Thursday, October 28, 2010
Back in the Saddle
Not totin' the ol' 44, but definitely feeling sore. I'm trying hard to jump back into "training" mode. Checking off at least 5 workouts per week (which is better than where I was, belive you me!) It seems that two if not three of these are early early mornings where the alarm goes off around 5:30. Combine that with a full workday of up on my feet all day, moving furniture, and by the time I get home in the evening, I am TOAST. Need to catch a 10 min nap in order to stay awake long enough to eat dinner kind of toast. This work stuff is for the birds! I don't know how my friends who have full time jobs AND families figure out how to stay up late enough to ensure that kids are 1) fed 2) homeworked and dishes/laundry/house stuff is done still train for anything longer than a sprint. Poor Joe takes it as a given that I'll be in bed, lights out, and asleep before at least one of the kids.
Tried the TRX thing this week with Bethany. And just for the record, let's say that what happens in Bethany's basement, stays in Bethany's basement. She and I are contemplating a TRX class in the spring, which at least gives me more time to work up to a "lets not make a fool of ourselves" level of proficiency. I suck so bad, I cannot lift my arms, hug my children, or wash my hair. (Thank goodness for swimming! Of course I kid.) At least we know I still remember how to ride a bike, but don't take me out for more than 35 miles.
This week is also a week where I need to contemplate my 2011 goals. For those of you who are coached by Jen, you know what this means. Essay questions. (Screw IMCdA...maybe my one goal for next year should be to actually do one whole pull up unassisted. Given my current lack of upper body strength, it probably would take most of the year to build up to that.) Last year my goal sheet ended with Vineman and had a whole lotta nothing after that, other than a contemplated fall marathon. For various reasons, I don't know how far past CdA I can plan for this year coming up. It's scary to think so short term, however, given what happened this year training wise after Vineman, rather dangerous insofar as keeping in a modicum of shape post CdA. There are, of course, extenuating circumstances. Like where will we be?! But I think I owe it to myself to plan long term and then if the situation changes, roll with it and see where it takes me.