First, thanks to everyone for the awesome comments and emails regarding the previous post. I know it was a little weird and sappy (thanks Clyde for the feedback) but everyone has been super supportive. So no more sappy stuff for a while.
On a completely separate note, I just got back from a 2-day conference in the state capital of lovely Springfield, Illinois (gross) and seem to have picked up what might be the flu along the way. I feel like crap, but we'll see how it goes tomorrow. I am scheduled to do the Apple Cider ride in Michigan this weekend (what? a ride? could it be possible? more info below!) but if my chest doesn't open up in the next 24 hours, I may not go.
So about the ride. It's a century with a couple smaller ride as well. I would be doing the 25-miler, which leads me my next point. My coach sent me my first 2-week IM Arizona training plan this past week. Yep, here I go again.
So far I have done a run, swim and short ride this week. And so far, so good. I am pretty excited about it, and the plan starts out as a slow build.
So I will keep you updated as the training begins, and fingers crossed that I feel better!