Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday Musings

I can't seem to gather my thoughts to write any sort of readable post, so I've decided to do one of my favorites, a BULLETS post

  • Today is an official "REST" day. It says so on my schedule. So, I decided to treat myself to a spa day and be all fabulous and stuff. Facial, massage, pedicure. Ya know, try to clean up all the aftermath of the training and get myself back into a presentable state and stuff.
  • oh, who am I kidding. my skin might be softer and my nails pretty sparkly red, but for the most part it's same old same old no makeup/ponytail day as per usual.
  • Ok, so I didn't actually treat MYSELF to said spa day, per say, but I'll let you ask my husband and his counterparts who purchases said spa day WHY I deserved it so much. Do, it I dare you.
  • Over the weekend I saw tons and tons of fun posts about the infamous Ragnar Relay. I'd be lying if I said I was bummed I wasn't doing it. Of course I completely understand all the hype. Been there, and in the hype of it all even done that and signed up for the Ultra the following year (no I didn't make it to the event, thankfully). Ragnar Relays really are all they are talked up to be. An experience you will never forget
  • Smells, conversations, foods, and laughs that will carry you and your bbfs for 24hrs
  • Friday night Shane & I got all done up and headed out to meet one of his buddies for Sushi Happy hour. Then, we were even DOUBLE'ing the fun by going over to a BBQ after. After meaning like AFTER it was dark out and everything.
  • Unfortunately, things didn't go as planned and something in the Sushi got me real good and sick and on the way to the BBQ I screamed at Shane to pull over where I puked my brains out all over someones poor driveway.
  • I sure hope no one that reads this lives at 40th street and Shea?
  • By morning I was fine, but a little weak from no nutrition post 4hr bike ride/30min run. I ate 3 breakfasts then headed to the gym to fit in my swim. I got er done, but no speed records were made.
  • I did however, eat my way thru all of Saturday and have a KILLER 2hr run on Sunday. One of those runs where you feel light and bouncy and fast and so happy and like omg I love running. Yah, I'll take those ANY CHANCE I CAN.
  • Please click on THIS link and become a FAN of this page by checking the "Like" button. I promise to share more on this, but I'm saving it for another post. Just know, it's a fun little adventure for the LaPan's in one of my favorite places in the whole wide world.
  • Have I mentioned how much I love my Recovery e21? I swear to you it is my new saving grace. I managed 4hours on the bike on completely trashed legs on Friday. I took 2 e21 pills every 1hour and when I ventured out to my 30min T-run it felt EASY. Baxter was thrilled I wasn't yelling and tugging at him to SLOW down and wait for me cause my HR was too high and my legs were tired. I just felt GOOD.
  • Remember, use discount code dogmom for a 20% discount, or ask me for a sample if you haven't already! You won't be disappointed.
  • I also haven't had any knee pain on the bike or running since I started taking the joint health product. Good stuff.
  • Now, if I just go pick up some Milk Thistle, all systems should be a go (from what I've been told) hee hee. You can look up the benefits of that supplement all on your own.
  • Shane is finally heading in for surgery in less than 2 weeks! Yeah for all. Poor guy has had to listen to me rant and rave about all my training and stuff, not to mention I'm eating him under the table, and forcing (ok, not forcing but definitely pushing) Girl Scout cookies down his throat.
  • I can't wait to have my training buddy back!
  • My first race is coming up in 3 weeks! I'm heading back to AZ Spring Break central for the Lake Havasu Tri. I am hopeful to beat my time from last year, depending on the weather (this course is infamous for winds and we got pretty lucky last year with only a headwind on the way out). Can't wait to see what happens!
  • I'm loving my new coach. My run feel about the same as I had been doing, well easier actually because I was doing some speed/track work before. She's pushing me on the bike making me do big gear hill repeats. I think these are so good for me because I tend to get REAL lazy on the bike, can't get my HR up etc cause my legs are tired. This should help strengthen my legs right up, not to mention make my quads too big for my jeans. Oh well, it will be warm enuf for sundresses soon. But the real kicker is in the pool. Based on my swim test I did with her week 1 she gives me swim intervals to hit. I have to admit I'm not always hitting them, but I sure am trying and pushing myself in the pool like I haven't done in YEARS. It's HARD to say the least.
  • I am DYING to see what my next week (after rest week) will be like!
  • And last, but certainly not least. I am now a part of the "cool kid" group. Apparently I was embarrassing my husband with the use of my old school blackberry so yesterday, he bought me a brand new iphone! Yay me (and yes it is SO SO COOL).


Molly said...

Ooooh spa day, that's what I should have done with my post-race rest day today. Boo. Maybe I should schedule one while I'm in AZ in March!

Sounds like the training is going great - your bullets crack me up :-)

mtanner said...

Love your BIG LETTERS! Makes me feel them and love that you are loving training and your coach. GOOD STUFF!