What to do with your old race bibs

What to do with your old race bibs

 

20160501_185621-COLLAGEIf you are anything like me you have a stack of race bibs that you have collected over the years that are sitting in a pile on a shelf collecting dust. I can’t bring myself to throw them away.  Some of them are just generic ones from 5Ks I did years ago that just have a number and others are the elaborate Disney ones with my name on them and color graphics.  Then there is everything in between too.  I have 5Ks, half marathons, sprint triathlons, marathons, even a few obstacle course runs.   They are all a part of my running history and even though I have a general no clutter policy in my home I do collect all my race bibs.  Recently I started looking on pinterest and all around the internet searching for what to do with those old race bibs.  I found a bunch of ideas and tried to pick the easiest one because I am not the most crafty person in the world. In fact my friends give me a hard time for using too much glue with the hot glue gun when we were doing a charity craft project recently.   I found this project that looked pretty easy and decided to try it.  You use your bibs to cover wooden letters and then you hand them up as a decoration.  I chose the letters R-U-N.  I think it came out very nicely and it was relatively easy. (Frustrating at some points, but easy.) Here are my step by step instructions if you want to try to do what I did.

Gather the items you will need:   Continue reading

Product Review – MPOW Cheetah Sport Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Stereo Headset Headphones Earphone Earbuds

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20160427_074625I don’t know about you but personally when I run without music I feel lost and bored and usually end up turning around and going home to get my earbuds. But when I have my earbuds and some good music pumping I often feel like I could run forever!   Recently, my husband got me some MPOW Cheetah Sport Bluetooth Wireless Headphones.  I had been complaining about the wire from my ear buds getting in the way. (I have actually started tucking the wire under my shirt so it is far less bothersome, but this conversation with me complaining to my husband happened long before I had that genius idea.)   My husband is a bargain shopper and he found a great deal on slickdeals for these MPOW Bluetooth Headphones. I honestly do not know how much he paid for them but I have recently seen the same pair online on Amazon for $27.99.  I am overall, very happy with these headphones and would recommend them.  Here is a breakdown of some of the features of the MPOW Cheetah Sport Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headset Earbuds.

First, things first these earbuds are easy to turn on.  You just put them on and then press and hold the button on the top right ear piece until you hear a friendly voice that says the headset is on.   They are bluetooth so you just turn the bluetooth on your device and it will sync.  I have never had a problem with these and didn’t have to load anything or configure anything. I just turn the bluetooth on my phone on and it find the MPOW headphones. I select them and they sync within a few seconds.   

There is an option to take a call during workout. I haven’t tried that option. You can also skip tracks and control volume with a quick tap of your headset. Sorry but I haven’t tried that either.  I use these headphones with my cell phone so I just skip tracks and control the volume through my phone. Continue reading

Hello Fresh

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Recently I tried Hello Fresh.  I had been looking at all the possible meal delivery services – Blue Apron, Plated, Hello Fresh.  They all seemed like good options but I had a coupon code for 50% off of Hello Fresh so they were the lucky winners of my business.   I logged in and scheduled my delivery date. When my delivery date got closer, I logged into my account and selected my meals.   It was a very simple process. 

When the delivery arrived I was pleasantly surprised. The box was large and sturdy. It was insulted and each meal was in it’s own small box. There was a divider so that the meal boxes were on the top and on the bottom in between freezer bags was the meat. It was all very cold so the sturdy box and all the insulation seemed to do the trick. That was something I was very worried about since I live in Florida and the box was outside for several hours until I got home from work.  

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Each meal came in it’s own box and each meal came with it’s own recipe card, which had step-by-step, easy to follow instructions. Continue reading

Harbour Heights Half Marathon April 2, 2016

Harbour Heights Half Marathon April 2, 2016

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This past week I participated in the Harbour Heights Half Marathon. Despite the hot weather, it was overall a very nice race.   

Pre-race info:

There was a pre-race packet pick up which was really nice this year. Last year, because of the parking situation (which I will discuss below), it was stressful to get my packet the morning of the race. So when I heard there was a pre-race packet pick up I was very excited.  It did happen to be on a day that I was busy but my friend was able to pick mine up for me.  The “swag bag”  wasn’t really that “swaggy”. Other than the race shirt, bib and granola I’m not even really sure what was in there because I threw the rest away.  I think there were some flyers for other races and perhaps a chap stick.   Nothing terribly exciting.

