrise over the marina! :)
Then we got to have an amazing vacation in Annapolis. If you haven't been, it's the greatest little town. We got to see a little of Baltimore too on Sunday before our flights. Tom was navigating as I was driving and brought me to Charm City Cakes. :) I love Ace of Cakes so it was cool. I'm sure they get a gazillion tourists out there taking the same picture that I took, but whatever! :) I wish I could have met Duff...
So we're home now, but only for a few days. Tom leaves on Friday for Orlando. He has back to back conferences there for TT1. I'm going to go on Saturday and just hang out for a few days. The hotel has a lazy river (woohoo) and we're hoping to hit up a theme park on Tuesday. And we signed up for a 5k on Sunday through the conference so that should be fun!!!

I feel like I've been totally slacking in the training department. My motivation has been zilch with everything going on. That's typical this time of year I guess... it's the busiest time with the most miles due. Prioritizing and balancing life (friends, family, work, training, cleaning) starts to get difficult and I find myself struggling with it a lot. I feel like some of the people who should be the most important in my life show their true colors this time of year - and by that I mean not being 100% supportive and understanding. If there's ever a time I feel selfish (which I do and probably am), now is that time. Do you ever feel this way with your training??? It's hard to do what you love and get slack for it. I guess I have to make myself happy before I can make others happy...
Ohhh... good exciting news. I received my 288 Marathon Bar samples the other day in the mail. They are AWESOME! I'm going to do a give away with some of them in the coming days so stay tuned. If you haven't had them, they are awesome. I was given 144 of the crunchy honey & toasted almond energy bars and 144 of the chocolatey nut burst protein bars. YUMMO! I'll let you know the chances to win some of them... you'll be hooked!

15 comments:

Danica said...

So happy for TT1! Way to go boys.

Hang in there. You'll get your mojo back. I have faith!!!!

Charm City Cakes...OMG I so wish I could have seen that place. I just learned about it last week!

Jon said...

That is really incredible! How many miles total did he do by himself?

Molly said...

Congrats to your husband on a great race!

I'm starting to have minor clashes with my husband over my early saturday morning runs...I want to go to bed early on Friday, but he's done with the work week and would rather have a later night, going to have to focus more on "compromise" I guess!

Colleen said...

@Jon... it's hard to say for sure. They break the 8 man team into two 4 man teams. Tom's team had more total miles. Then within the 4 man team, they each rotate on the bike all out for anywhere from 5 - 30 minutes depending on the terrain, possibly picking up a pull here or there depending on how the other riders are feeling. Does that make sense?

Caratunk Girl said...

HOLY CRAP! Congrats to your husband! I love Charm City Cakes!! Well, I mean I have seen it on TV. Hang in there, mojo comes and goes.

Kim said...

huge congrats to tom and his team! woohoo!

and we all get into the training slumps - things just come up - that's life. hang in there, and dont let those unsupportive people get you down! hang in there col!

Meredith said...

You're doing great with the training. Remember there are others out there doing it too, at least that helps me. It also helps me to get super organized and get my a$$ out of bed in the morning and immediately get in one workout. Only two months to go!!!

Jumper 2.0 said...

Great job TT1

Hope the training mojo comes back soon!

Carolina John said...

rock on! This time of year it's really hard to keep putting the miles in. Down here it's so hot we can't stand to be outside.

Lori said...

Way to go Tom!

That's awesome you got to go to Charm City Cakes-one of my coworkers got engaged in front of the store, and they managed to get the baker (or one of them? I can't remember) to do their wedding cake-it was a replica of the proposal scene! Super awesome :)

teacherwoman said...

Yay for TT1!

Like others said, mojo comes and goes. Yours will be back in no time! :)

Rebecca said...

I am right there with you... I am completely in a training slump. It tends to happen to me every summer though especially with trying to juggle taking the kids places, cleaning, vacations etc. Just need a little triathlon (next Sunday!) to get us motivated, right?

Congrats on your husband's team. Incredibly impressive.

Julie (ROJ) said...

Thanks for the well wishes. If you wanna send your addy to starrr126@gmail.com I'll send you your choice. I haven't done the giveaway yet (I'm a day behind...oppsy)

Julie (ROJ) said...

Oh man. I'll be honest I just copied and pasted the same message to everyone who left a comment. You're right you have plenty, my bad! Did you exchange your stuff? Because my new stuff arrived on Fri so if you don't have yours yet it should be there soon!

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