Reason 130: Triathlon Training

Friday, May 6, 2011.

I am training for a triathlon.  To be honest, I am not sure my knee can handle a triathlon.  Mile 1.5 of my run tonight I felt this horrible clicking so I had to slow down and head home.  But regardless- it is the goal. Right now I am lifting weights for an hour, four to five days a week.  I run only once or twice, swim twice a week, and bike whenever I can.  It's already been a successful two weeks (well, not the running)... but I'd love to do a sprint triathlon in the next twelve months.  Kokopelli is in September in St. George- that is the tri that Jason is training for right now.  That feels REALLY soon to me- but we'll see!

Spring term is looking something like this- study for anatomy, study for the BOC, workout, play the piano. Those are the main four things that fill my days.  It's actually quite wonderful- it leaves plenty of time to be with Jason, watch movies, and attempt new recipes.  And I keep trying to convince myself that studying anatomy with "House" on will help.  I will let you know how that goes.

The BOC, to clarify, is the "Board of Certification" exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).  Basically, it tests everything I've worked for for the past 2 years.  It's a big deal.  An EXPENSIVE big deal.  And I MUST pass it in June so I can work as a graduate assistant in August.  No pressure, right?  If you want to read more about what an Athletic Trainer actually does, click on the underlined text.  Yep- I am shamelessly promoting my profession.  And so is your local legislature.  Athletic Trainers are a necessity in organized sports- especially high schools, colleges, and professional sports.  More and more cities are requiring a full-time Athletic Trainer in their schools.  That is GOOD news for me and the job outlook!

And finally- today we bought the wood to build our bookshelves and tv stand!  I am SO excited that Jason wants to build them.  I think it will be absolutely wonderful.  The wood is gorgeous.

Tomorrows agenda?  Bike ride, study for the BOC, BYU Rugby game with the Hepworth's, stain the end tables, and swim.


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