Tuesday, January 22, 2008

It's been over 3 months since I have written in this, but it's about time I start again. We are now training for 26.2 with Donna on February 17th. This will hopefully be my last marathon if I can run it in under 4 hours! Then, on April 6th, we are doing the St. Louis Half Marathon with a bunch of friends and family, including our Moms and my Dad, so we are extremely excited about them doing it and they are taking the training pretty seriously. April 27th is St. Anthony's Triathlon which is a .9 mile swim, 25 mile bike and 6.2 mile run, so we are also training for that one. We are currently doing a challenge with our Hammerhead Triathlon Club called the Brickfest. You have to pick seven consecutive days to do 7 bricks (meaning doing two disciplines, either swimming, biking, or running) at least 30 minutes each. I am on Day 6 and Dustin is on Day 5. We have until the end of February to complete it, but we want to get it "out of the way" before our heavy marathon training comes up. Like, say this weekend when we run 18 miles! I went to Yoga tonight for the first time in a long time and it felt good. Then, went for sushi with Megan and it was great to visit. Dustin is playing poker tonight with the guys.

We are doing well, trying to prepare for his possible departure in May....kinda scary. We are not taking our time together for granted and we've been doing a lot of fun things. Also, we are trying to stay much more informed this year about politics and so we are watching almost all of the debates (some of which are very frustrating). My goal is to not watch American Idol this year and to put that time into the being more informed on the issues and who is for what and who (and what) I should vote for!

I'm going to try to write in this more often, but I don't think it will be anything like it was during Ironman training. We often refer to "back when we were Ironman Training......" and most of the time, I'm glad I am NOT doing that right now, but I'm able to get a little bit more BALANCE in my life, which is good.

Our goal right now is to try to lift weights more and get a little more defined before our sailing trip in March! That is going to be so fun!