Friday night I headed to the YMCA for a swim and got about 30 minutes in. I was just swimming for time to try and build up my endurance. It was pretty chilly that day so I was thankful for the heated pool and warm shower after.
Saturday AM I got up and headed out for my 10 miler which is to become pretty standard during the tri training season. After the run and breakfast with my running buds, I headed to the Ironman store in town since I needed a wetsuit and they were having a big tent sale. Score!
I wound up trying on a couple more wetsuits and got two new cycling jerseys. I finally found a wetsuit that was long enough and wasn’t choking me. I went with a sleeveless one because I want that range of motion. I know most folks like having the added buoyancy of the arms but I already feel constricted, so I went sleeveless. Needless to say, this tri stuff is expensive! My iPad budget just got cut. Waaah!
Saturday PM I headed to Orlando to see YES! in concert. Sure, it’s an older band, but they are pretty good. Plus it was free and I got to hang out in some old stomping grounds. BONUS!
You exhausted yet? No? Me either apparently, cause I got up before the roosters on Sunday and went to be the volunteer coordinator at the Shamrock 5K & 10K that my running group, the BRA, sponsors. I know we have discussed how awesome volunteering can be and this race was no different. As the official Volunteer Coordinator I tried to make sure that everyone station was manned. Since it’s a fairly small race and lots of great volunteers my job wasn’t too difficult. I worked at the 2 and 5 mile markers yelling out the times.
I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of folks who said thanks as I shouted “Mile 2! Race time: 11:20, 11:21, 11:22!” It made me feel great when folks said thanks even though they were racing. Next time you race, if you can, thank a volunteer. They’ll appreciate it as much as you appreciate them.