Going to take today as a rest day.  Normally have the day off work, but went in for a half day to cover for the other veterinarian in the office who is out on vacation.  Planned to swim at noon, but had to do an emergency surgery and my half day of work turned into leaving at 4:30pm.  Severe thunderstorms moved through at 5pm so although I didn't call, I'm sure the pool was shut down.  Once I got home, I had a lot of chores to do anyway.  I have more baby chicks coming tomorrow so I needed to get everything in order (things I had planned to do earlier in the day since I was suppose to get off work at noon). 


  • 55m 40s
  • 5.30 miles
  • 10m 30s /Mi

Up at 5am, ate a Balance bar and drank some water, out the door a little after 5:30am. Temps already 68 and heading toward 90 today which is why I wanted to get my run done early. Ran the backroads near my home and I don't think one car passed me until the very end near my house. What a beautiful quiet country morning watching the sun come up. Saw deer and bunnies and all sorts of song birds. I felt good the entire time.

  • Walking
  • 19m

Walking before and after run. About 1 mile distance, split equally.

Whoo hoo!  I did it!  I got up early to run.  Edging ever closer to my first one hour run.

I need to order my amphipod.  I've started carrying water on my longer runs and its a pain carryng a bottle.  Yippee!!!  New stuff!!!

Rest day!  Took a long needed nap after work this afternoon.  Now it's yard work and taking care of the chickens.  I'm hoping to get up early tomorrow for a long run, but time will tell.
  • 30m
  • 1000.00 yards
  • 03m /100 yards

The saga of the pool woes continue. Fridays are my second most reliable day to swim so when I was able to get off work a little early to go swim, I was happy. The problem? I could tell from the start of the day that I really needed to take a rest day. But if I want to keep my schedule of swimming twice a week then I need to swim on Fridays. There are no lap swim times I can make on Saturday and the Y is closed on Sundays for the summer.

So the outcome was that I started swimming, but felt totally tired and unmotivated. I pushed through and swam 30 minutes, but just couldn't handle the thought of my usual 45-50 minute swim so I quit. Never did that before.

Tomorrow will be a rest day for sure so I know by Sunday, I will be feeling motivated again.

  • 1h 04m 42s
  • 15.91 miles
  • 14.75 Mi/hr

A.M. bike commute: 5.6 miles/23.5 mins/14.4 mph average. I had a slight detour that slowed me down a smidgen. I decided to take the direct route into work since the sign that said the railroad crossing was closed was taken down. Only it turned out the crossing was still closed. Fortunately, with a bicycle, I was able to get off the bike and walk it around the barricades and over the tracks. I felt sorry for all the cars that were going down the road and then had to turn around and go back. The road closed sign was back up again this evening. Maybe pranksters took it down? I don't know.

P.M. bike commute: Took a route home that I thought would bring me close to the sprint distance of my tri next month (10 miles). It was very close at 10.3 miles. Did the ride in about 40 minutes for a 15.4 mph average. Then turned the ride into a bike/run brick as soon as I got home.

  • 18m 56s
  • 2.00 miles
  • 09m 28s /Mi

Brick workout. 2:18 transition as I drank some water and went into the house to change shoes. Then off I went. First mile: 9:41. Second mile: 9:15. My times were good. I felt like crap. Are these bricks suppose to ever get easier? Or maybe your body just gets use to feeling like crap?

The strawberry jam making is done for the year!  YeeeHaw!!!  It's 11:30pm and I just finished my third and final batch.  It is difficult coming home from work, doing a workout, doing farm chores and then starting a batch of jam after 9pm and fitting in dinner.  But it is DONE!  We still have a few quarts of fresh berries to eat for the next several days.  Yummmmy!

On the training side of life, I have discovered that I LOVE to bike and I LOVE to run, but so far, me no like to bike and then run!!!!!  :)  I am hoping this is just going to take some time.

  • 1h 39m 51s
  • 23.67 miles
  • 14.22 Mi/hr

Bike commute. Morning commute was really nice. I had to take a little bit longer way in because the railroad crossing on my road is closed for a few days. So the morning commute was around 8.7 miles. Average mph was right at 15mph.

Afternoon commute was blech! I planned to take a little longer route and do some exploring on some backroads. Started off ok. Had to slow down for about a mile or two of gravel road. After I got back onto regular pavement, I just couldn't muster any energy. I was fighting a headwind and I was SO hungry. Dang, I knew I should have eaten a snack before I set out. I was just kind of bonking and it was really starting to suck. Fortunately the last 5 miles or so was with a tailwind so that made it a little better. Total route home was about 14.9 miles and only about 14 mph average if that.

Sorry I haven't been getting to my inspires folks!  I have been so busy the past few days.  Just enough to time to sit down and log my workouts and off I go again.  I know you have all been having great workouts so keep it up!

  • 28m 09s
  • 3.00 miles
  • 09m 23s /Mi

Lunchtime run outside. Tried to make this a tempo type run. Felt sluggish at the beginning and end, but really good in the middle.

  • Walking
  • 21m 20s

Walking before and after running.

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