Stepping It Up

 With Marc, who was an exchange student from Belgium who lived with us in the 80s. We've stayed in contact all these years and he truly became a son during his year with us. Now he's got the running bug!

With Marc, who was an exchange student from Belgium who lived with us in the 80s. We've stayed in contact all these years and he truly became a son during his year with us. Now he's got the running bug!

So much has happened in the past few weeks.

I retired!

Three weeks ago I taught my last class for Tulane University’s School for Professional Advancement. I enjoyed my 13 years teaching in Biloxi and New Orleans. I did leave my name on the roster and may go back occasionally. So far my three weeks has been busy. Not busy enough though.

I don’t think I was made to relax.

One of the most exciting things that has happened since Ironman Florida was my Belgian son Marc Albert contacted me to say he was going to do his first 10K. He has now done three races, and he is excited about running. Every time he finishes a race he texts me to tell me how he did, and that I inspired him to do them. It makes everything so much more exciting.

I believe I have officially begun Ironman Kona training. The workouts are longer, harder, and there are a few bricks involved.  The bricks are exactly what the word describes; layer one workout on top of another.  

So far this spring I have done one sprint triathlon, and I have two more scheduled before I head to Canada for the summer. We have the heat for Kona here in Mississippi and the wind up north. It should be an interesting summer.  My coach told me, “we know you can do the distance,  now you will have to step it up.”