Thursday, May 30, 2013

Well, We're Sure Gonna Tri

Soooo, life has been crazy lately!  My sister graduated college and we had an awesome weekend in Nashvill e with family, sooo fun!

I took a few days in Atlanta for some wedding dress shopping and other wedding-ness fun between spring semester and maymester! And yes, we found THE dress!

A few weeks later my youngest sister in law graduated high school, which was a crazy but also completely fun weekend.

Unfortunately, that weekend DJ's Aunt passed away, so he made a quick trip to Indiana for the funeral last weekend.  It was a long weekend, but completely worth the trip, a very special time with family for him.

All of this happening simultaneously with finals week for spring semester and the busy crazy intensity of maymester. All we can say is "God is good" because it was not by our own strength we were able to make it through the busy-ness unscathed and still passing classes! :P

So, needless to say we are SUPER excited to have a weekend of down/catch up time this upcoming weekend.

However, all of this craziness has not hindered us from taking on our next endeavor.
DJ bought a bike and a gym membership, and almost as simple as that, triathlon training has commenced in the Scheidt household.
I am loving it and DJ has been pleasantly surprised by how much he likes the swimming and biking. AND surprisingly enough, I'm not hating the swimming portion!
Training together has given us more time together and a cool shared interest :)
As of right now, our official training schedule begins June 24th (I already have the schedule on the fridge, I am that excited!), and plan to race an olympic distance in Anderson, SC on October 13th and are looking for a sprint to do sometime between those two dates now.

Some of my recent favories:

1. Trigear, books, blogs, and/or articles (duh!)
No Meat Athlete is my favorite reading so far
Swim Bike Mom is another one I have enjoyed (if she can do it with all she has on her plate, I definitely can!)
Run this Amazing Day and Sweat Once a Day are two others I have looked at a little bit too :)

2. Ebay is my lifeline for finding tri gear in our budget. New for half the price? Yes please! Lightly used for a quarter of the price? Works for me! :)

3. Tracy Negoshian, I have always loved her style, but recently especially have gotten a little obsessed with pretty much everything!

4. Kind of hand in hand with tri training comes fitness research.  We did a spirometer test in my cardio-pulm class a few days ago which showed my lungs were that of a 38 year old woman, which kicked me back into seriously evaluating the food I am putting my body and am currently in the process of transitioning my diet back to vegan. (I've always known my body wasn't naturally strong as far as immune system, prior illness, etc, but this test served as a good reminder to step up my intentionality.)
And after reading this you won't know what to eat!

5. Fruits that come with summertime!!

6. Sam Moon Jewelry
Can't beat the prices and LOVE the style!
Here are some of my recent purchases (not all for me! I promise!)

7. And I just thought this was really interesting :)

Happy Friday Eve!

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the shout out! rev3 does awesome races!