Back in January, I told you about my main personal goal for the year. In November, I plan on applying to a Physical Therapy grad program, which I am sure as everywhere else, here in Massachusetts, it is highly competitive. After spring semester, I had 4 more classes to complete before I could apply. I had the wonderful idea of trying to take care of 2 of those classes this summer in a short 8 week session. I mean who wouldn't want to complete a 16 week course in 8 weeks right? School has been more than a full time job this past 2 months. I have gone to classes 4 nights a week for one class and did homework all day in order to stay on top of things. The second course was online, so I tried to schedule studying for that around my Anatomy course. I promised myself at the beginning of the summer that I would do good in the 2 classes so I took a step back from the one thing that I could, and that was my blog and Twitter. I waste HOURS on Twitter daily and it takes a lot out of me to write my 3 posts a week. I don't know how people do it daily as my commitment to my blog is taking up all my time as it is.
And, 8 weeks later, I am done with classes and only have a final on Monday and I am done with school until September. Finishing my last class last night was such a huge relief though I know I am in for a fun month of studying for my GRE which I will take at the end of August.
School was not all that was keeping me from you, I have updates all over. June 6th, Athleta opened their first store in the New England area and I decided to get a part time job there. I took a Kettlebell class from Amanda in May with the managers of the new store and I loved everything I learned about them and their store. I have been working every weekend there since we opened and you can imagine how busy we have been since we are the first store. I have never worked retail before and am surprisingly enjoying myself. I am also putting on the Athleta run club every Saturday morning at the trail in Bedford. If you are interested in running with us, please email me or check out our store event page for more information!
My new Athleta swim/run top after a brick workout last month.
And finally, this summer I have been training, A LOT! At the beginning of June, I finally made the commitment and signed up for my first half ironman distance race.
time I spent training for the past 6 months in my Daily Mile. In June, I trained for over 40 hours. I hadn't trained more than 37 hours since December. The time commitment for triathlon training seems to be more time consuming than marathon training but I am loving the variety. I will cover my training in its own post as I have a lot to add.
Sweaty mess after spin class and 30 minute run.
Down 15 pounds since starting triathlon training. 5 pounds below goal.
I am doing my first spring triathlon this weekend, the Danskin women's triathlon! I know I am more than capable of completing Danskin, but performing how I want to has been a source of nerves for me these past few days. I had race nightmares last night as I am struggling with what to wear. Our sudden increase in temperatures has sort of thrown in a wrench in my wanting to wear a wetsuit. I will have a full race report for you next week and please check out Twitter for results on Sunday.
So, there you have it, my summer is almost over and finally today I get to spend some time with my favorite ladies.
Thank you to everyone who has been asking where I have been and hanging on waiting for my update. And welcome to my new followers! I was so excited to open blogger and see my numbers had increased so much.