...the cats will play. Is that the saying?
No, not really. It's been a challenging week since David left on Wed with many areas to include, house cleaning and painting, working, spending 1 on 1 time with Grace, college class, and training. Blah... and now it seems I've got that crappy cold - again. It's GOT to be the weather here. In the last 2 wks, I've had a run where it's been hot then the next run, it's cold again. Very crazy weather, we've had. Enough of the complaining, right?
Wow, what a response I got from my last post (ehh... venting post). I feel a lot better about the whole situation. Thank you all very much for your responses. I've read them over and over, and they are just very comforting. I'm not a boastful person at all, but I'd like to be proud of what I've accomplished and in some situations feel as though I shouldn't express it. I know how much further in both endurance and speed I have to go before I can feel a wee bit satisfied, but also see how far I've come. You all are a great bunch of people to be around in this virtual disneyland.
I haven't been online much lately other than my college class, so I need to spend a little time tonight trying to read through blogs and see how you all are doing. I have been working out some as much as I can find the time for.
On thursday, I went to the pool for drills and started to work some on bilateral breathing. It will take some time getting used to it, but I was able to do 2 full laps of bilateral breathing at the end of my drills.
4x50 side kick
4x50 catch up
100 bilateral breathing
total: 1100 yds
Friday, I went for a longer than usual lunch run. Everyone I work with was either on vacation or unable to locate, so I took an extra long lunch and treated myself to a stress reliever lunch. Like I mentioned earlier, it was hot to me. It wasn't hot, just the hottest day so far in spring here, and thus hard for my body to adjust.
Run 5 miles 49:30 (9:54/mi)
After Grace and I got home for the day, I brought the ole' trainer and bike upstairs and watched SpongeBob while on the trainer. Well, Grace watched it and I put my Marketing book on a stool next to the bike and studied while riding. I sweated like a pig! I think I jacked up my cateye a little, because the speed on it showed way faster than my ability. So, I don't think the pace is accurate.
Bike (trainer) 9.97 miles 35:00 (17.09 mi/hr)
Training contined saturday morning. Grace and I headed to the gym early in the morning for a swim. I did 100yd sprints. Well, I tried to. I am just so winded when I speed up just a little bit. 100yd swims are pretty close in time. After I finished with my workout, I got Grace and she got in some pool time wearing her new goggles. Dora, of course.
100yd 2:14, 2:17, 2:16, 2:15, 2:17, 2:17
Sunday, I woke up feeling pretty icky and with a headache that I couldn't shake all day. My Mom came over to go to Church with us, then watch Grace while I ran my scheduled (my schedule, since I'm not on a running plan right now) 7 miles. I just felt horrible, and not really up for it. So, after Church, we went to PF Changs and had lunch, then did a little shopping.
Unfortunately, I slept like poo last night. I think I finally fell asleep around 1:30am, and didn't sleep consistently at all. I woke up with my tummy sore, and congested. CRAP! So, Grace and I slept in a little, then I headed to work (late). After a few hrs there, I took off to go home and get some rest, with the promise that I would write a paper I need to write for work. That didn't happen, and I am working on it now. Oh well.
IMO, my monthly totals ROCKED like Duran Duran and I am a crazy triathlete training nut. Not really, but you can see I am proud of it and hope the trend continues and totals rise!
Bike - 78.55 miles
Run - 50.04 miles
Swim - 8946 yards
This weekend is the big 10K, so as I go into Tuesday, I am trying to figure out how to get in 3 swims, 2 cycle sessions, and 1 more run between Tues-Thur. Friday will be a rest day and we'll be traveling to the low country. We're taking Grace and plan on letting her run loose on the beach. I absolutely adore Chucktown and look forward to it. Maybe, we'll take our bikes. :-)
David's returning from Sunny SoCal tomorrow night. I'm sure he's bummed... He'll be arriving around 11:30pm.
Can't leave a weekend rundown without showing off my little snot. She told me she wanted sugar for supper. Yeah, that's all I need.
Shhhh..... Let you in on a little secret -
David's Birthday is Wed!!
Time for me to watch House Hunters, study for class, write a paper for work, and read your blogs!
...the cats will play. Is that the saying?