Track & Field Day

by lindsay cotter on February 19, 2012

G’day friends. Hope this post finds you enjoying a STRESS FREE SUNDAY and a bit disconnected as well. Winking smile

This weekend has been filled with “sherpa-ing,” so if you are tired of seeing random pictures of nature and videos of me talking to myself about ironman training, then please…. feel FREE to skip. I know I will have at least one reader….. HI MOM! Smile with tongue out

Anyway….it’s 2 weeks till Ironman. The hubs is as fit as he can get at this point. Now its all about keeping that “top end” sharp. Eat, Sleep, train, Sleep, Eat, sleep, etc. Like a little baby. hehe.

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But in all seriousness, it’s time toABSORB all that training.
Here’s a fun little video of my sherpa skills this weekend, with a little exploring on the side.

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After I finished my sharpening my sherpa skills at the track session, I found TIME for TIME and did some exploring myself.

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So there you have it folks. A productive, yet relaxing weekend. Yes?

All I left to do this weekend…. …make those darn yo-yo’s.

I feel like this task is easier thank it sounds yet I am still quite intimated.

Wish me luck!


Cheers to all those moments of disconnecting this weekend, cause I KNOW you are having them.

 

Right Heather and Jess?! Smile

 

Cheers,

LC

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teabagginit February 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm

i’m so glad you’re taking the time to explore, soak in life, and appreciate your surroundings! i’m taking the long weekend to leisurely make my way through nutrient metabolism (and feverishly make my way through a way more interesting book – healthy bites!)

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LCCotter February 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm

oh i’d love you to do a post on that topic! Great reading, both books! hehe.

p.s.
for some reason i can’t comment on your FB pics. sad.

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Katie February 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I love your hat! I have two that look just like it. :D

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LCCotter February 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm

i have another one that says wild kiwi on it. I wear them religiously. Probably cause i don’t wash my hair. ha!

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Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl February 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm

That’s a lotta butter in those yo-yo’s! All the more delicious. Those gardens look like they make a great time for relaxation. Kudos to a great weekend!

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LCCotter February 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

its butter, sugar, flour, repeat. One big yo yo of a heart attack. But gotta make them at least once, yes?!

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Liz February 19, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Crazy, I’ve never seen a grass track like that!

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LCCotter February 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm

me neither. I like it. MOre fun to rn in grass anyway!

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jobo February 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Sounds wonderful!! I love weekends that are less connected or disconnected completely. I am honestly trying to do more of that too, and it really does make a difference. Being present. Doing things with intention! I am so glad you had a great weekend!

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LCCotter February 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm

intention is harder than it looks, eh? Hope you and M had a good weekend friend.

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Patty February 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I think you’ve achieved the ideal mix between productive and relaxing for a weekend :) Cheers to you!

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LCCotter February 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm

oh beautiful! my plan exactly Patty!

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Beth (i run like a girl) February 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Luck!
And those are some beautiful photos from the gardens!

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LCCotter February 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm

thanks beth! hey how’s your training???

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Beth (i run like a girl) February 20, 2012 at 3:02 am

Training is good – I had a great long run this morning. …which actually has me worried about my half marathon in 2 weeks. I rarely feel this good two long runs in a row! ;-)

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She Rocks Fitness February 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Love the wild hair you are rocking these days! Disconnecting feels oh so good and I’ve felt so much more productive today that I did it ALL day yesterday. With that being said, I’m signing off for a few hours to get some R&R on the couch. Enjoying my REST day big time! xoxo

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LCCotter February 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm

we both are rockin the wild kiwi hair, haha. While youre resting, email me your updated plans. tee-hee

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Claire February 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I love all the photos of nature. Makes me feel close to you!
Have fun with the yo-yo’s, I haven’t eaten one in years but they’re little butter & sugar bombs from memory. Well they sell well over here and seem to be a favourite with many. I always find it enjoyable watching kids with them- because they’re so buttery and crumbly they tend to crumble when you bite into them or if you try and pull them apart. Mess everywhere! Love it.
All the best xxx

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LCCotter February 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I think my husband has one a day here. I figured we’d save $ if i make them, right? haha.

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 19, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Sounds like things are coming to the end! What a lucky guy to have you there for him! I think my guys would love the yo-yo’s! Let me know how that turns out! Enjoy the rest of your day Lindsay!

