The Summer So Far

I didn’t really plan it this way, but I apparently needed a break this summer. Originally, I thought that maybe I just needed a break from IM training, but it was really more than that. I was sick of the schedules, the pressure to fit the workouts in, the hypothermia-inducing early morning swims, arranging child care so I could train, and on and on.

So I made a decision – this summer I wasn’t going to do anything I really didn’t want to do. I still kept up with some semblance of training, but it was really only what interested me or what I thought I should do to maintain my base for IMAZ.

Here’s what I did instead:

June

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Summit of Greys Peak – kids second 14er

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View of Vail Valley from Bellyache Ridge

July

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Millennium Park, Chicago

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Top of the Sears Tower (which I refuse to call by its new name)

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Enjoying a summer night in Grosse Pointe

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Boulder Peak on the cloudiest day anyone can remember at the Rez

August

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Piney Lake near Vail

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Top of Independence Pass (no bonk this time)

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Piney Lake with moose in background

Getting ready to mountain bike down Vail Mtn

I am going to goof off a couple more weeks and then the kids go back to school and I plan to resume an actual training plan in preparation for IMAZ. I have decided that I want to try to do well at that race and give it my best shot, so I will be buckling down and giving it a serious effort. Who knows? Maybe I will even learn to swim between now and then?

Until then…

P.S. If you were stopping by looking for a Boulder 70.3 race report, I promise to have that up soon.

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