Parking was much better this year than it was last year.  Last year the park was being remodeled, so we had to park far away and take a trolley to the start line.  There was also only one or two trolleys out there so it took a little while to actually get on a trolley due to the long line of participants that were waiting. But, this year the remodeling is done and you could park much closer to the starting line. I was still about a half mile away but that was a nice warm up walk for me.

Registration started at $65 and went up to $90 the longer you waited to sign up.  They offered a $5.00 discount if you were a member of one of the local running clubs. (Which I am, yay Zoomers!).   The half was limited to 800 people but there was no where near that many people there for the half.  I think there was only maybe 200, so it was a smaller race, which is actually nice.  I love the Disney races but you can never get a good time because they pack you in there like sardines and you can’t move around the slower people very easily.  This course was wide open and due to the low amount of people I could easily maneuver around other runners.

The restroom facilities were pretty good. There were two restrooms open each with three stalls and there were also some port-o-potties.   There was, of course, a line for the women’s restroom but it moved pretty quickly and it was well stocked with toilet paper.

This race is put on by Harbour Heights Charities, Inc. The do a 5K and a half marathon at the same time with the half marathon starting 15 minutes before the 5K.   They have done this 5K for the last ten years and just added the half last year.  They have raised more than $145,000. That money raised goes to schools in the community who teach autistic children.   So not only is this a local race for me, but it also goes to a really good cause.  I participated last year in the first half marathon and had to come back this year too. I hope to make this an annual event.

The race started promptly at 7:15AM after a few announcements and the national anthem.  It was a chip timed event with finisher medals for all participants and medals 3 deep in each age category.

The Race:

The course was along the Peace River and the surrounding neighborhoods in Harbour Heights. It was flat (you have got to love Florida) and was all on paved streets.  It started and ended at the park.  It was very well marked with signs and lots of volunteers pointing you in the right direction.    Continue reading

Starting the Week Right with a Healthy New Recipe – Paleo Chicken Broccoli Casserole

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Starting the Week Right with a Healthy New Recipe – Paleo Chicken Broccoli Casserole (*New to me Recipe, that is.)

Today I got out of work a little bit early so I took the opportunity to go home and cook dinner. I scoured the internet for a recipe that fit what I was craving. I wanted something with chicken and vegetables – either sweet potatoes, broccoli, or butternut squash.  Perhaps some kind of a casserole. But casseroles are hard for me because they frequently contain ingredients that I generally try to avoid, namely cheese and other delicious dairy products. As much as I love dairy, it does not love me so it must be avoided whenever possible.  I also try to eat, what I call, “quasi-paleo”.  By “quasi-paleo” I mean that I try (try being the key word there) to avoid processed foods and most gluten.  That means I eat a lot of meat and vegetables. But sometimes I get bored of just eating meat and vegetables so I search the internet for recipes and there are a HUGE amount of paleo recipes out there on the internet. When I googled chicken, vegetable, paleo casserole I found the following recipe from the Grass Fed Girl Blog – Chicken Broccoli Casserole.   It’s paleo, gluten free and looked easy and delicious so I decided to give it a try.  

 

As a side note, Grass Fed Girl seems to have a lot of very interesting information. She writes about natural home and beauty ideas as well as paleo recipes and exercise.  I was very happy to have stumbled across this webpage and plan on going back and reading more in the future.   

 

So, now back to the recipe.  It’s very basic ingredients – chicken, broccoli, onion, mushroom, chicken broth, nutmeg, eggs, and coconut milk. Since I just decided to make this recipe today and it calls for cooked chicken, I cheated a little and bought pre-cooked chicken at the store. I just didn’t have enough time to buy chicken and cook it and then make the casserole. I wanted to jump right into making the casserole.  In the future, when I make this recipe again (which I definitely will since it was a hit with me and my husband) I’ll probably make chicken in advance and then use the leftover cooked chicken for this meal.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 cup chicken bone broth (I used chicken broth)
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg (I went a little heavy on the nutmeg, probably closer to 1 teaspoon)

 

