So I realise my blog posts have been a bit off and on.
So instead of giving you a long drawn out blog with poor punctuation. I will do this blog with pictures and small witty statements. (Ok I'm not that witty, but i'll write "stuff" and try and keep you somewhat entertained)
A lot has been happening.
In July: I raced XTERRA Boise, Came 2nd and will look to throw a few more XTERRA races into my 2015 schedule. They make training even more fun!
|you can't tell from this shot, but I was feasting out of a healthy serving of pain|
From there it was off to New York with Ruth, Mazzy and Mel. In the mix of Ironman training it was a welcome break.
|Time Square, if you ever want to have a panic attack, I suggest going here!! TOOOOOOO many people|
|Post Panic attack photo with Kate and Ruth. Time Sqaure|
|Are they laughing at me or with me? I wasn't laughing so I guess its the first option!|
|Yeah it says Guys!!!|
|View from Central park Museum|
|Kate, Guy, Mel, Mazzy, Ruth|
|No problems here!! WTF|
From NYC it was onto Colorado to spend a few day at altitude, do a half marathon and watch Ironman Boulder!!
|View down to Winter Park CO which sits at 9000feet. Breathing up here was a shock to the system!|
|Rented a Mountain bike in Winter park and got myself lost....|
|Kate at the Half marathon in Estes Park 7500 feet|
|Kate 2nd, me 5th (She's such an over achiever)|
|Start of a epic day on the bike Estes Park, CO|
|During epic ride I took us down an unpaved road for 7 miles.... Whoops my bad!!! Lots of random houses were built into the side of the mountain. I'm guessing it would be super hard to get in and out in winter!!|
|Road from Estes Park to Loveland|
August: Both Kate and I raced the Idaho state Olympic distance champs and came away with the wins. Always nice to win a race. We are both happy with where the fitness was two week sour from Ironman Louisville. I went 1:51 and change and Kate went 2:04 and change!
I have no pictures of us racing.....
So instead here is a picture of Kate and I on our way to dinner. This Alley way is called "Freak Alley" Artists come from all over to repaint the Alley each year.
|One of my favourite shots. (Freak Alley)|
Then the day came, Ironman Louisville. Kate was really hoping to defend her title, I was hoping to just do well. The day turned out to be slightly hotter than the sun and both Kate and I suffered for it. BUT there is a bright side. We both had great swim and bike combo's and were both in the lead until xx amount of miles into the run. Still another race around the corner and there is not point crying over spilt milk? Unless it was for your morning coffee and then you cry until you feel better, you cry all day if you have to.
|Running mile 1|
|Me still leading at mile 3 or 4|
|Jacque did it for the team and finished her first Ironman!! Well done you|