So I guess it's been a while . . .
I had basically given up on blog but found I really miss the creative outlet. Also, writing about working out seems to make me better about actually working out. And actually working out makes me happy and healthy.
What have I been up to for the last two months?
In July, I DNF'd at my very first half ironman. Started in the last wave of swimmer's and swam super slow (which I expected, because I am a super slow swimmer). Actually missed the cut off time for the swim, but did the bike. Then was so far behind the cut off time, didn't even start the run. I will do a half ironman someday, but I think I need to wait until I get a bit faster in the water and until I am at a better place in my life to devote more time to training. Live and learn.
We spent the first week of August relaxing on vacation at the lake. I got in a couple of fun runs and a long bike ride with my father-in-law.
Lots of stuff going on in the next few weeks - the Madison 1/2 Marathon this weekend, the Baxter Tri next weekend, some camping, a baby shower for my sister, a tri in White Bear Lake . . . and before I know, it will be Twin Cities Marathon weekend.
The long and the short of it is (1) I need to get my ass in gear and (2) hello consistency. Working out for three hours one day is great. Following it up by three days of lazing around on the couch eating ice cream? Not so great. Hence the revival of the blog.