Most people hate Mondays and love the weekends. Well, I am the opposite. Mondays I work from home and it's also my off day. So I can wake up at a 'normal' hour - not when the bars close, like on the weekends.
This morning Big J had fishing charters (yes, our beaches are still oil free and are crystal blue)and his wake up time is 4am. So, I'm up with him. My alarm is set for 5 - so why not wake up early, enjoy some coffee, and watch some Suze Orman? Sounds like a good morning to me!
Per the schedule I needed 50 'just get in the mileage' ride today. So I threw out a post on the face as well on yahoo groups to see who wanted to head out with me. Thankfully, we had an awesome group! 6 people showed up at 6:30 and we had a wonderful 55ish mile ride in the back roads of Walton County. We where chased by a few random country dogs and almost got hit by grandma - but other then that, it reminded me why I love this sport so much. Good company, good (well, HOT, but good) weather, great pace, and beautiful scenery. This was well worth the 4am wake up.
This is Scott and Norton - Norton is new to our group and we where so happy he showed up to ride. He's also doing IMFL...and might be coached by my coach! Which is kind of odd...because his name is Scott...Norton. Hmm.
After the ride - Burk and I decided to head to the pool and jump in. Literally. I finally broke down and purchased a year pool pass (I've been using an expired one for a long time..whoops) and have been going to the pool as much as possible. Ahh..the cold water felt awesome. Ok. We did a few laps. Maybe 500 yards. But it felt great to stretch out.
I'm finally back into the swing of things after taking my week off. I had a 10 mile run on Thursday - which I had to do AFTER work since I slept through my alarm. Which I will never do again. It's hot here - and when that sun is either directly at your back, or right in your face, it's about 100000 worse. I learned my lesson. But I've been swimming like crazy, running like a fool, and biking like I stole the princess. And love every minute of it. Life is good. :)
Random question -
Does anyone have a 'triathlon room'? We have a spare room which is full of bikes, fishing poles, and surf boards. Oh yeah. A bed as well. But I'm slowing morphing it into our 'sports' room. Any suggestions on organization? It's right by our front door which makes it perfect just to throw stuff. I might go and walk around home depot organization area to get some ideas - but anything will be helpful!
Here are our flowers from the wedding last week. ALL of the flowers either came from the brides back yard or her mothers. And they where perfect. You will also see the best idea ever when it comes to adult beverages - Sophias. Little cans of champagne that have pink 'flex' straws. Ahhh..perfect.