|Me and the blushing bride|
The wedding was an absolute blast (SEE: oatmeal cookie pudding shots), the bride was beautiful (duh) and as hosts, the bride and groom were wonderful (SEE: cupcakes, donuts, and mass quantities of Cheez-Its). There were also quite a few bloggers in attendance and they may or may not have tried to out drink and out dance each other. I’m going to give myself the dancing award. So there. I may have not got in my Gangnam Style at Augusta but I definitely got it in this weekend. Fact: At age 32 you can hurt your knee dancing.
|Gangnam Style grand entrance!|
As much as I’d like to post a billion photos from the wedding, I’m not going to. I’d rather let the bride do that upon her return from Paris. No one likes a thunder stealer.
I was feeling great about the meet until I got the psych sheet yesterday. (Psych sheet in swimming just means line up and projected times of every swimmer.) I’m basically in the back of the pack for the two events I selected. Crap. I am going to see if I can add the 500 because, apparently, I’ve become a distance swimmer. I’m going to get wrecked in the sprints. Oops. To be honest, I’m doing this meet for fun. I didn’t really think I’d be winning a darn thing. I’m a good swimmer for a triathlete. As a swimmer-swimmer…notsomuch.
The thing I haven’t done since the half ironman that I desperately want to (honest!) is ride my bike. I’ve just had a lot going on either in the evening or on the weekends and my poor little Specialized is just sitting there. Staring at me. I swear I’m going to ride next week. I sorta have to. (SEE: charity group ride.)
Yes this post has been all over the place and yes it does have a thankful component. I’m getting there. In looking back over my workouts in the past two weeks, I’m really happy to be doing what I want to do and not what I have to do. I missed track. I missed random gym classes. I missed that feeling of, if I sleep in and work out later, or not, it won’t matter right now. There’s no impending race to beat myself up about.
There are times in my life when I’m so thankful for an upcoming race to give me structure and a spreadsheet. Quite frankly, this ain’t one of those times. I’m currently so thankful to do the workouts I want to do and just really enjoy them. I’ll be ramping up for Ragnar soon enough but right now I’m just happy to enjoy movement and sweating without any goal other than keeping fit and maintaining my sexy. Snort.
What are you thankful for?
I'm in the same boat-my last race was last weekend and I've done zero sweating since then. I'm thankful for the off-season for a guilt-free break where I'm SUPPOSED to be lazy. Next week maybe I will start doing stuff. If I feel like it. Enjoy the unstructured time!! Ragnar will be here before we know it (gulp!)
Looks like the wedding was a lot of fun! What kind of swim team are you on? The swim meet sounds like a lot of fun! I didn't know there were swim meets for adults. One day I'll think about doing that (I guess it'll have to be after buying a bike, which is next on my list). It must be so nice after an Ironman training cycle to not have a schedule to follow for training. For me right now, after a summer off, I'm so much enjoying the structure of a spreadsheet and someone else telling me what to do. Have a great Thursday! Only a little more time until the weekend!
I wish I was there for your Gangham DANCE! You looked so beautiful with Jen (her too!) when I saw your FB updates – you're such an awesome friend! 😉 xo
I am thankful for vacation starting tomorrow!!!
Oh and i was so against any sort of trend dance or song…but gangnum style is funny as all hell…yet kinda cool? what a way to make an entrance
We've got an olympian on my swim team too and it's one reason I don't do meets. i must know who yours is. Does I'll show you mine if you show me yours apply here?
I've had a ton going on too. it's all crazy. and i love it all.
Sorry, but you're still going to have to school us all on the Gangnam dance if we all go out.
Wedding sounds like fun, and I am actually kinda liking my do whatever workout I want whenever time the past few weeks too.
Swim or Bike… which should I try first? 🙂
paris? she went to maine. kevin told me so. duh.
there is no video of this gangnam dance?!? 🙁 better poll the guests and get one!
thanks for your nice blog! I am looking for friend who come to ready in Nepal. have u travel in Nepal? if not? sure, you can travel in Nepal when u have free time. when you arrival in Nepal after then you did not want to leave from Nepal. I am sure. thanks
Don't worry about it. Sometime there aren't time to blog about it and it is hard to find the time but at least you did it eventually.