Monday, November 30, 2009


I have to take a break from blogging. I am up against major deadlines in the next couple of weeks and as you can see I just can't find the time to read or write. here is a recap of what I've been doing since my last post:
  • I got super sick and spent Thanksgiving alone in bed :(
  • At least I was too sick to care
  • Getting sick really set me back for those deadlines
  • I had to take a whole week off from working out and I ran for 30 minutes yesterday
  • Sore
  • I got my trainer, but I can't put it together
  • It's harder to not have a man around the house in the winter than it is in the summer
  • Dear neighbors: sorry about the leaves and ugly winter storm yard. I'll get to it when I can.

Obviously I have nothing noteworthy to blog about anyways. My last final - Dec. 17th. Then I'm a free woman and can resume blogging.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Life is Good

I've had some questions about my hubby and why he leaves so I'll address them real quick. He is a merchant marine which means he works on ships, however he is not in the military. Right now he's on an oil tanker and his schedule is 75 days on, 75 days off. It's a crazy schedule but really, it's all we've known (we actually met on a cruise ship we both worked on). Anyways, I thought it was important because I've gotten a couple of comments that were absolutely wonderful, but I am not a military wife and I feel strange being put on the pedestal that those amazing women belong on. I don't have to say goodbye for more than three months at a time and more importantly, I don't have to fear for his life while he's gone. Regardless of whether or not you support the war effort, it's astonishing really. I have a few girlfriends whose husbands are overseas and their strength blows my mind!
So life is good. I have a great family, wonderful friends, a beautiful home, the ULTIMATE husband, and recently (today) purchased this:

Orbea Aqua Dama TDI (with Campagnolo components)

Those hudz are soooo fugly! I had them change them out to black.

Much better!!! I'll probably change out the water bottle cages eventually too. I decided to keep the saddle though. I figured it would be easy to spot in transition.

New goal: Half Ironman. 2010

Monday, November 2, 2009

The begining of a new cycle

I am very excited to be back on track. I tried not to emphasize how truly disappointed I was in my marathon performance and results. I know you all understand the pain of training so hard with your whole being for that long and just having it fall out from under you on that one day. I did suffer from some post marathon depression. I tried not to blog about it to much since all of you left such awesome comments after the race report. I guess I didn't want to be a drag. Anyways, the month of October is behind me and I am super stoked about my new goals.
The next event I'm officially training for is:
Capital Peak Mega Fat Ass (that's really the name, I swear.)
They have a 34 and 17 miler. I'm opting for the 17 miler. It's all trail, all weather, all bad ass!! My hubby leaves this week so my desire to blog or do anything but hang with him has taken over. I'll be back when he leaves.