Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you’ve all had a great weekend. Ours was good but I’m worn out tonight. I think part of it is the heat… we’ve been spoiled by cool temps this past week (lovely during the day but shiver-inducing at night when I have to get in the pool) but it's been hotter than a steaming pile of crap today. I hate hot weather unless I’m at the beach. And unfortunately, Pigsknuckle is nowhere near the beach. Sigh. But it was a good weekend nonetheless…
I have to tell you guys, as of today, I’m only $125 shy of my $2300 Breast Cancer Walk fundraising goal! Whoo hoo! Thanks again to everyone who has donated thus far! You guys have been beyond generous and I appreciate it more than you know. If you haven't donated but you'd like to, you'll see the link to my donation page on my sidebar. Training for the 60-mile event is going fairly well. I’m still struggling with my heel and ankle but I’ve found some pretty good shoes (Asics) and I discovered that Aleve helps with the pain when it’s really bad. So I expect to be good to go in October!
On Saturday, Ryan and I went on a long hike with the Pigsknuckle Hiking Club… and our new friends came with us! It was a lot of fun. You know how there are times when someone comes into your life at what seems to be just the right time? Well, I think this might be one of those times, both for Ryan and me. My new friend has been dubbed (for the sake of this blog), Ironwoman. She’s a personal trainer by trade and she does Ironman competitions. Do you guys know what an Ironman competition is? Let me tell you…
A 2.4 mile swim
A 112 mile bike ride
A full marathon (26 miles)
One right after the other.
In the same day.
She does them for fun. Let me repeat. For fun. Yes, she is amazing (and a little crazy methinks). She told me the winners finish them in 8 (yes, I said eight) hours (!!) but she finishes in 14. I said it would take me 14 days to finish something like that (probably longer!). Anyway, she is full of great fitness advice and encouragement. How lucky am I to have made a friend like that at this very point in my life, when I’m trying to rediscover the athlete in me? I’ll say it again – I’m a happy camper!
Hope your weekend was good (though less hot than ours)!