40 some days since the last post on 2chickschallenge! I can’t believe I have neglected this little blog for that long. Sorry, 2chickschallenge.
The last 40 some days have been nothing but excitement, craziness and full of fun!
October is birthday month
Mini Chick and I both celebrated birthdays in October. Mini Chicks party was obviously more fun, because baby’s melt everyone’s heart. I can’t believe that Mini Chick is already 1-year-old! It is crazy how fast one year went.
Autumn arrived in Michigan
Autumn in Michigan means lots of color on trees, apple picking, long bike rides along the Lakeshore and the start of hibernation season.
Extreme Spectating happened at two amazing marathons
I LOVE spectating running races. I love spectating running races as much as I LOVE to compete in triathlons. Seeing runners who you have trained for a goal race for over 18 weeks run their goal race, is so inspiring and life changing. Watching a runner cross the finish line of their first, second or seventh marathon always makes me cry of happiness. Yes, I am that person crying at a finish line.
I received some very exciting news
Yuppers, I qualified for the USAT Age Group Nationals! Prior to receiving the exciting news, I had no idea that nationals even existed or that I would have even had a chance of qualifying. Previous to receiving my qualification email I had pretty big ambitious triathlon racing goals for 2014, but now my goals are even higher and I am anxiously awaiting “real” training to begin.
Amy-Lynn and I stepped outside our comfort zones
We joined a swim competition at the gym! We raced 4 individual events as well as 4 relay events. I was in the pool more in October than I was in August and September combined. I have finally started enjoying my time in the pool and crave time in the pool when I have not gotten my toes wet in a few days. Minus my week of vacation in November I have been keeping up with my 4 days/week in the pool.
I took a real vacation
My brother has been living in Denver, CO for almost 3 years now and I had not been out there to visit! I finally booked a flight to Denver and spent 6 life changing days in Denver. I can now be taken off the ‘Bad Sister List’ and be put on ‘Awesome Sister List’. I discovered that I am a Colorado girl through and through. I enjoyed the mountains, the active community and the delicious beer that was so plentiful. Every time we were driving some where I always mentioned that I wanted to ride my bike up and down all the “hills” and feel the CO air on my face as I was speeding down the “hills”. Another CO trip will be in my future, but next time I’ll have my bike in tow.
Living in the moment has been just what I needed.
What has been happening in your life recently?