BIKE - For the past year or so, I have been having a lot of pain on my bike... lower back and girly part pain. This past summer, I started using a chamois cream (Buttonhole) and it has made a good difference, but still too much back pain. Jeff has been telling me that I am a racer now and that I can't (and that he is embarrased for me) keep riding on a beach cruiser seat on my Orbea. So, I (my under regions) was measured and we bought a female bike seat. Sunday was the first go round on the seat and it was a time trial on Fiesta Island - 20 miles. I can tell you that I never knew what "sit bones" were, but now I TOTALLY know... because they hurt! The new seat and position are really cool and I'm hoping with a bit more time on the new saddle the bones will stop feeling like someone hit me with a 2 x 4 down there! Even with playing around with my position on the new saddle, this TT was my FASTEST EVER!
RUN - After the bike TT, I grabed my run gear and ran 2.5 miles and funny enough... FASTER THAN MY RACE PACE! I actually thought that I was going pretty slow, but I couldn't believe it when I checked my watch!
ONE-DERLAND - I have been doing a weight loss challenge with my Tri group for the past 8 weeks... YEP... straight through the holidays. I am happy to report that I lost 8.8 pounds in (8) weeks and am officially back in ONE-derland!!! I do have more to ponder with the amount of training that I'm doing, cutting calories, and ONLY losing about a pound a week... something seems a bit strange there, but I'm still trying to figure that out.