I know I know.. I've been M.I.A. for a couple of weeks but things have been busy and I'm just trying to catch up here!! Where do I begin... January was a great start to the year... and tomorrow it'll be February already!
In no particular order... one of my best friends Heidi is due any day now! I had the honor of attending her blessing away shower and I couldn't be happier for her and Alex! They are both going to be great parents and a huge cheerleader for their little girl... her real name will be Ellie Grace but I may call it Kitty... she knows what it'll mean ;-)!!
I turned 32 and my wonderful friend Nicks threw me a birthday party with help from a very special cast including Tricia, Sandy and Abbey! I have to say.. I have no issues with aging.. it's a beautiful thing.. I would much prefer to be 32 than 23! I am loving my 30's! It's been a busy Birthday week with dinners of all kinds and just spending time with my friends and of course a new special person in my life :-).
What else.. oh my blood test! I've been feeling not quite right lately.. a bit fatigued from training so I got a blood test to check out my iron levels and possibilities of being anemic. Got a phone call from the doctor.. made an appt to see her to chat about my results...iron levels good.. not anemic bu vitamin D levels well below the ideal range which starts at 40, I measured in at 32 so loading up on the vitamins now! My daily pills include, BASE vitamin supplements, calcium pill and 2 vitamin D pills! I have been feeling better lately so hope to feel right soon!
Training has picked up! Training camp in Tucson.. aka Fat Camp is just around the corner so that week should no doubt whip me into shape- both physically and mentally!! Should be a blast... it will be tough but definitely good for me! Speaking of training, took my 1st lactate test of 2010 for this season! After I tested, Craig said," it was a good test.. very good." I am always fascinated by numbers so I was specially attentive when Craig sat me down to explain my test results and how they compared to my last test (pre- IM CDA). My T1 (100% effort go all day pace) increased by 10 watts, my weight is 7 pounds lighter than where I started a year ago and my heart rate zones came down - thank goodness cause I was definitely suffering on some of my training runs with my old heart rate zones!
Positive test results are good but what really matters to me is the feedback from the Coach himself. Overall, positive, he said, "not a bad curve - and a much better shape than ever before...BUT...we need to ride a LOT more below z2 heart rate....as a matter of fact you just need to go out and get lost on your bike below z2 heart rate....oh, yeah - Tucson is perfect for that....this is a really good starting point though...much better than before!" A good start is a good place!!
Btw, does anyone know if it's possible that your body can forget how to swim? Because I think mine has! My swims lately have been horrible! I have until May 1st to improve to it.. at least to the point for it to count as a weakness!!
photo below.. Nick, myself, Tricia and Sandy @ a ladies' mani-pedi session:.. hm..what did I wish for?!
Going out to get lost on my bike.. until next time.. train away!!
Swim- 2 hours and 30 minutes
Bike- 10 hours and 0 minutes
Run- 1 hour and 28 minutes
Total workout- 13 hours and 58 minutes
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