Saturday, December 19, 2009


Second run - 72 degrees (that's somewhere over 20 celcius I think). Outside. ITB felt lovely on the dirt trails. Eureka!
36 minutes in the bank. 106 total.
Brought my phone with me and snapped a couple (yes, I stopped my watch for the pics!)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Day uno

I didn't snap a pic from day one. Had I done so, it would have been the inside of LA Fitness. Even though temps reached the 70's in Tucson - I elected to do a mini hill workout on the tready. Still a little worried about the right ITB. So far so good, but want to make sure and go slow.

Last week, Tucson was a hot bed of excitement for cycling fans. Lance was here with his team putting in some base miles.

My coach, Jimmy (seen here holding his own beside Lance on Mt. Lemmon) is a long time friend of Lance's. While I didn't get to ride with the team and Lance (it IS my off season), I did get to rub elbows with them at an after dinner party (and I mean literally Lance elbowed me in the back at least six times!). I got to meet most of the Radioshack team, including Levi and Popovich and got to share a conversation and a Margarita with Lance! He's okay.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

T'is the (off) season!!

I "heart" the off season. I have never really had any issues with sitting around and doing 'nothing'. For the first time since June, my house is clean, all my laundry is done and I've been able to read a few books.
These are luxuries that fall by the way side when juggling training for an IM and a 40 + hour work week.
It has been close to 4 weeks since my race. I am just now getting on my bike for the first time (Lance is in town, it's enough motivation for me to head out the door and turn on my 'stalker' mode).
I have been swimming once. I have been jogging twice (if 5 and 1's really count).
I have been lifting wts and giving that eliptical hell. Maybe 4 times since IM!!
I've gone out drinking with friends for the first time since I've been in Tucson (I hope no one remembers how long it's been - yes, it's sad).
I've almost read the entire Twilight series in less than a week. Another semi embarrassing fact - but it's actually a very good read!
I'm afraid to step on the scale - in fact, I probably wont until next summer.... definately been adding to the numbers there....but I'm pretty sure that's normal around xmas.
That being said, I feel like I'm ready to get moving again with some sort of purpose.
Tomorrow, I start the 30 minute challenge. There is a group in London (Ontario) that is challenging themselves to put in 30 minutes of running, everyday - starting Jan. 1. As I feel like my ass is getting larger as I type, I will start tomorrow and hopefully continue to the last day in Jan.
To keep me honest, I will post a pic from my run won't always be glamorous but it will get done.
Who's coming with me?