I'd planned on getting up early to swim Saturday morning, but I shocked myself and the rest of my household by...wait for it...sleeping until almost noon.
I'm not sick. I wasn't overly tired from work. I didn't randomly time machine back to being 15. God knows it's not from training.
Moose zeroed in on 'the why' fairy quickly. He's smart like that. He simply pointed out, "you've finally exhaled." Yes, I suppose I have.
And, on that note, in typical Ironman fashion, we've told The World what we're up to, thus fulfilling unspoken (shouted from the rooftops) rule #11 of Ironman: thou shalt tell everyone and their brother you've signed up for an Ironman. And now that I'm learning the Twitter along with Instagram, I have no shortage of outlets and imagined followers to update with all of our shenanigans!
And...to drag this sucker out as long as possible, because LOU '15 is in October, we've got 59 weeks of chest beating, angst, drama, failures and successes to share. :-)
I dug out my dusty Camelbak this morning - it's been relegated to Mountain Biking duties of late, borrowed Moose's little blue nozzle from his since I bit off - and promptly lost - mine the last time we rode, and grabbed my running loot for a "long" run in my favorite spot this morning.
Rule #33 of Ironman: thou shalt be accessorized to the hilt with as many gadgets and questionable aids as possible. In my case today, I felt like a Ghostbuster in my hat, sunglasses, Garmin (the orange beast of years past that looks like a parolee bracelet), HR monitor, Soas Tri shorts, motivational bracelet, iPod and the Camelbak. I did not wear anything compression!
It's approximately two kageillion degrees today, with a heat index above 100, so the victory in this run was gathering all of that crap, hauling myself to my favorite trail and running (Er, that's what I'm calling it) and, I'll tell you, I enjoyed very damn minute of it! I really did. As awful as it was, I smiled like a lunatic the entire run.
I came home to find Moose documenting the current state of his Tri bike. Looks like we're not the only ones rusty in our house. I guess it's been a while!
My short term goals include: sanely begin moving again, eat like I mean it, work on body composition and drop the fat.
Banana and La Croix water pre-run
6 mile run. Yes, sadly, this is long for me.
Chipotle bowl: brown rice, pinto beans, chicken, mild salsa, guac
1 mug black coffee
1 celery stalk with natural almond butter
Salmon and steamed veggies
2 squares 90% cacao
Cobwebs are all gone!