Monday, August 15, 2011

Revival

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.

9 comments:

Marlene said...

Yeah! Welcome back!!!

Teamarcia said...

There you are! Was just about to send out a search party.

P said...

Yay, I'm so happy to see you again!! Bummer about the DNF. :( Sounds like quite the busy summer, good thing you're blogging again.

Christine said...

You're BACK!!! I was wondering what you are up to. I'm glad you are doing well!!

RunMommyRun said...

I have been extremely uninspired to blog...but have missed reading yours! Sorry to hear about the DNF - good for you for still trying and learning more about what to do next time you attempt. Kudos!!!

Diana said...

Accountability has a strong hold! I kind of feel the same way about my blog.
Sorry about your DNF...but you're right, it will make you want it that much more next time!
Glad to hear you're back with the kb's....

Beth said...

Heather, I would blame bad luck for the DNF. Being in the last wave, you had no cushion against the cut offs. People that started in my wave had a good 45 minutes extra to get the swim in. Way to get out there on the bike and crank out 56 miles. Be nice to yoursef! Your times were fine- you just needed an earlier start. You inspire me with how you can work, be a great mom and still be a great athlete. Keep up the good work and you will do great the rest of the season!

DRog said...

Congrats on the revival and good luck at MAdison Half!

Richelle said...

So sorry about your DNF! You'll rock your next half-IM attempt!

You've been missed!