Thursday, January 29, 2009

Everyone outta the pool!

Whew! So today I tackled something not so new but very daunting. Swimming! So apparently you can't just jump in and go. I met my friend Duane (triathlete) at 6am for a swim. About the only thing I got right was I had goggles. The first day was all about breathing. Yes breathing. I would have never thought...breathing. Talk about tough. One thing I am fortunate for is Duane. He was incredibly helpful and very patient. I am guessing if he wasn't there things wouldn't have worked out so well. In fact, I bet the life guard would have jumped in to try and save me- not because I was drowning but because it looked like I was drowning. After a little over an hour in the pool I started to feel more comfortable and with a few more tweaks, practice and gear- I may have a chance to look a little more graceful and not use so much energy. All in all it was an incredible workout.
Next Tuesday will be part 2 of "Manners in the pool".

Monday, January 26, 2009

Slowly but surely.

It's been awhile since I posted but there hasn't been a whole lot going on. I have decided the Achilles issue will be there and I just need to be smart and take care of it while I run. The past few weeks I have put in some good running and I actually feel pretty good. The mileage isn't huge but I want to make sure I don't push it too hard too fast. I have a fun year lined up and want to stay as healthy as possible so I am preaching patience.
I am excited to race in my new Pearl Izumi shoes. They are the best shoes I have ever worn!
The team is really taking shape and the new kits look great. Visit us at and enter the contest to win some Smith glasses.
I will get better at posting my mileage and stuff but in the mean time, take a look at the Team site and help us out...we need a catch phrase.