It has been a long time since I’ve taken part in Thinking Out Loud, but today seems like a good day to join up with Amanda over at Running With Spoons.
I have not had a chance to sit down and recap the amazing experience that Oiselle‘s Bird Camp in Leavenworth, Washington was. I had a chance to connect with some truly amazing women and spend some time in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With the team growing Bird Camp will look pretty different from here on out (plus with next year being an Ironman year I won’t be able to swing a trip) but I feel incredibly grateful that I got to participate last year in Bend and this year in Washington.
photo via Thomas and Velo Photography
Some very thrilling news…I have a brand new nephew! I love being an aunt to Avery so it is pretty darn cool to have another kid that I can try and spoil!
Speaking of my niece…8 year old Avery just sent me her very first e-mail this week. Wow kids grow up so fast! Before you know it we’ll be gossiping about who she has a crush on or she’ll be learning how to drive. Gulp!
On my way home from Bird Camp I had some time to wander around Seattle before heading home. I picked up these awesome Sam Edelman flats from Nordstrom Rack for a great price (even with the crummy Canadian dollar). I’m obsessed. These shoes are so comfortable!
Smoke from forest fires burning in BC and the northwestern US has shrouded Calgary in a smoky haze since about Monday.
That means that there has been a lot of indoor workouts happening this week. Oh well, zone 4, 5 and max effort intervals on the bike are easier (and safer) to do on the trainer even if it is 25C outside.
Hurrah for time on the treadmill… I ran on a treadmill at the gym that can take you on a virtual course through New Zealand or around Germany. That will help to stem the boredom somewhat…as will running Lauren Fleshman‘s #Flyer800s workout (8 x 800 m ~5K race pace).
And finally…it is time to get serious about setting some goals for the next year and creating a road map for how to get there. I’ve been carrying my Believe Training Journal around in my purse all week so I can write things down when the right moment hits. I’m giving myself permission to write down the things that scare me…that maybe aren’t in reach just yet…but that need to be noted if I do want to work towards them. I’m excited to see what impact keeping a journal on a regular basis might have.
Do you have the Believe Training Journal? How has it impacted your journey towards reaching your goals?