Remember the game Where in theWorld is Carmen SanDiego? Well, now you can play the game with me. No not really, I just have been missing from the blog world for a very long time. I don't know why. Work is keeping me busy and I just don't feel like getting on the computer when I get home. That is my excuse and I am sticking to it!
I completed Redman a couple of weeks ago. I didn't do the tri but rather the aquabike. True to Christi form I injured myself and got sick about a month out from the race. Did you know that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? Yep, that is me. I continue to train completely wrong and expecting that I won't get hurt or sick before a race. Whoops! If anyone of my blog buddies would like to take me on as a training project I am completely amenable for some advice! Anyway the race was so much fun. My plan is to do it next year but to do the 1/2 triathlon.
In other news, my son is about 2 weeks out from basic training. I am so excited and nervous for him. I remember very vividly my basic training. I enjoyed every minute of it but it wasn't easy. I am sure he will be fine because come on if I can do it then anyone can do it! I am going to miss him terribly but it will be nice to not worry about him every night. Oh wait that probably won't go away!
Liz or KC??? Anyway, I am excited for a new year with new goals with me rockin' some great races!
Okay, another thing I have been working on is my running gait. I am trying to move from being a heel striker to more of a fore foot runner. I am starting real slow. I have been doing it for a week now and so far I think it is getting better. I can tell because my calves have been feeling it. I have moved into Saucony shoes with less support and I am not using my orthotics. I ran .5 miles the first day and have inched up the mileage to a mile over this week. I don't run more than 2 days in a row. My goal is to move to Newton shoes but first must modify my gait or it's just not worth the price of the shoes if I don't. I will just be a bad runner in really minimal shoes.
Well, that is all I got for now. I hope all y'all are well or at least anyone that is still reading my blog! Until later keep running, riding and swimming to your personal greatness!