I can always count on my blog peeps to lift me up when I’m feeling down. THANK YOU for all your nice comments. Feeling better.
There are a couple of reasons why I haven't focused on triathlons this year. One is because of my IT band injury, and the other is more personal. Maybe someday I will give myself another shot at it, but until then I have to acknowledge what I DID do, rather than what I didn’t. (don’t we all!). I know full-well how hard I worked, what I dealt with in training and race day, but the bottom line is that sometimes you really want the numbers to show that. Insecurities? yes.
In sharp contrast to yesterdays photo, this morning:
47* is perfect for running. Not so perfect for an OWS. But that’s how we roll up here.
45 minutes later: It feels like somebody punched me in the face with Novocain and water boarded me with salt water. But pain makes you feel so ALIVE. doesn’t it?
Fake it till you make it.
Puget Sound (aka cold ass water) Wollochet Bay:
My awesome friend Mellissa swam SANS wetsuit. She is a phenomenal swimmer. And very nuts. If you ever hear of someone swimming from Alaska to Russia, it’s likely her.
A long hot shower and cup of coffee later, I can feel my toes again.
Spreading the love SHOUT OUTS:
Go over to Running Sane and wish her luck at Grandma’s this weekend! She is a hilarious and very REAL blogger who tears it up on all over the arctic tundra (minne-sot-a to you and me). GOOD LUCK GIRL!!
Also send some love to the freakishly strong athlete Running, Tri-ing, and Living who is racing Patriot Half Ironman this weekend! You are such an inspiration! Many well wishes to you Ana Maria!