I am so glad that this week was taper week! It's been extremely busy at work so timing was just right for a taper week! In fact, it's been so busy that my response to everyone's question of, "Are you excited about your birthday?" was, "I haven't had time to think about it." I struggled with whether I wanted to celebrate my birthday on Saturday (the actual day) or not because of the Louie Bonpua Triathlon that was taking place the morning after. I decided to go ahead and celebrate but that I made it a promise to still show up at the triathlon to support my fellow Ironteamers and to honor Louie! Team In Training does a lot of their practice triathlons on the Island so I've done the course at Treasure Island many times...in the cold...in the pouring rain..let me emphasize on the word "pouring" as it took days for my stuff to dry last year! The week of workouts was easy. With the rainy whether and the cold air, it was timely! Wednesday evening, Deb and I met at the track for a quick run..15 minutes into it, it started to sprinkle..then about ten minutes later, it started to down pour so I ran my way to the pub to meet Steve and Ben for some Wednesday night witty banter.
Saturday was my birthday. My 30th birthday to be exact. I remember when I was five years old..it was my mom's 32nd birthday..I told her she was really old. Boy, do I take that back! Some say that 30 is the new 20 but in my case, I don't want 30 to be the new 20. I want 30 to be 30! I started my birthday morning by going to M2. Micheal had a surprise for his 8:30am class..instead of one hour..it turned out to be an hour and a half of a class! A very tough but good hour and thirty minutes on the CycleOps! I spent most of the day with my family and when evening came..it was time for the festivities to begin! Met up with 15 of our close friends for a dinner at Straits Cafe before heading to the Cantina for a night of mingling birthday fun! THANK YOU to all our friends who came out and celebrated with us. You braved the rain and the difficult parking..it was a very special occasion and a very special night! Thank you for making it memorable!
Sunday AM came too quickly as I struggled to get up with an exhaustion headache and a resting heart rate of 72 (55ish is normal for me)! Deb came by to pick me up..we then picked up Heidi and off to Treasure Island we went! A great weekend overall!
With Mel! Yes, we were both born on the same month..same day..same year!
Dinner with our close friends! Thank you so much for coming out to celebrate with us!The next morning at Treasure Island..does my smile disguise my tired eyes?!
With Heidi at Treasure Island..so happy and proud that she is getting back on track after a broken ankle!
With Kara from the Summer 06 team!
Swim- 0 hours and 45 minutes
Bike- 2 hours and 4 minutes
Run- 0 hours and 30 minutes
Core Strength- 1 hour and 0 minutes
Total Workout- 4 hours and 19 minutes