Ugh…morning workouts



Ugh, morning workouts are my nemesis! I’m not a morning person, never have and never will be! But sometimes you have to do what you have to do. I had a long workout planned for this weekend. My husband was out of town, Dad out of town, so that meant early morning to get it done when the kids were sleeping. Saturday I was up at 4:30am (if you call what I looked like up). It looked foggy outside so I knew my 5am starting time was not happening. I decided to wait until 5:20am.

I think I was LOL the whole time as I saw things I normally would never see (and don’t really want to see again). The sunrise–overrated, all sorts of animals scarring the crap out of me. I lost count on how many deer bounded across the road right in front of me. The only good thing was little traffic and no people which is very good considering I didn’t want to be up that early.  A town close by was having a festival this weekend which meant lots of port-a-potties and that was something to be grateful for. Later in the workout I wanted to shout to everyone not how many miles I had done but how early I woke up since that is truly an achievement for me!

The workout was 60 very hilly miles on the bike followed by a 5 mile run. I was glad when it was over and hope to never do that again anytime soon (which means I will probably have to do it next weekend)


13er in Colorado #REALwomenmove

It has been so long and I have had some great adventures since my last update. The biggest one being the 13er in Colorado. This race is put on by Skirtsports whom I’m an Ambassador Captain for. It was great fun! I flew in Friday afternoon and headed to a get together at the Skirtsports headquarters. Beer, Burritos and Cake (Kim and Jake’s Cakes…TO DIE FOR) …..what else does a girl need?  Saturday was a hike and BBQ with fellow Ambassadors. Sunday was the race bright and early at 6:30am. I wasn’t really going to “race” it because I’m in the middle of training, but I thought if I felt good enough I will see what I can do. With a finish time of 2:09 with elevation and a killer hill “Breakup Hill” I thought I did really well and the elevation really didn’t bother me. Except later this week I was totally drained, so maybe I just get hit with an elevation hangover. I think this will become a yearly trip and it was so great to hang out with “my people”.


IMG_1160 My rental car #PUREAWESOME

IMG_1175IMG_1169Hiking on Saturday    IMG_118313er race, meeting up and running with another Ironman training badass!