Anyhow it was fun finally racing again. It's been a while since my last race and it's my first race on the mainland since college.
I am still trying to adapt to mainland living and no ocean in sight. The biggest trouble has been not being able to swim anymore. The only swimming here is at the YMCA, of which we are members, but they have such an odd schedule for lap swimming that I have only made it to the pool once since we've moved here.
Cycling is another issue. There are no shoulders on the roads here and traffic is fast (75 mph on the freeways and 65 or so on the back roads) so it doesn't feel safe to bike. Most people bike with the bike club but they DO NOT allow tri bikes and I don't like riding in groups anyhow, so I've restricted my cycling to using the bike trainer in the garage.
So mostly I've only been running, which is fine. I like running. My goal is to participate in an ultramarathon sometime in the next year.
On the bright side, we have been doing a lot of road trips since we've moved. I even got to check off a bucket list item (going to Yellowstone and seeing Old Faithful).
Here are a few photos of some of the places we've visited:
the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Madison river in yellowstone
road trip to Balanced Rock
Jerome County Fair
On the Snake River at Twin Falls Park
At the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Craters of the Moon national Monument.
Oh, we are planning a speed trip cross-country at the end of October and running in as many states as possible, but more on that in my next post.