Sunday, July 9, 2017

Maybe not a good choice

At the beach? Well, go find a long, steep, sandy hill and do hill repeats right? I got in 15 solid minutes of hill climbs...and then I realize that "rocks" I was feeling under my toes was actually blisters from the hot sand, that had torn open and had filled with sand. OUCH!!! THen walking into the ocean to clean thme out, DOUBLE OUCH!!! So I'll be hobbling around for the next few days...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Back in the saddle

Dear cycling gods, forgive me it's been waaay too long since I've put wheels on the road!!!

I knocked the dust of my Cervelo S5 (no really, it's been hanging up for so long I had to wipe dust off it. It killed me to realize that) and took it out. A gorgeous New England day, perfect for a 25 miler. I forgot how many hills are around here but that S5 made them all easy. Not to mention the hip felt GREAT even standing up, out of the saddle and stomping the pedals. And...I'm so happy to get a 3rd day in a row of training!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Train smarter...

Well, my planned 6mi run turned into a 4 miler. I didn't realize my old route around WPI was that hilly but toss in little to no shade or wind on a wicked hot day and I got gassed. Rather than push it, I bailed out at the halfway point. I just couldn't channel my inner Gompei or jack rabbit today. But, that cute lil guy kept me company as I walked off the run.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Something new

It's been a while since I've hit the trail but it was a gorgeous day and that scenery was awesome. Might not have been the right shoes for the job...but they did the trick!

Sunday, June 18, 2017


I've been upset and frustrated these last few days. Not to mention saddened to see all these Father's Day messages. Not because mine is gone now but because we never had any type of relationship. If nothing else, he taught me the man I didn't want to I guess there's always a lesson to be learned. I wasn't going to add the frustration of missing out on some training, off to the Church of Sweat to exercise demons.

And oh by the way, can I just say that those gym colors are driving my crazy?! I feel like I'm in some weird Joker-esque torture place when I'm in there. At least I had the gym to myself. A solid 90 minute lift session with a cardio warmup. One positive thing in the day at least!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Trying to get back at it

So wait, you mean I can't take a week plus off and not make up all my training and regain my level of fitness with one workout?! Sonuva!

While I am able to swim, bike, run, lift...I've been struggling with the motivation and desire to do so. I wish I could put my finger on it but I can't. It's really weird too because it's the first time I've really found myself in this position. Well, only thing to do is to try and get back at it. So, found some cycling coverage, got my butt on the bike and knocked out a solid hour.

NO matter my fitness shape, I feel like I just get on the bike and ride forever. I'll take that as a goofdthing. Haha 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The water humbles you...

Ya, that face kind of says it all.

A 1200m swim (200 opener, alternating sets of 50 kick/50 pull/100 free, 100 cool down). Oh my! I never cease to be amazed how easy it is to be humbled by the water. Strength means little to nothing in the's all about proper form. A form which I've lost. Talk about a perishable skill! Ooph. I'm gonna feel that tomorrow. Well, the one good thing to take away is that my hip feels great after all those sets. Not as strong as it was of course but no pain. Now to build on that!