May 7, 2010

A week in review and other things too

My training went pretty good this week.  I'm still struggling to fit it all in, but I'm at peace with the fact that I will not be able to do it all every week.  If I have to cut back my bike from 3 to 2hrs. because of rain, that's fine.  If I have to cancel a swim because my son is sick and was up all night, that's fine too.  I do follow a training plan, but I'm not the type of person that feels defeated or guilty if I miss a workout or two.  The truth is, that my family and life take priority over my training, and I'm o.k. with that.  I do what I can and that's all I can hope for.  With that being said, here are my numbers for the week:

What I did, what I still need to do:
Bike:  4hr 45min. (~75M - Mostly on the trainer...uggh)
Run:  1hr 34min. (~12M) 1hr. run today
Swim:  4425yds. (Skipped this morning's swim b/c I was just too tired to get up!)
Yoga:  1hr.

*  I went to another Masters swim class on Thursday.  It went much better and I'm happy to say there were no tears involved.  I felt a little more confident, even though I'm still the slowest one.  I ended up sharing a lane with a guy who had to be a body builder.  He had huge arm and leg muscles, and literally had no neck...I'm not kidding!  I'm all for guys who want to have ripped muscles, but I just don't find "body builder" bodies attractive in the least bit.  Any other girls out there feel the same way?  I'd take a runner/biker/triathlete body over muscle man any day!   Anyways, every time we passed he made a huge wave and it always seemed to coincide with when I was breathing.  Needless to say, I think I swallowed a gallon of pool water..yuck!

*  Even though I still have to do the majority of my bike rides on my trainer, I can tell that I'm getting stronger.  Woohoo!  The weather this weekend is supposed to be beautiful, so I'm hoping to get in two rides outside!  Hooray!

*  I chickened out last weekend and didn't end up doing an OWS.  It was cold and rainy outside and I just didn't feel the need to be cold.  I can handle swimming in cold water if it's warm and sunny outside, but to be cold both in and out of the water I don't like.  I am getting cold just thinking about it...brrr!  I have 4 weekends before my sprint tri in June that I can practice open water swimming, so I think I'm going to wait a little longer to let the water warm up a bit.  I know, I know, I'm a wuss!

*  I'm racing in a Mother's Day 5k on Sunday.  I am so excited about it because it is at a place called City Park that is just beautiful.  I thought about running with my boys in the jogger, because it is a "Mother's Day" 5k, but I really want to try and get a 5k PR.  I know it probably sounds a little selfish, but almost every 5k we do is with our boys in the jogger.  Besides, they have an awesome playground that the boys love.  The course actually goes right by the playground.  So, my husband and boys are going to play at the playground and cheer me on when the race starts!  It should be a lot of fun! :)  

*  I am so excited about this weekend!  I think I've mentioned this before, but every year on Mother's day we pick out flowers and veggies to plant around our house and in our garden.  It is a lot of fun for us and our boys.  And, the weather is going to be in the low 70's; my perfect temperature! :)

*   I need to find a good book to read.  Lately, all I've been reading are my running magazines, which I love, but I'd like to find a good novel. I know books are kind of a personal thing, but does anyone have any good suggestions?

*  I wanted to put this picture in here just because I think it's hilarious!  We went to a garage sale over the weekend and saw a Spiderman costume.  Of course my oldest had to have it, and for $5 I couldn't pass it up!  Now, my boys are obsessed with dressing up in costumes!  They wear them every day, I kid you not! :)

I hope you all have a great weekend!  I also want to wish all of the mothers out there a very happy Mother's Day! :)


DRog said...

That's so funny, one of our girls dug out two Halloween costumes out of the closet last night and was a monkey and also a chicken lol.

Thank you for the first paragraph and relating to missing some of scheduled workouts due to family and life. I've been obsessing today!
Happy Mothers Day and have a great5K!!!

Barb said...

I plan my week out on Sundays with all the workouts listed being my ULTIMATE goal. And I always try hard to stay on it, but easily FORGIVE myself when I either just can't fit it in, or don't feel like it is the best thing for my body. Family and sanity always comes first.

As far as books, these are two that I have read recently that I enjoyed.

The Help
The Reliable Wife

Enjoy the great weather where you are, we are supposed to have cold, rainy and windy here in Ohio.
Hoping to get out for a long ride with my husband on Sunday when it will just be cool, yet partly sunny. Hoping my long run on Saturday will not need to be on the treadmill UGGG!

RockStarTri said...

Every once in a while it is good to hammer a 5k. It'll show you how strong you are getting from the training. Is there a better Mother's day present than that?

The only thing less attractive than musclehead guys are musclehead girls.

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

It's Halloween all year round! That is adorable and what a deal you got for $5. Definitely can't pass that up.
Love a triathletes, lean look better than the bulk.
Can't recommend any books at the moment, sorry.
You've gotten in some good workouts and quality time for sure. I don't blame you for not wanting to do the OWS in the cold water. Why be miserable? Isn't our training supposed to be something we enjoy doing? So don't sweat it. Warmer water temps are hopefully right around the corner for you. Have a great 5K race!

Christi said...

I love the pic! Dressing up is too cool! I would much rather see a runner/biker/triathlete than a body builder! Good luck with your race!

Whitney said...

Good luck in your race! Go get that PR!!!

Velma said...

We have the costumes out all year. As far as books, Animal Vegetable Miracle is good, and I just got done reading two books by Lance Armstrong.

Good luck with the race!

ShutUpandRun said...

Love the pic. Happy MD to you too!

Jamie said...

I just discovered your site! Triathlons are tough! You're pretty awesome for attempting them. I'll have to work my way up to them someday! :)

Anonymous said...

those costumes are AWESOME!!!! And U know..I'm getting "better" with the notion of not being able to do EVERYTHING in the training happens...and I'm definitely a work in progress!!!

Julie said...

Hi Aimee,
My little guy has that same Spiderman cosume! He loves to put it on and chase the bad guys:) Great picture! Happy Mother's Day Aimee!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

Your training ups/downs sound just like mine. that's crazy!

and YES! run that 5k sans kids! it's your day (or ~30 min for that 5k!)

I've been recommended the book, The Help, now about a bizillion times over, and I it's on my list. passing along the rec to you;)

and most importantly Happy Mother's Day from one tri mommy to another;-)!

Jon said...

Happy Mother's Day! Hope your 5K goes well!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

hahaha ... those customs are hysterical! Happy mothers day to you! And I hope the 5k went great!

Caratunk Girl said...

HEY Happy Mothers Day! LOVE those costumes. I hope the 5K went awesome, I am sure it did

Alisa said...

I didn't do my OWS this week either. NExt week it's on, after a week of better temps I'm hoping the water is a little warmer.

Great week!!

Heidi Austin said...

sounds like a solid week to me :) hope you found lots of beautiful flowers and yummy veggies~ happy mother's day!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Nice week, I am a believe in Masters, to bad none of them work with my work schedule.

good luck at your 5k

Colleen said...

It's nice to know that you don't get stressed when life throws you a curve ball. Looks like you've been doing great with training and I'm glad that the master's swim class went better. I'm still too chicken to go! :)

How was the Mother's Day 5k? I ran one too, but with a friend and first time runner. And it's totally not selfish to want to PR without the boys. Their costumes are too cute though!

funderson said...

yeah...muscle guys are blech...
Have you read "Born to Run" yet? so good...