Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Next Thing

I have to say, it was a little sad not having a workout waiting in my inbox on Monday morning. I felt a bit...lost. For the last 11 weeks I ate, slept, and breathed triathlon courtesy of the Iron Cheerleader's structured workouts. Now that my first triathlon is behind me, it's time to look the next thing.  In this case, the next thing is more like the next things.  It's time to start training for a half marathon (lucky #13) and a sprint tri - on back to back weekends in September.  And I may throw in a duathlon in August - just for fun.

I spent Monday on the couch recovering from the Pewaukee Tri.  I guess the 4 1/2 hour nap on Sunday afternoon just wasn't enough!  Monday was also the start of a really miserable heat wave around here, so I was perfectly content to be inside.

By Tuesday, I was itching to do something - anything really, so I headed for the pool at 9:00 at night for a quick 500 yards. I wanted to go longer, but time was not on my side.

Wednesday was track practice with the tri team. I made it about 1/2 way through the workout before I was ready to melt into a puddle on the track.  I'm kind of looking forward to making Wednesday night track practice part of my routine.  One of the guys there told me that these workouts helped him shave a minute off his mile time - in a month.  After dinner, I went for another 2 miles - they were tough, but good miles.  

Thursday seemed like a good day to sit on my booty and do nothing - so I did.

Normal people go out for beers/dinner on Friday night.  I went to the pool.  I started out with the intention of doing about 800 yards - and ended up doing 1600. A full mile...50 yards at a time...took just under an hour to finish I think I'm really starting to like this whole swimming thing.   Oh...and I registered to do this:
I'm volunteering at a run course aid station at Ironman Wisconsin
I've also been talked into volunteering at the USAT Nationals here in Milwaukee next month.  I've been racing for a long time and I've never volunteered at one - time to give back.

Saturday was Yada Yada and Texas' combined 50th birthday party - complete with a full on Texas bbq, lots of yummy beer...and a fondant armadillo!

Sunday should have been long run day, but laziness and then pouring rain kept me inside.  Originally I had planned to drive down to cheer people on at IM 70.3 Racine, but the thought of rolling out of bed before sunrise 2 Sundays in a row just didn't sound like fun. I wasn't too unhappy about it since I'm throwing myself back into full on training mode again on Monday.  I read a couple books, watched a movie, and spent time hanging out with my three favorite guys: Mr. R&R, Walter, and Spot.
Mom and Dad let us play in the kitchen today! We're never allowed in there!


April said...

You do remember that you have a vacation in August right? And Kudos for staying in bed yesterday!

Mary said...

I'm all about that vacation - but I need to train my ass off before and after it!