Thursday, January 13, 2011

Consistency

This title clearly does not apply to my blogging lately!  I don’t know how another week flew by without comment, so I have to play catch-up again. 

My training, however, has been very consistent!  I’m 3 days from wrapping up a big training block and looking forward to my rest week.  I’ve really been tested with some tough workouts but I’m happy to say that I gave them my all and have been fairly successful.  I’m even pushing myself to average more yards at masters.  So far, all my focus on nutrition and sleep and recovery practices is paying off and I’ve felt great.  A wee bit sore but that’s because I finally conquered the pike pushup on the ball!  Oh I have been trying to do this for weeks…

The beardies and I went to an agility trial in Southern CA over the weekend.  Max picked up his 20th QQ for his MACH2; now he just needs 400ish points.  Given our (lack of) trialing schedule this year with me racing, that will take a while.  We also got to hang out with Max’s little brother Stix and his owner!

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Saturday night in the hotel room, yin and yang tired dogs

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While the boys were getting their snooze on, I was doing my 2 hour brick in the very same hotel room! 

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I’m embarrassed to admit it, but my bike trainer workouts this year have been done while watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians.  *hides in shame*  I’ve just finished Season 2 so I have a while still to go but…knowing all the big workouts I have ahead this year, what trash TV shows should I look to next (that are available for live streaming on Netflix) to ensure maximum performance on the bike?

In other good news, Jeff came home from Arizona after 5+ weeks away!  Max was so happy to see him that he sat on him and would have spent 2 hours cleaning his ears in joy.

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And so, the training goes on and I don’t have much else to report!  I’m looking forward to biking OUTSIDE in 67 degree sunshine this weekend.  For once this winter the rain is holding off on the weekend so I will get out there and enjoy it!  I’m entered in an agility trial about 90 minutes away but we’ve done a lot of travel lately (like, oh, a month straight), so I’m going to stay home and just train and relax and try to remember what normal people do with all those wide open weekend hours.

I hope you guys are all enjoying the Recovery e21 samples – you wiped me out!  I will post again when I have more to share. 

10 comments:

SSB said...

I love that picture of the dogs passed out.

Jess @ THIR said...

What about Friday night lights?
No idea if it's on netflix, but someone pointed me towards it for trainer material, and I love it!

Jennifer said...

Did you see this post on Dangle the Carrot? Hilarious. I thought of your question regarding trash TV shows... this is for movies but same general intention...
http://danglethecarrot.blogspot.com/2011/01/anatomy-of-bad-trainer-movie.html

heather said...

Keeping up with the Kardashians is on Netflix streaming? I never thought to look. I don't know why that excites me so much. I've only seen it once so I'm going to have to check it out.

I've been watching Pawn Stars on Netflix lately. They are too short but they are funny.

ADC said...

Well it sounds like your training is going really well. Doggies, as always, adorable.

Wes said...

You are not watching those Kardashians?@!? Oh teh shame! :-)

TriGirl Kate O said...

Always good to have some home/not travel time!

Jennifer said...

Great job with the training Molly, I giggled when seeing your trainer in the hotel! Your pups are truly beautiful!

San said...

I just LOVE all your dog pics.

And for live streaming with a higher input, why not trying TED.com?

Enjoy your weekend!

Larissa said...

If you like mostly nekid men and fighting check out the Spartacus season 1. Unfortunately there is not a season two since the main character has cancer :(, but season one has many twists and turns. Always kept my heart rate up Lol. Or if you like something less graphic Bones is a good show and all seasons are on netflix instant play.

The boys are handsome like usual :)