Friday, February 13, 2009
It's Friday, a long weekend and Valentine's Day! The week has been great, workouts went well for the most part and I had most of today off and got heaps of crap done that I have been avoiding for weeks.
Wednesday my energy was off. Like completely turned off, as in none to be had or found. I decided to just use what I had for my classes and take the day off training. It paid off because Thursday I was fired up! I met my group at 6am for stairs and then hit the pool. I swam 3km after not-so-accidentally 'forgetting' my workout at home. After seeing the IM drills and one arm stuff the workout mysteriously disappeared from my bag. I had a fantastic swim though. I did 1km swim, 1km pull and paddles, and then 5x200 race pace. I felt like I got stronger with each and by the last couple 200's I was flying. It feels good to know I can still knock out that distance in under an hour. After the swim I met Lori at my house for a spin. We did 70mins which flew by with good conversation. I wasn't slacking though, I kept my gearing at 52/15 and aimed to stay over 85rpm. My hr was high zone 2 for the whole thing but I felt great. We have planned to meet every Thursday to spin together and have been randomly meeting in the pool, which is great. It is really nice to have a training partner who is also a cool chick! The fun wasn't over though, that evening I ran an hour's worth of stairs with my evening group. No surprise I couldn't stay awake to watch Grey's Anatomy.
Today I hit the pool again and did the workout I was assigned to the letter. I had a great workout, other than the a-hole that ended up in the lane with me and had no idea of lane etiquette. It must have been too much for his ego to be passed by Smurfette in the pool.
Tomorrow I am going to run with the group in the morning, and show off my awesome V-day present from my hubby. He ordered me a sweet ass cycling/running jacket from teamestrogen.com. I will have to get a picture, I love love love love it.
We had a Valentine's day sushi feast tonight- first time since before Christmas- and it was soooo good! Tomorrow D is taking my cousin Heidi and I out to see the chick flick "He's just not that into you". THAT, my friends, is love :-) lol
Oh, and a reporter from the paper interviewed me the other day about stretching and running. I didn't know the article would end up being a bit of a roast, but it was good for a laugh. I never thought I'd be described as a 'blonde bombshell' but hey, I'll take it. Have a read and a chuckle if you wish. The picture didn't show up on the online article, but it was me doing a lunge stretch with a goofy look on my face.
Looking forward to time with my boys this weekend- and visiting with my favorite cousin!
Posted by Amber Dawn at 9:12 PM