i forgot my SCAPE on the first sunny day of the summer and paid for it (yes- i love love love the athlete sunscreen too- we all love it!) . you see, i was at the beach and in my wetsuit for an open water swim so i wasn't all SCAPED up because i was covered in full neoprene. i got out and decided i'd let myself lounge for just a minute. i ate two pieces of fruit and lay down enjoying our first sunny day in what seemed like an eternity. an hour later i woke up. whoops. maybe i had a tummy ache from all the fruit? please see hand placement below.
of course, i didn't even notice until i showed up for track and james started laughing at me and snapped the photo. i told him i had been hanging out on the beach with my boyfriend!
aside from the literal burn, i've been feeling the burn in the training department. i'm putting down a solid base block (volume!) for Kona and the burn is becoming a daily reality. putting myself in the pain cave is happening more than ever and luckily i've got super james to drag me along. i love having him out there for my long rides and we start our t-runs together (and that lasts 3 steps until he bounds ahead). he is a great t-run motivator- when we get off the bike, he changes super fast and is out the door and i have no choice but to hurry and follow instead of sit and eat snacks like i used to do before he decided to become a triathlete again. but more than anything, i was thankful for james on tuesday afternoon to keep me on "track" for my track workout. my legs were TOAST before the workout and i barely made it through. i even had to just stand still on the final rest interval (instead of slow jogging) to make that last 400. but i did it. thanks to husband supreme. (oh, and he crushed the carlsbad triathlon this weekend, check out his race report. of course he did nicely on bike & run, but he also swam pretty well and we are now in the process of making bets to see who has the best swim at steelhead 70.3. i must admit, i'm scared. but then again, if he does win, it just proves that swimming is a waste of time. when james quit swimming 2 years ago, we were about the same speed. he's been swimming again for like a month. the test comes 7/31!)