Where has summer gone?! Not quite sure how it’s already August. Nonetheless, it’s been a good one. Here’s what’s been up…
Drinking // all the fluids. I’m usually a really good hydrator and don’t leave the house without my bkr in tow. But, this past weekend (as well as couple other times this summer), I completely failed. Sunday’s brick wasn’t difficult, but whoa, was it hot + humid. Despite three bottles of Osmo active and a bottle of water during the three-hour ride and one bottle of Osmo after (not to mention the Osmo preload before the ride and the water I drank the rest of the afternoon), I completely bonked. The massive headache and puking that evening weren’t fun. Lesson learned: Drink far more Osmo and water on sunny 85-degree days as well all day every. single. day.
Loving // My sister’s #finleyandlucy photo series on Instagram! She is an incredibly talented photographer (check out her site!), and her subjects… I am certain Finley is the cutest little girl ever, and Lucy, well, she’s a one-of-a-kind vizsla :) They’re too cute to just share one pic!
Watching // le Tour. Pretty sure we didn’t watch anything else the entire month of July. Those guys are amazing, but hello… what about the women?! Super bummed la Course wasn’t broadcast on NBC Sports like le Tour was (who evens gets Universal Sports Network?!). Let’s get equal coverage – and more races! – for women! One day of racing is not enough.
Focused on // Ironman Wisconsin. It’s occupying my every thought and practically every waking moment, and quite frankly, given what coach has in TrainingPeaks this week… yikes. The next three weeks are gonna be intense. Also, bib numbers were just posted…! I’m 792! Thirty days!
Reading // I recently picked up Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly for the second time, and it’s even more powerful this time around. A must-read. And, while I’m still reading blogs, I’ve drastically cut back on commenting because I just don’t have time (and, quite frankly, don’t want to stare at a computer at night after doing so all day at work). I’m sorry, friends! I’ll try pick it back up after Wisconsin :)
Obsessing over // lululemon speed shorts. I’ve always loved these running shorts – the colors! the patterns! the fit! – but after joining a speeds-obsessed facebook group, jeez… suddenly I want every single pair ever made. I blame Katie for the group introduction ;)
Irritating me // my sciatic. Oof… if you’ve ever dealt with sciatica, you know how painful it can be. It’s been ok lately, but there were some rough bike rides, including at Chisago 70.3. Hoping the stretching (prescribed by Julia!) and my new Cobb JOF Fifty-Five saddle (lucky me found it in stealth black!) combo does the trick, and it’s gone for good!
Contemplating // life, still. I’m closing in on 35 and really thinking about where I am in life. Is this really where I thought I’d be (not really), and where do I want to be five years from now? Fulfillment… yeah, it’s gonna be a drastic change. #thirdlifecrisis
Quote of the week // Two for you…
You will always be too much of something for someone: Too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. Yes, indeed, Danielle LaPorte.
Stop waiting for Friday. Live now. Do it now. Take risks. Tell secrets. This life is yours. When are you going to realize that you can do whatever you want?
Have a great weekend, friends.