The following equipment is nearing replacement:
  • 12m 02s
  • 1.03 miles
  • 11m 41s /Mi

A glorious 78 degrees at 2 p.m. So refreshing.

  • 37m 55s
  • 2000.00 yards
  • 01m 54s /100 yards

Nice, smooth swim.
Went straight to the pool from my hair cut, which was weird. My normal stylist had car issues so they called and asked if I'd prefer one of the owners cut my hair at my appointment or re-schedule - I kept the appointment. When I got there, she called me by the wrong name (not a huge deal but that annoys me) then when we sat and talked about my hair, she was adamant that she disagreed with my normal stylist about not putting layers in my hair. Then she did the whole "well you can KEEP it how it is, but blahblahblah" like almost pressuring me. Then when I explained (for the 3rd time) that I get a dry cut, she went and had a conversation with another stylist and handed me off to her. OKURRRRR! I was honestly glad to get rid of the owner lady, she was rubbing me entirely the wrong way. She was sure to tell me that I would be charged my normal stylists price, as opposed to this new stylist WHO CHARGES $96 FOR A HAIRCUT oh my goodness. So this new stylist was awesome and had the best energy, I loved her and the haircut she gave me. It took her about 5 minutes (dry cut!) but I was so happy with it. All that to say, I miss my gal in Wichita. She was the sister of a friend I new through I guy I used to date - but we had become friends and she was just so much easier to get a haircut from.

  • Walking
  • 15m

Ellie Mae

Haven't been able to work from home in nearly a month, so don't feel bad about doing it today (my boss discourages us from WFH on Mondays or Fridays, because optics, all though my team mates do it ALL THE TIME). I had a really great working meeting yesterday with all of the people I'd be working with if I get this lateral move. The two executives (I'm writing their script for their big conference next month) and their two right hand women - who are also the two I have the interview with on Monday. Hoping that by getting this face time and a great meeting that it makes a difference. And after that meeting yesterday, I'm even more excited about working with them. They are just really great (and fun!) people. 

And I'm officially in taper for Augusta. My plan says 40 miles on the bike tomorrow but that seems excessive - I may just do 30. The tri club is out at Silk Sheets, but I'll probably just head to Silver Comet Trail to not have to drive so much. Going to be interesting racing solo again - I asked the Facebook group where to park race morning because start and finish are 1 mile apart. Sounds like the Marriott parking lot is the best choice and take the shuttle to swim start. I had an epiphany that Ironman is really missing out on monetizing a program like 'SOLO RACER VALET' for folks like me racing alone. It sucks so bad to have to gather the bike, all the gear, etc. and get it all to your car after such a long race. I would totally pay for a valet service to do this for me.

  • 12m 22s
  • 1.01 miles
  • 12m 14s /Mi

With Ellie Mae

  • 1h 30m
  • 24.14 miles
  • 16.09 Mi/hr

Trainer - tough one!

  • 40m 03s
  • 3.44 miles
  • 11m 38s /Mi

Lunch treadmill. Felt eerily comfortable. Weird to have a 100% good run - it happens I guess!

  • Walking
  • 15m

Ellie Mae, a bit longer tonight as the temps are in the 80s! After a high of 98 yesterday. Come on, falllllll!

  • 30m 26s
  • 2.60 miles
  • 11m 43s /Mi

RUN STREAK DAY 300!!! (also streak day 300 of 30-minutes-of-movement but that doesn't have the same ring). Grateful that I've been able to do this for 300 consecutive days. Going for 365, then who knows!
Run was pretty good. Slathered my left Achilles with Vaseline ointment and that kept the rubbing at bay.

  • 1h 00m
  • 16.01 miles
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Trainer after work.

  • Walking
  • 10m

Ellie Mae

I've made a deal with myself that if I registered for Wisconsin, I need to lose 10 pounds. Like, I just have to. I'm pretty sure that's why I've been struggling more this year is that I put on 5-10 pounds since Chattanooga and never took it off. Been lazy about eating and because my other hobby is to cook and bake, I do just that and then eat everything I make. Time for more self control if I want to do well next year. No need to be dragging the equivalent of a 10-pound dumbbell up those hills!

