Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Well, after I posted on saturday that Evil Genius was actually being well behaved, guess what happened. She took her dinner, dumped it on the floor, stomped on it crushing the crackers that were on there, then walked everywhere else around the house. Guess I should have seen that coming by now. unbelievably huge mess.

The dinner was awesome, it was so good to hang with Anna again and her new BF is really cool. He was blown away by getting together with the small local family. He's going to pass out when he sees the crowd at thanksgiving.

Sunday I got in a 20 mile bike, 8 mile run brick workout. It felt sooooo good to get a brick in! Wow I didn't realize how much I have been missing the really long weekend workouts. I'm getting tired of the single digit long runs, and since I didn't get anything in saturday the brick was welcomed. If I had been able to separate the workouts on different days, I would have done 10 miles on the run. The 20 mile bike was in 60:50, just below my target 20 mph pace. The 8 mile run was in 1:12:something, which is a pretty good pace.

Monday was a rest day, I did some yoga and my tri power workout. I was also pretty stressed at work, but managed to get something actually completed.

Yesterday was a really good day. My software release at work passed testing which is really cool. Then kelley's mom came up to play with the kids for a few days. We knew she was coming. It's the last week of their swim lessons, and she wanted to see the girls in the pool. Bigun jumped in and got her whole head underwater for the first time last night! I'm so proud of her, she really had to conquor a fear there.

I got in a swim too! Got a mile and a half in while Bigun was at the swim lesson. Oh it felt so good to get laps in a 50 meter pool. I had the lane to myself most of the time, and I did laps in sets of 8, since the Greenville Sprint tri has 8 laps in the pool as the swim leg.

What we did not know (but is totally awesome) is that Kelley's mom is taking the kids back home with her for the weekend!!!!! FRRREEEEEEDDDDOOOOMMMMMM!!!!!!! Oh yea, it's going to be so nice. Kelley has really been needing a weekend lately. and i'm not complaining at all.

I also got awarded a "featured triathlon blogger" mark on Wellsphere! That's really cool, I've seen the stamp on plenty of other blogs that I read. I think getting invited is quite an honor.

It's only 100 days until the Beach 2 Battleship! I finally made my hotel reservations. Actually, we're staying friday and saturday night at some condo's that are close to the finish line. Let the anxiety begin!

And finally, some pics. I haven't put up any pictures lately, and nothing funny has happened to me lately. Soon I'm sure I will have something funny to report. But for now I will just have to embarass my neice and show off my version of a biker chick.


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Way to get the tri-workouts in!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Lucky you getting a free weekend - that's exciting!!

Putting their head under water is HUGE for kids!!! Good job, Bigun!!

Missy said...

OH what a treat! A weekend for you guys.

Nice job on the workouts. We are in the thick of it now.

GeorgiaSnail said...

Congrats on the workout...Reading about your efforts has made me decide that after I tackle my marathon I am signing up for a sprint!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Nice job on the tri workouts, you're gonna kick butt in your Tri! Enjoy the weekend!

Wes said...

I'm going to need to talk with Evil Genius. She's going to need a few ideas to top that one :-)

Great workouts! You are well on your way to being ready for this half thingy. LOL...

I'm taking Dee Dee to PCB this weekend to get away. She's been under quite a lot of stress lately, and a weekend at the beach is just what she needs.

Jess said...

Clearly, you just need to chain EG to the interior of a closet! What? You're not supposed to do that with kids?

Jes said...

Love your niece's hair!

Nice job on the workouts! Already looking forward to your triathlon report!

joyRuN said...

Whoa - 20mi bike then 8mi run! Nice!


healthy ashley said...

I can't believe what your little evil genius did with her dinner! Did you laugh at all? I'm not sure if I would laugh or freak out first!

Congrats on the Wellsphere award!

And enjoy your free weekend! I coud imagine a break every once in a while is awesome.

Stacey said...

Ha! I usually just lounge around and drink a Diet coke while the kiddos I watch are at their swim lesson! Go you!

jennifer said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Alisa said...

That brick workout looks killer, I need to work more on those!

50 meter pools are my dream. I love them.