The title of this post sums it up well. At 555 PM on July 13 I was melted like a snow cone on a hot summer day. Delivering Grace w/ my own hands and cutting the cord put me in a state of awe.
What also put me in a state of awe was how Anne took on this delivery w/ NO pain meds. I feel like such a wimp and I am humbled by her incredible tenacity. Seeing her deal with the effects of Pitocin for over 5 hrs made me feel the need to go run 200 x 400 m at 110% on 2 min recovery (ie, contractions were ~1 min in duration thus the 400 m designation). As noted in a previous post, Iowa grows em' tough.
I look FWD to seeing how life will continue to change (for the better) with this new addition to Team Leo!
On the "IM in 10" front I am happy to report that things are progressing exceptionally well.
On the morning of delivery Anne ran 3 miles and I nailed a CP20 test on the CompuTrainer. Elated to report an 8.9% improvement from the May 7 test! 326 watts to 355 watts (normalized power) increase. Could not be happier with this significant change in only 3 months of training.
I am convinced that the strength training that I have done w/ Bill Scibetta (Precision Fitness - http://www.lakenormanfitness.com/) has had a direct impact on this dramatic improvement. I have not added anything else to my training regimen that would allow such a positive change. I am looking FWD to seeing how this progessive, dynamic, and corrective strength focus will impact things come November at IMF!