When I saw this pic, I realized that I should probably trim my helmet strap. Oops. Give me a break! This is my 3rd helmet this year so far due to a very persistent puppy!
Where have I been? Working my butt off! My new job is slowly sucking the life from me, but I still enjoy the people and the work itself. And, the hubs and I had to leave Spokane in a hurry last weekend since my father had some medical issues come up.
Where I haven’t been: At the pool swimming or on the road riding my bike and running. Training (and blogging) has been put on the back burner for the last two weeks. To put it mildly, I have not been a happy camper about this especially since I have a Half Ironman coming up in two weeks, but sometimes life just happens, right? That was all up until this weekend. My friend, Lauren, agreed to ride the Troika course (the HIM we’ll be suffering through in two weeks) with me on Sunday.
It felt so good to be out there moving! I have also been wanting to let you guys know about a new sports drink that I have been using.
It is called Generation UCAN, and I LOVE it! I met a representative at Fitbloggin in May, and he sent me some samples to try. NO MORE stomach bloating during training/races. It is gluten free, and honestly, I really do love this product. You have to shake it up in your water bottle before you drink it, but I actually like the consistency and taste. I wasn’t expecting to like this, so I was pleasantly surprised. When I run out of samples, I do plan on buying more of this stuff.
I only thing I don’t like about it, is the fact that it is mostly corn based, and the corn is genetically modified. It would be nice if I saw a nonGMO little stamp on the package.
Back to the ride…
Absolutely gorgeous views.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my future, and the fact that I am so lucky to be able to do the things that I do. Maybe my dad’s health spurred this thought. Life is TOO short to be doing something that you don’t enjoy whether that applies to your free time, work, whatever. .
What have you done lately to change your life for the better?
P.S. I signed up for the Lake Placid Ironman in 2012 today!!! Whoop!!!