Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I really couldn't think of another title, because ...


That's right, I (well, both of us) are registered for Ironman Arizona next year. November 17, 2013, Brandon and I will be in Tempe becoming Ironmen.

My original goal for this was IM by 40 ... but it's ending up being IM by essentially 30 (that milestone comes next summer). I'm scared, but at the same time, SUPER excited.

Hopefully by this weekend I'll put up my volunteer recap post, but I will say this - walking around everything on Saturday, I felt like I was meant to do the race. I felt a sense of calm and yet it felt like my pulse was racing (even though it wasn't at all). I know I'm going to have to put in a ridiculous amount of work before I toe that starting line, but it's going to be completely worth it. I know that now.

Keep following along, because I need to be kept accountable for my training. Starting in December, we'll start simple base building (since we're totally in off-season fluff mode right now) and then in February, we'll ramp it up a bit more so we've got a solid base for actual IM training when it starts in late May.

Wish us luck, because, yep - you guessed it, we'll need it.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

October Round-Up

... and end of month recap.

Monday, October 29: 43:12 of cycling

10.76 miles; average cadence of 74, 14.94 mph average. 29.1 max speed. Cherry Creek State Park ride.

Tuesday, October 30: 28:49.43 of running

2.9 miles for a 9:56/mi. BRC-DTC Halloween run. Done in essentially my wedding dress (so loose corset. also gems near armpit that chafed). Slow for me on that loop, but fast for me right now.

Wednesday, October 31: 30 minutes of Sportoga

Stretching and strength work; one of the bonus sessions from MX12. Totally awesome. Love this workout.

You saw right here how my month went, but here are all the numbers tallied up.

Running: 8.68 mi
Swimming: 2400m (1.49 mi)
Cycling: 10.76 mi
Lifting: five sessions
Other: about a half hour of yoga, half hour of walking, the aforementioned Sportoga, 5:43 of Wii Fit

More Wii Fit than I would have liked, but it kept me moving. Running was pathetic, but coming back from an injury will do that to you. I basically kept my goal of moving though, and for that, I'm happy.

November? Hopefully a bit of building back my strength and cardiovascular endurance. Cycling is already better than it has been the past two months (but that's also partly because a friend of ours is out here and he likes to ride a lot).

I know I won't hit all of my distance goals that I had hoped to this year, but I will do my best to come as close as I can.