Monday, May 02, 2011

Still Stickin' To It...

Monday, May 02, 2011  at 9:55 PM
I just spent the last hour catching up on reading about everyone else's training and how you guys are ROCKING it, but I'm a little embarrassed to see that I haven't posted in almost 2 weeks!  That's terrible.  Well, the good news is that I haven't been slacking too badly since last time.  Finals week was super stressful, and this weekend, Jennifer and I were gone to see her bother, Trevor, graduate in Chattanooga, TN.  So, I feel like a have an excuse...

 It was so nice to be back in the South!  I graduate in May, 2012, and then we'll be back where we belong.  Everything is beautiful down there, and the weather is perfect.
This crew is some of Jenn's family.  From left to right:  Jennifer, James (her step-brother), Alan (her dad), Trevor (her brother), and Michael (her step-brother)
We really had a lot of fun, and it was great to see our families.  I went to an Atlanta Hawks game with my family and got to watch them beat the Orlando Magic!

Mindy, my sister.  (sorry for the blurry pic)

As you know, Jenn and I have really started to enjoy the swimming part of our training.  That pool at Andrews is just such a blessing because it's close and it's FREE!  We went to the pool tonight after a 4.5 mile run, but they were closed.  They are transitionign between Spring and Summer semesters, so the schedule is a little jacked up.  We're going to go tomorrow morning at 6:30am to make up for tonight..  Every time we've gone, it's been a lot of fun.  The distance is slowly increasing.

On the biking front, I've been cranking out some solid rides.  Jenn and I have gone a couple times, and it is sure nice to ride with her.  She's pretty awesome!

Two weeks ago, I did two 20-mile rides and one 30-miler.  Then last week, I did a 35-miler and a 23-miler before we left for the South.  After the 35 miles, I did a quick brick run and ran a 5k.  I did 7:51's, and the legs felt really great.  They took about a half mile to get going, but it ended up being a great workout.

I'm now in my summer semester, so I've got less class, but more work.  I should really be able to focus on training more.  Hold me accountable to it, and don't let me slack off!

Thanks for reading, and I'll try to be better about posting...


kessia reyne

Your wife is radiant, Matt. What a looker!


Life is busy and sometimes it is very difficult to fit in the training. We are watching you...:) Keep it going!

Matty O

Keep the momentum up. All plans assume you won't make every workout, just don't let that be your excuse ;)

Hopefully we will be getting some consistent nice weather soon!

Keep up the good work!

Ironman By Thirty

Great work! I love reading your posts, but I'd rather you be working out and having fun than posting :)

So you aren't permanently in the mitten?? Well, we'll just have to make sure to meet up at Steelhead before you flee to the south.


great attitude!!! congrats to jenn's brother, too. you need to come back to the south - it's a pretty awesome place...minus the spring pollen :)
Keep up the good work!!


You mean life got busy? That doesn't happen does it?? :)

Looks like things have been going well for you guys!


Nice brick run! 7:51's after a 35 mile ride? I think you are well on your way.

Caratunk Girl

Life gets busy, I have a hard time keeping up with all the blogs I like to read sometimes, not to mention writing mine!!

WOW. Nice brick. You are speedy. I will happily take up the rear if we ever meet up to train together.

Also, you have the best attitude, that is key to training. That and consistency. You have all of that nailed! Great work.


Your Mom & I used to use that pool, but we were "just splashing" compared to your training goals! 'Cause it's stress-free on joints, the water may be the part of your training which lasts a lifetime. Dad

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