I know I've kinda fallen off the blog wagon but there has been all kinds of insanity around here. Some bad, some sad and some darn exciting but naturally it's all happening at once and causing mass stress. I'll fill you in once it all passes....until then I don't want to jinx any of it, good or bad.
In the meantime, I am still attempting to train for a triathlon. I have recently accepted that this isn't going to be my best performance. My heart just isn't in it and while I am training, I'm certainly not training enough to make race day something to cheer about. I won't drown or anything traumatizing like that, it's just going to be a so-so race day. And I'm ok with that. You can't expect great results unless you at least put in great effort. And besides, I am doing that race with Team in Training so the real reason to race is a lot bigger than myself. The reason is to find a cure for cancer. Because it sucks.
I got in a 21 mile ride with my team on Sunday. It was a decent ride and my pace wasn't absolutely horrible (12.88 mph average...which I know is slow but it definitely isn't the worst ride I've ever had.). I actually saw 20 mph at one point but during the last 3 miles, I felt like I was riding into a hurricane. It was windy! I think this may be the reason I enjoy spinning classes so much. I'm only dealing with my own ability (or lack of) and I'm not also fighting mother nature and her fury. :)
It was a fun ride though. I got to spin out some stress but I also got to hang with this girlie for parts of the ride (when she wasn't dropping me on the uphills):
So while this triathlon certainly isn't going to be an "A" race for me, I have my sights on two other races later this year. Once some of the insanity passes and I evaluate the time I have to train, I'll fill you in on my plans. :)