Sunday, September 25, 2011
I know that a lot of people write all about their workout summaries every month. I wish I had something stellar to write in regard to fitness, but well, I don't. I've biked a little. I've swam once. I even ran a little on Saturday, but I'll get to that. So, here's what's been happening in my world. Grab a cold one... it's been a busy month!
REV3 Cedar Point
After getting back from Cedar Point, Tom and I turned around and flew to Vegas for a few days. We went to Interbike. I have some thoughts on Interbike. So everyone told me that it would be the most amazing experience in the world and that I needed to sneak my camera in there to see all the technology that is going to be introduced in 2012. I had my expectations set high... probably a bit too high. Although it was cool, and it was overwhelming in terms of "stuff" to see, it wasn't all the latest and greatest that I thought it would be. It was very retail oriented... in that all of the exhibits had mini conference rooms set up so that a retailer could have a one on one meeting with the brand, order stuff, etc. I could have taken pictures (it was banned, but EVERYONE was), but honestly, there wasn't much that I HAD to have pictures of. I walked out knowing that I do, in fact, love my Kestrel 4000 Pro - not that I was ever questioning that. :) Vegas was super fun though... I stuck to the penny slots and played for 3 days on very little money!
Okay, so I'm still healing. It's going to be a looooong process. Tom drained my leg (gross, I know, but I couldn't take it anymore) but I still have a lump there and a big ole' divet and lump on my back. I've been biking since two days after my accident and actually went out with Keith last week to bike for a while. It was awesome to catch up with him. We both decided to brave the Thursday night ride together this past Thursday. It was a bit eerie to be out with the group, but I'm so glad that I went. And they are such an amazing group - decided we would "conquer some demons" by bringing Keith and I to the accident scene. As we passed over the dip in the road that caused it all (thankfully I have answers now), we totally missed the chalk outlines of Keith and I that a few in the group had taken the time to draw earlier that day, complete with Keith's glasses and my ponytail. We turned around as a group and inspected the "crime scene". Keith and I are good for some entertainment and he and I both laughed a lot about it. Glad that we're at that point now! :) I feel like my confidence grows more and more on the bike!
Yesterday was the Akron Marathon. First, let me just say that this is the most amazing marathon - top notch in EVERY sense! I can't rave enough about it and if you are looking for a great course, great expo, great swag, a race director that shakes EVERY ONE'S hand as they finish, amazing organization from start to finish and an all around great time, do this one! Okay, so I was scheduled to run the full and decided that I'd walk the half. On Friday night, I bandaged up my body and realized that with everything securely in place, I could run with very little pain. This was HUGE! In my fit of excitement, I decided that maybe I'd try to run walk the full. Thankfully I texted Matty-O because we were going to meet he and Heather in the morning (they were doing the half) and he talked some sense into me. He told me that Heather would walk the half with me. I was super excited to have the company. So Saturday, I bandaged everything up, met up with Heather and we started running. I was freaking running. We made it about 4 miles and then both she and I started to have some pains here and there. So we run/walked the rest of the way. And let me tell you - I freaking hurt. Walking is so much harder than running. But, I finished and was so excited. Tom cranked out his second fastest marathon every (just two weeks after a 140.6). The perfect way to celebrate his birthday. I'm now putting Chicago back on my calendar in two weeks. I can't run the whole thing - because of fitness and the injuries, but I'm going to finish that darn race. You just watch me!
So, that's my last month in a nutshell. It's getting crazy around here... I'm super behind on blogs and will try my hardest to get caught up soon. :)
*** oh... one last thing. Are you interested in being part of an amazing triathlon team? Team Trakkers is going to be Team REV3 Racing next year and they are accepting applications for new teammates. Let me just tell you - I've been part of other sponsored teams before and they don't even compare to the awesomeness of our team. We are truly like a family and I've met some of the most amazing athletes and more importantly friends from being part of the team. I'll be back next year and can't wait to see some of you at the races! Visit this link if you are interested in applying: http://rev3tri.com/news/rev3-is-now-accepting-applications-for-our-age-group-team/