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?


IronLa said...

Me!Me! I'll come with you. It'll give me an excuse to soak up all the rays before heading back to the tundra.
Rob loves the twilight series too. He had a discussion about it with a 12 yo girl on one of our recent flights.

Bob said...

Hope you have started your 30 January runs. I started on Dec 31 and so far, so good, though doing my 30 min run home from swimming this morning was tough, in part because I got in the habit of sleeping in during the vacation and was in a stupor this morning. Are you using Gordo's spreadsheet to log your runs? I'm Bob-Slow-Cheetah on it.

Happy New Year,