I am going nuts!!!!!  I want to go for a run!!!!  Went to get ready an hour ago, but then a thunderstorm blew up out of nowhere.  Some impressive cloud to ground lightning REAL close kept me indoors.  Not raining now, but there is more coming.  Oh rain, rain GO AWAY!  Well, not so much the rain, but the lightning.
  • 38m 30s
  • 9.89 miles
  • 15.41 Mi/hr

Nice ride around the Tower Rd. loop.

Not a very long bike ride today, but at least I got one in.  First time since back from vacation.  Was up at 4am as usual and turkey hunted until noon.  Came in, ate lunch and then I HAD to take a nap.  Ended up sleeping for 3 hours.  Wow!  But it worked out good.  When I went up to take my nap, the winds had been gusting around 20mph.  When I woke up, the winds were light around 5mph.  Much better for taking a bike ride!!!!  Didn't have a lot of time because I still had farm chores to do, but it was a very nice ride.

  • 32m
  • 1200.00 yards
  • 02m 40s /100 yards

5pm lap swim at the Y after work. Well, I was running a little later than usual so I didn't actually get to the pool until 5:20pm. Wasn't crowded at all and I got a lane to myself. Yeah!

Warm up: Breaststroke 100y
2 sets: 100y at a rather hard effort.
Then 100y breaststroke to just relax and chill out.
Then I decided I didn't feel like doing sets (forgot my watch anyway). So I just relaxed and swam. I did 600y of freestyle without stopping. Yeah again!!!! My longest continuous freestyle to date.
Finished with 200 yards of breaststroke.

Well, I hadn't been to the pool in 10 days.  When I first started my sets, I was worried I was going to have a sucky workout.  I was tired and winded.  So I changed focus and did a relaxed longer continuous set of front crawl.  Not really all that long, but the longest I have ever swam front crawl without throwing in some laps of breaststroke or sidestroke.

Note: Georgia poison ivy rash looks just like Ohio poison ivy rash.  LOL!

  • 30m 12s
  • 3.10 miles
  • 09m 44s /Mi

Run from home at 7pm. Drizzly, gray, kind of cool temps .... it was great!

  • Walking
  • 14m 48s

Walking: 1/2 before run to warm up and 1/2 after run to cool down.

I LOVE when a day starts out sort of down and ends great!  Took the morning off of work specifically to go turkey hunting.  Got up at 4am and the weather forecast wasn't good.  Went anyway.  Got caught in a torrential downpour about mid morning.  Didn't see a single turkey.  Kind of bummed.

THEN .......  I got home from work.  Put the new baby chicks in the barn and did farm chores.  I was feeling so tired physically and mentally when I got home from my backpacking trip on Sunday.  But after three days off, I just couldn't stand it anymore to take another day off.  That is a COOL feeling!!!!  So I went for a run and I felt sooooooooooooooo GREAT!!!!!!!  My legs weren't tired at all.  My spirit was soaring.  There were even a couple of really great songs on my radio headset which is unusual, LOL!  It is just amazing what can happen if you listen to your body when it needs a rest.

I may or may not get to swim tomorrow due to my schedule, but that's ok.  I should be able to get back on track this weekend.

Repeat performance.  Up at 4am to do a couple hours of turkey hunting before work.  Same 20 minute power nap at lunch.  Yeah!  Home at 5:30pm.  Farm chores.  Getting the pen ready for the 50 day old chicks that are scheduled to show up tomorrow.   They are sooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!
Busy day.  Up at 4am to be dressed and out in the woods by 5:15am.  Turkey hunt until 7:30am and then home to eat, shower and be to work close to 9am.  Lunch at 2:30 include a 20 minute power nap.  Thank goodness!  Got home around 6:30pm.  Did farm chores until dark.  Dinner at 9pm.  Sleep at 10:30pm.
My backpack finally showed up and the airline brought it to my house this afternoon.  Yeah!!!!  I am really tired and have so much to do around the house.  Oh and I am still chasing those turkeys.  So unless I get motivated, I think I am just going to take a few days off from training.  The plan will be to try and fit in a swim Friday at 5pm.  A run or bike at lunchtime this week will just be a bonus.

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