Monday, August 13, 2012

The numbers last week - 8/6/12

The heat has finally let up and it's not a suffer fest riding past 10am...
It's been pretty nice lately.  Take that with a grain of salt, as pretty nice means it's not breaking 100 degrees and less than 85% humidity.

But I'll take mid to high 80's, which it should stay around that this week.

The Jackson County Triathlon this Sunday is looking to be wetsuit legal even!

Last week's numbers
BIKING - 67.5 miles - not as much as I was hoping for, but I need to get up in the morning if I want to ride more...
RUNNING - 14 miles - missed a shorter run....
SWIMMING - 8460 yards - pretty content with that
TOTAL MILES - 86.4 miles
TOTAL TIME - 9:22 hours

Overall it was a good week of training time-wise.  Some of that includes strength training, which is important as well as swim, bike and run.

I'm looking to cash in the miles on the bike I've been getting in.  Last year I had the miles, but they were closer to home, avoiding head winds when I could and not hitting hillier parts around the house.  This year has been on better, more challenging loops around home.  My averages haven't been stellar, but that's on training weeks without race day rest.

This week is taper/training, so hopefully it's time for the rubber to hit the road.

On the home front, we found a house!
Our house signed last Monday.  We found and signed on the house we will move to yesterday.  That's the name of the game in the house market.  Find your house so you have enough time to get everything set up.
  • Inspections
  • Appraisals
  • Insurance
  • Packing
  • Moving
  • Utilities
  • Contracts
  • Mortgage meetings
It's a long, dirty list.

Lessons learned so far.
  • Find an agent you get along with.  No question.  If you feel any friction, find a new agent.  Nothing makes the process more stressful than not seeing eye-to-eye with the person you will depend on the most.  You're mom and family may have used them and got along, but if you don't, then it will be a rough ride.
  • Take referrals for EVERYONE from people you know.  Need your house painted?  Don't just go with who your agent sends.  Need an inspection?  Ask around.
  • Bring your A game.  You can't fail and feel tired and take a day off.  It sucks, but you have to keep sucking it up at every turn.  It's time consuming and frustrating, find a way to deal.
  • Don't lose your phone.  When you are going hot and heavy negotiating a house price, it happens FAST.
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