It’s been one hell of a week!  Between upping my game on the training side and celebrating the boys’ birthday with family and friends all weekend – I’m DONE!  Stick a fork in me.


I’m taking the easy way out on this post today and giving you JUST THE FACTS because I may otherwise fall asleep at my keyboard and that would be embarrassing.



Monday:  Rest day.  Ahhhh.  It’s so lovely to start the week off right!

Tuesday:  2 hours of spin for a total of 50.4 miles.  Yowza!

Wednesday:  Outdoor track day!  4x200s at 40 seconds and 4x400s at 1:24  LOVED every minute.  Taught Power Sculpt later in the day too.

So this is what an outdoor track looks like!?  Now what's that fireball in the sky all about?

So this is what an outdoor track looks like!? Now what’s that fireball in the sky all about?

Thursday: Spin class: 26 miles and then 5 cycling hill repeats UP my mountain.  That sucked.  Big time.  But I did it.

Friday: 10 glorious miles on the trail doing “fartlek” work, which basically means – go slow or fast as you choose.  My slow was 8:30/mile and my fast was 6:12/mile.  The sun was out and I was in a sports bra & shorts.  Hello SPRING!  I also said “Hello chaffing!” and have the scar on my chest (from my heart rate monitor) to prove it.  Ouch!

Saturday: 5 mile run with 3 miles at 5K pace, right into a 25 mile bike ride.  Have I told you how much I love my bike lately?  I do!  This ride also had me feeling every bit of my sore muscles from my training week.  Luckily I was able to eat and drink my way through the remainder of the day.  And sitting.  There was a lot of sitting.

I also love this adorable (and comfortable) tri outfit I bought from Coeur!

I also love this adorable (and comfortable) tri outfit I bought from Coeur through an offer with #sweatpink and #fitapproach.  You should definitely check them out!

Sunday:  Rest.  And by rest, I mean throwing the boys birthday party for 15+ big people and 6 little people.  I think I’ll take the 25 mile bike.  It’s a lot quieter.  Kidding!!  I loved it.


Cycling – 106 miles + Running – 22 miles + Cross-training – 1.5 hours = an amazing training week and one tired and hungry girl!

Today I will let loose on the trail again for a long run (10 miles at least!) and then meet CRS (coach rocket scientist) to do transition training, hill work and lots of other gnarly things I’m sure.  Pray for me.


Miles:  The hits keep on coming with this kid.  The latest from his adorable little mouth was “If you got struck by lightening, I could do whatever I wanted.”  To which I replied “Good luck eating.”  There’s a lot of love here.

TV:  The hubs and I started watching True Detective on HBO with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. I’m shamelessly plugging two of my articles here.  One because I think everyone wants to know the  7 Worst Ways to Get Bikini Ready and  I kinda, sorta wrote an article with Deena Kastor.  Ok, I really just got the beginner marathon tips I needed for the story from her, when she sent an email to an email to my editor.  Did you follow that?  Do you know who Deena Kastor even is?  She’s a running goddess and I definitely have her in my running hero hall of fame.  She’s the female record holder for the American marathon.  ‘Nuff said.

Deena gettin' it done!

Deena gettin’ it done!

Spain: I ordered my “kit” aka the Team USA uniform with my name on it.  Yay baby!  So excited and also terrified.  Is there no better feeling?

Sadly, that’s about all I have the energy for.  I’m not sure which is more challenging – throwing a kid’s birthday party or doing a brick workout that involves 5K race pace and 30 miles of biking.  It’s a toss up!

How was your weekend?

Do you get crazy with your kid’s birthday parties?  Did you have huge parties when you were a kid?

What’s one of the worst ways you can think of to get “bikini” ready?