The Summer of Social Justice is underway and DUDE... it is crazy. I'm not even going to get into my summer job, which more than I bargained for. Let me stop there and just tell you about a few great things last week.
Great thing #1: The Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros concert.
My sis Sky and I were lucky enough to see ESMZ at the State theater in our hometown on Monday night.
|Waiting for the band to start in what felt like a sauna.|
After the show, I felt high on life. I wanted to hug everyone I saw. Sky and I lingered in the fresh air for a few minutes and then started walking to our car only to see a crowd blocking our sidewalk. "What the heck," I thought, "What is happening?"
Alex Ebert, the lead singer of EWMZ was sitting on top of some equipment crates putting on an alley show with a portable mic and amp.
I've gone to A LOT of shows at the State Theater in Kalamazoo and I've never seen anything like that. It made me love the band even more. It didn't matter that I didn't get home until 12:30am when I had to work in the morning. Worth it.
|A lead singer who loves his fans=Magical|
Great Thing #2: The Gull Lake Triathlon
Yesterday, I completed my second sprint tri of the season.
No medal, but shooooooot... I felt great. Funny because I was a little hungover when I woke up in the morning. I only had two beers the night before, but they were microbrews so... yeah. Then, my tri friend Tina and I were a little bit late to the race and I forgot my race belt, but it was one of my fastest times ever! Maybe I should be late, forgetful, and hungover for my next tri? Ha!
In a 500 meter swim, 16k bike, and 5k run, I came in 4th out of 10 women in my age group with a time of one hour, twelve minutes. Last year around this time, I did the Tri Goddess Tri, which had similar distances and I finished in one hour, twenty-two minutes-- that is a TEN MINUTE improvement!!!!! What?!?! I can't wait for the Interockin' Tri next weekend!
Last Week's Training Plan
Monday- 14 run (Edward Sharpe Concert!)
Tuesday- 14 swim, 28 bike
Wednesday- 19 swim
Thursday- 37 bike, 19 run
Sunday- Off, yoga
The Real Deal
Monday- No run, but I danced and sweat like a crazy lady for over an hour. It counts, right?
Tuesday- No workout, more sweating.
Wednesday- 37 bike, 20 run
Thursday- 40 swim
Saturday- RACE and I rocked it!
Sunday- Off, dog walk
On to this week! This week, I need to watch my eating and drinking. I want to see how my tri time improves from eating well and training. No dairy. My stomach has been gurgling since I decided ordering a cheese plate was a good idea a few days ago. I'm lactose intolerant and I need to admit that to myself!
This Week's Training Plan
Monday- 31 run, 40 swim (this is an extra swim)
Tuesday- 14 swim, 28 bike
Wednesday- 14 run, 19 swim (this is another extra swim... I might cut it)
Friday- 37 bike, 19 run
Sunday- Interockin' Tri!!!! Time to beat: 1 hour 23 minutes. I can do it!