Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Beat the Trainer Blues

Today I was faced with a challenge...keep to the training plan or make yet another excuse???

The scene. It is 40 degrees with high winds making the "feels like" temps in the low 30's - WAY too cold for an outdoor ride. I have made a LOT of excuses for missing my cycling goals.

I started the day with an extended ride/cycling class at the gym. 1.5 hours later, I felt really good but that was only half of the time that I was due to ride today. I remained optimistic that I would get on the trainer after getting the kids to school. My plan was to set up in front of the television and work my way through some shows! This was not the day to ride Trainer Road, I was just interested in saddle time.

Ready to roll!
As the show started, I realized I had the opportunity to put some focus and fun into the ride. I pedaled at a moderate pace while the show was on then cranked up the effort during the commercials. After 90 minutes, it was was at least SIX 2-3 minute intervals.

I feel good about accomplishing my goal...saddle time! Now to work through this cold weather and keep moving forward.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

USAT SMW Award Banquet

It's like a date night for us!
My husband and I recently attended the USAT South Midwest Annual Banquet because I was slated to receive the Official of the Year award. It meant some time alone and a trip to Shreveport, Louisiana. Unfortunately, few award recipients were present. We were able to recognize the inductee to the Hall of Fame and support other athletes while enjoying a catered dinner with lots of door prizes. In addition to my award, I also took home an entry to the Degray Lake Triathlon Festival in August! DeGray Lake Events
The Regional Coordinator that supports the assignment of Officials, Doug Harvey.

My award will take it's place in my hurt locker along side the medals and other trophies. It's great to be recognized for my hard work and commitment to the sport. It's not always easy to be the enforcer of the rules but it is great to see that the race was fair for everyone.