Only 278 days until Ironman Lake Placid!!!
I am skipping Muttley Monday this week – Bailey will be back soon, I promise.
Thank you all for supporting my niece Maria in the Making Strides walk, it means a lot to have fellow bloggers mention the walk on their blogs and make donations – you guys are awesome! She raised over $5000 in her mothers honor (holy crap, that is a ton of money for a 15 year old to raise, right?), her and her brother Kevin’s soccer teams both came along to support them (her other two brothers are away at college), which I thought was really cool. There were some great team shirts out there, I thought this one was pretty good:
Three of our friends drove south from Caratunk to walk with us, that meant so much – thank you SO MUCH Beth, Chris, and Cindy, you guys are the best! There was a ton of positive energy in the sea of pink that took over downtown Portland, and Becky’s Team had really big showing (I didn’t count, but I am sure there was nearly 50 of us, not counting the soccer teams) and raised over $8000 for breast cancer research.
Truth be told, I actually am not a lover of pink, but on this day it is a good color.
|I am in the middle, with my buddies Beth and Cindy|
|Beth, Cindy and I looking out at Portland Harbor during the walk.|
I was able to get outside on my bike for one ride, which was SWEET!! I thought that this is great, fall riding rocks!! Just a little chilly and windy but hey, this works, I thought, gee I can’t wait until my next ride.
Then today it snowed.
Yup, there was snow today. Granted, it was really just snow squalls that didn’t amount to much, but the first snow is always a sign to me to dust off that trainer, change that rear tire to a crappy one, and get ready for the winter.
Total training time: 4:50 (31 miles biking, 5 miles running, 1 hour of strength training
Congrats to my buddy Steve (check out his new blog!)– on an awesome 3:32 marathon time at Mount Desert Island Marathon this weekend! Steve is the one responsible for getting me into endurance sports, someday I hope to be fast like him!