It’s only Tuesday and my butt has already been kicked this way and that. I love this! I will sleep well tonight.
Swim: I started swimming with a new masters group this week. Don’t get me wrong, I liked my old group but…I just wasn’t feeling like I would be getting more improvement there. The city was limiting the coach’s hours, so he would be replaced by assistants frequently, and I was paying $50/month for 3 masters swims per week. At the new pool, I pay about the same for 3 swims per DAY (let’s give a big HELL YES! to a 9am masters swim option). It was a very friendly group of people, I was not in the slowest lane, they all hung out in the HOT TUB afterwards (do you know how long I’ve longed for a hot tub after a hard swim?), they have a wine tasting event next week (social people!), and most importantly the coach was all over me with swim form correction, which is what I need most. This is going to hurt. And be wonderful!
Strength: I began the new training cycle yesterday with a whole new strength training routine designed to be done on the stability ball. My abs are still screaming today from that plank with arm movement on the ball. I’ll do it as often as necessary if it gives me the abs of my dreams, but I’m glad I don’t have to do it again till next week, when I get to do it TWICE.
Run: The nice thing about a heavy overnight rain with more threatening this morning is that the track was completely empty. When you are doing run drills, it’s generally best to not have an audience. Trust me. The stares and laughter from the few middle schoolers that walked by was bad enough.
Stretch: I went to the nice gentle yin yoga class with my mom at lunch today. Mom has become quite the yoga addict and is going to bikram (hot) yoga classes like 4 times a week. I fell asleep in the middle of several poses today.
Bike: Tonight I had a bike trainer workout, the first of many in the next couple weeks. Power intervals are my new torture. I have a big bike focus this cycle and am going to get my ass handed to me, but it will make me stronger. I anticipate a few bouts with tears (of joy, when the workout is over) in the coming days.
Sleep: Me, any minute now. And it’s only 7pm. Trying to stay awake for hockey… Speaking of which, the most lovely gift arrived for me from Canada today! Luluemon’s Cheer Gear (Olympic hockey focused) is not sold in the States yet but a very sweet, smart and beautiful Ironman went and found some for me.
I have been drinking hot chocolate fairly often lately (every couple days), anywhere I can get it (though Peets is the preferred spot as theirs is much better than Starbucks). If the first 2 days of this week are any indication, I shouldn’t have to worry about those calories too much. Now if only it would help keep me awake. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Wow, what a day! Keep up the great work! Love the new shirt. Any thoughts on Mike Danton and playing Canadian college hockey?
Wish we had masters like that here!
Shirt envy. Enough said. Really glad you liked Masters =). Spa? What Spa? Yesterday was a crazy day!
My new strength routine is kicking my arse too... I'm only doing one set of everything. Can't wait to move to two :-)
Wow, that sounds like quite the strength routine! I was sent a workout that involved a lot of stability ball stuff. I should probably try it out one of these days!
Love the t-shirt. Darn lululemon...their stuff is so addicting! I'm hoping to snag one of those shirts that says "eh" on it.
I am so lusting over the hat and gloves but none to be found in the city at the moment. Sigh...
Yay for the new masters swim group!
I too wish I had one in Orlando like you have. I love the swim group in Kona though they are all fish who make me look like a sea cumber :-P
Mmmmmmm Peets :) Sounds like you are gonna kick some booty this year :)
Holy cow, same swim deal here, 3x a week.... worth it cause I love the team/coach BUT YOU SCORED! 3 a day!?! WOW, no more excuses. I hope you have a FANTASTIC New Year in sport, life, love, and all the good stuff!
Can you believe that I've been so much as snickered at when doing run drills. Maybe cuz I live in a small enough city that everyone pretty much knows what's going on?
Woah, I somehow now only noticed your new header. Very nicely done!
New masters, bike focus, yay - it will be a great year.
Masters envy. We've got 1 masters course every half year, with exactly one class per week. Impressing for a city that wanted the olympic games for 2012.
I'm with you on the pain train. Wii sports, oouch but so much fun.
I'm back into training which means I can barely stay awake long enough to finish this comm.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
Great workouts! Your are inspiring! Want to hear more about that ball routine! Cheers!
I'm so envious of anyone who has a Master's program near them. The spa, wine tasting... HUGE bonus! That's really great, Mol! :o)
You are working so hard already! I can't wait to see what you do with your short course racing this year. I'm SUPER excited (MEGA short course fan, here) for ya! Woot!
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