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a casserole pan coconut oil and set aside.
  • Steam the broccoli until just barely cooked and set aside, uncovered. (I ended up just putting the broccoli into the saucepan with the onions and mushrooms in the next step, rather than steaming it.)
  • In a sauce pan melt the coconut oil, brown the onions and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the mushrooms, saute until cooked and move the pan off the heat.
  • Transfer the broccoli, mushroom, onions, and shredded chicken into the casserole pan distributing evenly.
  • Mix the bone broth, coconut milk, eggs, nutmeg with salt and pepper in a bowl with a whisk and pour it over the contents of the casserole dish.
  • Make sure the mixture is spread evenly and all the contents are covered.
  • Place the casserole in the oven and cook for 35 to 40 minutes until done in the middle.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

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I served this casserole with rice pilaf. Both my husband and I enjoyed it very much.  The coconut milk, broth, eggs and nutmeg combined to make a creamy sauce with a nice but not overwhelming flavor.  It was a little liquidy but that could have been from the coconut milk I used (I used the coconut milk I had in my pantry which was not full fat like the recipe called for). This was an easy recipe to make with healthy ingredients.  It didn’t call for a million ingredients and the ingredients were basic everyday items, nothing hard to find like some paleo recipes – like the nutritional yeast flakes I recently had to buy online because I could not find them in the grocery store. This made enough for us to have multiple meals. I love leftovers so that was a plus for this recipe as well!  There are only the two of us but this would have been plenty to serve a family of four with large portions and probably still some leftovers. Overall, I would definitely recommend this recipe and will absolutely make it again  in the very near future.   

My Week In Review Featuring Rock My Run

My Week in Review February 22, 2016

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This was a good week for me!  I was out of town with the high school mock trial team that I help coach at their regional competition.  But I didn’t let the break in my normal routine stop me from my new crusade to eat healthier and work out more.   Saturday there was a free breakfast at the hotel and it was loaded with carbs! Which is one of the big things I have been trying to cut back on.  It was tough but I had plain oatmeal and added some raisins and cinnamon. I also had a hard boiled egg and took a banana for mid-morning snack.  I was very happy with myself for resisting the bagels, english muffins, bread, muffins and especially the cinnamon buns!

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I also stayed on track with my goal from running at least 15 miles per week by getting in s workout on the treadmill in the hotel fitness room.  Here is  look at my runs for this week:

 

Tuesday, 2/16 3.25 treadmill

Thursday, 2/18 2.39 treadmill

Saturday, 2/20 4.5 treadmill

Sunday, 2/1 8.15

 

18.29 total miles for this week Monday 2/15 – Sunday 2/21.  The new addition to my running repertoire was an app call “Rock my Run”.  I had heard of this app before but I thought you had to pay for it. So when a friend of mine mentioned it to me last week and told me she had been using for free I decided I had to check it out.  It’s a really great app and I would highly recommend it.   It has thousands of mixes of all kinds of music.  One song streams seamlessly into the next.   All of the music can then be personalized based on your steps per minute, heart rate or ideal cadence.  (I haven’t figure that part out yet, so that might be part of the pay option, I’m not sure yet.)  You can search by activity or genre and once you find a station you like you can mark it as a favorite so you can get back to it quickly next time.   With the help of this app I ran on the treadmill three times this week and didn’t want to kill myself while I was doing it!  In fact, if I had enough time I would have run longer.  I’m hoping that the newness of the app doesn’t wear off and I can keep my miles up next week.
What’s your secret to keeping your weekly mileage up? How do you survive those boring “dreadmill” workouts?

Sarasota Music Half Marathon – February 7, 2016

Sarasota Music Half Marathon – February 7, 2016

Today I completed the Sarasota Music Half Marathon. It was my first time participating in this event and it was my first long run since I was under the weather in January.  I did the Goofy Challenge and the week after that I was not well enough to run for awhile. I just got back to running last week but only did a few short three mile runs. So I wasn’t really sure what to expect from myself today.  I woke up at 5 AM and thought the usual pre-race thought.. why the heck am I doing this?!?!  I drove an hour to get to Sarasota (getting dozey on the ride) and made it to Sarasota in plenty of time, except that the parking was terrible and I couldn’t find anywhere to park. Eventually I made my own spot and ran to the starting line with just enough time to use the port-o-potty and get to the start line.  The place was packed!! I had to bob and weave my way through the starting line to try to get up to the 2 hour pacer. That was my goal for today – 2 hours.   At least the packed starting line was warm!  It was a very cold day for southwest Florida, only in the 50’s and very windy!

