Man, I'm going crazy here! There's a swim that I'd like to do tomorrow morning, but it's really inconvenient for me right now. Plus, the water will be COLD, on top of many other excuses I can throw out there. But, I'd probably do it if I didn't have to paint my entire kitchen this weekend, and watch the kids while Rob finishes rewiring things in the kitchen. AND, to top it off, there's a ride going on around the lake that I'll have to miss AGAIN, for the excuses I just listed above.


Next weekend's ride is going to be difficult for me I'm afraid due to lack of time in the saddle recently. I'll have to tell kenj to just take off without me (and probably my hubby too, even though he never rides...)


2:30 p.m.:  OK, after mowing and weed-wacking the yard, I've finally made up my mind, guilt-free, that swimming and a bike ride just will not be in the schedule this weekend, and that's OK! 

aaaaahhhhhh....  Now I feel better.  Laughing

  • 46m
  • 4.30 miles
  • 10m 42s /Mi

I got the hankerin' to go out for a run tonight! A little late - 10 pm, oh, and raining - but if I'm in the mood I figured I better go for it! Nice and slow run up and down the streets in the neighborhood. Rain was light but constant, but very relaxing.

I followed Jackie's suggestion and put dots frequently (very frequently) along the bike route I took yesterday to try to get a more accurate idea of how much climb I did. This time it came out at 1056', which is a lot better than the 600+' I had at first, but not as good as the 1500 (don't know why I got that high of a number that time!) It took some time to make all of those dots along the way, but maybe I got a better depiction of how many hills I do on a typical ride.

  • 1h 04m
  • 17.69 miles
  • 16.58 Mi/hr

Nice to get out for awhile! I like finding new routes to take. It's never the same which makes it more fun!

So, does anybody else have issues with the BT route tracker elevation values?!?! I started messing around with things tonight because I've been wondering if it's accurate. I feel like I do more climbing than it says, but, then maybe I'm just a wuss. (Ok, I already know, I'm a wuss...) But, for this route it's told me anywhere from 546 to 700+ to 1100, to 1500, etc... It's insane!!

  • 35m

Fitness ball: Did lots of ab/core work and push-ups.

  • Orienteering
  • 50m

Needed to get out of the house for awhile so went to Irondequoit Bay Park for the ROC orienteering meet. Did the white course with the kids while Rob ran in the score-o. Mostly walking, a few little jogs here and there. Carried Bryn for some of it. When we got back everyone was complaining about all of the poison ivy on the trails. Just great... I wiped the kids and myself down with wipes from the car. So far I'm the only one complaining about a few itchy spots. Luckily if I do get it it's never been too bad. Hope I didn't just jinx myself!

9 pm: So far so good on the poison ivy front. whew....

I'm starting to feel a little "blue" about my lack of activity recently. But mostly I'm concerned about my lack of MOTIVATION to do said activity. I knew this was going to be a tough month, but it's still concerns me. I don't really have a lot of drive to get out there and do much. The kitchen is occupying a lot of my thinking, though. This is where maybe having "signed on" for a training plan wasn't such a good idea. I see all of the workouts I'm "supposed to" do that I'm totally blowing off. I'll make some effort to get out this week I'm sure.

I have absolutely NO kitchen now.  No counter tops, no cabinets, no sink, no oven, no dishwasher (fridge is still there).  This should be an interesting week+.  I called the kitchen place today to try to confirm their start date.  It had suddenly occurred to me (a little too late) that maybe I should do that before we totally rip everything out.   Didn't get a call back.  They better start on the 23rd, or this will really suck.  Undecided

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