With my half marathon coming up in just a few weeks I've been focusing alot more on running. I have only biked a few times and haven't been in the pool in two weeks. I am struggling with balancing my workouts and getting it all in. Am I a runner or a triathlete. I am both. I did get in a strength and ab workout yesterday morning and Yoga on Monday - but I should really be focusing more on the swim and bike. That said, I got in a nice 4 mile run this morning before work. The temps were in the mid 50s and virtually no wind. It couldn't have been more perfect. I tried the run/walk method that several people have been talking about in blogs lately. I ran 9 minutes and walked 1 minute. It was kind of nice to have the planned break. I ended up averaging 11:44. so about normal. I may have to consider this for my half marathon since I already know I won't be quite ready to run all 13.
Next week I officially start my 20 week training for my first Olympic Distance Triathlon. The swim is going to kill me. It's 1500 meters, the most I swam in any race last summer was 500 meters. I have a long, long way to go in the pool. Of course next week we will be in Boston, not the ideal time to start a new training program and our hotel doesn't have a pool, so I feel like I will be behind before I even get started. I will do my best.
Work is crazy. I mean completely crazy. I was planning a bike ride when I got home Tuesday night, but didn't get home until after 7pm and just didn't have the energy to get it done. Fail.....
Tonight I get together with family and friends for Birthday dinner. That's right it's my Birthday. Forgive me for my shameless plug, but I totally love Birthdays!! Jim says adults shouldn't celebrate their Birthdays...it's childish....well I guess I'm still a kid at heart! So went to Google this morning and this was the image displayed. I put my cursor over it and it said Happy Birthday Michael! What? How does Google know it's my Birthday? Is this cool or cyber creepy?
Off to Boston on Friday - I can't wait....no in case you are new to my blog I am not running - that will NEVER happen, but my husband Jim is. He's going to ROCK Boston's socks off!! Good Luck to all of you who are participating in Boston this weekend and if your not - well good luck in whatever it is you are doing. You are all awesome one way or the other!
I'm getting close to the magic 100 followers number. I promise a giveaway when I get to 100 so go tell all your friends to follow my blog. Are you reading this post, but your not a follower? Well what are you waiting for......follow my blog. It will be the greatest giveway ever.......I'm thinking about giving away 1 Million Dollars. Ok that's a total lie, but I will make it cool. I promise!
Have a wonderful day everyone!! Whatever you do today - just go for it. Just like Jack!