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Perspective

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I've been analyzing and over analyzing my training like never before lately.... I guess because I put a pretty specific goal out there, which I've never done before. It's a challenge, and it's SO incredibly hard to put training times, paces, HRs into perspective with = race pace.

My bike rides have been pretty incredible lately... avgs are higher than my entire history of cycling (ha - that makes it sound like I've been riding forever!). But, in the end how do you make an 18.3mph training ride = 20.5+ race day?

I keep going back to the fact that the first time I did Soma I trained at about a 16mph pace and pulled off a 19mph race pace - 3 years ago.... I have come a lot further on the bike in that time.

And, running too - although my miles are very very minimal (had my peak running mileage this week of 19.5miles) they are getting faster. I actually negative split my long run this week by over :30 (sub 9min pace) for the last half of the run. But, since I have never ha…

Miscellaneous

The never ending remodel.... We are so freaking close I can't stand it! The very last TWO steps we are waiting for - the shower tile to be sealed and the glass/mirror to be installed. I was under the impression those were happening today. We'll see.... I'm sure we're looking at Monday now....

I'm now working on the guys to start demo on the spare bathroom as soon as we can shower in ours. I think they wanted to wait a week because they have started other jobs, but enough is enough.. I want the damn stuff done! We trust our contractor enough to allow him to work on the house while we are in Mexico next weekend. We're heading down with the Angelones to celebrate Shane's birthday. It's kinda a big one..... Who better to celebrate it with! Shane & Momo can bond. She too has a big one coming up soon!

Training is going well. Although I was sick last week and missed about half of my workouts (or more)... I got right back into the swing of things…

Insomnia

When I was younger I used to say, "I don't know how to sleep." Sounds strange, but for as long as I can remember I didn't sleep well. My mom was (still is) a crazy night owl. Regardless of what time she gets up in the morning, she does not go to bed until at least 2am. While, thankfully I have been able to ward off that trait (ugh, 9pm bed time?)... I'm pretty sure I got her restless nights among many other not so good genes....

In college I was horribly bad at sleeping... I would lie awake until my alarm would go off for class - SNOOZE, repeat.... Oops, I missed class....

When I moved to Arizona post college and actually had to get up and get to work, and SNOOZE just didn't cut it anymore, I eventually started to sleep a little more. But, again I would go through some weeks on end with little to no sleep.

I am however, pretty lucky that I can function, quite well on about 7hours. 6 if need be. Yes at the peak of Ironman training there are some nights wer…

Got Shoes?

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I SO don't have nearly as many shoes as I thought... I've been donating......:-)

(My favorites ones are in the boxes the infamous RED boots have a shelf of their own!)



And, in all fairness... HE has quite a few too!

Sneak Peek!

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Aghh, the remodel. 4 weeks of no sleep, lungs giving up via dust... and now, after no sleep immune system down and getting on a plane, a cold.
BUT, it is so freaking worth it! Although it is not yet a complete project, my favorite part - the CLOSET is finished!!! AND, most of the dirty work is complete - just waiting on the countertops to be installed and the vanity doors installed, next week so they say.
So - here are a few pictures until the rest is finished. I give you The BEFORE closet! You have NO idea how much crap we had stuffed into this closet.... We had hanging shoe racks, floor shoe racks, a mini dresser, a laundry basket. Eventually I'd get so frustrated, I would just start throwing stuff on top (picture clearly shows this). We could never find anything... or get to anything. And don't get me started on the cheesy gold trim. The entire house was decked out in it, room to room. We had rid nearly everything except these closet doors! So, we had this huge room, with t…

My new look!

Well, here it is! I've been planning it for a while..but it is finally here! It's red, it's pretty and it has pieces of all my favorite things. Shane & I... Training, My dogs, Wine and of course.... SHOES!!!!

And yes, I finally removed the "I am a 29year old" now that I'm WAY far into my 30th year :-) I also changed the title to "Iron Krista." I know, generic, but I didn't realized I would actually meet and become friends with so many bloggers, and you know.. "Tri-dog mom" just sounds DUMB in person :-) So, with it being called "Iron Krista" I figure at least people will know my name....

You can thank Carly, the same infamous blogger remodel guru that beautified Supalinds blog! She did such and amazing job, and just went with my pictures idea. I really wasn't all that much help, either!

Up next, I PROMISE remodel pics... Shane finally uploaded them for me.. but the job is almost done so I kinda wanna post before/…

Monday Bullets

It's actually NOT Monday, but it feels like it with the Holiday and all.. so Monday Bullets it is...

I am STILL tired, and STILL not really sleeping.. which totally totally sucks. I swear this remodel is going to be done....somedayHopefully someday VERY soonI'm sick of making decisions about color, and more color and gloss and WHICH TOILET.... I'm mean really.....Apparently we picked out the "Cadillac" of toilets though. Funny story.... for another timeI got carded buying wine on Saturdayfollowed by a "you look better as a blonde" comment. Nice, huh? Especially since I just spent xxx$$$'s getting my color touched up just hours prior to thatI'm never going back to THAT storeI was going to write a whole post on how I "chicked" 3 boys all by myself on Saturday.... but I'm too tired to put that much effort into itShort story...... I thought I was going to die in the first 40mins because we were avg's 18mph UPHILL where we usuall…