thanks to all of you out there who have emailed me, IM'd with me on facebook, and left comments on my blog with wonderful healing messages. they worked! amazing what a difference a week can make. my battle scars have healed rather nicely for such a short period of time and never did hinder my training and as Tosh.0 would say, and for that we are thankful!
actually, the only thing that i was unable to do was swim and that's because i had the worst pinched nerve in my neck from the crash and it hurt to turn my head in either direction up until yesterday. funny how, five months ago, missing a week of swimming would have sent me over the edge but times have changed and i have no worries. next week is a new week.
the good news continues, i ended the week today with a total of 30 miles running, that included an 18 mile long run and cycled a total of 260 miles, that included a century this morning. not bad for being all torn up. this morning's century was one of two scheduled 40th birthday centuries. i'm absolutely giddy about turning 40 and still being able to kick ass. i am by far in the best shape of my life, period.
i still have 2.5 days left in this decade of my life called the 30's and have no plans of slowing down anytime soon. in fact, i'm just beginning to raise the bar and i can hardly wait to see what this new set of ten has in store for me. oops, sorry for going off in another direction there. back to the centuries. the other century i'm doing is called the Bok Tower Century on sunday, sept 5th. as for the picture of the bionic woman...a few of my awesome girlfriends lovingly named me "Bionica" several years ago and i just wanted to let them know that i kept thinking about that today as i was riding...i really felt bionic. what an awesome feeling!
the not so good stuff, work has been CRAZY busy (that part is good) so i've been putting in lots of long hours there which leaves me with very little time for much else. i try to catch up on my blog reading here and there, sometimes at lunch while i eat at my desk and on the trainer with my itouch. never enough time is all i have to say. upward and onward!
good luck to all of my friends who are racing this weekend, especially, Pati and Jennifer who are doing IM Louisville and Tri-guy at One Crazy Summer who is doing his first IM at Penticton.
much love and peace out!