Because the important moments in life just don’t fit in a status update! I started this blog when I was training for my first ½ Ironman, (70.3 miles) to record what I hoped would be growth and progress but ended up being a huge learning experience. Although fitness is one of the key ingredients to a happy life, it certainly isn't the only ingredient. My blog has evolved to document growth, progress and setbacks in other areas too. From my surprise proposal in Rome and wedding in the fall of 2013, to Mom's devastating stage IV cancer diagnosis and death 2 weeks after I found out I was pregnant. Who knows what shape it will take, but thanks for being along for the ride.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Booked it!

Training has been going well. Here's what I've done since my last entry:
Saturday, 1/8: Biked 20; ran 3
Tuesday, 1/11: Swam 1,100; Biked 11; ran 1 (get it? 1-11-11)
Wednesday, 1/12: Swam 1,000
Thursday, 1/12: Swam 1,200; ran 3

At 26 miles long and 3 miles wide, Lake Berryessa is one of California's largest manmade lakes. At capacity, Lake Berryessa stores 1.6 million acre feet of water and is one of the largest bodies of fresh water in California. Lake Berryessa offers 165 miles of shoreline for year-round recreation. That's more shoreline miles than Lake Tahoe.


And today, I booked my accommodations! My 1/2 Ironman, The Napa Valley Vintage Triathlon, only lists one place that is close to Lake Berryessa where I will start with the 1.2 mile swim According to the site, "Your second closest option is to stay at a hotel in Napa proper which is about a 45-60 minute drive from Oak Shores Recreation (start) Area." Dealing with a drive like that both before and after the race doesn't sound like fun! Especially since it will probably take me 7-8 hours to complete! I was worried that because it was the only close spot it would be booked. But I called today and was able to reserve a cabin with a double bed and three single beds at Pleasure Cove Marina! It's all coming together, and feeling more real each day!
Booked a 4 Person Cabin at Pleasure Cove Marina.


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