With the Adventure Race World Championships starting this week in Portugal, I’m beginning to miss racing a little. Team Nike Beaver Creek, consisting of Mike Kloser, Monique Merrill, Chris Forne and Gordon Walker, are heading to Europe this week to hopefully regain our World Champions title. After a great race last fall in Brazil, Team Orion Health pulled out the win just ahead of Nike which has left my teammates yearning for the win this year. If I receive any updates throughout the race, I will try to get them posted as soon as possible.
Since I will not be competing this year, I’m just hoping to continue to get out for some fun runs and rides. This pregnancy has been much harder than the first which continues to have me on up and down swings of training. I’ve been working hard at listening to my body and not overdoing it. This past week, that meant much time at work and on the couch while my abdomen and uterus were cramping. Now that the uncomfortable cramping has subsided (at least for now), I’ve been able to get out the last few days. It was really nice yesterday to have Ian tow Juniper in the Chariot so that we could get out as a family. This morning Joy and I enjoyed just under seven miles of running with the kiddos at an eight and half minute per mile pace. Not outrageously fast but not bad for pushing the kids on some hills.