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LCCotter February 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm

how was your family outing?? Hope you got away from work for a bit. And yes, the yo-yo’s will definitely be reciped…. if they are good. haha.

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Jimmy Davis February 19, 2012 at 9:17 pm

A grass track! How beautiful, I’ve always wanted to see one. James looks great. Aloha to you guys :)

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Lisa February 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Productive AND relaxing…that is so my kind of weekend! Glad you were able to do both!

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LCCotter February 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm

i thought you’d like that style. It’s THRIVE style. ;-)

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Lou February 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Wow, it’s all on for hubs then, no? … I’m excited for you guys! The Yo-yos may just be the secret to his success? Nah, Healthy Bites win hands down for sure. butter butter butter

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LCCotter February 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm

hehe, i agree! i think the healthy bites are the trick. But the yo-yo’s don’t hurt either. all we need is some cheesecake of yours to complete!!

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zoie027 February 20, 2012 at 2:15 am

Weekends are really a good time for relaxation. While nature is your best companion. Nice shots!

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zoie027 February 20, 2012 at 2:18 am

Weekends are really good time for relaxation. While nature is your best companion.

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 3:58 am

agreed! nature is the best medicine!

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Paige @ Running Around Normal February 20, 2012 at 2:48 am

Those are some mad sherpa-ing skillz, yo :)I’ve never heard of a yo-yo!

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 3:58 am

it’s gotta be a kiwi thing. The hubs is obsessed with yo-yo’s from his childhood!

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Klh February 20, 2012 at 2:55 am

Youre so cute! And of course we are reading! Love the hubs’ Fro! I can’t believe it’s only 2 weeks till race time!
Hope you’re relaxing :)
<3

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 3:57 am

i’m trying to match his fro, can you tell?

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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva February 20, 2012 at 3:30 am

I can never get tired of those beautiful pictures!!! I did find some time to just go out and reconnect with nature…and you know what??? It was pure bliss. I lay down in the grass at my park and just gazed at the clouds without a care in the world. I could just feel my body sinking into the earth a little more with every breath as I relaxed…so good! P.S. Did my package arrive yet?!?!?

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 3:59 am

oh i want pictures of that! and no, i a have been checking the mail each day. I can’t wait!!! hehe.

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Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles February 20, 2012 at 7:23 am

ahhh, you are too cute in that video.
i can’t believe ironman is two weeks ago! i feel like your time in NZ has flown!

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 8:19 am

me neither!! where does time go?

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 8:20 am

haha, it was just windy and i am such a wuss!

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Chuck February 20, 2012 at 8:04 am

Hey Lindz! What’s the weather like there? You look cold but James looks fine lol.

I’d probably be freezing…

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Miz February 20, 2012 at 11:16 am

IM JOINING YOU.
it will be a mania free monday here!!!
(oh and I can not wait to take you to coffee so you can tell me why I should love pinterest! when? when? :))

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm

oh that time will come. Pinterest is just another social media ladder, but we will get ya on it! ;-)

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Cort The Sport February 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I’d never seen a grass track like that before, how beautiful!! Your video made me think about the (for the most part) solitary life of the pro triathlete. It’s you, him, and a track/road/pool. It’s a lot of tough work but and faith. I’m glad he is feeling well as he heads into the IM!!

Go….SHERPA :-)

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm

i completely agree cort! it’s solitude time. This whole trip has been about that, such a blessing too!

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Heather (Where's the Beach) February 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Hugs girl – just stopping in to say hi!!

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm

hello friend! hugs right back. Keep on disconnecting. CHeers!

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Heather @ Better With Veggies February 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I love to read about Ironman training, so you’ll always keep me around with these types of posts. It’s wierd to me that I’m not really doing the tri thing this year (I don’t like swimming enough to get in the water for shorter races right now) – so I’m living vicariously through you guys. :)

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm

haha, i am the same way with swimming. THe only time i did swim was when we lived in hawaii. Warm ocean pier swims. Yes!

