Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Fitness after Fitbloggin'

I know I haven't blogged in a long time.  Not long after I got back from Fitbloggin', I switched from planning my own training with advice from a coach to actually paying for triathlon coaching.  Suddenly, this is getting serious.

I actually had to message my coach and ask for her to scale back the program, which was originally 12 hours of hard training. I had an allergy cough all last week -- a lot of people here seem to have it -- and on Tuesday I was supposed to swim and could not face it when I wasn't breathing well on land. On Friday, I couldn't get my run done for the same reason.  The modifications for Saturday and Sunday: A 2-hour interval bike ride was changed to a 1-hour recovery ride and a 5-mile run was switched to 3 miles.

Setbacks aside, I got in almost 9 hours of training and felt pretty good.  I really surprised myself. And this was 9 hours of swimming, biking, and running.

Fitbloggin' itself was a lot of fun. I had three bummer experiences: My flight on the way there was delayed, my contact lens broke, so I had to wear my glasses the whole time, and my FitBit broke, so I couldn't count my steps.  The rest of the great things that happened more than made up for that. Of course, the most important thing about Fitbloggin' is to get as many silly selfies as possible:

I also got to get a very fancy and delicious lunch featuring California Avocados:


Salad with Grilled Mushrooms and Avocado

Chicken and Corn Fritter with Salad and Avocado Crema

Avocado Sorbet!! and what looked like a chocolate stapler

Despite all the brouhaha over donuts, most of the food at the conference was not that decadent. I tried a Voodoo donut in Portland but wasn't that into it, so I skipped them in Denver. 

 There was also a lot of dancing, yoga, Zumba, and other fitness fun. It was a very active weekend.

There was a scavenger hunt, which our team won, so I have a free pass to next year's Fitbloggin! Here with my team taking a picture near the Marijuana Dispensery. We did not go in. Just because it's legal there doesn't mean it can't cause trouble here.  Steve, Tracy, Libby, and I were having way too much fun to need that kind of thing anyway.

 And of course, the Fitbloggin' 5K.  I started out running on my own but ended up finishing with the fabulous Robbie. Running at a mile high is tough!

It's hard to believe I have been back for almost two weeks.  I have been working full-time this summer and training hard, so I have barely had time to think. I am sleeping incredibly well. I'll try to post more often, though.


  1. Love this recap...especially the photo of you on the trampoline! So bummed I missed it this year but am determined to be there next time!

  2. Team Goonies and trampolines forever! It was so awesome meeting you at Fitbloggin! The 5K was no joke, but it made me forever thankful to be able to do most of my running pretty much at sea level here on the Jersey Shore!


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