Sunday, September 2, 2012

Just Kidding, Just Kidding, Just Kidding

Last Saturday, I told Pete I wasn't going to do any more triathlons.

Pete said, "Can I get that in writing?"

Ha ha, very funny.

I was so serious! I felt so terrible right after Utah Half that I was sure this would be the last one and I'd really be DONE. I didn't even care that I had already paid for a marathon in October, I seriously thought I would just skip it. Why do I even do this crazy stuff anyway, right?

Have you seen any of the Saturday Night Live skits with "Judy Grimes"? She makes me laugh so hard every time! Every time I say, "just kidding!" I have to laugh because of I think of this. So, here I am now saying it.

I'm not going to do triathlons any more.

JUST KIDDING, I'm going to do one this weekend.

Just kidding, I hate triathlons.

Just kidding, I love them!

Just kidding, I don't.

Just kidding, I do, and I'm doing an Ironman next year!

Just kidding, just kidding, just kidding.

Serisously, though, I can not decide what I want to do right now. 

I took Sunday and Monday competely off, felt pretty depressed and just laid around all day. 

Tuesday I went for a bike ride with the kids to the Gateway. Then I ran for 30 minutes Wednesday morning with the stroller. I only made it 2.6 miles, and it was hard! I didn't feel sore or anything, but I guess I was still recovering. 

Thursday was my birthday! I woke up early and ran 5 miles, and it took me 58 minutes. Ug, maybe I really should just be done with this running stuff, right?


Pete was so sweet and got me all this awesome running/tri stuff for my birthday! I was so suprised! It was such a great present!

(That's the hips and legs Trigger Point kit, new bottles to replace my leaky ones on my Fuel Belt, a box of chocolate Recoverite packets, some apple cinnamin Hammer Gel, and a box of honey stinger chews)

I was so excited about my trigerpoint set that I went down immediately to watch the DVD that came with it and roll out my legs that were sore from my slow 5 miles. (really? Still recovering, still recovering...) I'm so excited to have this and hopefully it will help keep me from getting injured.

I baked a cake, then went and got my hair done. I got back in time to feed the kids and take them over to our brother and sister in laws house so Pete and I could go to dinner at The Copper Onion and it was so good! It was even cool enough to sit outside so that was really nice. After dinner, Pete dropped me off at home so I could finish the cake while he picked the kids up. I made a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and it's pretty much the most delicious cake in the world. :)

What a great birthday! And I slept in the next day. I was going to get up early the next day (Saturday) for my long run, but when I woke up at 5:30 it was a full on rain storm with thunder and lightning. I decided I could fit it in later and went back to bed where I stayed until almost 9! Wow, that never happnes! Pete went mountain biking in the morning so I took the kids to the zoo. It was a nice cool day so it was the perfect day to go, even though it was quite crowded. It was fun, and George zonked out when we got home! I got ready to run so I could leave as soon as Pete got back. I felt bad leaving because he was so tired and sore when he got back, but luckily George was still asleep so hopefully he had a little while to recover!

I was scheduled to run 10 miles, but I decided to just be good and use my heart rate monitor/watch and run up City Creek for about an hour then run home. I ended up doing 11.6 miles and LOVED IT! I was so happy to be out running long again and I just felt so good! 

My heart rate monitor started beeping at me after about half an hour so I ended up just turning it off after running past a couple getting married and felt really annoying! I had my phone in my pocket with the GPS going, but basically I just knew about how long I'd been running and that was it. I think I turned around at about 1:10, and thought I'd be end up with about 10 miles. I was excited to see 11.6 on my GPS (Strava), but I don't know how accurate that is. 

Anyway, the point is that I still love running!

I'm excited to jump full swing into marathon training next week with my long run being 18 miles! The cake is now all gone. I'm going to be good and cross train, strength train, stretch and use my new rollers along with running a LOT. Wish me luck! :)

I'm waiting until after my marathon to decide for sure what I want to do with triathlons next year. Registration for Vineman Full opens November 1st, and that's the one I probably want to do so I need to decide by then.


  1. Give your body some good recovery time. It sounds like you tried to jump right back into it! RAcing is hard on your body, so give it some love!

  2. You are so funny, Colleen! Glad you had a great birthday, but seriously, why are you baking your own birthday cake? make my brother do that for you from now on! :)