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Thursday, November 5, 2009

good news, bad news, good news, bad news

good news:
  • no joint pain
  • no muscle pain (can't believe I'm not sore)
  • asked a friend that i train if she'd train for the triathlon with me and she said yes

bad news:

  • registration for triathlon closed yesterday

good news:

  • don't have to rush to see if the 'ol ankle can handle running. i can take my time and do it gradually
  • my training friend is going to do one in the spring, and i will probably do a different one with her then
  • i have a month to see if the ankle is good or not

bad news:

  • i'm pretty underweight, and am trying to gain weight (yet another reason for Brandi to hate me)
  • this isn't really compatible with triathlon training because i need to be focusing on muscle building and de-emphasizing cardio.
  • so, even if i end up not doing the triathlon, i still have to cut back on my 1 or 2 hours of cardio per week
  • you all probably hate me now. keep your hatred to yourself. i don't want to hear about it.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Today I ran...

...and I LOVED IT!!!!
It felt SO good!
I did a little warm up, 10 minute mile, and cool down. 15 minutes in all.
And barely broke a sweat.
The trick is keeping my ankle happy.
I want to do the stupid Triathlon now, I just have to keep sweet talking my ankle into participating.
Wish me luck!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I can't believe I'm actually considering this

Yesterday while I was talking to one of my BFF's, Suzan, she mentioned that she is doing the Iron Girl Triathlon . She had the nerve to ask me if I wanted to do it with her.

Me??!! A triathlon? You want me to run?

I don't run. I made a vow not to run after I got out of the Army 11 1/2 years ago. I can't go back on that vow. Not to mention that I have a screw in my ankle. Not to mention that I hate running.

So, why am I considering it?

I guess because I already cycle (in a class - a controlled environment), and I swim (i can make it 20 minutes if i'm lucky), and I'm in good shape (kinda on the skinny side). So why not?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My Halloween wasn't PC either

Yeah, that's Mel's impromptu version of a 'wife beater'.