Sunday, August 30, 2015

65 super fun miles!!

Today's bike ride was one of those rides where you're having so much fun and feel so great you feel like you could go forever! I loved every second of it!

We started super early to try to beat the heat and rode the beeline, our favorite. :)

We started with a pretty decent sized group, but by the end of our second loop it was just me and Diane left. We both felt great!
I'm really enjoying training this year, I feel like Triplex is really kicking my butt into shape and that's making the longer/harder workouts seem easier-- and I'm LOVING that!!

After I did some adulting (grocery shopping and meal prepping) Carsen and I hit up so FroYo.
*What did you do this weekend? 

*How often do to strength train? I usually do Triplex 3-5 times a week.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mountain Man OLY!!

Today was SUCH an awesome day!

I've done a race this race before (and a race recap), so I'll just give you the highlights from today.

*Got there pretty early, set up transition, and hung out with friends.

*While walking down to the swim start with a group of friends, our friend Christian noticed a girl's wet suit was on inside out. He tapped her and said 'I don't want to freak you out, but you've got your wet suit on inside out'. She was with 2 of her girlfriends (who were also racing and had their suits on correctly), and she laughed and thought it was joking. She then asked him if it would make a big deal (being inside out), and he replied with 'I don't want to rain on your parade but...." She didn't seem to bothered by it-- but I did notice her later on changing it-- thank gosh!!

*Had a GREAT swim- felt great the whole time and really pushed it. (Averaged 1:58 and came out of the water 2nd in my age group.)

*Bike was fun- I know the course and know when to push it. But, my front break was rubbing and I had to stop twice to adjust it. Not cool. (Averaged 16.89 and finished 6th in my age group.)
*Felt good on the run- saw a LOT of friends (both racing and spectating) and it was awesome! ((Averaged 10:25 and finished 3rd in my age group.)
*Finished 4th overall. 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' killed it too!
*Grabbed some amazing food with Maria and her family before driving home.
*Once we got home, Carsen and I hit up Baskin Robbins. It was amazing!
*Anyone race this week? 

*What's your favorite kind of ice cream? Chocolate chip cookie dough!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Flagstaff again!!

I bet you'll never guess where we went again this weekend?! FLAGSTAFF!! I know, you probably shocked and never would have guessed it! ;)

Since the race is next weekend, it's SO hot in Phoenix, and hotel rooms are only $68 dollars we couldn't really pass it up. It's SO much cooler up there and it's so pretty!
We left a little later than usual, got food along the way, drove straight to Buffalo Park for a run.
It was gorgeous and we finished our run right as the sun was starting to set. Tried to take a photo of me running with the self timer on my phone. Who knew how hard it was to actually get a running picture like this?! 50 tries later and this is the best I got....
Props to all you people who take running selfies on the daily!! I still don't know how you do it!

After our run we were starving and didn't really know what we felt like. 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' was google-ing directions to a restaurant a friend recommended and I did more important things like take more selfie. ;)
Oh my gosh guys! It was seriously the BEST pizza ever! (We almost got another pizza to go do we could have it again tomorrow!) Pizzicletta, we will be back! They also had gelato that we go to go and ate back at the hotel room.
Funny story:: I asked 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' to take a photo of me with my gelato because it was melting.... I have about 10 photos similar to this one:
*What did you do this weekend? 

*What is your favorite kind of pizza?

Friday, August 7, 2015

100 days from today...!!

Ironman Arizona is 100 days away!!!!
I literally don't even know how this is possible! I feel like we JUST did Ironman Arizona and like we JUST got back from New Zealand!!

Time is flying by! I can't believe it! But ready or not- here it comes!! I have some pretty big goals for this race- mainly to redeem myself from last year after having a not-so-great race and hopefully PR and beat my original time of 14:45.
Definitely starting to feel real....

*Is anyone racing this weekend? 

*Anyone else doing Ironman Arizona?!