Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wait, so now I have to worry about hurricanes?

Rachelle and I knew that moving to the Carolina would mean a lot of changes, including that fact that we're moving into an area far more likely to have to deal with hurricanes. But now we're hearing that the weather from Hurricane Irene will likely impact both our new place AND impact us here in Boston. I wouldn't expect damage here in Boston, but the weather reports are saying it could cause significant problems for our long ride. Worst case scenario, we're going to find a gym to go to on Saturday morning, and ride a stationary bike for long hours until we've done our 100 miles. Whether it's indoors or outdoors, this ride WILL happen. I just really hope it's outside.

This is our new place, hopefully Irene leaves it alone
The other big news is that I have awesome, awesome friends and readers. Well, actually that's not big news, I've known it for a long time. But, when I mentioned yesterday that I still had $500 left towards my fundraising goal for Rev3 with only 2 1/2 weeks left. In just one day, we collected $235 towards the goal, so I only have $265 remaining to pay off. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed so far, I really appreciate it a lot, and I know the funds are going to do some young adults dealing with cancer a lot of good. I'm hopeful I can still fund raise this amount before Rev3, as things are going to be tight financially with the move and all the travel around the race.

We got in a 1/2 mile swim yesterday, where with some horrible sighting, I managed 26 minutes. Im still not fast, but even on bad sighting days I can still do a 52 minute mile in cool water without a wetsuit. Tonight, I had planned a longer workout, but the team has a social tonight, and it will be our last chance for a while to see many of them so we're going to go to that. They picked a good place that gives us a chance to see another part of Boston one last time.

Finally, with taper coming way too quickly (it starts Monday!), I really want to make sure I'm not going to get out of control on my eatting. I made the decision to cut out all fried foods on Sunday after eating a McDonalds breakfast sandwich and really just feeling like crap all day after. I'm now almost 4 days grease free, and further, I have eaten fruits and/or vegetables with every meal (save one) since. My goal is to continue this through my taper period, and then following the post race feast, go right back to it.

I still don't have a scale to check my weight progress with, but I've gotten to the point where I'm wearing my belt in the smallest hole, one I had to add myself a few weeks ago.

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