I have to say, I loved this race! There were bands all the course.  Some were doing covers, some were doing original songs and some were marching bands.  They were all great!  The course was a fun out and back and then out and back. So you ran out about three miles and then back three miles and then you did a different out and back to make up the rest of the miles.  I really enjoyed running through Selby Botanical Gardens.   There were pretty flowers and nice trees. It was very pretty to run through.  It was fun to see people running the other direction and encourage them, or let them encourage you.  The bridges were windy and freezing but watching the waves in the water because of the wind was a nice sight.   There were plenty of spectators offering high-fives and entertainment with fun signs.  Some of my favorites were “Worst parade ever” and “You are running better than the US government!”  There were water stops that were appropriately spaced, with both water and gatorade.  In addition to gels at two spots they were also passing out girl scout cookies at mile 8!   And to top it all off, at mile 12 there was beer!!  (I was close to my goal time so I didn’t stop to enjoy it, but still, it was there.)  Even though it was a cold and very windy day I still had a great time!   I crossed the finish line in 1 hour and fifty six minutes, which was under my  2 hour goal!

Bib 1721 STEPHANIE JIMENEZ Finished 01:56:18
Interval Time of Day Chip Time Chip Pace Gun Time Gun Pace
Start 7:07:49AM
Half Split 8:04:04AM 00:56:15 08:36 min/mi 00:56:51 08:41 min/mi
Finish 9:04:06AM 01:56:18 08:53 min/mi 01:56:54 08:56 min/mi

The finisher’s medal was really cool too!  It was two guitars and one of them had a moving part ( I don’t know enough about guitars to say what part it was, but it was really cool!) The post race food was really good too. There was more free beer and a buffet with eggs, french toast, bacon, sausage and pastries.  I was so happy that the buffet was inside because I was very cold from the run and appreciated the chance to warm up before making the walk back to my car.  20160207_094042

I also loved the shirt!  It is a nice, thin material which will be perfect for summers here in Florida.  It also has a keyboard graphic on both sides, which you can’t really see in this picture but was a very nice touch.20160207_121259

I have only two complaints. One was that there was no race day packet pick up which meant I had to go out to Sarasota two days in a row.  The other is the parking – there didn’t seem to be enough and there was a lot of traffic from everyone trying to find a spot.   But I don’t think there is really anything that can be done about that. The race was sold out so there was 3,000 participants all packed into downtown Sarasota.  Next year I will just have to get there earlier so that I can get a better spot and not have to run to the start line.

To end on a positive note – the race volunteers were awesome. There were a lot of them all over the course and they were all smiling, clapping and encouraging!

Did anyone else participate in the Sarasota Music Half? I’d love to hear if you enjoyed it as much as I did!

Timex One GPS + Watch

Timex  One GPS + Watch

I’ve had the Timex One GPS + Watch for over a month now so I thought it was time to share my thoughts on my new gear. I should start by saying that I received this watch for free through my participation on the Timex Factory Team, but these thoughts are my own.  So with that disclaimer out of the way, let’s start with the way this watch looks.

20150913_083058 As you can see, I have a small wrist and this watch takes up pretty much the whole thing. I have to pull it to the second to last notch on the band to get it tight enough.  This large size is not uncommon for fitness watches. My prior watches have also been very large so this didn’t surprise or upset me.  Honestly, you need the large face to be able to see everything you need while running.  As you can see in this picture, while you are running the face of the watch has 4 sections. One tells you the total miles you have run so far and another tells you the total time you have run.  The last two are your heart rate (if you have the heart rate monitor attached, which I do not have) and your current pace.  (My current pace is empty because I had to stop running so I could take this picture.) The watch is black and the display is color. The display is actually very easy to read, nice and bright and colorful.

