I had the resistance cranked up on the bike so my speed was a little slower than normal. I only stopped at 15 miles because I finished the book I was reading and got bored. But I'm trying to ramp the hill work on the bike this week to setup a recovery week next week. I was supposed to do speedwork on the treadmill last night, I think that will be tonight instead. In bike/run bricks I prefer tempo style runs over some kind of drill or speedwork. So I just cranked it up to a 6.9 speed and did my 3 miles. I actually wanted to go 6 miles on the treadmill, but it was cut short thanks to poo. Another perfectly good speedy run cut short by poop. oh well, happens to everyone I guess.
Bill Clinton is a badass, officially. The plane with those 2 journalists just touched down in California, he got those girls free. Still, since it is Bill Clinton, I have to wonder if he used the phrase "bang these two asian chicks on the plane ride home" as a part of the negotiations. Of course, if he did, and it worked, and he did, then his badass status just rose yet another couple of notches. Something tells me Hillary was not on the plane to supervise. And if Bill Clinton just got me out of a 12 year sentence in a North Korean prison, I would be pretty appreciative. That's all I'm saying.
So have you ever wondered how I can work full time, keep the family placated, keep regular triathlon training, and still keep my sanity? I wanted to spell it out for you. You see, every day is exactly the same. It's getting incredibly boring, repetitive, and I'm trying to figure out what to change with this schedule. Remember I work from home, so the wife and kids are always here and my commute is walking down a flight of stairs.
- 6 am: up and at 'em
- breakfast: oatmeal, rasins, banana (I love this breakfast, and I eat the same thing every day)
- 6:30 or 7 am: yoga twice a week
- sometime between 6:30 and 8 am: Downstairs into the office. Other office people start filtering in around 9 am, so I like to get an early start on work. and by work I mean posting and reading blogs.
- 10:30 am: morning snack, usually a small bowl of cereal, or eggs, or leftovers
- I also usually get the Tri Power workouts done in the morning from behind my desk
- 12:30 pm: shower, get dressed, make lunch. Lunch is usually a lean cuisine and some costco organic animal crackers. I'm addicted to those dang winnie the poo vanilla animal crackers. Sometimes I'll make a turkey sandwich instead of a lean cuisine
- Back downstairs to the office, eat lunch at the desk while "working"
- 3:30 pm afternoon snack - I've been cutting this down lately. Sometimes it's leftovers if I'm really hungry, sometimes just a handful of almonds. lately, it's been nothing at all.
- 6:30 pm: stop working, dinner is weight watchers friendly and on the table.
- 7:30 pm: get the kids into the bathtub.
- 8 pm: get the kids in bed
- 8:30 pm: kids are down, head to the gym. It's too dark at this point in the day to workout outside. plus this time of year it's still too hot outside here.
- 10:30 pm: get home from gym, evening snack/recovery meal. This is usually a large bowl of cereal
- 11 pm: finally go to sleep. End of the day is a good thing.
So the typical eat times are 6, 10:30, 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, and 10:30 6 small meals a day, each one 200 - 400 calories. I'm still trying to lose the last bit of belly fat. I finished reading the Jillian Michael's book last night, so this information will be important for the book review coming tomorrow.
Gym time is once a day, late at night. Kelley hits the gym early in the mornings, so I have to stay here with sleeping kids. I need to find a way to work a second workout in sometime during the day. I take monday and friday as rest days, but I end up needing a higher frequency of workouts without doing bricks every day. Maybe I can squeeze some bike time on the trainer in my office before lunch? Gawd that gets boring. Got any ideas?
Happy hump day! Book review coming tomorrow.