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Slow and Steady Builds the Base

28 August 2009 No Comment

The last few weeks have been FULL for me at work, training and life. Keevin and I often joke about “getting it right” when we are in our sixties. Making the right decisions and perfecting daily time management. Its all about the little things and not sweating the small stuff!

Last weekend, we had a good crew up in Santa Barbara to enjoy “Chucks world” and race some triathlons. A few girls with us did their first ever triathlon and I think they got the bug now… Nice! Tiffany and Wes were in town to race and hang with their families and Paul, Sean, Lisa(2), Monique and I were taking over Chucks place. Good times were pretty much a guarantee.

I made a good decision NOT to do the run and looking back it was a 60 year olds wisdom. I just started running “injury free” again and 10 miles off the bike at race pace was just to risky. Watching everyone cross the finish line and knowing how it feels to swim and bike without holding back was a welcomed change. Turns out I am not really holding back and running to the first aid station felt pretty good but I stopped the run there and grabbed the camera.

Lisa RULING the bike!
Monique bringin’ in home -Took 30 minutes off her time from last year!
Inspiration from the Parent Kid race was off the charts

Paul floating to a top finish
Sean and Lisa ready for more

Last year we did this race we decided it is a must every year and I was so glad to be back. With the long course race on Saturday we get to explore and enjoy SB for an extra day on Sunday. We had plenty of time to cruise around town on Chucks bikes from his house and we could not ask for better weather. This race is a winner!

the real race begins! ha!

My call not to run off the bike at the race landed me one of the best quality training weeks I have had all year. By Tuesday, after a long ride I was feeling 100% injury free and recovered. . . physically and mentally. I cannot tell you how much having closed a few projects at work, personal/family stress down and my body ready to go to work has me motivated. Ahhgggg!!! Ready for a fun weekend again with some friends. Happy Friday!!

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