Friday, February 01, 2008

Meeting the Goals

There's something to be said for setting a goal and meeting it. However minute it might be, accomplishing something you have set out to do does wonders for the confidence. Not that my confidence has been lacking any lately - Cloud 9 is still close by, believe it or not. I've had a decent week of training so far, though, and it's felt really good.

Monday, Holly and I ran 4 miles during lunch. That left either a swim or bike for the evening, and since W was giving his State of the Union speech at 8 p.m., I opted for a 1 hour trainer ride before it came on, followed by core work. I heart W. Don't slam me - I respect the opinions of those who so passionately do not heart him - but I'm going to miss him.

Tuesday I did my first strength training session in a while, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I followed it with a 1700 yard swim.

Wednesday I did 3.25 mile run on the treadmill at 5 a.m. at the rec center, followed by a 2400yd swim that left my back and shoulders smoked like a pig in the ground in Hank's backyard. It felt good though. It felt really good.

Thursday called for rest, and that's what I did.

Friday I met Tim, Lee, H.J., and Leslie for 8 miles in 1hr and 7 minutes. Went home and got the boys ready for school, took them to school and then went to yoga. I LOVED the yoga. This was like really relaxing yoga, and I was digging it. The relaxation was short-lived, though, as I went home and did the Spinnervals 2hr DVD - Have Mercy. And I needed some mercy by the time that thing was over!

Tomorrow is Triathlete Tom's 50th birthday, and we're celebrating by doing a 50 minute swim, 50 minute run, and 50 minute bike at 8 a.m. I am desperately hoping for a heat wave.

***Note***I swear I didn't change my header because of what Tac 'n Bigun said...LOL...it was already in the works. Swear.

10 comments:

Joe said...

It will be different a year from now with W gone, indeed. Despite his flaws, he has done some awesome things.

Glad you got some good rest!

jkrunning said...

I love the new header.

Michele said...

WOW, those are some great workouts. You make me feel like a slacker!!!

Love the new header.

J~Mom said...

I loooveee your new header!!!!!

Great workouts!! Thank you for your comment on walking/running!

Christine said...

I thought of you today while running my first half marathon. KEpt saying that the guilt is worse than the pain. haha. Just letting you know that you are an inspiration :)

triguyjt said...

great new header..
like the 50 50 50 celebration thing you guys did.. got my 55th coming and still not set on exactly what i will do..

thanks

Cliff said...

I love that new header :)

U are a machine!

greyhound said...

That header is new? I guess I had never really noticed the old header . . .

with the hawt running chick . . .

and the bare midriff . . .

and the abs . . .

and . . . I'm sorry. What were we talking about?

My Life & Running said...

You are my new hero because you ran 12 miles in 13 degree weather. How are you so tough? Please share! ;)

And I love your new header and I too will miss W. I really, really, really wonder what will happen in Nov/next 4 years.

Lisa said...

One of the greatest things about our country is that everyone is allowed to have an opinion. It's up to us to respect others opinions, educate ourselves, and vote. This is why we have our brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers,etc...fighting this war for us. You Heart GW. I Heart him, too. His time in office could NOT have been an easy one.

Happy Super Tuesday!