WHERE YOU BEEN ?
Its been a long time since I wrote on here, but with 51 days left to IMFL I thought it would be cool to start it back up again. The catch everyone up on me in a flash, here are the main points.
1. I am still doing IMFL and look forward to the day when I don't have to worry about how I am going to squeeze a workout in or how on earth I am going to have the energy to do tomorrow's workout after today's sufferfest.
2. Life gets you and takes you for a ride regardless of what you plan. My training until the second half of July had been spotting. When I say spotting, I mean 6-8 hours of training a week. The plus side of this is time I should have been training I did the following :
|Spring Camping Trip|
Completed my 4th Half Ironman (Ironman Texas 70.3 in Galveston)
|Always give serious looks for the camera|
|Check out the joker who photobomb'd me !!|
Helped my son complete his first triathlon
|Keeping the serious look for the cameras going |
Tried my hand at assistant coaching for my son's baseball team
Spent 7 Saturdays in June at outdoor swim meets for 6 hours each meet. (My daugther's first year and my son's second)
|Even more fierce !!|
Participated in a ride along with my former work associate, who is now a police officer
|You have the right to remain silent...|
Took the family to Galveston for a mini-vacation
|The youngest really got into the beach culture|
Did some geocaching
|They compete for who will find the cache first|
And last but not least......GOT A PUPPY !!
I worried for awhile about the training I missed, but looking back on it I wouldn't change the way I spent my time. I might not get my desired time I wanted to get at IMFL, but thats alright.
So with the fun stuff done, July began the work and training is in full swing. 12 plus hours of training a week and the over next six weeks that will be increasing each week until its go time!! I have a wondering thought every now and then that makes me real nervous about completing IMFL, but it goes away and I just keep trying to get all the training in that I can stand.
More blogs to come.....I owe my police officer buddy one on my ride along, so that will be up in a few days. I got to see a different side of Austin that I had never seen before.