It has been a few months since I’ve done a goal post because I really only had one goal for July and August…have a great day at Ironman Boulder. I thought it would be useful to catch up on everything that has gone on in August and then set the tone for training after Ironman. Here we go!
Done! If you missed my race report, you can catch up on the swim, bike and run stories. It was quite an amazing and tough day and I’m really proud of my race.
After the race Neil and I drove to Las Vegas for a few days of post Ironman R&R. It was such a great way to unwind and celebrate. We stayed at the Aria, saw Penn & Teller and ate some very delicious food! We ate at Julian Serrano (delicious tapas), Mesa Grill (blown away by the amazing flavours and great service) and Craftsteak (we love Tom Colicchio’s restaurants) and I would recommend all of them.
Just before we left for Boulder we discovered a raspberry growing on Peat’s rear leg, right on the ankle joint.
Luckily Peat has an amazing vet and we were referred to a specialist for an appointment after we got back from vacation. He had the mass removed that day and sent in for biopsy. The great news is that the mass was benign, but because it was in such a tricky spot Peat’s recovery is a bit tough.
He still has to wear the cone of shame most of the time and Neil and I have to change his bandage every day. Despite the discomfort and that he has to hop around on three legs he’s still a pretty happy dog.
I haven’t had a chance to put the amazing experience that was Oiselle #birdcamp to words. It was a long weekend in Bend, Oregon with some of the most passionate and wonderful people I’ve ever met. We raced a 5K, we hiked, we ran trails and we got to hang out with some of the amazing ladies of Oiselle. It was one of the best weekends ever and I felt so fortunate to have been able to go.
Photo via Thomas and Velo Photography
I am now working towards the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge at Disney World in January! That is a half marathon on Saturday and a full marathon on Sunday. Neil and I are also off to Disney World for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler in October for the third year in a row and I can’t wait for that!
My goals for September are:
- Bring back strength training! I did 30 minutes on Monday and I was hit with the worst case of DOMs for several days afterwards. Ironman training doesn’t leave much time for anything but swim/bike/run and I’m looking forward to incorporating more strength training into my routine.
- Core training, three times per week, including the Lesko Dozen two days a week. Some of the ladies I met at #birdcamp have started a check in group on Facebook to keep each other motivated to get our double Dozen in!
There we go, pretty simple goals and nothing new. Just stuff I want to bring back into the routine!
What are your goals for September?