2012 is the year of the Half Ironman, so I figured New Year's day was the perfect time to dust off the bike and get going on that. I have a loooooong way to go.
Since there are no daylight hours to bike outside during the week in the winter, my friend Jackie and I set up the bike trainers in her workout room. We have grand plans of making this a common occurring throughout our training. She has a super ironman biker friend that was nice enough to come over to help us set up the trainers, and give us all sorts of fantastic newbie advice. We did a 45 minute spin DVD and it was a pretty good workout, despite us ignoring the video and chatting through half of it.
|Our "aren't we hardcore?" pose|
I went to bed more excited than on Christmas Eve because I had a trail run in the morning. I was meeting my friends about half an hour away, and I think I enjoyed the drive at least as much as the run. I finished the audiobook of the Hunger Games and now I'm in the middle of Catching Fire. Seriously, I need Hunger Games Anonymous.
I hadn't run on trails since the infamous Stone Mill 50 Miler, but, despite a few flashbacks at the beginning, I loved them as much as I always have. I was running with my friends Lily, Conor, and Rob, and Mike joined us for a little while. The boys set a pretty quick pace up some of the hills (although we also spent quite awhile walking). We covered 8.5 miles total, and my lungs felt almost back to normal.
I have, without a doubt, also developed an unhealthily close relationship with my Forever Lazy. When I posted the picture last night, I had just put it on, so I wasn't fully aware what a wonderful addition to my life it was. It's warm, soft, comfy, and makes me look like Cookie Monster. I highly recommend going to your nearest drug store and picking yourself up one immediately. However, I caution you - the name is not a lie. It truly does make you forever lazy.
|One more time|
I took drastic measures and significantly reduced my caffeine intake today. I'm talking about probably having no more coffee than a typical American has each morning. I could barely keep my eyes open all day, so it better have been worth it.
Last random thought - our Christmas tree is already down and put away. I'm pretty sure this is a new record in the Lindsey household.