August has been full of all kinds of fun, chaos, and tapering!
The month of August started with the Okoboji 3.5 mile swim. I was so lucky to have Dad kayak next to me while I just kept swimming! Later in the month, the twins came for a visit. We spent the day at the aquatic center and then got ice cream before they left for home.
I started school on August 19 and the students started on the 24th. This meant I spent a lot of time running errands to stock up on all kinds of supplies before the school year started, I made hundreds of zucchini muffins, and I loaded the freezer with homemade food that just needs to be reheated. I also spent time in my classroom getting ready for the new year, while finishing up our training load for Ironman Wisconsin.
We began to taper for Ironman Wisconsin, which was good and bad. I always forget that school starting and tapering for Ironman Wisconsin go well together on paper, but in reality I really want to be training more at the start of the school year when the stress level rises. With the taper comes more time to spend with my fave and start packing for Ironman Wisconsin…neither of which release the stress that comes with the start of the school year like intense training does…sorry honey!
How was your month of August? What were your highlights for the month?