Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wind, fun and taper blues..

We had the kids in for the balloon fiesta weekend. A house full of 11 people, including 2 children- 3 years and 16 months and it was some crazy fun! The 3 year old had an ear infection or the flu-anyway spent much of the time do the 2-step (diarrhea and vomit) until we landed in the emergency room the day my daughter left, where she got some drugs to help and knocked her out all the way home to CA. She's fine now-kids are so resilient! Otherwise our family get-together was so fun and I LOVE to see all the kiddos..

We managed to get to the mass ascension on Saturday AM.It was so much fun-haven't done that in years!

Two of my favorite balloons-the bees kissing and then after they take off they separate-ahhhhh:

We had a rockin' time at our 80s themed party (for Heidi's 30th BD) where we all dressed up 80's style (I just had to look in my closet basically)..Then we pretended we were rock stars and lip synched to our favorite 80s song. Here are Heather and I rockin' out to Styx:

And her sister and I being 80s chicks (although I think I look more 50s here):

I have been really tired since. Could be the "tapering" we are doing for Soma in 11 days. We have done several bricks recently and the wind situation is getting ridiculous! We have been riding in the wind now for about the last 10 times we have ridden. Not the occasional breeze kind but the seemingly hurricane force NM winds! So if Soma is windy-we are ready!! Actually had to break out the gloves and hats for yesterday's ride it was that cold...
I am feeling a bit down-not sure if that is just let-down from the weekend or I am feeling the "tapering blues" but it has been hard to write lately. I have had situations in friendships arise that seem difficult and I hate confrontation. The group I have been going to for 3 years which is a professional counseling group seems to be dissolving (I am still licensed and wanted to keep that up). So I am feel a bit disconnected and sad this week. This too-I am sure-will pass..


Bones said...

I can never get over how much you and your daughter look alike! Have fun at SOMA, Just watch out for those darn warning signs on the bike course.

cindy said...

I love the picture where you're singing to Stix...looks like such a fun time!

Sorry to hear you're feeling blue. Even though "this too shall pass" it's no fun when you're feeling it.

Hey...your idea of naming the states and capitals helped me on my run the other day. Time went by so fast! Thanks for the tip :)

momo said...

tapering definitely gives me the blues, but it sounds like you have a litle more going on than just that. hang in there, i hope everything turns out ok.

maybe we'll see you at soma! i'm not racing but i'll be down there. where are you staying?

skoshi said...

Tapering blues are definitely a true phenomena :)
I get achey, feel tired, and little things get under my skin or make me emotional. Change in what had previously appeared constant also gets me. Nothing ever stays the same, and even tho' I know this, it still takes time to adjust.
Sounds like a heck of a lot of fun with the family.
I think you'll really enjoy the SOMA--something to look forward to. As soon as that gun goes off, you'll know you've done your homework and will feel "ahh--here we go"---and then get to it! Kudos to you and Hartley for such a great training year.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

You are such a goof ball (I say that in a good way); looks like you were having fun at your party!!

Chin up. Hopefully some tri-sport therapy (the upcoming race) will help cheer your mood. :)

Vickie said...

Love the balloon pics! Wind is NEVER fun. I think I would rather run uphill for 2 miles (probably not, but...) than bike into the wind. Good luck at SOMA! Kick some 50-54 butt!

Cody the Clydesdale said...

Sorry to hear about the sick 'lil one. It's always so hard to see them not
feeling well. Sounds like one heck of a great party!

Tapring blues. I hate those. Looking foreward to seeing how you do @ Soma.

Cody the Clydesdale said...

By the way, from the pics it seems like you've lost a ton of weight. Congrats,
what are you doing?

SWTrigal said...

Mostly contribute it to Josh's Workouts and diet..I sent you an email Cody..

SWTrigal said...

Also-Mark-that is the daughter you haven't even met yet. You met the other one-we are all triplets (well a little age difference there).:)