April 9, 2010

A week in review and other things too

I've noticed that a lot of bloggers have "Three Things Thursday," Big Daddy Diesel has "Weekly Ramblings," and others have weekly recaps.  So, I thought I'd try one out myself.  But, instead of just talking about my training, I'd like to talk about things going on in my life too.  Sometimes I just need to vent and put ideas down on "paper" and I thought this would be a good place to do it!
* I managed to get in 2 swims this week instead of 2.  I don't think I can use "being tired" as an excuse anymore.  My official training starts next week for Boulder 70.3 and I need to HTFU and get to the pool! Period!

*  This week was a taper week for me because of my 1/2 marathon on Sunday.  I know some people have a hard time with taper weeks, but it was a nice change of pace for me and my family.  My husband had a meeting yesterday that got done early, so we took our youngest in the jogger and went for a nice, easy ~4.5M run around Wash park.  It was great!

*  The 100 push-up challenge put on by Jeff is getting tough!  Although, I have definitely seen an improvement.  For my initial test I could only do 12 push-ups.  For the exhaustion test at the beginning of this week I could do 26!  Woohoo!

*  REI dividends rock, especially with the 20% member coupon!  My husband and I have the REI Visa so our dividend was pretty sweet this year.  We divided it up and each got part of it.  I got some new clothes, none of which I really needed, and he got some camping stuff.

Here's a picture of one of the shirts I got.  It's a jersey/running top by ZOIC.  I like how it has a zippered pocket in the back.  And, I thought the color and design pattern was super cute! :)

*  For any of you that have little kids, can I just say that potty training sucks!  It is soooo frustrating and takes every ounce of patience that I have.  My 2 1/2yr. old is making progress, but it seems like it's taking forever!  Some days he'll go all day without an accident, and on other days, he'll have accidents one after the other.  Ugh!  I have to keep reminding myself that he's not even 3 yet, and he'll get there eventually.  I'm just so tired of diapers and pull-ups and want to be done with them!

*  The weather here is getting nicer and is supposed to be in the mid 60's-upper 70's this weekend!  Woohoo!  That means lots of time outside with the boys, and a perfect temp. for my 1/2!

*  I finally got my copy of "Run Like A Mother" from Amazon.  So far, I'm really enjoying it.  I really like their writing styles and how they present the information.  I'm sure you have seen it on all the blogs, but if you haven't and you're a mother, you should check it out!  Yesterday was so nice outside, that while the boys were content playing in the sand box, I pulled up my lounge chair and read....it was soooo nice.

I guess that's it for now.  I hope you all have a great weekend!  My Sunday Sampler may be put off b/c of my race this weekend (I know, I know, big surprise!), but hopefully I'll have a good race report in its place. :)


Jill Costantino said...

Don't you just love recovery weeks! Nice job on the shopping - that top looks cute. The potty training will come in time just keep at it. Have a great race this weekend!

Velma said...

Good luck on the race!! Would you mind sharing where you got the 70.3 plan (my email is on my blog). I want to tackle the 70.3 distance, but I am not sure how many hours I would have to work out each week.

Love the shirt!

Christi said...

The swim training will come! Potty training, ugh! It's been a long time since I had to do that but I remember it all too well. Good luck with that. Here's to good Colorado weather!!!

Good luck at your race!

misszippy said...

That's a great shirt; I love anything w/ pockets! Good luck with the race!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love taper week, favorite week, next to recovery week.


Good luck on Sunday!

Potty training is so frustrating. Try to stay relaxed and let your little one guide you! My first took 30 days and my second took 6 months ... you never know how it is going to go!

Jon said...

Good luck this weekend!

Julie said...

Hi Aimee,
Good luck on your race this weekend girl!! You are going to do great!

Don't worry about the potty training...he will come around:) Just smile and remember that they are only this little once! Have a great weekend and I can't wait to hear how your race goes!! Lots of luck;)

Kathleen said...

Hi Aimee,
It looks like good weather for Sunday (thank goodness!)
Thanks for the tip about Colorado Multisport. I think I might have to go up there as I am having a difficult time finding bikes to try also. I went to Bicycle Village today with the hope of riding a Felt and Cervelo and they didn't have any small enough. I am 5'5" ! Did you worry about the distance to Boulder when you purchased your bike? For instance if you had issues with it or needed it ajusted a bit. That is a long haul.
Have a great race this weekend!

DRog said...

Wash Park!!! i used to run that...I miss it.
Agree with Julie the pottie training will come....but then again he's a boy so will he ever be REALLY pottie trained? (spray)_ hahaha
GL on the half...I'm excited to follow your Half Iron training....I'm in week 3 of it and am having a hard time finding the bike ride times...

Barb said...

Good luck on the half this weekend.

I am looking forward to following your HIM training. I did Timberman 70.3 last year and am doing Steelhead 70.3 this year.

The swimming is the hard one for me to fit in also.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Good luck in your race this weekend!! High Five!!

FYI the Melanie in Run Like a Mother is me.. I was sooooo EXCITED!!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

oh i love new running gear. Don't hve kids, but I think potty training sounds hard

Caratunk Girl said...

Good luck on the race!! And new running gear is the best. Good luck with potty training the little ones...

Regina said...

Good luck in the race!!

Potty training. My son kind of got the poop thing on his own and I got lazy with the pee (it was actually easier having him in pull ups). finally though when he was 3.5 I decided that was it for pull ups (during the day) and put him in underpants. He had a couple of accidents over the next two weeks and that was it (guess he was ready). I think it was because he was older. Now I have to figure out how to get him out of them at night. Once again, I am lazy..waiting until he is older.

HIM training.....yeah, I've got about 8-9 weeks left of mine.