Got great news at my annual checkup this week. My good cholesterol is higher than my bad cholesterol! I didn’t expect a bad cholesterol report; in fact my 2012 checkup showed the two numbers only a couple of points apart. It was a nice treat this year and proves this whole working out regularly and (mostly) watching what I eat is working! Although I’m a little heavier than I’d like to be (only because it’s more weight to carry around during a race), I’m very healthy and happy!
I’m 1.5 weeks out from Rock and Roll New Orleans. I completed my longest training run planned before the race Sunday. It was a warm, muggy, drizzly 10-miler a day after the biggest party in Baton Rouge – the Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade. Although I didn’t overdo it during the parade, it was definitely way more beer than I usually drink and a lot of walking around and being on my feet. Despite a hectic Saturday, my run Sunday turned out well and I feel confident going into RnRNOLA. Even better is that my shortened and intense training program so far hasn’t brought on any injuries! ::fingers crossed::
If you are still thinking about signing up for Rock’n’Roll New Orleans, it’s not too late. AND my $10 discount code still works! Use ROCKNOLA1 when you register.*
Online registration ends Sunday, February 17th, at 11:59pm PST, for all distances including the kids race After that, Expo registration is available for only the Full, ½ Marathon, and Kids Rock, not the relay.
As my running season comes to a close with Mardi Gras Mambo 10k this Saturday and RnRNOLA next week, I’m thinking hard about which triathlons I’d like to do this year. So far, Louisiana Triathlon on May 18th is a front runner. It’s an 800 meter open water swim, 18.6 mile bike and 5k run in New Roads. It would be first open water swim and longest tri to date (my other sprints have been shorter, on average a 300 meter swim, 12 mile bike and 2 mile run). I think it could be a great way to confirm that I’m ready for an Olympic tri this year. And the early date will hopefully get me back on my bike soon. I haven’t ridden since Yam City Tri!
Quick update on swimming: I love the Tiger Aquatics group! Having a coach prescribe a workout is such a treat. I’m working harder than ever in the pool and I already feel myself getting stronger and better. It’s been a month and I haven’t hit snooze on my alarm once!