Let's start with life updates, since that's more fun than describing training miles :)
Nate finished his awesome Nordic ski season with a 51st finish at the American Birkiebeiner! He has had a great season, as recapped here.
Other than that, not much has been going on in our house... seems like we've either been prepping for, or recovering from, a ski race, so I am (selfishly) excited for the ski season to be over.
Thursday and Friday last week we received 10-12 inches of snow. Trying to earn my "good wife" gold star for the day, I decided to try to shovel to save Nate's Birkie muscles :). He rewarded me by buying me a Diet Coke and Reese's :).
[I am currently out of diet soda and, per the grocery game, am not buying any... so this was a special treat!]
Not going to lie, after the second day of shoveling, I was pretty sore. Guess I need to either 1) start doing more strength work or 2) shovel more often.
|At least all of the snow has made for some very pretty runs! Thank goodness for my Yaktraks!|
|Top of the list: 2012-2013 Prius!!!|
I've been motivated lately by the thought of a "crazy" ultra-marathon. I know my main goal is the 2016 Trials standard, but something about the new-ness of this goal excites me to get out every day... so I'll take it.
I haven't registered for anything yet, but I DID ask Brooks for their two different trail shoes. Does that make it official???
I asked for the Cascadia:
And the Pure Grit:
|Again: thoughts? Experiences?|
I'd appreciate insights with either!! I'm really excited to get them and try them out... too bad I won't really be able to test them out on anything resembling a trail until June, practically, with how much snow we have!
I recently explored the potential of team partnerships.
I've negotiated team rates with the best (IMO) massage therapist in MN, Lynn at Massage Geek. She will help our team tremendously, and is offering a team rate that will allow individuals to come in more often than not! Thank you, Lynn!!
I'm also partnering with UCAN and Seven Sundays for some fun discounts and samples. Lucky us, we will be able to have a Muesli fueled training camp this summer!
All three individuals/brands are things I believe in 100%, so I am beyond excited to be able to bring that to TNC Endurance!
I've also started profiling TNC's athletes monthly. This month, read up on Belle and Michelle!
I also picked a weekend for a training camp, to be held at my in-law's cabin near Hayward, WI. It should be a lot of fun - lots of miles, lots of food, and lots of good conversation, I'm sure :). The camp will be open to potential new athletes as well - more to come on that in the following weeks!
Last, have to mention it here: Sharon did an awesome post yesterday as well (thank you, thank you!)!
Think that's it! Gotta run! :)