Saint Charles,IL 
Today
Partly cloudy High 71FLow 56F
  • Temp: 45F
  • Hum: 76%
  • W: 11mph S
SATURDAY
Moderate rain
High 62F
Low 55F
SUNDAY
Light rain shower
High 64F
Low 50F
MONDAY
Light drizzle
High 59F
Low 44F
TUESDAY
Overcast
High 47F
Low 31F

 It's looking like it's gonna be a 1:00 bike today on the trainer. Gag. I've had enough of the trainer. The weather here is shitty.


  • Bike 1:00 
  • Long Run (1:45)
  • Long Bike 2 hours (Please not on the trainer)
  • Longer swim Saturday AM? 

 

Run
  • 39m 16s
  • 2.65 miles
  • 14m 49s /Mi

Calculated risk to see if I could take the 5:04 train home and still have time for some sort of activity... worked out fine. I love Daylight Savings! I can actually *do* something outside after work! It's cold and windy, but at least it's not cold, windy and DARK.

Barely outwalked an impending storm. Smelled like rain the whole time.

Strength
  • 40m

Lat pull downs (WHY WHY WHY do I try this? Seem to have fucked up my back again.)
Quad Extenssions ( I can see a VMO and a quad muscle. This is very encouraging )
Hamstring curls
Hip adductors and abductors
Goblet squats, 40 lb kettlebell
Ab machine in 2 different positions.
Bosu ball lunges with 3 lb weights in each hand
Balance work on Bosu ball without shoes
Bicep curls standing on one leg
Lateral side bends with 25 lb kettlebell

My back. I may have to see a chiropractor or something. It hasn't gotten any better, and it continues to be pretty f'ing painful. I have zero desire to be cracked and whacked or whatever. So I don't know. I'm going to have to find someone that appears trustworthy.

Last night's party. Meh. Felt kinda bad for the guy. Hardly anyone showed up.


  • Bike 1:00
  • Lift again
  • Long Run (1:45)
  • Short Run (2.5 miles) 
  • Long Bike 2 hours (Please not on the trainer)
  • Longer swim Saturday AM? 

 

12:56 PM: Office full of people. I just sneezed. Not a single person said "bless you"

That is the difference between SF and AIG.

At SF 3-4 people would make you soup, bring you a box of Kleenex or get you a throat lozenge!

I'd rather be working from home. Like this:


2:55 PM: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand. It's a rest day. That's OK. I can still probably get my nails done on Friday. Don't you worry.  Pinged some of my CL pals regarding a possible Saturday morning swimmy up there. Then if it's nice, I can ride later in the afternoon outside. We shall see.


  •  Bike 1:00
  • Lift again
  • Long Run (1:45)
  • Short Run (2.5 miles) 
  • Long Bike 2 hours (Please not on the trainer)
  • Longer swim ( I have conjured up a workout)
  • Rest

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8
Swim
  • 45m
  • 2296.59 yards
  • 01m 58s /100 yards

Lunchtime swimmy. Actually a little later than lunch.

300 warm up, every 4th backstroke
3 x 50 drills
150 think about perfecting the catch
200 kick
300 pull
3 x 150 med/fast/med
5 x 100 descending. These did not descend they ascended.
150 cool down
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2100

Today's plan is to swim in the AM, and then if the weather is nice, kick off work around 5 and ride bike from 5:30-6:30. 

The way this is shaping up, I should be able to do second lifting round on WEDNESDAY and not blow my rest day for some lame-o retirement party. We'll see. 


9:11 AM: I don't know why I bother tap tap tapping out the plan for the day when it just doesn't happen. Slept this AM until 7:24! Working from home, so I rolled out of the pod, put on my stylish (pre-owned)  eBay Lulu loungewear, and got started. Chris has conference calls til 1, so we're gonna swim after his calls are over. Don't know about riding outside tonight... will be easier and less time consuming to just get on the God Forsaken trainer. Then shower and get ready to face the office tomorrow! That means hair and make up and an outfit! EEEEEEKKKKK! haha. It would be so easy to become an unshowered Lululemon clad hermit. So so so so easy!

And I think my face appreciates the break from makeup.


