Met Yoda at Mary Alice Park at 7:30 this morning for a “little” swim, bike and run. The Expert had his swim, bike and run yesterday with SBM friend, Mark, and had a great day. I was a tad nervous setting out. This was a big workout, dude.
Tough workout. Tired. Too tired to type in complete…. oh, sentences. Sorry… dozed off for a…. bit.
We started off with a “mass swim” start… with a bunch of ducks. Or geese. Or whatever. Yoda wasn’t too keen on this.
“I never swim here,” she said.
“It’s too far of a drive. And plus, the ducks.” Hilarious. Luckily, a boat cleared the way for us.
As Yoda and I were climbing and climbing, we saw two dudes on bikes heading the opposite way. I waved, as I usually do to all passing cyclists… and then heard someone yell, “Go Meredith!”
I had no idea who it was. I get a surprising lot of “woohoo Swim Bike Mom” when I’m on the bike… but my real name??
Yoda snickered and said, “Who was that? Who knows you by Meredith?”
Later… I text messaged Coach Monster: What a beautiful day to be on a bike. (And it was).
Return text message from Coach Monster: Amen. I saw you on Yellow Creek Road… a great day indeed.
My dear coach saw me and hooped for me. Too bad I was riding uphill in my aerobars at the time. Party foul. Oh well, I was tired. He was out there putting down 60 miles in… 3 hours. No big deal. 6000 feet of elevation or something like that.
The day ended at
Ralph’s house…. er, I mean Ansley’s… with a birthday party for her four-year old daughter. The kiddos played and played… I got lots of hugs and time with my babies tonight…
… I got an even weirder sunburn… but it was an amazing day.
As I rolled into the house after a stop at the grocery store with the munchkins… I unpacked the car, tubbied the kids, tucked them in and sat down to write…
I looked at my dirty house, I was reminded of this…
As I watched my two incredible good, happy kids play tonight… I felt like a
good decent mom for the first time in a very long time.
We all do the best we can, but sometimes I think triathlon is taking too much time away from them. But times like tonight, when I get amazing hugs and love and we all have a great time… I realize that triathlon is only adding to our family. Truly, truly. Happy mom, happy kids… Healthy, bike riding kids. Wonderful workout, great time with my kids. Happy day.
Have a great week everyone.
Augusta 70.3… 3 weeks. Let the fun begin!