Shirts and More Shirts

Now that triathlon season is in full swing and we’re finally settling in the house, I’ve been busy making shirts.  Tonight when I got home, there was a much-anticipated package waiting for me on the front doorsteps.  My business has increased recently, and I’ve had to restock my inventory!  Needless to say, I’ll be pretty busy this weekend filling orders.

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Vegas!

We moved to Las Vegas a little over a month ago.  We’re finally in our house and getting settled.  Things are becoming a little more routine, and we are no longer living the hotel life.

Here are a few pictures of our adventures from Washington to a temporary stay in California to our final destination of Las Vegas!

On the Road Again

Well, we’re moving….again.  Nick and I packed up last weekend and drove to California, with the three dogs.  They slept the entire 12-hour trip, which was amazing!

We will be living the hotel life in Cali for the next 3 weeks, then on to our final destination, Las Vegas!

Since the weather is much nicer than the Pacific NorthWest, I’m hoping we will quickly get back into our swimming, biking, and running lifestyle.

Weekend Updates

I’ve been working this morning to update our blog.  I noticed our Races page didn’t even have all of our 2016 races in there.  A few things to look for:

  • Races page is now up to date.  This year, we are taking it one race at a time.  We won’t fill up the calendar all at once, but will have a race on the schedule.  I’ve also split out running races from triathlons.
  • Online Store page links directly to our store, saving you a few clicks.
  • Still working on sprucing up the site and the store…more changes to come.

This weekend brings more rain.  Nevertheless, we do have a fun night planned.  We are going to see Alton Brown live at Paramount Theatre.  There are no cameras allowed in the venue, but it’s sure to be a fantastic show.

And last but not least, I (finally) received my Garmin 5S yesterday!!  I ordered it several weeks ago and have been anxiously awaiting its arrival.  I’m super excited to have a new toy.  Once I have a few activities logged, I will post a review.

Garmin Fenix 5S

Rain, Rain, Go Away

We’ve been having tons of rain lately.  I know, no need to remind me, we live in Washington now.  It rains a lot here.

The dogs have been stuck inside, our walks have been dismal.  I snapped a few photos of Lou and our new puppy Olive…both staring out of the window, wishing it would stop raining so they could go outside and play.

Springer Spaniel, GSP

Saturday afternoon, it finally stopped raining for a few hours and the sun made a brief appearance.  So I walked Tabasco to the mailbox.  Then took the puppy and Lou around the block.  It felt so good to be outside, that I changed clothes and took Lou on a 30 minute run with me.  It was amazing! We have some pretty challenging hills here, but I made it.

Glad to be back in the game.  Now the weather just needs to cooperate 🙂

Clean Slate a Visual Reminder

Last year I purchased the ilovetorun.org calendar.  I wanted a visual way to show all of my hardwork.  In addition to logging workouts in Garmin and Training Peaks, having something to physically mark off was surprisingly satisfying.  On days where I didn’t feel like working out, I would see the chain of Xs and (most of the time) it would motivate me to not break the sequence.

ilovetorun calendar

Up until September, when my life took a dramatic turn to the west, the calendar was quite impressive, especially compared to my lack to commitment in the years past.  The last quarter of the year, with the calendar packed away in a box, my progress was dismal.   A new house, a new job, and a new part of the country really took a toll on my exercising.  If you look close enough, there are a couple of lonely Xs in there.

This year, I’m taking the same approach.  A new calendar is hung, and on Jan 2 I have a chain of two Xs.  Whoohoo!  Here’s to a new year and a getting better every day.

ilovetorun calendar