Monday, January 5, 2015

Back At It

I don't understand how two weeks off can go by so darn quickly.   When you're waiting for something, time never goes by as quickly.  How is that possible? Ugh.

You guessed it.  My holidays are over and I'm back at it. 

This last week went by so quickly I barely remember everything I did.  We had friends over for New Year's and then New Year's Day my sinuses flared up and I wasn't in the best shape.  It stuck around for a couple of days.  It was so bad on Friday morning I went to the walk in clinic. I was supposed to go mountain biking with G and a couple of our friends but I had hardly slept the night before so I stayed in bed.  I felt good enough in the afternoon to go to Ripley's Aquarium with our niece and G (it was AWESOME).  

I felt better on Saturday but still not 100%.  Yesterday I felt like things were turning around but then I had another night of very little sleep last night so today I feel like I've been hit by a truck.  I think today is going to be a multiple coffee kind of day. 

Last week I started formulating a plan to build up my bike and run mileage and this week I put that plan into action.  I also took Tom Sawyer in for a re-jig.  I wanted to drop the front end a little bit so the guys at Wheels of Bloor did that for me on New Year's Eve.  That afternoon I did a test ride on the trainer.  Man I love that bike.  Seriously.  I was so happy to be back on it.  I think the lower position should be fine.  I might even be able to go a bit lower but we'll see.  I'll ride like this for the next month and see what I think.

Here's how my first week "back at it" unfolded:

Monday: 2000m swim +  35 minute ride
Tuesday:  60 minutes strength & mobility, followed by a 7.3km run
Wednesday:  30 minute ride
Thursday:  8km run
Friday:  OFF - so sick
Saturday:  2000m swim + 45 minute ride
Sunday:  1h 26 minute ride - all of which could not be downloaded to Garmin Connect because of a file error.  UGH.

Total:  6h 54 minutes.  

The one good thing about being back at work is that I will at least get back to a regular workout routine.  Once I feel like a human being again of course. 

Tomorrow our monthly Tri Talk Tuesday link up is happening and we're talking resolutions and goal setting because it's that time of year! 

Who else is back to work today?


Wendy at Taking the Long Way Home said...

I love that bike too. Seriously. That is a #badass bike!

I need to invest in a trainer so I can ride inside...

Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?! said...

Your bike gives me bike envy. And I've been sick too - glad you are getting back to it!

Kristen said...

So the shark picture reminds me of a documentary my husband and I were watching on Christmas eve(?) about people who had survived shark attacks and bites. There were some CRAZY stories and I am now somewhat apprehensive to jump into an Ocean. Haha.

You have probably mentioned this before, but how did you come up with the name Tom Sawyer for your bike?

Phaedra Kennedy said...

Wendy - riding is excellent cross training for running!
Cynthia - he he he. I do love my bike.
Kristen - I named my bike after my favourite Rush song. I know, I'm a nerd, what can I say, ha ha.