What did the postie try to deliver today?

15 Jan

OMG! OMG! OMG! I think my Team SOAS kit has arrived… I’ve received a “Sorry you were out” note through my letter box and the main clues on it are that:

    • it’s an international item
    • it’s a parcel
    • it’s too big for my letterbox
While you were out card

Team SOAS parcel?

I really hope it’s my kit. I’m so excited about it! I’ve been gear hungry ever since I first saw it!

Today’s been a hectic day with me cycling to various locations in the city for meetings, but I’ve also managed to fit in some online reading and some exercise.

I went back to Weight Watchers for the first time this year and was pleased that I have lost 1lb since 18th December 🙂 I now weigh 10st 9lb (149lbs or 67.5kg). I’d like to get back to 9st (126lbs or 57kg). I know that a lot of people think that it’s not a good thing to focus weight and I am trying to concentrate on eating healthy food, but I also want to be slimmer.

After WW, I went to the Lordshill Road Runners Wednesday night training session:

Wednesday LRR training

Wednesday LRR training © Kevin Yates

It’s not easy to see me, as I’m hiding behind someone! It was a hill training session in the rain. I’m annoyed at myself as I don’t think that I pushed myself as hard as I could have done, but I was feeling tired.

My lovely friends at Try Tri have been checking out new locations for events and recorded this video today:

It’s really cold here right now, so I think they’re crazy for going in and trying the lake. I reckon their secret location is the beautiful Kingston Maurward in Dorset. The lake looks really clear (and perhaps a bit shallow). Hands up if you think Chris received a GoPro camera for Christmas!

I also read this interesting article: http://breakingmuscle.com/swimming/im-a-triathlete-i-dont-kick-when-i-swim It dispels the myths around kicking when swimming for triathlons and is worth a read.

I followed a link from a fellow Team SOAS athlete (Hi Cheryl!) to an interesting article about tokens (medals, tshirts etc) from races and race numbers and what people do with them: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2013/12/all-that-glitters.aspx#axzz2qU7aZshD  I tend to take photos of my race numbers for my blog and the medals all go into a pile of stuff that I never look at again. What about you? What do you do with your race goodies?

Some really sad information that I read on several blogs today was about the death of a fellow runner Meg Cross Menzies who was killed by a drunk driver in Virginia. Runners are being asked to tweet photos of themselves running in her memory on Saturday January 18th with #megsmiles.

Anyway, that’s it for today… I’d love to post more, but I really need to start getting some quality sleep!

2 Responses to “What did the postie try to deliver today?”

  1. Cynthia 16/01/2014 at 5:12 pm #

    OMG the team kits might be arriving already? I can hardly contain my excitement! I may have ordered mine after you though, it took a while for me to decide which size to order. In the end I went to a local tri shop that carried it, I took pics so I can post on my blog about it! 😀

    • tamsynsmith 16/01/2014 at 9:49 pm #

      My excitement was a little premature… it was only after I posted that I realised that the likelihood of me receiving my kit ahead of everyone who doesn’t have to wait for international post was quite unrealistic. Sadly, there isn’t anywhere near to me that stocks SOAS (…yet… I’m hoping that will change!), so I had to get out a tape measure and hope for the best! However, any parcel is exciting, so I’ll blog about it very soon 🙂

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