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Another slow morning....

Last night was biking. We went to this area down near the airport that has nice wide roads and not too much traffic. I had never actually been there at night and could not get over how busy it was. People walking their dogs, running, and of course cycling. There were about 3 training groups there so the road was darn near crowded with bikes.

Anyway, we were practicing riding in a pace line. We would ride down this long wide road, turn around and ride back. Pretty simple and easy right? We kept switching the lead spot so we all got practice leading, following, and dropping back.

On the first turnaround, we were making a u-turn and guess what? I fell!! This is getting annoying. I scrapped my knee and elbow. But the worst part was I jammed a finger on my left hand. It hurt when it happened but I didn't know exactly what I'd done to it. I woke about 2 a.m. with my finger throbbing in pain. I noticed a small cut on the very tip of that finger and realized what I had d…

Thursdays are hard

they always have been and apparently they always will be. I just have the hardest time getting up on Thursdays and I don't exactly know why. Maybe I'm just worn out from the week. I'm not really any more tired this morning than I am any other morning, but getting out of bed is just difficult on Thursdays. I'm thinking I'll schedule my off day for Thursday at least for the foreseeable future. And of course it's not completely off, I have cycling on Thursday nights.

A while back I had decided to give up the quest for weight loss. Not that I don't still want to lose weight, but I kind of decided that I've been battling it (and losing) for way too long. I decided to focus on gaining things, strength, speed, swimming ability :) I've learned over the years that focusing on what I want is generally much more effective than focusing on what I don't want. That whole Secret thing, you attract the type of energy you put out, blah, blah, blah......

Still adjusting

to all this working out. What's going to happen when I finally get up the nerve to tackle a 1/2 Ironman and really increase the workouts??

So my days look like this:
4:45 am - wake up, start coffee, brush teeth, check email, read a blog or two........
5:00 am - clean and feed the birds, get my food ready for my day.
5:15 am - feed the dogs, give medicine, etc
5:30 am - Work out, either leave for swimming or head to the studio for a workout
5:50 am - On Tuesday and Thursdays head out for a run
7:00 am - shower, get ready for work
7:15 am - leave the house or the Y and head to work
8:00 - 5:00 - work my butt off (we are busy!!!)
5:15 pm - Tuesday and Thursdays bike clinic
5:45 pm - Mon, Wed, Fri: home, head to studio for workout.
6:30 pm - shower, eat dinner, chat with hubby
7:00 pm - clean kitchen, feed dogs
7:30 pm - finally relax for the evening
9:00 pm - got to bed

It's no wonder I'm in no mood to blog in the evenings. On bike nights I don't get home until 7:30pm so that night is…

Wow, what a weekend.....

It was one of those weekends that started on Thursday and just didn't seem to end.

Thursday night was cycling clinic. We did a workout on the turbo trainer that completely and totally kicked my butt. By the time I got home I was ready to drop. Friday morning came and there was no way I was getting up to go swimming, I was still beat. We did something Friday night which escapes me now.

Saturday morning came early. On the workout schedule was weights and running. I did the weights first then went for a 5k run. That was brutal. When I started running my legs felt dead which I guessed was still from Thursday night. Once those were done I needed to get all my chores done since I was not going to be home Sunday at all. So it was a whirlwind of baking biscuits, doing laundry, vacuuming, mopping, etc. In the midst of all that my new computer arrived but I couldn't even really stop to play with it. I got it hooked up but that was it. In the afternoon I had a mystery shopping …