Wednesday, May 26, 2010

That was not fun.

Evening workout last night followed by early morning bike ride today.

Let's never do that again. Ugh...

But I am glad I made it out of bed and got that bike ride done before it gets too hot out. It's gonna be 80 degrees out by lunch time. YUCK!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


So today I went to the gym for lap swimming. I get there and realize I had forgotten my swim cap and goggles. Swim cap, not such a big deal. Goggles? Yeah I need them. I am a huge wuss about chlorinated water in my eyes, plus I wore my contacts specifically because I thought I would be in swim goggles.

But no big deal I told myself. I would just do my laps with a kickboard and keep my head out of the water.

OMG I finally found a more boring workout than running on an eliptical machine. That will teach me to forget my goggles!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


The tri is 3 months from today. Yikes!

The YWCA sent me a handy training schedule for the weeks leading up to the tri. The calendar for that starts May 24. I might start it a week early, though. I am going on vacation in June and am going to miss some biking and swimming days. My friend Jess, who runs marathons, uses a similar kind of schedule for marathon prep that tells her how long to run on what days.

I don't think I could ever do a marathon. My body hates me enough for trying to run 5ks.

Speaking of running, today is a running day. I'm gonna get out there and get it over with before it gets hot out!

Friday, May 14, 2010

I want to ride my bicycle...

FINALLY after it being gray and rainy and gloomy all week, the sun came out. I went for a nice long bike ride today.

I stopped at the gym to get my spare apartment key from Jess. (she works there doing massage) It was totally dead. There was not a single person in the upstairs fitness center and only a handful downstairs.

Too nice a day to be indoors. Even for a workout.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Just checkin in.

I have not been writing. I'm still training, just have not had much to say lately.
Probably due to the workout ennui I mentioned in my last post.

I have not been on a scale in ages, and I really doubt I've lost much, if any, weight.
But my body shape is changing. It's probably only noticable to me. But it is changing.

That's all for now.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Yawn... time to make the donuts.

Back in the 80s Dunkin Donuts had a commercial where the donut man got up super early every morning and yawned and said "time to make the donuts". Granted I do most of my workouts mid-day not early morning. But still. It's getting to feel a little dull. Time to do the workout. Again.

I try to keep it interesting. Jogging, biking, swimming, yoga, and free weights. That's pretty varied!

I suppose the problem is that I still don't particularly enjoy any of this. Sometimes after a good run I feel like Wonder Woman and that's pretty cool. But if you were to ask me what I want to do on a Saturday afternoon I would not say "let's go work out!". I'd rather go to a movie or go shopping. Or to a concert. Exercise is still not fun to me.

Bored bored boredy bored.

This feels like a chore. Like laundry or dishes except I can't put it off and only do it once a month.

I'm not quitting, but I am secretly really excited for the tri to be done. I promised myself a whole week off from workouts.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

First Tri Clinic

I am leaving in a bit to attend a free "First Tri" clinic at the YWCA. I'm nervous because probably everyone there will be a real athelete and I'm not.

Also I think I may have broken my finger last night. It hurts like a sonofabitch.