5:27 PM: Well I swam. That's good. Will lift at lunchtime tomorrow. And then short run Thursday at lunch and maybe bike after work. Then taking FRIDAY as rest day. Going to get a mani/pedi and an eyebrow wax at lunch. I need to feel cute again. Not feeling cute.


  • Bike 1:00
  • Swim
  • Lift again
  • Long Run (1:45)
  • Short Run (2.5 miles) 
  • Long Bike 2 hours (Please not on the trainer)
  • Longer swim ( I have conjured up a workout)
  • Friday rest. I am not going to turtle races.

Run
  • 52m 57s
  • 3.60 miles
  • 14m 42s /Mi

To CVS and back. Got a call that my new supply of blood thinners was ready. Yay.

Chris got all wrapped up in a project at work, so we decided against gong to the pool to swim. I got all changed in a split second and figured I'd knock something else off the list instead, rather than let the decent weather go to waste. So I killed 2 birds with one stone and got this in and also picked up my drugs. Whoopppiee.

(PETA DISCLAIMER: No birds were killed in the execution of this workout)

Strength
  • 45m

All the lifting. Went with Chris this time. We do different routines.
Hamstring curls
Quad Extensions
Ab crunches with machine
Hip adductors and Hip abductors.
Lunges with the bosu ball and 3 lb weights
Stand up squat on the Free motion machine
Upright row with the 30 lb kettlebell
Military press
Goblet squats with 30 lb kettlebell


25 weeks til IMWI. I don't know if it's too soon to start a plan or not. One goal for this week will be to ride the damn bike outside. Even if it's just for an hour, or an hour and a half... I would like to get on the CX bike and get outside. Riding doesn't even matter until it's on a real bike outside. To that end. I need to get outside. (Weather permitting)

The forecast looks... dull, to say the least.


Today:

Swim and Lift. Typical Monday. I have a phone conference at 9:30, so I will be looking to escape sometime around 11 or noon to lift. Then Masters tonight. I am literally counting the days until the outdoor pool opens up. COUNTING. THE. DAYS.

The rest of the week:

  • Bike 1:00 (outside?!?)
  • Lift
  • Swim
  • Lift again
  • Med Run
  • Long Run
  • Long Bike (Please not on the trainer)
  • Longer swim ( I have conjured up a workout )
  • Retirement party on Wednesday. (Who has a retirement party on a Wednesday?) Wed. will be rest day.
  • Possible turtle races on Friday. (I may bail out of this bc it sort of wrecks my whole weekend... I get home late on Friday, then I sleep late on Saturday... I run out of time to do my Saturday workouts... I fall into a guilt spiral. Nothing else gets accomplished and I mope. This is no good.)

Brunch ^^^

Run
  • 30m 29s
  • 1.93 miles
  • 15m 47s /Mi

Walked to the post office only to discover you can no longer drop parcels off in the self service area on Sundays. Schlepped them all the way home.


Brunch today and then I'm stopping by my Mom's house to say hello. Doing my post office run now. 4 eBay items to mail off. Not the planned workout, but again, better than nothing and a wrap to this recovery week. 

Bike
  • 56m 40s
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Completely uninspired. I am filing this under "I tried"

Slightly better than laying on the couch eating fried chicken. Only slightly. 


Dinner last night @ Italian Village... I had a glass of 21 year old Barolo. It was amazing. Then, HAMILTON! Also amazing. Highly recommended. If you like musicals, or if you like history, or if you like rap music and/or dancing, this is for YOU. Funny, sad, dancy, singy, and just plain great. It lived up to all of the hype. I was worried I was going to be disappointed. I was not. I wanted to jump on stage and join them! Ah, if only I could sing. Or dance. Or get to the stage from the Mezzanine level. Ha.

Wayne Brady as Aaron Burr... OFF THE HOOK. 

It has inspired me to read more about Alexander Hamilton. 

If you're on the fence, GO. There are transfer tickets available on Ticketmaster! We paid face value ( transfer tix from my friend @ work ) and our tickets were supposedly partial visibility or obstructed view. They were fine. No problems at all. 

Got home late. Like LATE LATE. Like 1:00 AM late. Or perhaps I mean early. I don't even know anymore. 

 


  • Bike 2 (1:30)
  • Run 2 (1:30)
  • Run 3 shorter (maybe to post office)
  • Swim 2 (if I can wedge it in)

 

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