Wow! Sorry for the incredible delay getting this post out, but between raising five children, work, training, and finishing a commission, I have had zero time or energy to finish this post. Lame, I know. Let's recap the last 36 hours: Sunday morning I woke and took all the children to the Y with me. After a one hour and twenty minute-ten mile run, I shuffled the kids off to their grandparents to meet my wife at a rehearsal for a concert we have at the end of the month. (Coincidentally, following my post-run shower, I weighed in at 174 pounds—this after hydrating—a weight I have not been since high school)
This morning I woke up at five a.m. to do a 2400 yard morning swim, got to work and was writing music by one thirty this afternoon. After an amazing dinner prepared by my wife, I surprised the kids with a little post-Valentine's Day love with some Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. Oh, it was delicious!
At bedtime, I started reading the boys Return of the Jedi but could feel my eyelids growing steadily heavier with each turn of the page. So, I put a bookmark in and declared bedtime about 10 minutes in. The boys asked me if I would lie down with them for a little bit—it was about 8:30. When I woke up and looked at my watch, it was midnight! Whoa! My body has been so tired adjusting to this incredible volume, coupled with the fact that I am mentally spent by the time I get home from work as well.
And now... after much anticipations... I shall announce the winner of the Timex Ironman Race Trainer Kit, supplied courtesy of the awesome folks at Timex. I should just say for the record one last time, that I have grown incredibly fond of my watch. I thought it was wicked cool when I first received it, but the functionality of it has made it increasingly more enjoyable to train with, and I know the winner is going to enjoy it as well. Oh, and to make things fair, I put everyone's name onto a Excel spreadsheet, giving them as many rows as entries they had into the contest. So, if you did everything: are a follower of my blog, became a fan of Timex Sports on FB, went to the Timex website and indicated which gear you liked the most and when you would wear them and post this giveaway on your blog, you would get four entries into the raffle. I then used a random number generator to pick one number between the values of 1 and 91. The family gathered round as the lucky number came up: 44. We checked the spreadsheet. And the winner is: Krista! Congratulations to Krista, and thanks to everyone who participated in my first ever blog giveaway. Krista, I will send you an email through google to get your address.
Okay, more on Iron Reflections: week 7 later. I am going to bed!