Things are taking shape.. and shape for the better!
I'm still holding true to my Paleo eating and have 2 weeks to go to reach 3 months. I'm down 18 lbs. as of today, but more importantly, but more than 2" off my waist and the same from my hips. Energy is still good -- when I get to bed timely, and I'm able to have good workouts. :)
I have been having some issues at work with an employee, and that's created some stress for me. Cass-a-frass' new Daisy scout troop is busy-busy and some times I don't know if I'm coming or going between trying to get her to all her events, training and getting my domestic-ness on. Sometimes at night, as much as I am tired and know I need to go to bed, I just have to sit in front of the TV for a few minutes and decompress and do something that requires no thought or effort. LOL
This weekend is her girl scout Camporee, which will be a first. She also has her first triathlon of the season on Sunday. The bike on this is 3x longer than the distance she's used to riding in a race. Hopefully she has a ton of fun! The following weekend is just as busy, which her very first swim meet!
It's about 2 weeks now until Kemah, my first race of the season, and training is going well. I had a great swim this morning left me feeling really confident, which was good, because I was starting to feel like I had not been swimming enough. My bike is okay -- no stellar improvements there (which needs to change in the near future), but my running is about 2 minutes/mile faster than it was. That's a huge improvement. I'll sacrifice getting better on the bike (for now) if it means my running is better!
For this race there is an Athena 40+ category. There are about 10 competitors in this category -- no names that I know. I looked a few up on Athlinks, just to see where I stand. If I have a great day, I might have a chance to place. Personally, if I can finish under 3:30 or less, I would be elated -- placing or not. That would give me a good baseline for training leading up to the Hyvee 5150 Nationals. I still can't say that and not shake my head and laugh because I'm going. It's going to be a rare opportunity; a great time.
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