Tuesday, December 11, 2007


I have not been all too motivated lately.
I have my reasons.
Moving on.

I had great plans for my training last week and then I only followed through on about 3/4s of them. This is very un-KT-like. I like to have a plan, I like for it to be written down and then I like to see it carried through. Apparently none of this was enough to get me on my bike/trainer last week.

Now for the paradigm shift. Snow. It has been snowing and sleeting since Saturday. Mr KT (who desperately needs a new name on this blog) and I went to Kansas City to see the Trans Siberian Orchestra with three of my friends from physical therapy school and their husbands. He was a little hesitant back in October when I asked if he would want to go see this show. He, of course, kind of wrinkled up his nose and shook his head when he heard the word "orchestra". Really, as any 80's hair band lovin', Camero drivin', thrift store t-shirt wearin', ex-college football playin' 26 year old guy would do.

And then I played a snippet from one of their songs and explained that really, it was more of a loud Christmas rock concert/laser light show. That did it. He was in. It was a good show. A bit on the long side if you asked us and I forgot my ear plugs. (I wear them to every concert I go to.) I spent the second half of the show plugging my ears but I still loved it. There was a baby sitting behind me on his mother's lap. He really did pretty well but as a pediatric therapist I was really worried about the poor kiddos' sensory system. If I was over stimulated as any normal person would have been, what about the little under-developed system of a toddler? He did alright and his mom apologized after the show (as he was totally nursing in the middle of the Sprint Center!). She said, "after all, he is only 17 months". In my tiny,little, mean, horrible mind, I thought to myself, "then get a baby-sitter". But I kept it all to myself, smiled and walked away.

The girls, getting all dolled up to go to dinner and a concert in KC!
Lisa, Stacia, KT, Tessa

Mr KT, sporting the longer hair. There have been inklings that he is not going to cut it until June.

So, we had a nice weekend.

When we got home, Kona, who was exhausted from the journey, curled up on the couch to wait for Santa.

The triathlon/training part of this post comes now. So if that is what you read for... wake up.

The last two weeks have been hit or miss, 5-7 hours of training a week. But then...

Sunday night we took the babies for a walk in the snow.
Monday morning, Kona and I ran 3 miles in the snow at a reasonable (for slippery conditions) pace.
Monday night, I swam. I felt super and had a really good workout.
Tuesday morning, I XC skied about 2 miles. It felt good to get out and work. I was hot even though it was only 14 degrees.

So, I feel like I am ready to get into the swing of things. I am setting aside time do do core work, in addition to the weights I already lift, three times a week.

Tis the season!


Steve Stenzel said...

Huh, so even though Mr. KT has longer "head" hair, the rest of him is as smooth as a baby? That's NEVER too much info!

tri-dogmom said...

Sounds like you have been BUSY and having fun.
Great pictures, thanks for sharing!

TRI-ROB said...

Holy CRAP you too are freakin CUTE! Yeah... even Mr. KT... and I'm not afraid to say it...

TRI-ROB said...

I meant "you TWO"... geesh...