Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Gotta show off sometime!

Pause for a moment to show off "the guns":
(I had to take a sample shot for a thing I'm working on for Triathlete and sports bras, so here it is for your viewing pleasure.)

Anyway, Monday was a brutal hill run with Pete at Holmdel- watching those cross country kids there, it was amazing how effortless they looked. It was a crazy course, but we had a lot of fun. My stomach held out for the actual run but on the cool down 2 miles it went nuts, but at least it was fine during the hard part. It made me feel a lot more confident about the 5k on Sunday, and that's the main thing.

Here's Pete and I after the run before driving home. (His hair is sooo much longer than mine, and I joke that chasing him is easy because his ponytail lets me pretend I'm chasing a girl in my age group!) The park itself was gorgeous- I can't wait to go back again next week!

Tuesday was a pretty slow day- some steady long riding on the trainer, with some single leg intervals, then a weight set and a really solid 45 min swim at the gym. Basically though, I was saving myself for today, and the course down in Mercer.

Got up super early so I could get there before I met up with Stephanie and her kids at eleven. I was pretty psyched about getting out on the road, but unhappy when I realized I'd hit Quakerbridge road at rush hour. Ugh.

However, despite setbacks with traffic, I finished the course comfortably in 1:03, easily under last weeks 1:08 (sore legs then) and last year's race (1:15), so I was really excited about that. Then, a less speedy (~24 min) 5k through half of the course. I met Stephanie's kids and gave them two books: Froggy Rides a Bike and Froggy Learns to Swim- Stephanie had told them I was an "expert" biker and swimmer, and Ella was fascinated that I swim with fish! They were adorbale, and I'll be babysitting them pretty regularly during the school year. Thank god for weight lifting- lifting Nathaniel is tough work and he loves being held!

I may run tonight but I'm trying to not burn myself out too much. Sometimes I get in the "3 hour a day or else!" zone and it's really hard for me to get away from that. I'm trying to emphasize quality over quantity, but sometimes it's hard, especially since I have more free time right now. It's such a nice day that I'll probably do a short run with Pete or play in the park- we need a frisbee or soccer ball!


Missy said...

Giant guns! Niceee and hells yes you should show off. I would if I looked like THAT;)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

You'd whoop my arse