I Race Big #accountability

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Mon. Feb 5, 2018 - typing 2018 this morning I'm like WOW, I graduated high school 20 years ago. I don't feel like, in correlation with my age, that that is right. But then I'm like WOW, I'm going to be 38 this year. I mean, age is just a number, right? We are only as old as we feel? Old enough to know better, too young to care? I don't feel old. But I definitely feel aged. I'm not ready to grow up. Sigh...

Anyway... I'm looking over my 2018 race calendar and I want to say, I truly miss living on the Gulf Coast where we have race options literally every weekend. I miss all the 5k's and 10k's and sprint tri's scattered on the weekends. We do our best to find similar here, but it's not the same, nor the amount of choices. Luckily I'm a traveler and I race big 👆🏼(see photo above!!)

You'll notices, some state races. WOO! I'm planning a 30 day(ish) stay in AZ while Luca is away for a training course. I will stay, train, and race with my momma!! ❤️
Unfortunately I can't lock all of those down quite yet, but that's my tentative plan! (IM France is locked down).

For today, 2,400 meters in the pool and still trying to figure out if I'm allowed to be naked in the locker room. Ha!!
SWIM
FAF and ST (if you forgot, FAF=Fab Abs February)

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Tues. Feb 6, 2018 - the fight To Kona continues!! 1 hour on the trainer this morning but get this, I actually had to stop at 40mins and eat some breakfast before continuing! I was so hungry I felt dizzy. But I ate a snack and got right back on to finish. I have a 30min run as well; it's currently raining. Might have to put that off until tomorrow. I put my mind to work so I wouldn't stress/dwell on the dark day.
The rain never let up; I called it a wash out and moved it to Weds. You gotta be flexible! Still got my Fab Abs for Feb in (with Jake!)
Sushi dinner out w/friends.
BIKE (trainer)
FAF

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Weds. Feb 7, 2018 - good morning Wednesday!! To Lerici for a swim and run! Woo!! 1,800m in the pool and a 30min run. I worked all day and all night. ALL! Which is great because uhh $$, but it passes the time nicely while Luca is at work and then home studying. We got a great walk and playtime with Jakey, a lovely ~American~ dinner ha ha ;) and a quiet evening. Life is good.
SWIM
RUN
FAF
Jake walk and play

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Thurs. Feb 8, 2018 - ha ha ha!! Did you see my 'I love my beautiful life' photo on IG/FB? The truth behind the perfect pic... sometimes the first few takes are ... ahem ... shit 💩. AHAHAHAHA!
A sic workout on the trainer today + 24min brick run.
BIKE (trainer)
RUN
FAF

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Fri. Feb 9, 2018 - attempted a run this morning but I got 15mins out and it started pouring (COLD) rain. Ugh, forget this! I go home and get on with some errands and actions and low and behold, beautiful sunshine AHH! By this time, Luca will be home in 30mins. So we went for a 4 mile (semi-brutal) hike and a photo shoot. The iPhone X camera is AmAzInG! Even when Jake's blinking and I'm all like 😜
RUN (30mins)
HIKE (4 miles)
FAF and ST

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Sat. Feb 10, 2018 - Luca and I (finally) got out on the bike. About 90mins, but we climbed Ortonovo. One of my favorite climbs here. I was SO weak. BUT, it's not the trainer! And it's not the flat sea. And it was with my lovey. So it's all okay. Continued performance will get me there!
And by the end of the afternoon, my house is super scrubbed.
And by the end of the evening, it's crazy how all routes can change. Will be traveling to Ohio... Next week!! 😮
BIKE
(FAF rest day)

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Sun. Feb 11, 2018 - American brunch w/Italian family! I mean the whole nine yards, bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, biscuits, hash browns, and even chocolate chip cookies!! They loved it!! That's probably the #1 food/meal I miss from the states. BREAKFAST. My favorite: eggs w/avocado and turkey sausage or turkey bacon. Yum!

We had a perfect afternoon eating, talking, laughing, snapping photos by the sea, and wandering Sarzana. I'm the luckiest gal in Italy for sure *HEARTS*
REST DAY w/family
FAF

16 days to blast off!! If your fingers and toes aren't crossed for me, CROSS THEM!!! Pray, cheer, beg, plead, ALL the PLEASEEEE. ALL the wishes. ALL the vibes. Get me TO KONA!!

p.s. I figured out how to add emojis to my posts. And for those of you I text/messenger with, you know my emoji game is strong!! Ahahahahaha! 😈