It’s the first race of the year and I am absolutely stoked to be this close! I’ve been training hard for 3 months, and just winding down a little bit last week and this week in preparation. I’m a little nervous that I haven’t done an outdoor swim yet this year, so I’d like to try to get one of those in before the race, but it’s not looking too promising at this point. There just aren’t very many lakes around here that are open for swimming at this time of year. But it’s not like I’ve forgotten how to swim outside, so I’m sure I’ll be fine.

For those of you who don’t know, I went to Tampa for the weekend with my father in law to watch the Frozen Four college hockey tournament. I had a great time, did a ton of walking, a little swimming, and got in a couple of good runs. Running in Florida is ridiculous; I don’t know if i have enough willpower in me that if I lived in Florida that I could do triathlons. It’s way too hot and humid most days to even consider running. I got up early 2 days while I was there, and one was absolutely awful. Thank god it was my short run. The longer one was on a much cooler day following a rainstorm in the evening, so it wasn’t too bad. I don’t know how Florida people do it but I know I’d be a lot skinnier from it from just sweating so much… hmm… maybe I SHOULD move to Florida.

It’s really exciting that race season is here, and that fundraising is also going well, now at $355! That’s about 1/8th of what we need to hit to give away the iPad 3, and 1/3rd of the minimum that I’d like to raise this year! So by either measure, making good progress!

Sadly in a small bit of bad news, our poor little dwarf hamster Wangles passed away today. She joined our family in October of 2010 so she’s been with us quite a while, but sadly today she passed. She bit and was grumpy a lot (which reminded me of Rachelle) and she was furry, liked to make a mess, and stuff her face (so she reminded me of me). She will be missed.


  1. RIP Wangles :(

    I was just reading the bike course description: “Athletes are certain to enjoy this scenic and challenging bike route.”
    It would never occur to me to put “enjoy” and “challenging” in the same sentence and publish it with a straight face.
    I think you’re going to do great!! Best of luck!

  2. Good luck this weekend. I don’t remember when you moved to NC but you’d better prepare for humidity, b/c it’ll be here before you know it. July / August are the worse, but June isn’t always pleasant either.

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