Friday, August 13, 2010

Will Axe Sponsor Me?

It's become a bit of a joke around here that I will not use this particular bottle of soap unless I have done some training.  If I'm not training, the bottle sits in my shower and taunts me!  It just stays full while the other soaps get washed down the drain.  It scoffs at my laziness!

I'm not sure why this ritual has formed for me - but it has.  In all honesty, "Snake Peel" does a better job of making me feel clean after a long run or ride.  I think it must be the "Desert Minerals and Cactus Oils".  Follow my logic for just a second.  We all know that if you want to be a faster runner - you need to go out and practice running faster.  If you want to get better at riding long distances - just get on your bike and start riding.  So, given the "Circle of Life" (loved that movie), wouldn't it make sense that a soap with dirt in it (Desert Minerals must be some type of rock or dirt) would do a better job of getting dirt off than a soap with no dirt?  Don't answer that . . . it does for me!

The good news of this blog is that the bottle in the shower is about to be emptied and I've already bought two new bottles!  Happy training and everyone have a great weekend!  

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It's Been A While

To say the least, my triathlon year has been a disappointment.  When 2010 arrived, I had great plans and was very much looking forward to a long season of training and racing.  Well, my hamstring had a different plan.  It seemed that no amount of stretching and "babying-it" could keep me running pain-free.  I ran St. Anthony's very slowly and immediately decided that I was not fit enough for Florida 70.3.  With that dream gone - I pretty much abandoned any hope for spring and summer races.  That's the bad news.

Now for the good news - I have run 5 times in the last few days and I'm pain-free!  Well, almost pain-free.  My hammy is fine - it's now my lungs that are screaming for me to stop!

I'm now looking forward to some racing in the fall.  I have a long way to go to get back in racing shape - but as long as I keep my goals in mind, I will be fine:

  • Don't sink during the swim.
  • Don't fall during the bike
  • Don't stop running until you go under the big balloon thing!