I hope everyone had a great Independence Day weekend! I enjoyed mine. With the assistance of my folks a lot of "to do" projects fell off the list. The guest bathroom is painted as is the back wall in my bedroom. The back porch is cleaned off and my new patio furniture is set up. I no longer have a wall of weeds around the perimeter of my house or fence as I now have a weedeater and a lesson in weedeating. I have some color in the front yard with some new plants and new dirt. Several light bulbs were changed out. Plus, I had an enjoyable visit with my folks. I made some vegan waffles that tasted pretty good (I'm not a vegan, but Dad is eating that way--and this was just a healthier fix to a good recipe). I started moving back towards the workouts after a good recovery from the half-iron and I start my new training plan tomorrow. I also take the GMAT this week, so besides getting the car from the shop and doing some outdoor water swimming with some friends and triathletes, I will be doing some good studying.
Here are some pictures from the last week+ of activity:
On the Way to a BQ in Austin: 17+ miles and still smiling!
Austin Marathon 2008
2008 Race Results
13 Jan 08: Houston 1/2 Marathon (1:39:54) 02 Feb 08: Ft. Hood "Great" 5K (21:05) 1st Woman Overall 17 Feb 08: Austin Marathon (3:34:00) 1st W. Military Div; BQ 08 Mar 08: Athens, TX Sprint Tri (1:24:20) 2nd AG 22 Mar 08: Ft. Hood Bunny Hop 5K (19:40) 1st Woman Overall 30 Mar 08: Lonestar 1/4 Iron Tri Galveston (2:39:03) 4th in AG 26 April 08: Brookwood Spirit Rally (53.5 mi. 2:52) 04 May 08: Heels and Hills 1/2 Marathon (1:38:24) 2nd in AG; 10th overall 10 May 08: Armadillo Hill Country Classic 62 mile bike (Liberty Hill) 31 May 08: Tour de Temple 62 mile bike (Temple) 29 June 08: Buffalo Springs Lake 70.3 (5:52:05) 04 July 08: Freedom Fest 5K (21:00) (1st in AG) 13 July 08: Disco Olympic Tri (2:24:25) (2nd in AG) 03 Aug 08: Jack's Generic Sprint Tri (1:14:05) (1st in AG) 16 Aug 08: Cove House Classic 53 mi. bike (Copperas Cove) 17 Aug 08: Austin Triathletes 2.4 mi. outdoor water swim (1h 24 m, 2:11 pace) 01 Sep 08: Austin Tri- Olympic (2:28:49) (2nd in AG) 20 Sep 08: Ft. Hood Sprint Tri (1:06:39) (1st woman overall) 05 Oct 08: Longhorn 70.3 Half-Ironman (5:09:26) (8th AG, 40th Woman overall) 01 Nov 08: Ironman Florida Volunteer (tons of fun, SIGNED UP for 2009!) 16 Nov 08: San Antonio Rock 'n Roll 1/2 Marathon (1:35:00) (2nd in Women's Military Division; 11/1739 AG; 38/11389 women; 254/17033 total racers) Ft. Hood Turkey Trot 5K (21:24; 1AG, 2nd woman OA) Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot 5 Miler (11/27/08) (35:23; 7/200 AG; 38/1313 women)