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On the road to Healthy

It'll be two weeks since IMWI on this Sunday. I'll be tracking several of my athletes at Augusta 70.3, in addition to dozens of other athletes that I know participating in the race. It's always exciting tracking athletes during races!! The road to recovery after IMWI was not easy. Thankfully, NO residual injuries or any sticky areas. Sure, lots of soreness on the days following the race but all was good after about a week of rest. The worst part about my recovery was the lack of sleep that occurred due to my body being mentally and physically exhausted. I experienced two days of post-race blues where I felt really depressed and not overly excited about my accomplishment. I talked about it with Karel because post-race depression is very normal. However, it's how you deal with it in an effort to get over the hump which includes building up to a race for x-months, finishing the race and then what? Of course, I now have my internship and a trip to Kona to lo

Happy Birthday Karel!!!

To my wonderful husband. Words can't describe how much I love you. I am wishing you the most amazing birthday. Now, at the age of 34, I think you are "younger" than ever before. Here are 34 things that I love about you.... 1) You make me laugh 2) You never make me cry 3) You always say the right things 4) You make me challenge myself 5) You believe in me 6) You help me believe in myself 7) You are an amazing Trek Store General manager 8) You are an exceptional bike mechanic 9) You love animals...almost as much as me :) 10) You save turtles while you are riding your bike 11) You are close with your family and my family 12) You are caring and thoughtful 13) You don't have a mean bone in your body...although lots of strong ones! 14) You are intelligent 15) You know how to fix anything 16) You keep me safe 17) You respect me 18) You like to cook...and LOVE to eat! 19) You like to eat my "creations" 20) You love your life and like to have fun 21) You don't co

Bartow Criterium Race Report

The last time (and only time) that Karel won the the Florida Cup (and Florida Points Series) was in 2006. Might I add that Karel was a category 3 rider. In an effort to upgrade to Category (Pro 2) he had to race consistently well throughout 2006 and 2007. Once Karel moved to the Pro 1,2 category as a category 2 rider, he was determined to move to Category 1 in an effort to race on a national level. Moving from Cat 2 to 1 was no easy feat but with determination and strength, Karel raced as much as he could in the summer of 2007 and with a few top-10 finishes, Karel quickly moved to Category 1. It is an honor to be a cat 1 rider. Rather than asking for an invitation to Speed Week, Athens Twilight crit and the US 100K classic, Karel was able to register and race due to his category 1 status. Last year, as a Category 1 rider, Karel did really well and was really pleased with a few top-10 finishes. I still remember Karel's first two Pro 1,2 races when Karel told me that there was no way

Food Service Rotation

I've traded IM training, spandex and early morning, heart rate pumping, sweat fests for black and white scrubs, a hair net and non-slick sneakers. "Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely." For the next 10 weeks I will be interning at the Lakeside Nursing home. Today was my first day in the kitchen as a prep-cook and boy oh feet are tired!! Finally feeling back to normal (although I could still use a few more nights of restful sleep) I managed to get in 2 enjoyable bike rides this weekend. I rode 2 hours on Sat morning and 1 hour on Sunday. I wish I could tell you how fast or far I went but Karel removed my computer AND my power tap. I suppose this is a good thing for me because I gladly welcome just exercising and NOT training! Not having the structure of a training schedule, or specific workouts, is very comforting to me. I love to exercise as a way to keep my body healthy and to relieve stress so I find the off-season a great mental and p