Summer. Is. HERE.We’ve waited for this, and you know what they say about good things come to those who wait! One of the best parts of living somewhere with four seasons is that every spring the world comes to life. The grass becomes lush green, trees go from dead brown to covered in leaves and flowers. The smell of fresh cut lawn, watering our new and improved vegetable garden…. I love it all.
Lots of races happened this weekend, and I am so proud of my team of athletes for racing their hearts out. Sometimes we hit a home run out of the box, other times we don’t. How we roll with it is what’s important.On Saturday I headed out for some longer miles with some of my athletes, and for the first time in 2 years I felt at home on the roads again. I will never feel 100% safe, you always have to have your guard up. But I feel better. I feel good. I am lacking some bike miles but the remedy for that is easy.
Ride.I finally settled on a road bike. One of my goals is to commute by bike as much as possible to my new position, which begins in August (if the bike is here by then). I have always wanted a road bike and after the great bike giveaway of last summer, now is the time. I am not planning on road racing or crit racing. I don’t have the interest or time. But I am interested in riding outside again. I might even get some paniers for it!
This week is the first week I have a recovery week, where I am not teaching, subbing a class, doing anything extraneous… just recovering. The worst enemy to any progress I make athletically is that I routinely spread myself thin. I am working on that beginning with a recovery week. I didn’t say I’d be laying around (too much) or that I wouldn’t know how to handle myself…. oh trust me… I know how to recover properly. It’s just giving myself the ability TO recover that has been the issue!In the meantime, here are a few things coming up this week:
- Whole30: If you are interested in joining us for a June Whole30 here is the link to our facebook page.
- I was pointed to this healthy food delivery service in Rochester called Effortlessly Healthy. They make and deliver Paleo meals for a very good price. I jumped into the trial week, and should have my delivery today. I am hoping this will help on my big travel weeks and give some good ideas. Click here.
- The Strassburg Sock Keuka Lake Triathlon, presented by Towpath Bikes is this weekend! Not only am I your race announcer, I am holding two free clinics. One on technology and training, which will focus on the use of HR, powermeters, pace and how they relate to one another. The other is on transitions. click here for that info and scroll to the bottom.
Here’s to a great week of being outside, healthy eating and healthy living! And racing!