I really don't have anything to report. Things are relatively "boring", and frankly, I'm perfectly fine with that. I'm ready for a little "boring" -- in other words, routine and structure with no pressure, and no travel for a bit.
Adding to the whole ambiance of "boring" is the cold-rainy-dreary weather that has largely continued since the race. Despite the grey skies, my energy is rebounding. I'm back into full-on tri focus and have gotten two bikes, a run, a swim, an Erg, and the gym in the first three days of this week. I'm feeling much more relaxed and focused than I have in a while and I'm sleeping more/better too.
I've decided to take this month to tighten things up on the nutrition end. I'm getting back to veggies 3x a day, upping my hydration, and avoiding mindless snacking. It's just a few simple changes, but I'm ready to crank up the self-discipline. When I train for a marathon, it always seems like my appetite grows disproportionately compared to the mileage so it's time to get those realigned.
I took a quick peek at my stats January 1 - April 30. It was cool to see 142,776 yards of swimming!! That's 81 miles, which would not be feasible without the Vasa Ergometer that I continue to use twice a week in conjunction with twice a week pool swims. In just a few weeks, the indoor pool will be replaced with the outdoor pool and open water :-) Maybe the temperature will get out of the 50's by then too. Maybe.
graph does not include 2 hrs/week at the gym
My non-training life is humming along. The kids wrap up school on May 31 so it's a busy month with end-of-year activities, science fairs, project days, concerts, last soccer game, 5th grade graduation, Lake Day, pool party, etc. This marks the end of elementary school for us and next year I will have two in middle school - oh BOY! Double the parenting
I don't say much about work or the specifics of who-what-when-where I do with the fortyninegroup. Suffice it to say I feel very privileged to be able to do what I do and to work within the sport of triathlon. I love it! I interact with tremendous individuals who share our passion and I am able to provide support to their goals with my skills - communicating, writing, organizing, creating, and technical problem-solving. Pretty cool!
So that's the status update from here! Nothing terribly exciting but sometimes that's a good thing.
Have a great week!