So here's the low-down with my happenings ...
A hummingbird flew into our screened porch and got trapped. I had to help it out. It was cool getting to see one up close
Some people are constantly buying shoes or switching cars or things like this. For me, it's bikes. Here's my new beach cruiser
It's a popular mode of transportation at the beach. Some are even rigged to carry surf boards and skim boards.
Speaking of the beach ... we just got back from a week's vacation in the Outer Banks. It's a unique place and very different from the other beaches I've lived on/near (Hilton Head Is., Tybee Is., Folly Beach). I was able to do some surfing but it's not like surfing at those beaches ... there are barrels and the waves are way over head.
Try to find the surfers in the next two images
The kids love playing at the beach but the water was too rough for them to swim. My son was able to body board on the shore break though
Caleb finds a big conch shell
If you ever get the chance to go to Corova Beach I would HIGHLY recommend it. It's where the wild mustangs roam and the only way to get there is with a 4x4 as you have to drive on the beach and through the dunes.
My bike fitness is coming around nicely and my speed in the water reached an all time high and is holding steady. Running is also shaping up really well as I'm getting my volume up in preparation for the ironman. I've found that running nearly every day suits me best.
My next race which is the Augusta 70.3 is about 10 days from now and I'm getting really excited to get back to racing . This isn't an "A" race for me since I'm using it as preparation for the ironman which happens six weeks later. I can't afford a proper taper for Augusta nor can I afford much recovery time as the weeks following are critical to my ironman buildup (4 weeks build + 2 weeks taper). So I will have to take this into account during the race and not get too exuberant. I'm still expecting to go well below 5 hours nonetheless. I'll most likely publish a formal plan before the race to compare with my actual execution.
Life is awesome. We are blessed beyond what we deserve!!!