Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A few things...

That I have learned in the past week or so.

  • I LOVE my new running shoes (Asics Gel Nimbus). I should have switched a long time ago!
  • I have a hard time committing to races. I look at people's blogs and see their race schedule on the sidebar and think - Oh, I should do more races. Then I get scared and don't sign up.
  • I train SO much more than I race.
  • I need to push harder on the bike. I slack off when my legs start to hurt.. Then I look at my AVG HR after a ride and realize I didn't even spend most of my time in zone 2. I think I could be a lot faster if I put more effort into it.
  • My trainer Daniel is evil. And a freak of nature. He makes everything seem so easy. Today, my legs were killing me so I said, "let's do an hour of core work." he didn't even acknowledge my words. I did 40mins of legs (HARD) and 25 of abs.
  • My IT bands will forever be my downfall. They will always decide my training and race fate. I hate that.
  • If you gain a bunch of weight in a short amount of time, it comes off easier. I gained 8lbs in a couple of months by not running, drinking a lot and going on a chocolate binge. I've lost 5 of them in just a month. Last year, during training. It took me all 5 months of training & I only lost 6lbs total.
  • The point above might mean that being a drunk in Mexico over the holidays IS in fact a good thing.
  • My massages aren't fun. Even for my poor therapist who has to have a snack after working on me in order to do Shane's massage.
  • My right IT band, where I had the surgery is ACTUALLY worse off than the one that has been bugging me. I think the scar tissue masks some of the pain, cause I would have never guessed it was 10 times tighter than the right. I have bruises to prove it. Really.. they appeared only an hour after my massage. This scared me enough to make the final decision on my April race (doing the Olympic vs the Half IM). Re-iterate my point above about the IT bands RULING my life (ok, a bit dramatic)....
  • Peanut Butter is Super Food. What would we do without it? It has brought me back to life twice already this week (it's only Tuesday) when I realized I was crashing. I scoop (or 2) of PB & back to reality.
  • I am stupid to think that I only need one emergency snack in my purse at all times. Because, that emergency snack is 90% going to end up in someone else's stomach because he will 99% of the time not think in advance enough to bring himself a snack. Sorry hon, you know it's true.
  • My trainer Daniel is evil. Oh, wait. I already said that!
  • Our Dog Sara is going to live to be 102. Really... She's feeling much better. I think she will out live Shane & I both.
  • Dogs bread in California are... "special" I have so many things I could mention to prove this point, but if you ever meet Princess Abigail, you will totally understand what I'm saying.
  • I think I was born to be a red-head. I don't know if I've ever received so many compliments on my hair. I'm so happy with it!
  • However, I really never realized HOW many freckles I have! Jeez....
  • Gossip Magazines are the best. I started getting OK Magazine lately. It's WAY better than US Weekly.
  • Chocolate cures all. It's like in the same category as Peanut Butter. Add some Wine with those 2 and I'm like in Krista HEAVEN.
  • Steroids suck. My body is still have some out of whack issues because of them. I'm not going to elaborate on that because I don't really talk about this kind of stuff on my blog. Enough said. Except, I think Shane hates them as much as me.

Well, I think that is about it. Pretty eventful week, eh?


My Life & Running said...

...being a drunk in Mexico IS a good thing... Love it! ;)

Please share your core workout? And thanks for bringing up peanut butter! I always forget about its perfectness.

Supalinds said...

Wow, that is a lot of learning you did! Being drunk and eating chocolate are the two most important lessons to learn.

Last night after my long weekend of biking I was feeling super tired. I popped a beer and all was right in the world.

I'm sorry about the IT band issues...no fun.

momo said...

i want to love my new running shoes.... boohoo!!!!!! :-)

Allez said...

I'm with you on training more than racing and not pushing enough on the bike! And the ITB thing. I can't go more than a couple months without my left side "flaring up" and being sore.

Judi said...

Hey, from a fellow tri dog Mom, glad I found your blog. I am going to ad it to my blog roll.


kt said...

I don't push enough on the bike either but i am not going to worry about it until it gets warmer.

Paul said...

That's a pretty long list you've got there. :)

brendaj said...

Great lessons. I LOVE peanut butter too!