Thursday, May 10, 2012


I think it's hard to be successful in modern life without some multitasking skill.  It would be just about impossible to be ME - crazy overscheduled always-busy me - without a lot of multitasking talent.  Right this minute, in fact, I'm eating lunch, writing a blog post, fielding work emails, and listening to a TrainingPeaks webinar. No big deal, right? Haha.

The reason I have time to squeeze in a blog post today is because I only had one workout to do and it was done before 8am - what a pleasant break!  And one I am enjoying fully since I had 3 workouts yesterday and have 2-3 every day for the rest of this week.  Just 4 little days left until this tough training cycle is done and I'm so pleased with how it's gone.  There has been some really tough work done and my body is holding up.  I have a feeling by the time I get to my 2nd run on Sunday, I will be ready to be DONE and just in time.  Once again, Coach will have nailed it just right as far as pushing me right to the point of not wanting to train anymore and then letting me rest.

Speaking of rest, I took a 2 hour nap in the middle of the work day yesterday.  I never nap.  But I could feel my body needed it so I just went with it.  I was much more productive when I got back up.

Yes, I know I'm rambling.  See Multitasking above.

The other day, I got my schedule for the last week of May and went "Oh shit I really am training for an Ironman!"  Funny how that sneaks up on you sometimes.  I just realized my volume has been a little above 1/2IM training and now it's about to take a leap.

Coincidentally, I also noticed the other day that I'd been out of chocolate for 3 or 4 days (miraculously I was so busy over the weekend that I hadn't realized it).  I immediately panicked, broke out an emergency bag of chocolate chips and then drove to the grocery store.  While confusing the Whole Foods clerk immensely (doesn't everyone buy only veggies and chocolate bars?), I remembered those Groupon-ed Easter candy bars I hid somewhere in the house.  Moral of the story - don't run out of chocolate while training for Ironman, or you will lose brain cells.

I'm getting in the ocean this weekend for my first OW swim since IM AZ last November.  I'm not quite sure how it happens that I can go an entire 6 months without open water swimming but there you have it.  I'm curious to see how it will feel after all the changes I've been putting into my swim stroke.  A few weeks ago, my swim guru put wrist weights on me (about 3 lbs, I think) and had me swim with them on to work on high elbow position and a strong pull all the way through the stroke.  I love how he manages to come up with innovative ways to make these little changes to my stroke that are not intuitive to an adult-onset swimmer.  And he's so nice I can't even hate him as I'm struggling through a 25 because the extra 3 lbs of weight around my wrists is causing me to sink to the bottom of the pool.

It's almost time to get off this webinar and go back to the office for a meeting (where of course I will also be eating, Facebooking/tweeting/reading blogs, and texting my husband asking what's for dinner), so I'll stop the babbling now.  I hope your week is going well!


Meredith said...

I am seriously curious about how you don't sink to the bottom of the pool with weights on. Really.

donna said...

Chocolate is its own food group. I like to think of it as the solid form of the post workout chocolate milk.

Clarese said...

Wow... You are super woman. You can even float with wrist weights on in the pool!

Diamond Girl said...

"adult-onset swimmer" Hee!

Bobbie said...

Multitasking... while I have always "thought" I was talented in this area, I'm realizing that I need to up my game! I have 250+ posts in my google reader... Eeek! Good thing you're on the top of the list :)