One bummer, though, is that both of my dogs ended up with Kennel Cough after this last trip to the kennel. I'm going to try to do something different next time we go, having a pet sitter come several times a day so I can leave them at home. I think if they can eat their own food, keep taking vitamin supplements, not have the stress of the kennel, etc it will be better for them. Plus, I don't want them getting sick again and I don't want to infect other dogs if they aren't totally over this by the time we leave again. Sigh.
My Sprint Tri is this coming Saturday! Over the weekend, I had a nice long run (8 miles = long run for me right now) with my running partner. Then on Sunday morning before church, we ran and biked the course. She just bought a road bike and it was her first time out on it. My neighbor was also there (actually, she's the one who suggested this) and she is on a relatively new road bike as well. I felt like I was bringing up the rear while we were running, but I was clearly the leader on the bike. Sometimes I forget how far I've come.
I haven't been swimming much. In my defense, I've been travelling. But I really need to get into the pool a few times this week just to maintain confidence. At this point, the swim will be what the swim will be. It's the last part of the tri (it's a reverse), I'm going to try to treat it as a cool down.
I'm not sure if I can better my overall time from last year on this course, but I'd like to. I think the run will be slower and the swim will be roughly the same. If I'm going to see improvement anywhere, it would be on the bike, but I'm really unsure how that will play out. No matter what, I hope it's fun!!