So let’s back up for a minute to talk about what happens when you first power on your watch.  When you first power on you will see that there are six options. Starting on the top left is running, music, and contacts. Then the second row has talk, time and settings.  I haven’t loaded any music on my watch yet but I am excited about that possibility. I’m currently in the market for a good pair of bluetooth, wireless headphones. Once I find an affordable, good quality pair I will definitely be loading some music and trying out that option.

WatchAs for the talking option, I have 1 year of data included with my watch so I have tried that part out a few times now.  I have used it just to tell my husband that I’m almost done with my workout. Or to find out how far away he was when we were meeting for a run.   The messaging works by having 5 different letters or numbers on one key, you hit the key with the letter you need and then it pulls up 5 separate buttons, one for each of the original 5 characters.   You then hit the button for the letter or number you wanted.  That makes it take a pretty long time to send a message but as long as you keep it short it is convenient to have this option right on your watch, so that you don’t have to bring your cell phone on your run too.    Sometimes when I run I feel like I have so much gear that I am really bogged down, so being able to leave the cell phone behind is a nice perk of this watch. It’s also a feature that I have not had on my previous workout watches.  I think the message actually goes through as an email, but most people have their smartphones linked with their email these days so they get the message as quickly as they would a standard text.

The time display is very nice, but I learned that if you leave the time on the battery drains rather quickly. So I have been turning it on to run and then turning it off when I am done running.   By doing that, the battery lasts about a week and a half.  And in that week and a half I usually put in about three hours of running.  I’m not sure how long the battery will last straight through but I have an ultra coming up at the end of the month and I am excited to see how long the battery will last.

One complaint I have is that the Timex website doesn’t offer any tracking options. But this is easily solved by linking your account to your favorite running application. I use map my run.  So I just logged into my Timex account and linked my Map My Run account and now all my runs link to my Map My Run account automatically. So I can go in there and review my runs for the week.

The other drawback, is that this is only a running watch. You can’t use it on your bike or during a swim.  It is water resistant so you can wear it while swimming but you can’t measure how far you have20150913_083119 gone or how fast you are going.

But I’m a positive person so I want to end this on a positive note. One more thing I really like about this watch is that it tells you at the end of the run if you have achieved a record of some kind. Like this picture here that told me I had achieved my fastest mile. Of course, when you first start using the watch you get alot of these records, but it is still encouraging and there is confetti too.  Like you have a running friend there with you congratulating you on this achievement.

So far I’m very happy with my Timex One GPS + Watch.  As I keep using it more I will try to update this post with additional details. If you have a Timex One GPS + Watch (or any other workout watch) I would love to hear what you think about it – the good, the bad and the ugly (since they all seem to be kind of ugly).

Venice YMCA Triathlon

Venice YMCA Triathlon, Saturday September 5, 2015

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On Saturday I participated in the Venice YMCA Sprint Triathlon. This is the third year in a row that I have participated and it was even better this year than it has been in the past.  Since I know that I had a billion questions before my first triathlon, I thought some readers might stumble across this blog before their first triathlon and could benefit from some tips and advice.  I am by no means an expert, but I have done about ten sprint triathlons now and I have learned from my mistakes and from the advice of others.   So, as I tell you about my day at the Venice Triathlon, I’m going to throw in a few tips along the way.  Take them or leave them, or feel free to post comments with your own tips. We are all still a work in progress and can certainly benefit from sharing words of wisdom with each other.

Let me start by saying that I was not very excited about it at first because I had not trained in over three weeks. (I went on my belated honeymoon recently and I spent the week before I left working extra hours to try to prepare for being out for a week and then spent the week after working extra hours to try to catch up.) I had still been going on early morning short runs a few days a week but that was it. No swimming or biking and biking is the hardest part for me.  So, I really wasn’t expecting much.  But I had done this triathlon for the last two years and I was determined to make it for the third year in a row.

I packed everything up the night before. My tip on packing is to go through each part and ask yourself what you will need for that activity.  I have a tri suit. (Won it at a free triathlon clinic I attended earlier this year!)  I wear that for the whole thing, so all I need is my accessories.  For the swim that means a cap (usually provided by the race) and my goggles.  One of the best tri tips I have received is about goggles.  You put a drop or two of baby shampoo in your goggles the night before the race and let it sit. Morning of the race dip your goggles in the water.  This will stop them from getting foggy.  It sounds silly and I don’t understand why but it works!  Then for the bike part I need socks and shoes. Plus my helmet and sunglasses. I also like to pack a water bottle and my chews. The chews get the salt water taste out of my mouth and are a little pick me up.  I’m still not comfortable in my “clipless” shoes so I just wear my running shoes for the bike and run portions.  After the bike, I take off my helmet, throw on a visor and grab my hand held water bottle.  I snap on my bib belt that I had set up with my race bib earlier and I’m off.

