Not as nice as home but still, I made it nice.
I had an epic weekend of doing not much, except a lot of working out. I can say I have definately made the best of my time here. I did some shopping as well.
Weekend in pics ~
Aircraft carrier (don't know which one, and this is a horrible pic too - people were giving me weird looks) Wha? haven't you seen another Sailor oggling over a carrier homies?
My Sa-weet scruptious 50meter pool for my visiting pleasure. Ya, I loves dat pool. I know I'm a little weird, but if you saw the thing we swim in and the fact that kiddos are peeing in it all the time - it's got a mucky, foggy water. This pool is clear, clean and all for LAP swimming swimmers. Yippee... I'm going back on tuesday.
What the crappola is this? The artwork of some drunken sailors, I guess. I saw this on my way to my car.
This is where I'm staying on the base. Typical military barracks - old, dingy, but still at least I have my own room and bathroom.
This is where we would have been running last weekend, had we hadn't been cripled. Va beach boardwalk.
My purty bike's resting place. Our bond has gotten closer since I've learned more about maintaining her.
With my birthday upon me this coming week (getting older), and all the time I'm spending alone - it's given me a lot of time to think about things going on in my life, and within my head. I guess as the older we get, sometimes it's a time to either reflect or regret and look forward to either some changes or improvements. One of my desired changes is my self image. It's bad, both inside and out and quite frankly - has been like that my whole life (I beleive). So I'm going to work on it inside first and hopefully the outside will come. That's just one of many thoughts going on. But, it's a starting place.
Although I'm sort of bored, I am getting in some great time in the gym. So much so, that I'm So So So sore right now as I sit here. I spent 1 hr 20 min in the weight room yesterday. I did too much and it shows right now. I'm taking a somewhat rest day tomorrow, just doing some yoga or pilates. I realized that I missed the weightroom. I used to have a consistent weight routine before I got pulled into this triathlon/racing multisport world. I need to do more, and get a routine planned. You know me -- I have to have a plan.
My time here has (to me) been somewhat of a waste. I'm not being maximized as much as I'd like during my 2 wk AT. It's been a little disorganized, but they are doing the best they can with their resources with me. Hopefully, if I come back here next year - it will be a lot different and I'll be able to get some quality training in.
I'm trying to catch up on reading my blogroll, but I'm tired, sore, and the VMA's are on so it's time to turn in. I'll have to continue reading tomorrow after work.
1st week of Sept lowdown:
Mon - bike ride 1 hr; Elliptical 35 min; Yoga 15 min
Tue - swim 40 min; Walk 35 min
Wed - bike 30 min; elliptical 35 min
Thur - Elliptical 40 min; abs 10 min
Fri - Walk/run 40 min; swim 41 min; weights 33 min
Sat - weights and core 1 hr 21 min; crossfit 30 min
Sun - bike 1 hr; walk 2 hrs