March 30, 2010

Spring has sprung!

So, today has just been awesome and it's not even over yet. :)

I got up at 4:30 for my swim and I felt completely rested and ready to tackle my new set of drills.  Usually when I wake up early I am tired and want to crawl back into bed.  Not today!  I got to the pool and had the lane to myself for my entire swim!  Woohoo!  I love not having to share a lane.  My legs felt a little tired from my 11M and 5M runs, but they loosened up after a couple 100meters and I was good to go.  After awhile, I put on my fins and started on my drills.  I realized another benefit of fins, other than helping with my kick, is that they help me focus on just what I'm doing with my arms.  It's nice to wear them and not have to worry about my kick, balance, and hand position all at the same time.  I swam for about 45 minutes, hit the shower, than went into the gym to do a short lifting session.  I got home, made myself a pot of Mate tea, went in the basement for some core work, and enjoyed some quite time by myself before my boys and husband woke up.  Even though I was basically alone while I worked out, the quiet restful alone time is something I don't get that often, and it was really nice.

Oh, did I mention what the high today and tomorrow is going to be?  No?  Well, take a look at this!

In the 70s!  Hooray for spring weather...finally!

After I picked up my son from preschool, I put my youngest down for his nap, and went outside with my oldest.  Today is the first day that he is actually able to wear shorts and a t-shirt outside and he was loving it!  After reading about this idea from a couple blogs, I decided to get my bike trainer and head outside with it.  I don't know why I've never thought of it before, but it is awesome!  I hooked up my bike, sprayed on the sunscreen, and got to work.  There was a gentle breeze that was perfect for cooling me off a little.  The only thing that sucked was the occasional whiff of dog poop that lingered my way.  Yuck!

Speaking of my dog, he didn't quite grasp the concept that I couldn't play ball with him.  He kept dropping his ball by my tire, then laying down waiting for me to throw it to him.  Finally, after trying about 10 times he got the hint and stopped trying.  Poor thing.  At least my son was there to play ball with him.

I got in a total of 45 minutes on my trainer!  Woohoo!  It was great to be outside "riding" even if I wasn't on the real roads.  I think I will definitely be doing this again.

And, check out what is blooming in our little flower garden.  It's tiny, but so beautiful and a definite sign that spring has sprung!  :)

Oh, and LOST is on tonight.  I am a total LOST fan and cannot believe that the season is almost over.  I have no idea how it's all going to end.  My husband still thinks the island is purgatory, but the producers have denied that from the very beginning.  I guess we'll see!

See you tomorrow for Humpastry Day.  :)


DRog said...

Nice Swim! Working on dills is a good thing - D

Julie said...

Hi Aimee,
Woo hoo, spring is finally here!! It was 70 degrees in Minnesota too:) I am a happy girl! Nice work on your swimming drills and runs! I read what you triathletes are doing for workouts and I feel so darn lazy:) I can't wait to start reading about your upcoming Tris!! I hope that you have a fantastic week Aimee!

Christi said...

I am loving this weather also. I had a great ride outside today. I love spring!

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the swim! I think it reached 71 degrees here today!

RockStarTri said...

Great double day. Isn't it amazing when you nail an early morning workout and it sets the tone for the rest of the day?

Kathleen said...

It sounds like you had a great day! I wish I was that motivated. The weather was great yesterday! I went to the park after work and ran on some dirt trails. My body was happy to get a break from the concrete.
Regarding the 70.3 race, I would love to do some rides and check out the course! Like you said, it is always nice to know what to expect.
I have been training all winter with the focus being on my running as that is the very big weak link for me. My goal for the 70.3 is to just finish without being miserable and try to not be totally intimidated by all the Boulder people. :) They should be done hours before me anyway so I shouldn't be spending to much time in their presence anyway :)
I give you credit for doing the Harvest Moon. I hear about how cold it is and swimming at Aurora is always cold anyway.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

When I saw the pic of 40's, I was like "woohoo thats biking weather" then read it was going to be 70, then I was "woohoo, and you dont have to layer up!!!" thats even better

Regina said...

I know!! I am jonesing for this weekend and my long bike ride in 73˚F weather. I just hope my cough clears by then. Yeah Spring!

Marny said...

Yay for Spring! I thought it would never come! And nice work on the drills.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Every week I HOPE Lost will answer some questions or close some story lines...but ALAS I remain LOST.. I love the show but really, do we need to add more questions??

Hugs to spring!