blllsblbllllblbllblbllballblblbllb - that's the sound of my brain rewinding to what's happened since my last post. Let’s see, easy run, easy ride, start of first build week….
First build week – I’m still boycotting strength training for my shoulder’s sake. I did all of the other workouts until the Sunday 4 hour ride. I ran my first 14 miles on Saturday and felt FABULOUS!!!!! I love running. While Jason hobbled in to breakfast after the run I nimbly walked. Only my feet hurt which I guess is understandable after running that distance! As for Sunday’s ride – my true excuse is I had too much to do - sleep in with Dude, shop for Thanksgiving, take my friend Shawna to the airport, finish some work stuff, etc. Add that it was 30 degrees plus wind and I’m glad I had too much to do.
Side note – I went to Wegman’s to do my T-Giving shopping. Usually Wegman’s is my happy place but it was the Sunday before a holiday that revolves around food so this experience was not so great. The place was packed to the gills. Thankfully, they have a great wine section that offers tastings throughout the day. Unfortunately, the sommelier recognized me when I went back for my 3rd tasting. Obviously he had not been in the fresh produce section in awhile because nothing warrants a 3rd tasting like those crowds.
Second build week – BAD, BAD, BAD! Work is getting CRAZY!!! Monday, instead of getting my run in, I worked 11 hours. Tuesday, instead of swimming I slept in because I was tired after the long day before. I then worked 10 hours but managed to make up my Monday run at the gym. It’s now Wed and I’m working a ½ day, prep cook what I can for tomorrow, spin for 45 minutes, then head to the city for Melody’s birthday party. The only damper on that plan is I’m getting my traditional Thanksgiving head cold – seriously 10 years in a row!!! Started last night and is getting worse by the hour.
Another side note – I found out that my little Fairfax County Parks access key fob that I was given for morning swim practice is good anytime of the day – I had thought it was just for swim. I can now go to the gym for FREE. I LOVE FREE!!!
Remainder of the week: Swim T-Giving morning, Centreville Turkey Trot, get home and cleaned up and have the bird in the oven by 10:30. Eat. Reflect on all that I’m thankful for (so many things!). Easy run on Fri (make up for Tue), 10 miles on Sat, 3 hour ride on Sunday.
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