Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hectic Week...

It's been a little crazy these past few days. Between both my girls having birthdays/parties, Rylie's first day of school, Rylie's activities, the insanity of my work life, and just life in general, it's been a little tough to squeeze in my workouts. Here's where I'm at so far:

Monday, August 17, 2009: 10 mile on stationary bike (lame)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009: P90X (Shoulders & Arms and Ab Ripper X), 1200m swim

It's crazy, my abs are KILLING me today. I've been doing the Ab Ripper twice a week and usually don't feel it this much. Maybe cuz I've slacked off the past few days? Maybe because I stepped it up a bit? Who knows....

I finished the 1200m swim in about 25 minutes. I had a lot of steam to blow off yesterday, so the swim barely phased me. I should have gone for longer, but I needed to get home. I still don't think I'll be swimming that fast on race day, though. I know my anxiety in the open water around that many other swimmers will totally get to me.... I even had dreams about open water swimming last night. OH - and speaking of open water swimming (here's your LOL for the day), I read that one thing you must NEVER do when avoiding parasites is to drink lake or river water. LOL, I wonder how many gulps of lake water I've swallowed in the past few months while training for this tri?? Oh my....I have GOT to quit reading about parasites!!!

Today I plan to do a little yoga ( I have GOT to de-stress) and then I have a bike/run planned for this evening. I'm meeting Mike up at the airport for a bike ride and then running a few miles afterwards. If today is anything like yesterday, I'll totally need to blow off some steam after work!

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6 comments:

jamie @ sweatyhugs said...

Ugh, I know that feeling of NEEDING to de-stress! Enjoy your bike ride & run.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

nice swim! and *YUCK* just thinking about the open water parasite thing. ewwww.

Fair Weather Runner said...

it's not the ab-ripper, it's the parasites. i'm so jealous you get to work out. even though my foot is still all puffy and oozzing i grabbed my running shoes and clothes to attempt running over lunch and ed was standing at the door when i was leaving and was all... ummm what do you think you're doing there turbo? caught. i had to put the clothes down and walk away. sigh.

Carolina John said...

get that yoga in girl! I did some this morning too, it worked wonders.

IzzyBubbles said...

Hey look! I'm reading blogs again! Okay, that's about all I have to say. And stop looking up info about parasites, for god's sake!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Thanks for the nod pretty girl!! BUSY BUSY but you fit it all in, AMAZING..

Does a hot shower count as Yoga? Because that is how I destress, I would look like a big tree ready to fall over if I attempted many yoga positions..