Thursday, April 5, 2012

TRI Thursday

I try to do a mini-tri every Thursday.  That seems to be the only day of the week that the stars align enough for me to be able to get in a taste of all three events.  (It's too bad, too, because "TRI Tuesday" sounds so much better!!  But I spend my Tuesdays volunteering at the kids' school.)  This morning I rode on the stationary bike for about 30 minutes.  I don't know how far it was--one of the slight hazards of buying your exercise equipment off of Craigslist.  :)

It is missing the thing to tell me how far I went!

Then after the big kids went to school and the little one was off to preschool, I met my friend at the gym where we ran 3 miles, and then I hopped in the pool and swam a mile.  I feel fabulous!  It just feels nice to see progress.  When I started my tri-training in January, the swimming really had me nervous.  The first time I went I only swam 2 lengths of the pool before I needed to stop and recover for a bit!  Now I'm swimming a mile in 45 minutes without stopping at all!  I often feel like I'm surrounded by people doing incredible things and then there is just me--no amazing back story, no grand life achievements--just doing a lot of laundry and cooking and cleaning and working out.  But I need to recognize that at least I am getting better at what I do!

We are having beautiful weather and it makes me want to spend all my time outside!  Forget the laundry and cooking and cleaning!  Lincoln and I spent the afternoon at the park.  We got to walk along our street that is lined with these trees that smell heavenly.


I don't know what they are, but every year at this time I want to plant them in my yard!  I think I was a little high by the time we got to the park--these things smell incredible!


The little birds think so too!

Happy, happy spring!!!

What about you??  Any small (or big)  milestones you have recently attained?

3 comments:

  1. Those trees are gorgeous! Nice work on the swimming. It's always good to feel improvement!

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    1. I hope you know that you are one of those "people doing incredible things" I was talking about.

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  2. I have one of those trees in my back yard -- it's a Snow Apple (related to the crab apple I believe, but non fruiting). I love spring!

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Lemme hear ya!