Well, I finally made it back here. It's been a busy couple of months.
My India Field Experience was fantastic. Three solid weeks of travel, Indian food, school visits, teaching, leading professional development, interacting with wonderful kids and teacher, sitting in crazy traffic, touring more museums/shrines/temples/forts than I have ever seen in the past 5 years of my life, and dealing with heat that felt like we were in a tandoori sauna oven was awesome.
I managed 5 work outs while I was there: 3x on the ellipitical in hotel fitness room and 2 swims. Even at 7am, the water in the outdoor pools was in the high 80's and it was just too warm for me. As a rural girl, spending 3 weeks in Bangalore, Kolkata, and Delhi was fascinating given that they are all bigger than the NYC metro area and they each have their own vibe.
I've been back for a few weeks now and can't seem to get my act together. My achilles tendonitis (r) still hasn't gone away, I'm doing my exercises and trying to be patient. It is also keeping me off of my bike so I have no idea what my ride is going to be like at Challenge Maine. I switched to the Oly Aqua bike just so I can have one race to participate in this summer. My left knee is also bothering me so I'm trying to work through that as well. Masters swim is going well so I'll keep at that.
DH and the boys decided that it was time to get a dog. We haven't had one in 7 years and now we have a 12 week old German Shepherd puppy who has made his debut on FB. DH is over the moon as he has always wanted a German Shepherd so I'm being a good sport given all of the support they give me in my crazy pursuits.
Oh, I did 60 minutes of P90X today.
Swam 30' yesterday.