Thursday, April 26, 2012

Catching up

Why is it that as soon as I sit down to write my brain goes completely blank, but every other hour of the day is filled with interesting blog content?  I should take better notes.

Work has been kind of nuts.  I'm in the middle of three different projects right now, which is fun and exciting.  But it is also keeping me very busy.  That's a good thing.

Workouts have been pretty regular this week.  The swim team has a meet in Greensboro this weekend, so the swim practices have been light, which is also good.  We'll see how tonight's practice goes.  I hit the hill workout on the bike monday, which is the first type of progressive or strength style bike workout I've done in a long time.  Everything else has been flat recovery miles to just spin the legs out.  It feels good to finally feel like I'm making some progress on the bike.

Conversely, today is the first day I can run again, and there's still a little niggle in my left foot.  10 days since my last run and I don't want to push it.  I'm taking tomorrow as a vacation day and will have the morning free, so I'm thinking about doing a brick workout at White Oak.  I'm really getting anxious about putting Roberta on the road, as the weather is finally looking ok enough to ride.  So maybe a few hours in the saddle on the roads and I can follow that by running a few miles on the American Tobacco Trail.  Surely the soft trail surface will be easier on the foot than anything else.  Surely only running 2 or 3 miles will be a nice easy test.

The offseason weight is starting to come off slowly, just like I hoped.  Next week I'll try getting in some 2-a-day workouts and maybe it will ramp the metabolism properly.  The biggest difference I think has been hitting the weights again regularly.  I'm still doing the yoga 6 days a week and I'm getting into more of the challenging poses of the Ashtanga Primary Series.  Mon, Wed, & Fri I"m also doing a strength training circuit at the gym.  That's been going long enough now to where I'm actually seeing some progress, lifting heavier weights than I was when I started doing that circuit.  So far I'm down about 4 lbs in about 2 weeks.  I like it.

My first triathlon of the season is a 50 miler on May 19th.  It looks like it's going to be a small field so I like my chances for a decent placement.  I think I'm starting to make some gains on my swim and bike volume and speed and I'm ready to hit the race.  It's less than a month away, and yet it still feels odd to wait this late in the spring to get the first triathlon out of the way.

Speaking of races, Bigun had her final mile with the Marathon Maniacs kids marathon yesterday.  She really enjoyed the race and loves her medal.  Of course we got some good pics.


And of course the Evil Genius had to get her playground on...

My girl has pretty good form!

Loves the new bling!  I'm so proud of her.
They run one mile each week for 26 weeks over the school year covering the marathon distance 8 laps around the school track at a time.

10 comments:

Hugh Jass said...

Way to go Bigun! My entire spring and summer is shaping up to be one giant off season.

Lily on the Road said...

Congratulations Bigun!!! Great Medal!! (I'm all about the Bling).

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I love that Bigun is a runner! I used to hate the mile run as a kid. Hated it! We had a gym teacher that would harp on us if we walked. But I like the idea of running a marathon, one mile at a time!

I know exactly how you feel about the interesting blogs running through your mind. Yesterday, I had a long drive and during that drive I though of 1,689,403 ideas for blog posts. When I got home and sat at the computer: nothing. Why does that happen?

Katie said...

such a fun idea for the kids, love it!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That is awesome that Bigun got to experience her first race. She does have great form! I remember having to run a mile when i was in elementary school and it felt like THE LONGEST RUN.

Alisa said...

Yeah Bigun!

PS I totally know what it's like to have all this interesting content and then to sit down and try to write and nothing comes out! Story of my blogging life right now.

Your kiddos are adorable...what great examples you both are for them.

Alisa said...

Yeah Bigun!

PS I totally know what it's like to have all this interesting content and then to sit down and try to write and nothing comes out! Story of my blogging life right now.

Your kiddos are adorable...what great examples you both are for them.

Karen said...

Good job Bigun! She looks so happy in her pictures :)

joyRuN said...

She looks soooo cute with her medal - one of many many to come if she's anything like IronDaddy ;)

Jess Milcetich said...

Congrats to Bigun! What a fun school program! Hopefully it's the first of many, many medals!