Just a quick note. Today's early run was cold, wet, foggy and asthma-inducing.
That being said, I did the typical 3 miles in 31 minutes. Going to do another 3 tomorrow.
I listened to: Beyonce, Crazy in Love Depeche Mode, No Good Depeche Mode, No Good* Something I can't remember cause I was wheezing. Janet Jackson, Rhythm Nation Kanye West, Stronger Katy Perry, I kissed a girl Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Good Vibrations
Santa brought me some cool workout gear so I was very happy with that! And the rugrat managed to score a bunch of triathlon gear (I found it at 60%-75% off!!) so she's stylin' in some zoot and descent clothing. She also got a camelbak, which we tried out on sunday.
I pulled out the ol' mountainbike, got geared up (new mountainbike jersey/shorts) and we all went for a mountain/trail ride on some single track around folsom lake. I cannot tell you how much fun I had. This time, I didn't break a rib when I fell down. I fell only once and that was into some nice soft bushes after the 5-year-old boy in front of me decided to stop his bike going uphill. I was trying to pass him just as he stopped and he started to lean to his left--just where I was passing him. So I bit it into some bushes, but got up and kept going. I didn't go too long but I really enjoyed it. Maybe I can figure out a way to go today after …
I have a question about the new Garmin 405 and the older 305.
Are these waterproof? I am considering asking Santa [a-hem] for one but then I read somewhere that Garmin is not waterproof! If this is true, then do triathletes use them? I wanted one to use during all three legs of races/training. Am I totally mistaken about this issue? Does anyone use these products? If so, what are your impressions?
I'm sorry I was gone for awhile. Blogger does not like me. They lost my account again.
Please bear with me as I regroup and try to find some old posts. So many things happened while I was away!
Steve started doing the nordictrack dance Carol began doing Yoga Rebecca was in Triathlete Magazine! Catra ran another 40,000+ miles Misty started doing strength training Xenia sent me the popener and I used it on a nice bottle of Guiness.
Began my 4:30 a.m. runs again today. It was really tough getting out of the nice warm bed to go into 34 degree weather. Really tough.
Dressed in layers--something I haven't done in a long time. Thick REI tights, REI longsleeve top and then a short sleeve top over that--and a running jacket, with earwarmer, and gloves.
Had hot coffee, a chocolate gu and water. Hooked IPOD to my ears and was off.
Within half a mile I was sweating. Since I was easing into my running, we only did 2 miles and at the turn around point I shed the jacket and tied it around my waist. Perfect.
Pretty slow today--1 mile was at 9:30 and the way back was a lot slower, 10:25 or something like that. But hell it is a start and my TP (training partner) said she thought I did well all things considered.
That's it. Going to CIM expo to meat Dirt Diva, Catra tomorrow--even though I am not running, I am going to pick up the $95T-shirt I got for registering. :) My friends told me I'm not supposed to wear a shirt unless I actu…
Last night I headed to the gym and did my first weight workout in .. uhm... well nearly 2 years I think.
I did the circuit training route, carefully avoiding anything heavy for my upper arms-shoulders since, according to hubby I am freakishly huge in my arms, shoulders and back. So I mostly did legs.
Squats, the QUAD burner, adductor/abductor machine, and hamstring machine were my friends. Then they were my frenemies. Then ultimately, after the third set, my enemies.
I tried to convince my workout partner to do "TWENTY-ONE" but she refused since it would require us walking across the gym to some mats. So we did 100 situps instead.
I noticed that the "Adductor/Abductor" machine directly faces the "wall" of treadmill machines and LUCKY FOR ME the treadmills were full of men staring. Great. Nice. Twenty-year old, pimply faced freaks staring as my training partner and I spread our legs then closed our legs. Training Partner(TP)got embarrased and put her bright pink hand towe…
I turned in my feces, oh, I mean thesis, Monday (11/24) to my new advisor. He said he would take a look and let me know what more I need to do in order to finish SOON!
So now i'm back to working out. Funny thing is, I don't want to do it. I've become accustomed to being fat and lazy. My gut hangs over my jeans now -- my 13year old informed me it is called a "muffin-top". Great I hate muffins.
Evenings are punctuated by a glass of red wine. Or 2. Maybe 3 if it is friday. At 125 calories a glass, that is a lot of extra "junk in the trunk" (another euphamism that my 13 year old used to describe me. Nice.)
On Saturday I ran 1.2 miles in 16 minutes. Slow. I ran with the 13 year old and we walked a few times. We both had really great moods after though.
On Sunday I swam 14 laps in the pool--how far is that? 50X14=700 yards so almost half-mile.
Today, I'm going to hit the gym for some weights and maybe a little crossfit. I think I'll try the TWENTY-ONE.