Saturday, August 16, 2008


It is Saturday morning and it is 6am. Also it is one of the few Saturdays that I have not been up and training. After being very tired this week, I decided yesterday that I would sleep in and take it easy. No early ride. No swim at the pool. I was going to be like the rest of my family and sleep in.

Here I am sitting in my recliner wondering what to do. It is tempting to head out the door for the gym. It is perfect weather for a bike ride. Everyone is still sleeping so I can't do anything around the house. I began reading blogs but the talk of training makes me want to run out the door even more.

Next thought that comes to me is eating. If I am not working out, what's in the kitchen to eat while I am on the computer?? STOP. This makes no sense. I am taking the morning off to eat?

Back to the computer, I start looking at Ironman websites. Hey- there is a new race -IronmanMexico. Again , this makes me want to head out the door.

All of these thought have made me realize something. I don't head out the door on Saurday mornings because I have to. I get up early before everyone else and workout because I enjoy it and it is me.

I am leaving now and will be back before anyone is up.

Waddling on a Saturday morning..............

Friday, August 15, 2008

TGIF. I am just exhausted this week. No reason. Just so tired. No excuses. I have cut back my training and focused mainly on running. My legs have been very heavy and I've been so slow. Maybe I shouldn't expect much this week after Steelhead.

Sunday will be my 15 mile run. I have been enjoying my marathon training alot because of my running partner. I'll call her Snips. This year will be her first marathon. It is so exciting and great to get caught up in her enthusiasm. Every long run is a new distance for her. I so remember what that felt like and sometimes miss that feeling alot. My original goal for Chicago was to break 6 hours but it is not about me anymore- I want to supports Snips as much as possible.

I am still absorbed into the Olympics. What a great team we have representing us.

Waddling to my recliner...................

Monday, August 11, 2008

I haven't written much because I have been so totally obsessed with the Olympics. The opening ceremonies were spectacular. I can't imagine that if we get the Olympics in Chicago in 2016 that we could surpassed that. I have been watching sports that I have never watched before.

I have been such a hungry hippo lately. I know that my appetite increases with training but it is unbelievable. If I am not eating, I am talking about food. Last time I trained for Chicago Marathon, I gained 8 lbs. I hope it doesn't happen again.

On the topic of Chicago marathon, it is only 8 weeks away. Yesterday was a cutback long run of 10 miles and I felt good. This Sunday , my long run is up to 15 miles. My legs are still tried from Steelhead but they are starting to come back.

Waddling to watch beach volleyball...............