Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. It’s been a lot of weeks since my last confession.
1. I took three full days off of training last week. Two of these days I can blame the holiday/vacation and “turn down for what” nights. The other day I took off for family reasons. (Grandpa in hospital, fortunately, he’s doing better.) Ultimately, I don’t regret any of the days off. But darn, now I won’t win the Ironman.
2. I registered for marathon #8. I’m a maniac. See you at Grandma’s Marathon in June 2015.
3. I’m gonna try for that BQ. There, I said it.
4. “One and done” are three words I keep repeating to myself for some reason…
5. I have become addicted to buying snacks from Trader Joe’s (it’s relatively new to my area).
6. My book for this month is seriously kicking my butt. I’m just not getting through it and I’m not a book quitter dammit!
7. I want to see what the hype is about for Hoka One’s. I think they look a bit goofy but I see some fast people rocking them and ain’t no shame in that.
8. The Tour de France is my all time favorite thing to watch in sports (close second is the Summer Olympics). I don’t really love cycling for hours at a time myself but man I love watching others do it.
9. A few of my favorite riders in the tour this year are:
Jens Voight – SHUT UP LEGS! Dude is hilarious and honest. Sad to see him retire but cannot wait for him to be a broadcaster!
Mark Cavendish -THE MANX MISSILE! He’s hot. He’s fast. And I like his no-nonsense attitude. Very sad he’s out of the tour at this point.
|Why hello Mr. Cavendish. How you doin?|
Fabian Cancellara – SPARTACUS! I really enjoyed his post cobbles stage interview. He seems like a level-headed guy and is a fantastic cyclist.
10. For some reason, I thought McDonald’s for dinner the night before a tempo run was a good idea. Let me be the lesson to you all to avoid those amazing hot French fries the day before a tempo run. Haha.
Have a great weekend!
I did Grandma's this year and it was so much fun! You'll have a blast! It's a really fast course on a good weather day, so it should help you get that BQ!
I put on a pair of Hokas because my PT was keen for me to try them. I felt like I was going to tip over sideways. It felt like running in platforms. A big nope for me.
Now, Trader Joe's, though, that is a whole different thing. 🙂
I love watching the Tour too! Those guys amaze me at how fast and long they can cycle.
My confession – I've watched none of the Tour so far, but if that hot dude is still in it, I'm there!
Hoka's – my uber fast Ironwoman finishing BFF swears by them. I tried them on and even the smallest size felt ginormous on my feet. I'm sticking with my Newtons.
Hooray for Grandma's! I'll come cheer you on. And, if you need any recommendations, let me know!
Also, Hokas! I LOVE mine! Was a total skeptic, too, but seriously, they're awesome. I run seven days a week and just rocked a 13.5-miler at sub 8 pace in 'em 🙂
Number 8 will be great!
Yes Discom-BoB, I have sinned as well. On Wednesday, I found a few excuses ( and I have like 3 others I didn't use ) why I could miss a scheduled swim workout. Also, during class on Saturday, I dropped an F-BomB big time. I have posted before on how using the words like Sh*t & Phuc are simply a loss of the English language. Meaning, if I smack my thumb w/a a hammer and unable to express that experience a dreadful throbbing, I revert to, "Ah Phuc Me!!" So during a 3 day seminar of Langer Line and Vertical Spine Work in Orhto-Bionomy I found myself a weeeee bit lost during day 1. Day 2 I was firing on all cylinders and felt like I could teach the coarse. BUT on Saturday, while working on scar tissue, I boasted that you ( Gary Lee Williams ) just blew my Phuc-N mind!!! If you have never heard of Langer Lines, Google it and click on images. If you are unfamiliar w/Ortho, send me an e-mail. If you would like to drop an unwanted F-BomB for no reason, Scream It Proudly!!! Life Is Awesome. Last but not least, I love the Tour but find it disappointing to watch the evening coverage because of the very two minutes of blocked advertising. But I sure do respect the raw power of them boys!!!! Oh, and the views are easy on the eyes. Cheers
Hah! This post cracked me up. "turn down for what" nights – lol.
Don't beat yourself up about the missed training days – it happens and like you said, you aren't trying to win the race!
PS Yay for BQ attempt at Grandma's – I've heard good things about that race and I think you can do it!!!
Am I the only one to ask WHAT ARE YOU READING?!
You ARE going to PR and BQ at grandmas, I just know it 🙂 I have heard great things about that race!
You are killing training lately, it's a lot of time and effort and the "one and done" might hold true now…but when you cross that finish line you might think differently. That's just my guess. But seriously, you are KILLING training even when taking a few days off (which sometimes you just need to do!). Very proud and inspired!
I'm loving Le Tour this year too! Hated seeing Cavendish, Froome, and Contador drop out. Time for some other names to step up and become big names!
Good luck at Grandma's, I heard it's a fun course. I still have to knock MN off of the 50 state list, so that might be a good one.
Hokas… like big marshmallows on your feet…
love all 3 pairs of mine
Fabian Cancellara is one of my favorites too. Although I'm not a Cav fan for whatever reason. 🙂