Welcome to 2013! The holidays are winding down... Off season is in full swing for triathletes and marathon season is just starting up.
With a new born my half marathon season will start later than it normally does. Also, my tri season will probably start a little later as I work on getting back into it all after having a baby. What a journey motherhood has been so far! I'm really enjoying it! I opted for an unmedicated home birth. I figured since I have successfully completed two full Ironman races I could go through labor without any pain meds. From what I had heard and read about labor I figured it would be like an iron distance race... an endurance event. It was more rewarding than an IM because of the wonderful little bundle of joy I received but so satisfying knowing I endured labor without any drugs. Such a sense or accomplishment. My labor was quick and it was more like an olympic or sprint tri than an iron distance tri. I can take that labor experience and apply it to my future racing and training. I'm hoping the example my husband and I set for our daughter rubs off and she enjoys triathlons (or any of the one sports involved) as much as we do!!
I hope you all had a wonderful 2012 and 2013 brings much joy and fitness to you!!
Happy training and off season relaxing!