Thursday, July 17, 2008

This...

... is the color blue. It is the favorite color of many people. But, in my opinion, very few can wear it successfully. I happen to know someone that can. So neener neener neener. Hm.

Ok! SO! I'm still in full recovery... mostly from that tragically LONG race report! Hee hee. I'm also taking the month of July completely OFF from structured training. Yup. That's right. NO SCHEDULE! I'm essentially swimming, biking, and running when and where and however long I feel like it. What I noticed after about a week of VERY little activity immediately following Lake Stevens, was that I turn into a bit MORE of a head-case. I know, I know... hard to believe but it's true. Kathryn actually said to me, "Can't you call Liz and tell her that you've made a mistake? That taking an unstructured month was a bad idea?" Hilarious... sort of.

July also happens to be a month FULL of family fun and festivities! We just got back from a little jaunt into the Oregon woods at Silver Falls. We hugged pretty much every tree we could and powered through what we like to refer to as, "The Batan Death Hike"... covering 10 miles of wooded trails and viewing no less than 7 of the 10 gorJESUS falls! Guess what? I only had to carry Tom, the 5 year old, for a mile and quarter of that hike! What an ANIMAL he is! Anywho... enjoy some pics from the trip.
Hope you're all happy, healthy, and learning something new!

Thanks for reading!

Breathe...

6 comments:

jameson said...

good call dude! a period of unstructured training will do wonders for you... you'll hang on to the fitness and be ready to throwdown when it's over. you're killing it!

Katie Weaver-Jongerius said...

From one head case to another, one month of unstructured training would leave me divorced and living on the streets! YIKES! Good luck with that one!

Enjoy your family time!!

Flatman said...

I think your plan is a great one. You will be sooo ready for the structure next month that you will be on fire!

Awesome photos of the family. Give Tom a big high-five for me on the trail hike!

Ryan said...

I don't know if I could handle a free month living in the South. Within three weeks I would have a miller lite and Nascar tattoo on my arm clearly visible through my torn up white wife beater T shirt. Hell, I might even turn Republican! :0

Anonymous said...

Nice race report. Loved hearing about it. Hope you're well.
Beautiful pics of your trip.
Have a great weekend and take a much desearved month off.

Steve Stenzel said...

I like the idea of the unscheduled month! Enjoy it!

AND, I'm TOTALLY up for a "joint waxing" next year. Imagine the story...