Monday, May 18, 2015

Well, Hello There!

Alright, so I accidentally took a little blogging break for a few weeks.  I am not going to bore you with a ton of excuses which believe me there are a plenty. Instead let me fill you in on a bit of what I have been up to these past few weeks.

I completed my first indoor triathlon. Lifetime fitness hosted an indoor triathlon series at one of their locations in Raleigh. I have always been interested in triathlon races so its was a great way to dip my toes in the water (literally and figuratively). The race was divided into a 30 minute swim, 30 minute bike and 20 minute run. I really loved the spin and the run portion of the race. The swimming portion was by far the hardest. Those 30 minutes in the pool were excruciating and went by extremely slow. Honestly, I don't think I swam laps since college when I was a lifeguard so I was extremely rusty. I did love the feeling of getting back in the water and would love to start swimming laps again. Overall, the race was a blast and it let me know that I would enjoy doing more triathlons. Just with a bit more training first!

Over Mothers Day weekend, my mom and I drove down to Georgia to see my Grandmother. She moved there back in February due to a significant decline in her health and being unable to live alone anymore.  Describing the facility she is staying as an assisted living facility does it a complete disservice. There are activities all through out the day for residents to enjoy. The town it is located in is a golf cart friendly community so many residents have golf cards they can drive to putt around town. It was great to see Grandma since I had not seen her since Christmas. It was also nice to spend quality time with my mom on the long drive down.

A few friends mentioned that they were running the Running with the Bulls 8k in Durham which of course I jumped on the chance to join! I happily signed up for another race. It is always nice to have something to train for because the added pressure encourages me to push the pace a bit on my runs. The race is at the end of May so I have been completing 3-4 training runs each week. I'll share my training plan with y'all soon.

What have you guys been up to lately? We spent the weekend relaxing and looking at houses. The house hunt if 100% underway. So excited for this new chapter of our life.

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  1. It's great to take a break sometimes! Looks like you've been having a blast thought with the races and what a fantastic Mother's Day!! Happy house hunting :)

  2. Breaks are crucial don't feel guilty!

  3. an indoor triathlon? so cool! congrats! and yes def sign up for another race. keep it going girl!

  4. We all need a break every now and then! You have definitely been busy, congrats on all your races! Xo, Stephanie

  5. so I gotta ask, are you in the same area as me??? :)

    we just bought in Raleigh, You'll find out soon!


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