Friday, March 28, 2014

Important Things

Sometimes I lose track of what's really important in my life.  This time of year I get so focused on my training schedule, I forget it shouldn't always be my top priority.  Sure, it's more important than laundry, making beds, doing dishes......but there are other things that should come before it.

I blew off my training yesterday and today, and I don't feel one bit guilty.  These two days have made it clear how, although training is important to me, there are many things that are more important.

Yesterday Brian had the day off.  I had a run and a swim on my training schedule.  I decided some alone time with Brian was more important that training.   We had a great day.  A lunch date and movies on the sofa.  I know, we're wild and crazy.

Today I had a run/swim (moved it over from yesterday).  Instead, I ran errands so I could donate food to a friend who is cooking for the rescue workers at the Oso mudslide.  Then I volunteered at Pnut's school.  I'm pretty certain both of those things are more important than training.

I could have done something after I got the kids from school, but we had pizza and game night.  Again, family time is more important than training.

I'll be back at it tomorrow, but for now, I'm going to pretend I'm Darth Vader and let Little Dude kill me with his light saber.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

11 weeks to go

I haven't been writing much recently.  No time, no energy, nothing of any importance to write about.  Then this morning I realized I have 11 weeks until Boise.  I started thinking about how unprepared I'm feeling. Then I went back to my blog posts from last year.  It made me feel better knowing I had the same fears last year.  SO....I decided I'd start writing again.  Not because there is anything exciting to say, but so I will be able to look back next year.

Up until this week, my training has been pretty good. I've missed some days here and there, but overall I've been pretty consistent (compared to last year).  My swims have definitely been lacking.  I've started to do yoga and Pilates one a week and swimming has taken the hit.  I will get back into it soon....I hope.

My running has improved over last year.  I've been doing speed workouts once a week. I think they are really helping.  I'm also enjoying my long runs more.  Hopefully this is a good sign for Portland.

I'm feeling OK on my bike.  So far all my "rides" have been on the trainer.  I guess it's to be expected in Seattle, in March.  Hopefully I will get outside soon.

I'm already stressing about Spring Break.  I'm going to Phoenix with the kids. Super excited to be in the warm sun and spend the days by the pool, but with Brian working all day, I won't have much time to do any training.  I'm hoping I can get in a couple runs.

After Spring Break I'll have 7 weeks.  Plenty of time....right??

Here's how the week went-

Bike- 61 miles
Run- 11 miles (once I do my 7 miles this morning)