I’ve really enjoyed spinning, now and ‘way back when I did it years ago. I think it comes about as close to the feeling you get when you do a track workout as any non-running thing I’ve ever done. When I went to spin class a long time ago, my daughter’s swim team was encouraged… Continue reading Workout Gyp
This is officially ridiculous. WHERE IS MY SUMMER?!? Yesterday, I did the dog workout in the morning and put off my run until later in the day. Kid errands had me push it to early evening, starting somewhere in the 5PM area. When I headed out, it was slightly overcast but clear–extremely humid, like having… Continue reading Rain, Rain, Go Away!
I’m tired. Last week was busy. First, we came back from the trip and I was not rested or restored. Then, the girl child’s wisdom teeth came out. This involved intense nursing and attention. Saturday, there was a trip to San Antonio that lasted all day and put me back here in Austin after 1AM… Continue reading Ironman Aftermath Continues
This is a constant theme for my friend Cathy and me: life getting in the way of workouts. My daughter had her wisdom teeth out yesterday. I had hoped that she would feel well enough that I could sneak out to run a powerline loop with my friend Carrie and her group. But my girl didn’t… Continue reading Life and Workouts
Boy, I was a head case yesterday. Unable to focus, out of sorts, tense. Not a pleasure to be around in the least. We went to the RunFar time trial last night. The last time we went, we left the house at 5:00PM and got there a little before 6PM. Yesterday, we left the house… Continue reading Tuesday Night Time Trial
You should come back from a vacation feeling refreshed. The way you can tell the difference between a vacation and a trip is that you come back from a trip wishing you had time to unwind/destress/relax. In other words, you still need a vacation. I need a vacation. I had a trip. Sigh. The trip… Continue reading Back Home Again
I didn’t work out yesterday. Instead, I spent my free time putting together the jigsaw puzzle knows as “triathlon training.” lol Normally, I enjoying working out schedules. However, running just has this one piece. Tri, well, duh, has THREE. And each piece has it’s own periodization/build/blah blah blah. The more I read and looked at… Continue reading Monday is Rest Day
Today had all the markings of being a good day. We were going to ride bikes with Crabby Cathy but then there was a flat…which got fixed but made us late…but then we all got caught up and found one another…and then there was another flat…so we gave up on the ride. Afterward, my whole… Continue reading Sad
Wow! That was a fun run; I’m so glad I went. It’s easy to talk yourself out of getting up at the buttcrack of dawn to drive out to another place for a run that you technically don’t really “need” to do. We got a bit of a later start, as one of our friends… Continue reading Bastrop 7/7/07
Yesterday, my friend Cathy and I sat down with Coach Amy and talked about all things related to Coeur d’Alene specifically and Ironman in general. I hung on absolutely every word, because I have such great admiration for Amy as a person and an athlete…and that goes ‘way back over several years and a variety of training… Continue reading Here I Go!