Seriously. I was grouped into the category of “Youngsters” today and coupled with these days…
Today was crazy. LB was sick last night with a headache and I thought for sure he wouldn’t be able to go to school today. Long story short I gave him Tylenol and sent him off for a half day. That left me 4 hours to write four reports, see a client, drop off said reports and hit the pool. No sweat…yeah right. At least an hour of that time was drive time. I had my gym bag packed and even thought a step ahead and wore my swimsuit under my clothes. I’m a thinker. I made it to the pool and was in the water, swimming laps with plenty of time to spare.
26 minutes and 1000 yards later I emerged from the water victorious! Ok, dramatic, I know. I waddled to the locker room (hey it was FREEZING!!) at the same time as a jillion cute, little old ladies prepping for their noon water aerobics class. I showered, got my bag and started dressing…Uh oh…no undies. Oops. Oh well. I roll commando in my running gear ALL the time! What’s the difference??? Nadda, I tell you…nadda. Well, the little old ladies would argue otherwise. As I was wrestling my jeans onto my wet legs and wiggling around like a suffocating cat in a gunny sack (please don’t ask how I know that visual) everyone could see I was commando.
Enter cute little old lady 1: “Youngsters these days.” "Enter cuter little old lady two “I can’t keep up with them anymore.” Enter mean old lady three: “Why… I never!” That’s right granny! Lock up your grandsons! I zipped and was out of there in no time. What ever. Like they have never forgotten their underwear before!
On a brighter note, they thought I was a youngster! I wonder what they would have said if they new I was a mom! OOoOooo! Scandalous!
Have you ever forgotten your underwear?
So yesterday I rode 31 miles with the Triple Threat. Yeah, we named ourselves and so what if there are actually FOUR of us? We scored with a new addition to our weekend long rides, a girl who works at the local bike shop!!!! She said she was tired of riding with the dudes and was happy to hit the road with a few noobs (not really her exact words)!! Woot woot! So now if we get a flat tire she
can change it for us help us and teach us how to change it! That was my longest bike ride to date!! And it was freezing!! When I got in my car heading to the ride it was 16 degrees. I couldn’t feel my toes at the end and before we ran 2 miles I had to warm up my feet:
In a little bit I will be parking my trainer in front of a movie and doing an easy ride since I didn’t make it to spin class earlier today. My legs are tired but I agree with a comment Wojoku left:
“…since you are in the build up stage now, if you plan on incorporating a taper phase at the end of your training, then I'd say the rest is a bit less important NOW as long as you're still ABLE to do your long workouts.”
Agreed. For now I am able and I will keep on keeping on!
And you all remember RED? Right? How could you forget….
Here we are after our 7 mile warm up plus 13.1 run (20 miler for Portland).
I miss her….I miss our runs together. We suffered together more than any two people. Ever. On many levels. And we pushed each other when we needed pushing and we coddled when we needed coddling. We were there for each other. Rain or shine. Feast or famine. Good or bad. Long or short. Just typing about it makes me excited for November’s OBX (are we still in?)! I can’t wait to run a full 26.2 with her. My experience running the full 26.2 with Mel in Vegas totally changed my perspective on running with someone. I was always a lone racer-runner….until Mel, for the most part. =) But now I am ready to commit a full marathon to RED. Hopefully I can keep up! Anyway, she did White Lake Half Iron Man a few years back and is the one who suggested that one to me! So when I am out there on the course I can image her there too! Cheering me on! Encouraging me to finish and not die. She read my post about the Triathletes Training Bible being checked out of the library and she sprang to action!!!
She mailed me hers!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! And yes, I am reading it with my hot pink Speedo goggles on (upside down). So what?
Have you gotten anything cool in the mail lately? I love getting things! It’s like Christmas!
Just to make me feel better, what have you seen youngsters doing lately that is just totally, outrageously ridiculous. Like worse than commando….