Wow! When I first started this blog I didn't think anyone would want to read what I had to say. Now, I have over 60 followers and I cannot believe it! So, if you are a new follower, welcome! :)
Here are my numbers for the week: I know the numbers are low, but I swapped my weekend workouts for family time. Once my training really kicks in I'm not going to have the luxury of skipping workouts. So, it was the choice I made, and I wouldn't have had it any other way! :)
(What I've done is in green and what I still need to do is in purple)
Swim: 3830yd / nada
Bike: 1 hr. / 1hr. today
Run: 2hr. 15 min (15.5M) / nada
* This has actually been a great training week (minus the skipped workouts over the weekend). I'm in week 2 of my plan and am getting back into training mode. The hardest part so far as been trying to figure out WHEN to fit it all in. I've decided that on the days I have to run and bike, I have to do one of those during my son's nap time. If I don't do that, then it's most likely to get skipped or moved to another day, which I really don't want to do.
* I went to my Masters swimming class on Thursday again, only to find that it was canceled due to the high Ph and chlorine content in the pool. I guess they switched to a new chlorine system and it screwed the whole balance up in the water. I was so bummed because 1) I got up early to go, and 2) I really wanted to get back in there and see if the lesson would go better than my first. I guess I'll just have to wait another week.
* I've started getting some weird pain on the outside of my ankle. I do not think it is a stress fracture, but I'm not sure what it is. It's kind of like a burning sensation and hurts intermittently when I work out. What's weird is that it actually hurts more when I first start to bike then when I run. My husband thinks it could be Peroneal Tendonitis. So, I've been icing it every night and taking some Aleve. So far, it seems to be helping, but I have to be consistent with it or it flairs up again. I'm really nervous about it because I'm just starting my HIM training and I would hate to be sidelined with an injury. If it gets worse or continues I'm definitely going to see a doctor.
* O-kay, I have a clothing question. I am in search for a new tri top, and so far I just haven't found one that I absolutely love. My question is: are tri specific tops necessary or can you wear a fitted, wicking running tank? I have been doing tris for about 4 years now and have always worn a tri top, but I'm wondering if they are necessary? I know tri tops have pockets in the back, but I have actually never used those in my races.
Also, for the women out there, do you wear a sports bra under your top? After nursing two boys, I don't have much left, but I still get bounce when I run. Most of my tri tops have a shelf bra, but they're not that supportive.
So, what do you think? Should I stick with a tri top or chance a running top? And, do you have a tri top that you absolutely love? I welcome any suggestions you have! :)
* I'm getting geared up for my first OWS this weekend. I have my wetsuit soaking in the tub as I write this. The place where I swam last year was awesome, but they are working on the lake and the water level is really low. I'm not sure what the condition of the lake will be in when I go out there, but I'm really hoping that the water is still high enough to swim comfortably without being able to touch the slimy plants...yuck! If it's not, I guess I'll have to find a new place to swim.
* Have any of you heard about hottristuff.com ? I saw it mentioned in an email I got and decided to check it out. I guess it's a place where you can buy and sell used tri specific stuff. I thought it was a pretty cool concept. Don't you think?
* I am once again fortunate enough to be able to stay home with my boys for one more year. My husband and I sat down and figured out that what I would be making as a part time teacher would basically go right to paying for both of our sons to be in preschool, which is ridiculous. While I love teaching and someday want to go back into the classroom, I am not feeling a strong desire to be back in the work force again. Plus, my boys are still so young and I know that soon enough they will be spending more time in school then they do at home. I guess I'm just not ready to give them up yet. :)
* I got my shirt from the SheRox triathlon I'm doing in June. One thing that's great about doing an all women tri is that the shirts are actually cut for women. **Rant on: Guys, I know you never have this problem, but girls, we all know how frustrating it is to get a cool race shirt that doesn't quite fit right. I have a whole closet full of those that I now wear as P.J.s or work shirts. When are companies going to realize that women do not wear smaller versions of men's shirts. Our bodies are built completely different! After doing tris for 4 years, there has only been one other race, the 5430 sprint tri, that made women specific shirts! Can you believe that? I think it's just ridiculous! Rant off.
* We have had a ton of rain over the last couple of weeks, and the spring flowers are blooming everywhere. Have I mentioned before that I love flowers? Next weekend, Mother's day weekend, is our annual tradition to get flowers to plant all around our house and in our planters. I CANNOT WAIT! Even my boys are asking when we'll get to plant our flowers and start our vegetable garden. Each of our sons has his own plantar that he gets to fill with whatever flowers he chooses from the nursery, so they're getting pretty excited. I know it might sound lame that they're excited about planting flowers, but we all love spending time outside making our yard and outdoor space clean and beautiful (The inside of course is a different story with toys all over the place, snack crumbs on the kitchen floor, and dirty socks scattered throughout the house..ha ha).
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! :)