Ok, so I have never been good at keeping resolutions, so I gave up on making them! But I thought my Kiwi friend has always been so good about taking time to think of me and check on me, and let me know she cares, that I though I would really make an effort to maintain my blog this year... even if she is the only one that reads it, LOL!
Speaking of my Kiwi friend, Shell, she sent me the most lovely card today! I don't know how she could have known that I needed the pick-me-up right now, or even how she knew the very subject I've been struggling with, especially since she has been in New Zealand for the holidays. But she really did, and I just love her! Shell, if you are reading this, I just love you for being my friend!!!! XOXOXOXO SMOOOOOOOOOOCHES!
So now that I've cleaned all the snot and tears off the keyboard :)
Anyway, thought I'd update you all on my triathlon journey! As of right now, the race is 14 weeks, 2 days, and 12 hours from now.... but who's counting, right? I've been training since last August, but got sidelined last fall with the knee injuries. I'm back to 100% now, even stronger than I was before I got hurt! Recently I've kicked my training into high gear, and OY VEY! I mean, OY stinkin' VEY! I train 6 days a week with one day off, which thankfully is tomorrow, and I do bricks on 3 out of the 6 days. Look at me "tri"-ing out my new "tri" lingo, LOL!!! HAHA! (A brick is when you train on two events back to back) On my training days during the week, I get up extra early and get busy before heading to work, and on Saturday and Sunday, I go later in the day.
Maybe this weekend I'll "tri" to post my training schedule so you can get an idea of the torture I've subjected myself to, but just as a peek, this morning, I left home at 5:30am, and swam 500yds, then went running on the treadmill for 40 minutes. Now, mind you I'm not full on running the entire time - I do it walking and running intervals of 3:30 minutes each up to 35 minutes and then 5 min cool down. SO it amounts to 17 1/2 minutes of actual running time, for a total distance of 2.66 miles. The ratio of walking and running time will change each week, so come Sunday, I'll be squeeling!
Have I mentioned how much I hate running? Seriously, I LOATHE, DETEST, DESPISE, and T-Totally HATE it. I've never been good at it, and I have always had a very tough time with it, which is why I have ALWAYS chosen other forms of exercise. But this triathlon is FORCING me to do it, and it is the most excruciating part of my training program. The people next to me must think I have lost my freaking mind, because the only thing that keeps me putting one foot in front of the other is to pray out loud, LOL! Hopefully my volume is low, like I think I'm doing it under my breath, but who really knows, LOL! But honestly, praying out loud is the only thing that has been able to keep my mind off of the sheer pain and misery I feel when I'm running. I'm hoping one day that I will learn to love it, and not just do it because I'm forced to. Cause Tuesday, let me just tell you that my level of freaking misery on a scale of 1 to 10, was 15!!! Of course, today it was only about 13, so it's an improvement I guess.
I've gotta take my tired behind to bed in a few minutes... But I'll try to remember to share a how I decided which category to register in!