Thursday, June 25, 2009

Running Buddy!

It's been a long tiring training week, and I have to admit, I'm glad that tomorrow is my rest day.

I started out the week by asking on Facebook (lame, I know) if anyone wanted to run fast with me. As it turns out, an old old friend from a whole different early college chapter of my life was on his high schools cross country team and still is pretty serious about running, so he messaged me.

Clearly, this was the smartest thing I've done in a while, because I got a fantastic 5 mile workout and felt completely amazing while running. I run with a couple people, but none that can push my pace to that extent. We're running more, and he's going to work with me to improve my 5k time- sub 20 please!

Anyway, also thinking about signing up for the Steelman Olympic tri August 9- it's not too far away, and I figure I might as well race 2 olympic distances instead of just one. The timing is perfect! Plus, that way if something goes wrong at the first, there's a second chance to redeem myself.

Other than that, this week has been slow. Three + hours of training every day, tutoring, and full day of work tomorrow. Summer is too lazy for me, so I have a few plans- "interning" at the local bike shop one day a week and helping with the junior developmental team run by Team Somerset. Also, more working on more triathlon related articles. I just need to snap out of my lazy rut! It's just so hot in our apartment that it saps all of my energy. Serves us right for living in an attic!

Robbie and I had "date night" last night- we actually took the time to cook dinner- whole wheat spaghetti with veggie meatballs and garlic bread- and watched the new animated Wonder Woman movie- amazing- and just hung out. We didn't want to waste money going out, and I think our date night is much more fun anyway! Then, today we both were free until 5, so we slept in, got bagels, then went to Barnes and Noble and wandered around and looked at comic books (and Triathlete Magazine, of course) before getting lunch at Panera. It's really great that we can still have such a fun time just hanging out, not doing much of anything. And that Robbie hasn't locked me in the house and banned me from training. Poor guy...

Off to drink some "recovery" chocolate milk!

1 comment:

Missy said...

Chocolate milk with amino acid powder is my fav recovery drink!

Get that sub20, ah, to be in the teens, rockin.