Monday, March 8, 2010

Raindrops and bullets

Haven't blogged in a while. The Lapan's have been busy. Training, playing, eating, drinking, resting.

  • It's been raining like mad in AZ. Sure, every now in then there is nothing better than a nice run with little rain showers.
  • Rain showers are MUCH better than non stop rain
  • Rain that makes the roads trashed and my bikes so dirty, does not make me happy.
  • I had my first ever back to back long bike rides. We were supposed to do 3hrs/30min run Sat, and 2.5hrs 20min run Sunday.
  • My poor lungs were so trashed from the wind, and possibly fighting a cold that I felt like I was dying on Saturday, only ran about 15mins.
  • Did however have my longest ride in a VERY long time ~60miles.
  • Chose spin class on Sunday with a treadmill run instead of getting wet and cold outside.
  • Have I mentioned it's been raining?
  • I ran 10miles in the rain this morning. I'm still cold
  • I'm pretty sure all this rain is making me sick. I might be fighting off a cold.
  • I trained almost 17hours last week and my ironman is still 6months away.
  • I'm kinda freaked out I'm training this much already, but I'm trusting the coach.
  • I'm running faster and strong ther I think I ever have in my life.
  • I wish more than anything that all this hard work pays off in my racing.
  • I also wish my bike legs would suddenly come back.
  • Shane & I have planned a long weekend in Vegas.
  • I'm actually not a HUGE Vegas fan. I am scared to gamble.
  • We got a smoking deal mailed to us (random) and got a room at the Wynn, upgraded to a 745sq ft suite - 3 nights for $300. PLUS 2 free show tix and $50 room credit. How could we say no?
  • I'm looking forward to NOT riding my bike that weekend :-)
  • I have a feeling the coach will have us running all over Vegas though. Nothing like sweating out a hangover, I suppose.
  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new bike, Red.
  • Last week Shane & I were invited to see a concert with some friends. It was the Zac Brown Band.
  • I don't like country, but I didn't know what the Zac Brown band was. Good thing I do LOVE live music.
  • We stayed out WAY too late and at 11pm I had my first taste of In and Out Burger.
  • No I did not eat a burger, but those fries were DAMN tasty.
  • Baxter had surgery a week ago to remove some fatty masses.
  • Baxter is about as good at rest time as I am. He has 4 incisions and probably 30 stitches plus 2 staples & he is CONVINCED he's fine to start running already.
  • He is SO my boy.
  • For the first time in a long time I ordered my girl scout cookies in advance.
  • Instead of having to stalk Safeway for the girls selling them later... now they are stalking me.
  • Speaking of Safeway. The other day I got carded buying a 6 pack of Strawberry Blonde beer.
  • Safeway's new carding consists of A. Checking my ID B. Scanning my ID C. Making me SIGN for the ID - all before paying for the purchase.
  • I will happily do that anytime they want to card me.
  • The Oscars were on last night. I'd watch the "red carpet" on E! over the actual show ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.
  • I can't believe I haven't seen ANY of the movies nominated.
  • Shane is happily at work now.
  • Everyone keeps asking me if I'm bored or lonely without him home. It's funny, but it doesn't feel any different.
  • We pretty much ignored each other all day anyway. Now, we can skype and it's like he's here anyway.
  • The only difference is we're up earlier to get the workouts in before he goes to work, and he has to do some after work so I have to STARVE until he's done and we can eat dinner.
  • Have I mentioned how hungry I've been lately?
  • At first I wanted EVERYTHING in sight
  • Now it's like I'm so hungry, but nothing sounds good.
  • As I got on the scale the other morning I realized that I've lost between 6-8lbs from when we got back from our summer adventures.
  • WOW. Eating, drinking and being merry apparently got me fat and happy over the summer.
  • Sure would be nice to loose a few more lbs with all this training, but kinda hard when you are always so hungry.
  • I'm having a physical on Thursday and getting all my blood stuff checked.
  • This requires I don't eat for 12 hours. TWELVE HOURS people. Good thing my appt is at 7am.
  • So, with this new job thing Shane's benefits rock. On my old insurance for 2 of my asthma meds I paid $390 for 3 months supply. New insurance $100. FREAKING AWESOME.
  • My first race of the season is in 2 weeks. I've never done the course, and heard the bike is tough.
  • I've never planned out a whole year of races...so I 'guess' I would call this race a "C" race. I've not specifically trained for it, and haven't done a lot of "speed" work.
  • Hopefully, it will give me an idea of where I'm at, and what to expect for my next Tri - Rocky Point as a "B" race.
  • Next weekend I'm going to Tucson with a group to climb Mt. Lemmon. I still have it in the back of my mind since I got sick and couldn't make it last year.
  • Of course I feel like I'm getting sick again, just in time.
  • I'm still getting to the top, sick or not.
  • I put some blonde highlights in my hair. With all the time I'll be spending outside, I figured the red would fade so much anyway. It is supposed to be step one in going back to blonde.
  • I really like the red with the highlights though, I wonder if I'll want to keep lightening it?
  • I guess that's prolly enough bullet points for now. Maybe if I'm not so lazy in the future I can actually post more and make it a real blog.
  • We'll see.
  • :-)

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Sounds like your training has been awesome! Keep up the good work.

Molly said...

17 hours already??? Crikey!!!!!

The beardies and I are going to Vegas at the start of April for a show/trial. Talk about what should be a very different experience from my past visits there :)

SWTrigal said...

Sounds like you arae back in full swing training! What IM are you doing? You probly said-i just don't remember?