I think I am having couch potato envy lately. I am really struggling with waking up early enough to get in my swims. At least I have managed to get in a couple of bike rides and runs most weeks. This weekend I had zero training and tonight I decided I better mow the lawn and pull weeds. So I am starting to have more and more rest days and less training days.
Oh and Habeela has kindly reminded me I have a freaking Half Ironman to do on August 5th. Crap.
All I want to do is play PS2.
My left arm can barely move right now from using the weed whacker. I am obviously much weaker than I should be this close to the longest tri I will have ever done. Yikes!
I need to get on the horn. Tomorrow I am going to take a long hard look at my training for the next few weeks and figure out how to make a schedule that I can adhere to and then I will just have to stick to it.
Friday night was relay for life. I attempted to put up a tent for my friends to use, but because we were on astro turf and not allowed to use pegs it just wouldn't work. But it was very amusing for all around to watch as we tried to get this thing to stand for almost an hour.
By that time my hour was nearing and I had not had dinner, so I scarfed down some sunchips and cookies and took the smirnoff G offered me since I would have to leave after my run and wouldn't be able to partake in festivities later. My run seemed very long and the music was less than stellar but I survived. I ran 27 laps in lane 6 so I figure that was about 7.2 miles.
Got home super late and went straight to bed, woke up around 5:30 AM and packed then took David's parents to the airport on our way to Michigan and the wedding.
The wedding this weekend was lovely. My cousin looked beautiful.
There was some good ribbing to be had after my uncles prayer turned public sermon. Poor guy must have had some nerves going because he sure rattled on, and on, and on :)
We went to one of my fave restaurants yesterday for lunch, Olga's, and I had more than my fair share of snackers as well as an orange cream cooler. Afterwards we headed to my cousins to watch them open gifts and then we played cards.
Talked to my postal hockey playing cousin and we discussed customizing my bike helmet. He is the goal tender on his hockey team and he painted two sweet ass helmets for himself so he is going to hook me up and paint mine to go with my bike. Pretty cool.
David and I made the trip home and I pretty much crashed right away. Today at work was rough. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Caught up on all my blog reading so you have all been read :)
Oh other exciting tidbit that is related to training. I am sending in my app for a trail marathon in Michigan in September. Totally stoked. I think Mouse is going to do this one too and I may have convinced A to run it with us!