Saturday, February 17, 2018

On being crazy

Best kits ever!  @bettydesigns 
Once again I have started 5 blogs and finished 0.  All these amazing stories, rants or ramblings simply will not be published, I can't go back well I could  and finish them all.   

So we just go from today.  On being crazy, manic or something other than balanced.  How I am a Libra I don't know and don't really follow horoscopes but it is sort of amusing.

Strengths: Cooperative,diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social 
Weaknesses: Indecisive, avoids confrontations, will carry a grudge, self-pity   I am not indecisive, I seek out, okay not really, but do not avoid confrontation, I dont carry grudges and self pity- not for me. 
Libra likes: Harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors how many think gentle when my name comes up, 0. Sure I like to share and I love the outdoors 
Libra dislikes: Violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity um who likes violence, injustice and loudmouths?  what sign is that - conformity, not really.

Pre race fueling and maybe there was a little wine
I digress.... so I am 100% healthy!  fracture healed, no knee issues and not residual damage from my fall!  My swim is good, bike is awesome, so much so I crushed a trainer workout this week and was feeling like, well I would say Lance Armstrong, but that would be saying I was feeling like a big ass cheater and doper, I was feeling, see coming up with a professional cyclist that is clean is not easy, so lets just say I was feeling badass.  Then coach chimes in NOT with " way to kick ass and crush those watts", but with "why did you ride so hard?"  I know I know as a coach, but as an athlete more is better - right? (said no coach ever)  Reign it in.  Best reply from coach " Bike power is like a nuclear weapon: Good to have, but you use it only when you need it. "  OK so I launched it .... In any case bike is good!

The run, here I am again, seems like every year, playing catch up on the run,  Last weekend when everyone, okay some friends, athletes and competitors, were knocking out the PS 1/2 Marathon I ran 8 miles and really could not have run a mile more.  8 miles - and we are how close to O'side.   And so the spiral started, I am out of shape, slow, will never be ready, I suck.   Just like that.   If my Training Peaks logs were released, the men in white coats would show up at my door,  Saturday " great ride, hit the power, feeling awesome.  Sold run off the bike"  Sunday " shoot me, I will never be ready to race O'side"   Maybe my head is more of a mess than my run. 

My final word on this is I am glad I don't coach me.

LOVING the gatorade endurance chews
Dunkle D3 athle
Palm Springs was a blast!!  7 girls, one house and hours of fun.  We biked and ran (some more than others as you already know), but we cooked, watched the Olympics, critiqued the Olympians and laughed a LOT.   Saturday afternoon was great - sitting, laying around with Normatecs and laptops and chilling out.  The group was a combo Nytro racing buddies and athletes I coach.  No boys, but we have have chatted about them for a minute or 2.   It was the kind of weekend that makes you LOVE triathlon.  Training alongside my athletes is fantastic.  I am blessed to have so many great women in my life!