I can't believe vacation is over tomorrow. It always goes by wayyyy too fast! Yesterday was my best friend's bridal shower. It was perfect- the weather, the food, the flowers, everything. It was a complete testament to the love that all these wonderful women in her life have for her. It's quite well deserved I have to say, because this girl does more for other people than anyone I have ever met. It was nice to have everyone do something for her for once! This is a picture of me and the beautiful bride (and her crazy bow bouquet). I am on the right. In other news my training has been going okay. On Friday I ran 4.5 miles, a personal best! My knee was really bothering me after and Eric convinced me that it could have been from swimming. Go figure that I have been running and doing insane Jillian Michaels videos for the past 3 months and I hurt myself SWIMMING, c'mon! I took the day off yesterday because I was busy with the shower- and plus I figured maybe I could help out my knee. I was supposed to run this morning but my knee still hurt so I went for a bike ride instead. My thoughts on bike riding were similar to my thoughts on swimming the first time. I think I made it like 5 miles in the 30 minutes. Also I couldn't even think about making it up the hill that I live on, I had to stop and walk my bike, pathetic! We had a memorial mass for my grandfather a few hours after my bike ride and all I could think was, "can we please stop standing up and sitting down because my butt hurts!!!" Appropriate, I know. I also joined the Y today so that I can do some swimming training (and probably enjoy some other exercise machines and classes). I was supposed to do 20 minutes of swimming today so I was determined to swim the whole time even if I had to do the side stroke. I counted my first 23 laps (since thats how long the triathlon is) and I was able to do all 23 without stopping. I did do a few breast stroke laps but that is okay. I still had about 8 minutes left when I got through the 23 laps, so I did a mixture of mostly breast stroke but a bit of freestyle too. I felt a lot better swimming today than I did on Thursday. Although swimming is fun, it kind of reminds me a bit of running a on treadmill or biking on the stationary bike- it gets old fast. It's going to be hard for me mentally to get through the 30 minute sessions, but hopefully when it gets easier physically- it will also get easier mentally.