1 year ago
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Laughin', Lovin', Livin'
Well, it's almost the weekend again. I've had a decent week of workouts. Sunday I went 2o miles and got excited about running again. Monday I recovered. Tuesday I ran 2 recovery miles on the treadmill and then did weights - mostly legs, and some back and chest. After work I did Don's spin class. Yes, I was one of the fortunate few who got into the ever popular class. It was a great workout, and Don plays "Never Enough" by Five Finger Death Punch. I love that song..it's a little bit harder than what I normally listen to, but I love it:
I'd rather hate you for everything you are
Than ever love you for something you are not
I'd rather you hate me for everything I am
Than have you love me for something that I can't
Wednesday morning Tim and I ran 5 miles in 18 degrees, and then I did Cindy's toning class. After work, we had swim class. I am really loving this swim class and the instructor. She is great. She really knows her stuff, and she has a great personality. Some of us even went out for dinner afterward and had some great laughs and conversation. Facebook being the hot topic, of course! I was in a bad mood that afternoon, but the swim class and the wine cured my blues. They also affected my ability to get up and run this morning! I don't believe I'll be getting a workout in today, but I am meeting up with the group in the morning for 16 - 18 miles. They are all trying to talk me into doing the Birmingham Mercedes Marathon on Feb 15. If I get through tomorrow's run okay, I might seriously consider it. I won't be running for a PR or anything...I'll just be going because it'll be a close and cheap way to run another marathon. And also because I am famous for saying "...if you can run 20, you can run 26.2," and I sorta ran 20 the other day so...
Back to swim class, though, I am so proud of all my peeps. We have probably 20 people in there and they are doing great!! I think the class is a great thing for Manchester.
On the home front, the kids have been out of school for several days now because of cold weather and snow. Actually, Bo wasn't out, but Briar was. Briar is full swing into middle school baseball conditioning, and Bo is practicing with his travel baseball team and swimming with the swim team.
I have had to put the Seaside Half Mary plans on hold for a while due to the budget and to the hectic baseball schedule it fall into. I'm still working on it, but it's not looking good. March 1st is sooner than you think.
May 9th is a longer way out, though, and the Gulf Coast talk is already getting started. Tim is in. I have to decide what I am going to do about my bike, though. I haven't sold it, yet...so doing the whole thing is still up in the air.
Saturday night is the Mach Tenn Running Club's winter blues party. Should be lots of fun...I'm looking forward to it.
I have so much to say lately...I just don't know if this is the right place to say it. I have tried to keep this mostly a triathlon/marathon training blog, but multisport is secondary right now. I have struggled with "my place in this world" for several years now, and while I by no means have it figured out now, I do feel like I am finally taking some steps of forward progress. Vague, I know, but you probably don't want me to start spilling the tangled web of dreams, missed opportunities, and expectations that is woven in the mind of this 32 year old "ordinary girl." I'll gather my thoughts, and when I have my head wrapped around them a little more, I'll share.
Have a good weekend, in spite of the cold weather. I used to hate cold weather, but now it's just cold weather. Nothing to gripe about, really, just something to deal with as we make our way toward summer. Kind of like this bad economy...it doesn't do any good to gripe about it...just something we'll have to weather until it's all stimulated up again.
The verdict is still out on the brown hair. I just don't know. So far, I still think blonds have more fun, but the case study is nowhere near complete, yet. Here's another brown hair pic:
Peace and love. Over and out...