I am having so much fun putting together races and little getaways. Triathlon is really becoming more normal and common and every year a new race pops up. We started the year with Merida's spring tri this weekend but for a first year race, they had quite a hefty price tag ($1200) that didn't even tempt me. I still need to inscribe to Holbox and get lodging for Isla, but for now March and April are set. We spent December and January with one frente frio after another. Made for great swimming (calm seas) but frozen cycling. I wore tights more in January than I think I ever have all winter here. Yesterday heat was turned back on and today we had a great ride to Tulum.
I've been swimming more and more this "off" season and have introduced 1-arm fly pretty consistently. The other day I figured I was ready for full butterfly and did 5 (gasp) strokes. then 10. then 5 again. The next day I did 10 and then 10 again. such a swelled head from that effort I had no chance of drowning. Yesterday I woke with such a sharp pain in my upper back I could barely move. Apparently when you're old, butterfly is not a sport to spring upon yourself quickly. Today I can take full breaths without pain but a deep breath gives a sharp stab of pain and a sneeze is agony.
Below is the road out to the HZ of Tulum
Jamie and I out on the road today
Jamie and I along the Tulum HZ road.
Another fracking flat. Man gets SO many flats it isn't funny...