Monday, September 5, 2011

A Whole Lot of Nothin' Goin' On

Ok, that's not true. A lot of things have been going on, but just not much triathlon training which is kind of nice for a change. It's been a week and 2 days since Utah Half, and I've gone running twice, and swimming once and I'm already in need of a new training plan. I have to have something to work towards, otherwise, I just can't get myself up in the morning! I've been so tired and feeling sick in the mornings that going running is the last thing I want to do! I think it's because I've thrown caution to the wind - eating some treat or other every night while staying up late, watching movies with Pete. (By the way, we just got caught up on Fringe, and the people who wrote that are just mean.) From here on out I'm going to try to be in bed by 11 or sooner, and no more eating after 8pm. I hope that helps.

Anyway, here are some of the things that have been going on this past week:

George has kind of learned to eat food and he's just so proud of himself! (None of this baby food garbage, though, he only wants things he can feed himself like that apple)

He also figured out how to stand up in his crib all by himself so we had to lower the mattress. Again, he's just as pleased as punch about it. Standing is his favorite, and it's pretty much all he wants to do lately.

I celebrated my 31st birthday with a delicious peanut butter chocolate cake from RubySnap that was to die for! It was gone within 3 days, and I ate most of it. Pete informed me today that he only ended up getting 2 little pieces of it. Oops. Well, it was my cake, and I had just done a half Ironman so I'm ok with that. :)

Photo bombed by my own husband!

It was kind of weird turning 31 three days after finishing my last race of the season where I had 31 written on my calf. I kind of already felt like I was 31 even back in July when I did Echo. I had 31 on my calf then too. It's kind of weird how they do that. No biggie, though.

Here are my kinds on the way to pick up my cake. I usually like to make my own cake because I like to bake, but, like I said, this one was to die for so I made an exception this year! We got cookies while we were there too. Fun birthday!

Also, Elle moved up to a booster seat so that's exciting! Her first official day of preschool (at this school) is tomorrow. I hope it goes well!

It will also be the second day of my new run heavy workout schedule that I got from Run With Jill. I'll just changed the days a little and added swimming so my week will look like this:

Sunday: Off (Maybe a walk)

Monday: Track 400m workout followed by Nike Training Club workout (NTC)

Tuesday: 3-6 miles easy followed by NTC

Wednesday: Swim

Thursday: Lactate Threshold workout followed by NTC

Friday: Swim

Saturday: long easy run 6-8 miles

At least that's the plan for now. We'll see how it goes. I did my first speed workout today and did intervals around the park while Mindy and Elle played. The loop around the park is a little more than 400 meters and it took me 2:06-2:13 to do (feeling like I was going to puke!). My goal is to get that down to 2:00 or less.

1 comment:

  1. Everyone's getting so big! The cake sounds awesome.