After, Kona I took six full days off. Okay, there was ONE yoga class, but that's it. I took my down time seriously. On the 7th day, I ran. I had no choice but to run. Colleen was getting married, I was a bridesmaid. Thus, part of my duty was to escort her on decompression runs leading up to and the day of the wedding. Well, this is a duty I am certainly equipped for, but the o'dark thirty wake up calls were rough....But- anything for the bride! Running felt great. I kind of felt tapered since I hadn't done a lick of exercise in a week.
Me + Colleen...
The wedding was amazing and I'm so happy for Justin & Colleen. I'm also a little jealous- as they are currently touring France by bicycle for their honeymoon. They're hitting a lot of major tour de france climbs.
Other than that, I've been relaxing, eating a lot, and starting to get into our off-season strength building routine. I know there are two reasons I was not injured last season: 1) Good coaching from the Dirkinator and 2) Rehab United strength program. Bryan's programs have us lifting heavy (for measly triathletes) this time of year to build a strong body, bones and core to support us all year long.
Also have been easing back into riding with coffee (+muffin!) rides along the coast.
I'm loving my new Betty Designs cycling kit- perfect for halloween! Now that Betty is selling her kits online at her website, I'm sure my wardrobe of cute cycling outfits will expand..Some girls buy purses and shoes- some buy lycra.
Other than that, just chilling out. I only made it to the pool once, but I'm thinking I will have to go a bit more if I ever want to live up to the Splish suit (&matching cap) that Shelby sent me (in an awesome care package for no reason other than to say "nice job" in Kona- pretty darn thoughtful and totally made my month!) .
Other than that, just living life and enjoying. I tried my first cyclocross race and had 45 minutes of painful fun. James prepared me well with a little cross lesson and lots of tips. I'm also running quite a bit. Sure, I should spend time on my bike or in the pool and work on my weaknesses, right? Hmmm...maybe starting December.