I changed my blog header! I've been wanting to put some more current photos up for a long time. Nothing lights a fire under me to do those sorts of tasks than having much more important things to do, like writing a paper for grad school. By avoiding grad work I become all sorts of productive.
|Sometimes this happens - the home computer doesn't have MS word,|
the work computer doesn't connect to the wireless, and it all results in me looking really special.
I got a lot of good comments (for me, a lot is like 6) on my freak out post about how I can't handle the pressure of Daily Mile. The gist seemed to be that I need to chill the heck out, a lot of people get too obsessed over numbers and end up just running for time/ignoring their pace, and I'd be wise to do the same. So I decided to relax on the MUST WEAR THE GARMIN AT ALL TIMES thing. Last Friday, I ran six miles with Lily, beginning my "no Garmin unless I feel like it" plan. It was very liberating.
This weekend, I didn't wear anything except exercise clothes and pajamas, which makes it a roaring success in my book. Other than the grad work part, because I'm really lazy and prefer not to have to do any thinking in my down time.
Saturday morning I was supposed to do a swim/bike/run with the tri club, but something was wrong with the water that would make our skin melt off, according to the doctors/lawyers/scientists/people who don't teach elementary school and are really smart. So it was a 14 mile bike ride followed by a 5K with Lily and Jackie.
Sunday it was hot as balls, the type of day where walking to your car results in being bathed in sweat. I love both biking and running, but here's an example of a time when biking is vastly superior to running. While running sounded miserable, biking provided a nice breeze and was still do-able, and enjoyable. Mike and I rode just under 28 hilly miles.
Monday morning I did my first post-half ironman swim with Jackie at her fancy gym (she gave me a day pass). I printed a 2,500 yard masters swim workout for us. Not surprisingly, since I hadn't swam for nearly a month, I was a bit rusty. I'd really like to improve before my next tri, so I really need to stick to more regular, faster swims. Later on that afternoon, I procrastinated further on my writing by doing a half hour on the elliptical and reading Runner's World.
Going back in time to my wonderful weekend now - when I got home Friday night, I discovered that Emily had taken me seriously when I said that I expected birthday gifts, as you all should. Hers is going to be hard to top though.
|I was way too excited to center this picture.|
|Please use my thumb for reference, and observe the circumference/height of that cookie.|
Sunday night I learned from my mistakes and ate the second cookie, but the pain was worth it.