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A day of a lot and nothing at all.

In Life, Triathlons on February 15, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Today there’s not much to talk about, other than it’s been raining in Miami almost all day, and that means probably tomorrow’s training session will take place in the gym and no swimming. At least it’s not raining meteors around here.

A day packed with work that started very early for me because one of my dogs had a reaction to the flea/heart worm medication and the poor thing was scratching like crazy. So, very early in the morning… I think it was around 4, I took him out for a bio break and then treated him with some love and Reiki. He fell asleep on my chest for an hour until he was ready for action.

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Tonight is family time with The Dude’s (the boyfriend) and his kids, and then late happy hour with some of my tri-friends.

The rest of the weekend will be filled with many activities, including the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, and perhaps rain too.

If I do anything extraordinarily interesting I will report back. For now, I have nothing else to say.

Have an awesome weekend and, if you are lucky as I am, happy LONG weekend!

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Florida. The Sunshine State.

In Bike, Triathlons on June 27, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Not really! While we can’t complain of the beautiful weather we have down here in Miami all year round, our summers tend to be very wet… It’s Hurricane Season!!! So, when you get up at 5am to meet your teammates for a 6:30am bike ride and it’s starts drizzling, you really don’t know what to do. Should I just abort the plan and get back into bed? Is the rain going to get worse? Do I wait until it’s 6:15am to see if it actually stops? If it’s not THAT bad? Should I just hit the gym and bore myself to death on a stationary bike? All very valid questions, especially the first one!!! I decided to make an executive decision this morning and just go to the gym. I changed my “Lady” Alien Endurance Uniform (“Lady” because this one is pink; our official one is orange & black which I TOTALLY love) for regular shorts and t-shirt (I was NOT going to the gym with a tri uniform to sit on a bike that was not going to take me anywhere!!!) and out the door I went.

Several months ago, to not say just weeks, I would’ve gotten back into bed. But this “new” me didn’t think twice to get the workout done whatever way it was necessary and in the morning. Yes, “in the morning” because tonight we have track workout with the team, and it’s a pretty awesome workout I don’t want to miss.

The reality is that the “new” me signed up for a Half IronMan, the one in Augusta on 9/30, and I need to get my act together. This is not material to fool around with. This is big. So, I really have to train. I won’t be able to wiggle it like I had done in a couple of past races. This is grown up stuff, so I have to grow up.

I’ve been sticking to my program as much as I can. I’ve been actually doing all of it except for the strengthening workout which I know I need! I know! I know! I can hear my coach repeating this to us constantly, and I have yet to pay attention. Shame on me!

So, I know I shouldn’t complain because of the weather… some folks have it worse living in cold areas, high altitude, etc… but it really sucks when you are scheduled for an outdoor workout and you are stuck in your house wondering what to do.

Below a shot of my “fun” bike ride, watching CNN and hoping my one hour workout flies…

Stationary Bike - Boring piece of equipment but saved the day.