Thursday, April 12, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1. This week's workouts have been fantastic.  I hit the pool Tuesday night for 2600 yards and it felt easy and fast.  Yesterday I hit the gym over lunch and hit the weights first, then rode 14 miles on the bike and ran 2.5 miles in about 18 minutes for a decent brick. Not super fast, but very comfortable.  Then Kelley and I hit the yoga class at the gym last night.  It turned out to be a very large and fun class.

The front row of the yoga class was pretty full when we got there so I put our mats out on the second row behind these two guys.  I've seen them here before, but never like this.  Turns out, the one guy wore a speedo to yoga class.  I didn't know this until it was already too late.  We saw parts of that man that only his boyfriend should have access to.  I seriously thought he was going to lose a plum.  And the hairy legs that just..... wait, sorry I just threw up in my mouth a little bit thinking about it.

2. I am finally shaved!  After Monday's Debbie Downer post about being ungroomed I put my razor through the business and am now proudly sporting smooth face, chest, and legs.  That's always been my sign that triathlon training is back in full swing.  Shaved legs put me mentally back into badass mode.  So I feel much more positive now and I'm ready to tackle some tougher workouts.

3.  After this weekend.  Sunday is the RunRaleigh half marathon, it's the 5th of 6 races for me in the Grand Prix series, with the final one being a 10k in May.  It's my only race in April.  I'm going to try and break 1:45 by turning on the gas for the second half of the course.  The course starts out kind of hilly, but not really bad.  Then it goes through the ghetto where we've been assured there will be cops on horses, bikes, and walking to be sure nobody gets shot.  12 cops in a 5 mile stretch of the course.  I plan to just run really fast for those miles.

11 comments:

Heather-O said...

Nice job on the workouts! Yay for shaved legs! Good luck hitting your goal at the half mary!!! You can do it!!!

Fair Weather Runner said...

oh dear god. yoga is so wonderful, but sometimes you just see or hear or smell things that you DO NOT want to remember. hilarious. and glad to know you are all shaved up. also hilarious.

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Ha! The fact that it's not the best neighborhood should mean that you will have really good splits for that section!

Hugh Jass said...

Hahaha! I hear so few people refer to them as plums. We like to say "smuggling plums" when a guy wears his jeans too tight. Aslo, when a woman wears jeans that are too high and tight, that can be considered a moose knuckle. It's one step beyond a camel toe.

When you shave, doesn't that make the hair come back really fast and prickley? Or do you nair? Curiosity gets the best of me on this one because I can't imagine shaving that much of your body every 4 or so days. That's a lot of work.

Kenley said...

Nice on the workouts! I don't do multisport yet, just run, but I sometimes shave my legs in the summer time just because it's an awesome feeling. Feels like you weigh less or something. You can pretend that a bad guy is chasing you down on the last half through the bad part of town. Take care.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Ya the front row is definitely the way to go in yoga otherwise you may see things that you really really don't want to see! Haha

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

Hahaha massive LOL @ your yoga class story!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow, if I am remembering correctly, a mile is 1,760 yards... so you swam over a mile! Nice work! That just boggles my mind because while I am comfortable swimming, I don't have endurance when it comes to swimming (yet, maybe some day).

Good luck at your half this weekend! I know you've got a 1:45 in you!

Dana said...

Have you ever considered just waxing or laser?

Colleen said...

Oh my gawd... I think I just threw up in my mouth THINKING about the guy in a speedo. Ugh... I couldn't have done it. :)

Best of luck this weekend!!!

raulgonemobile said...

Good luck on the race! Rock it out.