I arrived at Venice Beach and unpacked and set up.  Honestly, I think more time goes to packing, setting up and unpacking then to actually racing!  Here is a look at my set up area.  Sorry the pictures are dark but it was very early in the morning when I was setting up. As you can see, I put down a towel and then lay everything out that I am going to need.  I also have an extra small towel to quickly dry my feet after the swim.

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How did the race go?  Well, thanks for asking!  I had a particularly hard time in the water at the beginning. There were so many people and I was groping other people’s legs and getting kicked in the face repeatedly.  But by the time I got past the first buoy it had cleared out a little and I was able to just swim.

I got out of the water feeling pretty good.   But then the strangest thing happened, something that has never happened to me before.  I couldn’t find my bike!  There are a ton of bikes in the transition area but you are put in rows based on your bib number so it really isn’t hard to find. I’m not sure what my issue was but I had to stop, take a deep breath, look at my race number on my arm and scan the area and then I found it.  I was discouraged because I had wasted so much time but I just took my time and got ready for my least favorite part – the bike.  Here is the sea of bikes I got lost in!

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Am I the only one who dislikes the bike portion?  I am constantly getting passed. Every two seconds it is “on your left” and another person is whizzing past me.  I got passed by a 71 year old man!  Part of the problem is that I have “clipless shoes” but I don’t wear them. My regular shoes don’t get much friction on the clipless pedals.  I have to either put regular pedals on my bike or suck it up and get over my fear and clip into my pedals.  That is my biggest goal before my next triathlon in October.  I think that will help my time significantly.

I got off the bike and into the run portion with ease.  Running is my favorite part. It was getting hot though and at every water stop I took a short break to pour water on my head.  I finished the course and felt great!  I got a cool finishers medal and stuck around for the awards ceremony.   While waiting I took advantage of the free breakfast - eggs, sausage and biscuits.  Here are my results: 

Age Group Rank 4    Overall 94   
Total Time 1:22:41    
Swim (3rd place) 10:53  T1 2:23
Bike (5th place)   42:15 T2  1:36
Run (4th place)   25:36  (Pace 8:16)

Not too shabby considering my lack of training. I took about a minute off of last years time and did well enough to get 4th place in my age group.  Unfortunately, third place got a tervis tumbler and fourth got a ribbon, so that was kind of disappointing but I will have my redemption next year!

20150905_093041Here is me, sporting my Team Foot Landing Jersey, Timex Factory Team Visor and my shiny new bling!

What did you do over the holiday weekend? Anyone else do the Venice Triathlon? I’d love to hear your thoughts from the race or get some of your pointers on how to prepare/train/perform for a triathlon. Hope you hear from you!

 

It’s September!

It’s September! 

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Happy September everyone! It’s the end of a crappy fitness month for me and the beginning of a whole new month with all new opportunities!   What are your September goals? For me, my biggest goal is getting back on track.  I slacked off last month between my week long belated honeymoon to the Dominican Republic, the week leading up to it where I tried to prepare at work for being out for a week, and the week after it where I tried to get caught up from being out a week.  While work is crazy busy and the extra hours are still necessary to catch up, I want to make September a month where I put fitness as a priority.  Why is it so important?  Because in October I am doing my very first Olympic Distant Triathlon! I’m excited and nervous and need to do a lot of work to be ready for it! The best way to reach my September Goals is to have a plan and stay focused!

This morning I woke up and it was September 1st!  And I felt terrible. My stomach was a wreck and my head was throbbing. But I was determined to start September off right so I dragged myself out of bed and hit the pavement.  I only managed to get in 2 miles but it’s a good start, right?  So what are your September goals?  What big races or events do you have coming up that you need to prepare for? Please share your goals here and we can help keep each other accountable!

Happy September everyone!