Friday, February 20, 2009

Switching Gears......

Okay.. I've been really quiet lately..... so it's time to talk about what I've been up to.

(A hike with Trey and Xian from Edward's Point on Signal Mtn)

I've slowly been making a transition from focusing on ultra trail running to Ironman training. It has mentally been very hard for me to wrap my mind around it since trail running has truly becme a passion. With all this said... time has been a bit more limited and I've had to re-evaluate how this is all going to work. Finally... I'm back in the pool and on a bike. WOW... it really has been a long time. By the way.... cycling is taking a toll on the running legs.... this bums me out more than anything! Swimming came back to me pretty easily, but is still very non-exciting. Hopefully I'll figure out some things to make the pool more interesting. Suggestions.... anyone?

Next weekend I will run the Mount Cheaha 50K trail race. Sadly... this will be the last ultra for a while. : ( The Ironman training will really kick in after this event as well.

(Xian and Trey begged me to take this goofy shot)


Here are some more pictures of things I've been up to for the past few weeks:


Snooper's Rock on Suck Creek


Raccoon Mtn / one of the overlooks. Me, Michelle and Leslie



Michelle and I before running on Raccoon Mtn