A few days have passed since Epic Camp is over. I am still on this island of Lanzarote with a continued love-hate relationship! Haha!
A look back: I am so happy I did all the camp required workouts. I wasn’t too sure if I would have been able to do the runs since I have been injured for over a year with very little running, but I managed! And by the end of the week my running legs felt like they were coming back! Woohoo!!!
I was surrounded by an amazing group of women and athletes! I knew I would be one of the slower ones for the run and bike but I thought I would have been midpack with my swim! Nope! Very humbling week! I was pretty much the slowest in everything! Lol! But I continued and it did not stop me. I just tried to make the gap less…but don’t think I achieved that! I was really in survival mode for the bike rides. I got through them despite the wind and the hills!
A huge thanks to our coaches, Tara and Jo. As well to our sponsors, Trisport Lanzarote, Coffee of Hawaii, GU, and Zoot. The camp would not have functioned without all these key participants. Debs and Daz – your house was awesome! I was planning (hoping) to lose some weight during this camp but I do not think I achieved this with all the eating of your delicious food I was doing!
A bonus to this camp was the new friends I made. Found out a couple of fellow campers live close to me so we are planning on doing some rides or runs together. Yay! New training partners. And Lisa: you bet! IMSA 2015!!! Deal!!! Looking forward to seeing all of your success this racing season and beyond!
I will be leaving this island tomorrow. Lanzarote made sure I had a good send off with colder temps and high winds again! I spent the last two days surfing. Yesterday was brutal! With the high tide we were in the rocks and the waves were all over the place (it was also a full moon). Robyn joined me on this surfing adventure yesterday and we were thrown all over the place. It may have been the fatigue of the camp or the water was really rough, but the water won yesterday and I could not stand up on the board. Today was another story! Yay! I stood up on the board numerous times! That was more like it! It was low tide so we had a sandy beach and either I got used to the waves, had more strength, or the waves were tamer, but I had a great time today. I was still thrown all over the place and am coming home with new bumps and bruises but I stood up! Lol!
I also did a little exploring today. Since I do not have a car I am restricted to my bike or feet. I was very reluctant to jump on the bike but I thought I would get to where I wanted to go quicker and I would just EASY pedal. Easy I did go and I felt pretty good. Also took a walk around the volcanoes today and my legs were feeling good then to! Maybe I should have pushed harder during the camp! Haha! However, I think the effort of the camp finally got to me because now I am sick! Boo! I will be flying home with a runny nose, sore chest, and nasty cough – good times!
Well, that is a wrap up from me! 2014 Epic Women Camp Lanzarote was a success!
Adios! y Gracias!