Also considering my bike situation. I have a mild itch to get a new bike, but that seems sort of ridiculous when I have a perfectly fine bike? I think it's all of the chain dropping that's giving me heartburn when I think about all of the shifting and hill work in Wisconsin. My other, probably much more reasonable option, is to get new components on my current bike - and ones that give me more gears to work with. I don't have a reference for how much that would cost, but when you get close to $800 or $1,000 does it just make more sense to get a new bike and sell the old one?
EDIT: I've had my current Trek Speed Concept for almost 6 years. 

  • 11m 36s
  • 1.01 miles
  • 11m 29s /Mi

Can’t figure out why my left shoe is rubbing so hard on my heel all of the sudden. Started bleeding on this quick mile!

Sport #1
  • Walking
  • 10m

Ellie Mae

Sport #2
  • Yoga
  • 18m

Had interview #3 this morning, a panel of sorts with my boss and our department boss. It was again, fairly casual, with "when you get in this role" language, big smiles, etc. I have interview #4 scheduled for a week from today with two leaders in the area I would be supporting. That one won't be as casual, but I'm confident I can do well. 

Alsoooooo just a minor detail, I registered for Ironman Wisconsin 2020 this afternoon - EEEEEEK! Linda and I hatched a plan at IMCHOO last year for 2020 to be the year we get back to Madison, commemorating 10 years of Ironman right where it all started for both of us - bringing it full circle. For me, it will likely be putting a bow on 140.6 as my last full distance race for awhile. For giggles, I present Linda and I at the finish line in 2010.

  • 2h 15m 25s
  • 10.54 miles
  • 12m 51s /Mi

Determined to get double digits in today. Scrambled to find a solution for my new iPhone - it's the 8 Plus, so much larger than my other one. It doesn't fit in my handheld water bottle pocket. Dug out my Nathan vest, but the bladder had black mold growing in the tube and no way to remove it to clean it, so had to toss that and go forward with the handheld bottle (which also meant staying close to the water fountain on the River Walk). Remembered I had a Spibelt that's stretchy, so I shoved the phone in there and it barely fit. It bounced around more than I'd like, but it worked in the end.

First half I was feeling pretty good. Started fading and had to take breaks in the 2nd half. It got hotter and sunnier, which contributed. Had a hot spot/blister form on my left Achilles. Sweat 3-4 pounds off while drinking FIVE bottles of water. FIIIIIIVE. Did a gel around mile 8. Took two salt licks every two miles. Did that help? No idea. Walked extra in the last two miles. But I did it.

  • Walking
  • 11m

Ellie Mae

  • 4h 10m 50s
  • 63.16 miles
  • 15.11 Mi/hr

Tri club ride solo - again. At least when I ride at the same time as other people I know i can get help if I need it. A team mate crashed super early on the ride so everyone was stopped for her. Decided I cannot help with 20 others hovering so I went on. Did the 48 mile loop first, then stopped at the tent in the parking lot to refill water. Tired but headed back out for the 14 mile loop. My hot foot flared significantly on the last loop. I had to stop for multiple minutes to get blood flowing again. It was extra painful today.

Chicken processing season must be coming to an end... only had to mouth breathe a few times. 2 dropped chains. At the gas station my bike was parked next to an identical bike, and I asked the owner if she had shifting/chain issues - nope. She looked at my components and recommended upgrading. Hmmm.

  • 11m 39s
  • 1.02 miles
  • 11m 25s /Mi

Brick run. Probably would have done 2 miles if I wasn’t trying to be on time for the swim. Temps a teeeeeny but cooler today.

  • 44m 29s
  • 2010.14 yards
  • 02m 13s /100 yards

Tri club swim at Red Top Mountain State Park 10 miles down the road from the bike ride. Swam the long route out to “the rocks” and back. Did some breast stroking and meandering trying to sight, a bit slower than I would have liked. Wore my Roka swim skin to test for Augusta. It’s great.

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