Showing posts from January, 2011

Pleasure, Little Treasure

I'm baaaack.

I can't believe I haven't posted in two weeks! I have kept very busy with running, work, biking (!) and a few family dramas. Instead of mindlessly grinding away at a triathlon plan, i've decided to simply do exercise that makes me feel good: in otherwords, pleasurable enjoyable workouts.

Run in the late afternoon, not in the early morning.
Trail run on the weekends.
Mountain Biking!!! I did a great 5 mile ride in granite bay and had the best time I can remember in a long time.

I realized I have somehow cultivated a whole host of guilty pleasures in my life as well. A lot of these involve slothfulness of some type.

The Real housewives of BH
Pita bread with pepperoni and oregeno toasted in the toaster oven
Reading Vegan Cookbooks and tagging the pages with post it notes
Drinking really good coffee until 11 a.m. on the weekends while watching someone else make breakfast
A weekend nap between 2 and 4 pm
4pm Teatime just like my indian relatives

Number Geeks R Us

I went to beginnertriathlete and queried the data for 2010. Wow.

Swim: 55,285 yards
Bike: 1293 miles
Run: 703 miles

compared to 2009
Swim: 20,214 yards
Bike: 549 miles
Run: 399 miles

and 2008

Swim: 19,726 yards
Bike: 308 miles
Run: 146 miles

I feel pretty good about my numbers for 2010. Between 2009 and 2010 I more than doubled my swim and bike and almost doubled my running. I was also much more consistent in my exercise.

I already did one race (Resolution Run) this year. That's 3.1 miles already for 2011. :)