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Heather @ Better With Veggies February 20, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Now THAT I could get into – sounds amazing. Luckily, I think duathlons are cool too. I’m not a multisport snob. ;)

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm

me too!! duathlons are the new triathlons, yes? haha/

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Kath (My Funny Little Life) February 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Wow, these last weeks before the Ironman must be incredibly intense! 8O I’m happy you’re taking some stress out with strolling through those beautiful gardens. Would looooooove to join in! :D

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

we’re trying to stay as calm as possible. Relaxed and just slow paced. These garden walk always remind me of YOU!

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Kris | iheartwellness.com February 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Ahhhh You’re such a great wifey helping him out like that!! Your videos always crack me up, I love how we feel right there with you :) So awesome!!!

YAY!! 2 more weeks till James Rocks it!!!! WOOO HOO!!

xxoo

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm

oh good, cause i feel like you are right there with me too. It’s a soothing feeling.
xxoo

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Rachelle February 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Love the video! you are so cute and your hair looks great and you look adorable in the hat. What a different track than our normal tracks in the states. Enjoy your last two weeks my friend. :)

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

it was a prett cool track. Almost invisible, haha! Thanks for your kind words, the hat is my dirty hair look. Gotta love those!

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife February 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Okay, so I’ve decided that I actually need to be at the triathlon, not just wait for a post to find out what happens. I’m so totally convinced that this is THE event for you guys!

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife February 20, 2012 at 10:23 pm

And now I sound creepy – but you guys are in my thoughts and prayers!

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LCCotter February 20, 2012 at 11:04 pm

never ever creepy! you are just my utimate cheerleader and WE LOVE IT!! Thank you so much Laura. When we get back to the states, you better come watch a triathlon with us, or do one yourself, yes?!

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife February 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Definitely!

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Mom February 20, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Hi Linz,
Always love reading your blogs.

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LCCotter February 21, 2012 at 1:17 am

thanks mom! miss you. love you.

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julie February 21, 2012 at 12:57 am

i’m happy to report that my sunday AND monday were stress free. weeeee :) 2 weeks till iron man? cuuuuuuhrunch time!

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LCCotter February 21, 2012 at 1:17 am

okay so now carry that into tuesday through friday, k? ;-)

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish February 21, 2012 at 1:36 am

Two weeks till the big race!! Eee! You and the Hubbs are in my thoughts and prayers as you wrap up your time in NZ. It’s been such a pleasure reading about your adventures there; in fact, I’m kind of sad to see you leave! BUT, your return to the US means that I’ll finally get to share that glass of wine (or kombucha) with you. Yes. It’s going to happen. :-D

I just checked out the yo-yo’s recipe and they sound delightful! What’s the story behind them? <3

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LCCotter February 21, 2012 at 6:50 am

maybe i shouldn’t leave until you come visit. Watcha think? Good plan?!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish February 21, 2012 at 7:14 am

Sound like a fantastic plan!! However you might be there awhile…unless I can sneak into somebody’s suitcase and hop across the pond for free! Hehe xoxo

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Bonnie February 21, 2012 at 3:55 am

LOVED this post…your sherpa video, James running, your time exploring. I feel like you’re blossoming, Lindsay! :D So neat to see…you are beautiful inside and out. Love to you and James in the homestretch!

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LCCotter February 21, 2012 at 6:49 am

i feel the same way. I’m working on resting and finding that strength to bloom from within. Yes, corny but true. so thank you!

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Kristabel@RaceReady February 21, 2012 at 5:32 am

You keep such a good balance of training, recovering, and playing…he is going to do so great in a couple weeks!

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LCCotter February 21, 2012 at 6:49 am

oh thank you Krista. We are ready! wish you could come watch!

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Kristabel@RaceReady February 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I wish I could as well!

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STUFT mama February 21, 2012 at 7:49 am

I can’t believe Ironman is 2 weeks away!!! Holy cow. The video is too cute. Love that he’s wearing your compression socks. Ha. That park us beautiful.
I still need some time to disconnect…… :)

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LCCotter February 21, 2012 at 8:10 am

do i need to come make you disconnect? cause i can. hehe. I’ll bring the wine!

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hillary biscay February 21, 2012 at 8:50 pm

almost GO time!! i am excited for you and your man and will be following closely online for sure!!

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LCCotter February 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm

oh i will be searching for internet cafe’s again! my phone does not work there but you know i will be crazy anxious. Wish you were here!!

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