or should I say a training camp in the ocean? Tim and I just got back from our 7 day cruise to the Caribbean. It started with a long run Saturday before we got on the boat, in 85 degree, 100% humidity, heat index of 105...at 8 am! Needless to say this was the worst run I think I've had since January.
Sunday was up at 6am for a 4.5 hour ride on a spinner on the boat gym. Not too bad. Then lots of food, drinks both of the water and alcoholic kind and a three hour nap. The nap turned in to a daily routine...that was the nicest part of the entire vacation. The rest of the week was a balancing act of treadmill runs on a treadmill that was mimicking the sway of the boat from the ocean, more spinner rides and a nice ocean water swim. Friday was a 5.5 hour spinner ride on the boat...a tiring way to end the cruise.
But It was the best training week I've had in a long time. I felt good all week, I think the combination of lots of good healthy (yes I ate healthy...98% of the time) and tons of sleep contributed to the way I felt.
Tim and I gambled a lot, saw some really good shows and some not so good shows on the boat. Tim even volunteered for the hypnotist show on Friday; it was interesting to say the least since he did the rated R show at 11pm. Whether it be good or bad I don't know, but I didn't even think about the boys until Thursday night. And honestly, I could have taken another 5 or 6 days.
It was good to be home yesterday though. And today was Ryan's 4-year birthday party! His birthday isn't until Tuesday but we celebrated today. Complete with the FS Series orange dancing man (thanks guys!) and an appearance from Muddy the Mudcat (a local triple A baseball mascot)...the only two things he wanted for his birthday and we were able to get! He was so excited and happy, it was so nice to see. Words can't describe how nice it feels to see your children that happy. Definitely will be posting the pictures soon.
Good to be home. So, I've got about 9 weeks left till my IM party and I'm feeling good and getting more excited and anxious with every week that passes.
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