Wow – it has been a while since I posted anything.

I got my bike. It’s a Specialized Vita, and I love it. I’ve been out riding with a group that bikes in Mt. Airy. The course is a very hilly 10 – 11 miles long, and I’ve done it three times. Each time seems a little easier, but I’m still usually the slowest in the group.

Spending so much time biking has eaten into the time I have to swim, and it’s showing. I also haven’t been running as much as I should, but I did a 5K in April and did okay. Finding time for all of this training without sacricing other important things is a huge challenge. I’ve also felt very run down the last couple of days and am not sure why.

The pollen levels have been really high, and while I’m okay when I’m out, I’m finding that my allergy symptoms are very bad overall. I’m trying to run and bike at the gym as much or more than going outside at least until the pollen levels drop off a bit. That seems to be helping.

Less than two months to go until my first event. I feel ready, but I know I can improve a lot from where I am now. I’m looking forward to it!


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