Here is my new short hair! I haven't had short hair in a long time and I am really liking it.
and the side view...
It is fun to have a new look, especially something I never would have tried when I was heavy. It is super easy and nice and light... wish I had done it before the NY trip!!
Josh did AWESOME at his tri this morning. His time for the olympic distance was 2:24.25. This was his first tri ever! He said that the swim was fast (it was in a river so there was a current helping you along) and that the bike was INTENSE. He said the course was very crowded and he was pretty much "stuck" in a group that was zipping along at 24-27mph. At one point he had people yelling "on your left" and "on your right" at the same time and he almost wrecked. I guess it was dramatic enough that he had a whole bunch of people yell "nice save!" at him when he somehow managed to keep the bike upright after getting his front wheel clipped AND hitting gravel. Whew.
Josh said that the run was the hardest part for him. I am not sure of his time exactly but he thinks it was about 52 minutes. He said his thighs were really crampy. But, he is thrilled with his time and thought it was the most fun thing he had ever done. He is ready to sign up again for next year and definitely has more tri's in his future. I am excited for him!!!
I passed up our local 5K race this morning. It is an all downhill course and I had been really looking forward to running it and seeing if I could get under 21 minutes (which I was feeling pretty sure I could). But Josh was out of town, my big kids were all gone on various activity trips, my brother is here from NY, etc. so it was hard for me to leave, plus, I am avoiding speed work because of this achilles and didn't want to hurt myself just for giggles.
I did get up EARLY (left house at 5:30am) with Jenny and we did eight easy miles. My achilles is LESS swollen and LESS stiff than it has been and yet has a little pain to it. I can't tell if that is better or worse! On a pain scale of 1-10 while I am running it is no more than a 2, so I am still running and taking it easy, but it is stressing me out somewhat. I have such big goals and I am so excited about things coming up that I just want this to go away so I can get back to training hard. I am supposed to run 20 miles tomorrow and instead of our usual route, we are going to run five miles away from home and then five back and see how I feel, and if things are ok then we'll go out five miles and back in another direction to make 20 miles and if it is hurting then I will call it quits after 10 miles. I sure hope I am able to get the run in without making anything worse.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. We have the demolition derby at the fair tonight... nothing like a little redneck fun to spice up a summer night. :)