Between deciding if I should buy this book and Patriarchy Chicken, I've got a lot to think about these days.
Haven't run in 7 months. Can't start again yet, but when I do, it's going to be a new era - the era of low-drop shoes. Plus retraining myself to run in them/run with a mid-foot strike with help from Aaptiv and the Urban Wellness Clinic. Slow and steady...
From today's headlines:
- The fact that USA Today printed lies and propaganda from the President without fact-checking
- Our planet is dying
- Our democracy is falling apart
- I saw a roach in my bathroom this morning
- My plantar faciitis has been killing me since July
Yesterday I completed my 8th NYC Triathlon with a time that was 15 minutes and 38 seconds slower than my slowest tri. I couldn't care less about my less-than-stellar performance because it was SO DAMN HOT and I took it slow and listened to my body (which was saying, "Girl, WTF do you think you are doing trying to run in this heat?"). I also took my damn sweet time during transitions -- I stopped to KT tape my foot before the bike and who knows what the hell took me so long during T2. I also, for the first time ever (stupidly), took advantage of the post-race massage tent offered by the Swedish Massage Institute, who had reached out to me on Instagram (thank you!). My results are below, and you can see a gallery of unflattering photos here:
2018: Swim 22:57 T1 14:55 Bike 1:50:58 T2 7:05 Run 1:23:03 Total: 3:58:55
2016: Swim 21:41 T1 11:47 Bike 1:45:55 T2 4:16 Run 59:02* Total: 3:22:41
2014: Swim 18:06 T1 11:10 Bike 1:58:23 T2 4:37 Run 1:07:17 Total: 3:39:31
2012: Swim 23:28 T1 9:55 Bike 1:44:50 T2 5:02 Run 1:11:05 Total: 3:34:16
2011: Swim 22:19 T1 12:27 Bike 1:51:54 T2 4:58 Run 1:11:40 Total: 3:43:17
2010: Swim 20:54 T1 11:39 Bike 1:42:43 T2 6:26 Run 1:08:01 Total: 3:29:41
2009: Swim 24:30 T1 10:17 Bike 1:40:57 T2 4:01 Run 1:07:22 Total: 3:27:06
2008: Swim 24:30 T1 10:55 Bike 1:36:47 T2 4:00 Run 1:08:40 Total: 3:24:51
* The race course was cut from 10K to 8K due to heat this year, eliminating two nasty hills -- hence the good time.
Both for Valentine's Day and because I'm dealing with our Spring Break Pro Bono Caravans at the moment . . .
Isn't that one of the secrets to happiness? Despite being far from the best dancer in class, I had a fantastic time. Props to Mitchell Wayne for sharing his enthusiasm, humor, and joy. PS, my neck is sore.