Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hello November!

Would you look at that?  It has been quite some time since my last post!!  And it's not like I've been busy working out or training or anything like that.  Last week consisted of a couple of yoga classes, a couple of swims, a couple of runs.  Hot yoga was the longest session at 1:30.  Oh, and my dog is a very happy walking dog.
Halloween....my little witch!
Yep, there are a gaggle of girls on my col-de-sac.  It is going to be really scary for us parents in a few years.
My hippy:)

I'm doing my best to follow what my body is asking for.  It really hasn't been much and clearly riding my bike has not been at the front of my mind.  But can you blame me?  It's cold.  And snowy.  And cold.  And I cannot find any good reason for me to be on my trainer right now (unless, of course, PIC calls for some trainer company).  It is off-season and time to unplug.  Some athletes only take a few days off after an Ironman, some a few weeks.  But this is time to refresh and recharge and not be married to the numbers on the Garmin taskmaster.  I am slowly but surely getting back into training but plan on keeping a fairly casual approach for the next little while.

More cute kiddo pictures:
First snow day of the 2011-2012 school year.  


My little helpers made shoveling a lot more fun!

In the meantime, I have been cooking.  (yes, the family is cheering in the background)  And reading.  Trying to organize my life.  There have been a couple of additions to my stables (new athletes) to keep me busy and a couple of athletes are finishing up their seasons.  I have room for 1-2 more athletes.....if interested drop me a line!!

Saturday was an awesome day.  In addition to being my birthday, athlete Cody was participating in his first Ironman and I was giddy with excitement!!  I woke up far too early but then realized I could watch the start on the live Ironman feed.....so I snuck out of bed and watched!!  It was great!  Then I went back to bed and slept for another hour.  As soon as I woke up, I checked Cody's swim status - woot woot - awesome swim!!

Time for a bit of hot yoga and then more time in front of the computer.  does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with Ironmanlive.com?  I wasn't getting any bike splits and it was driving me nuts.  But after the kids went off to see Lion King with my parents, Michael and I snuck off to a mid-day movie.  I would be lying if I said I wasn't checking my phone trying to get updates during the movie.......
Look who's wearing a dress!!!!  
I'm not gonna lie....I really wanted to see this!

After the movie we went and tracked down beer and wifi so that I could hopefully see Cody cross the finish line.  That's right, I brought my laptop into the bar and had Ironmanlive on the video feed.  We were both watching intently.....I knew it would be any minute he would be an Ironman.  And then boom, lost the darn video feed.  Are you kidding me?  I got it going again but he had already crossed the finish line.  Needless to say, I was one proud coach:)!!  A bit weird though, his number was 1058....his finish time?  10:58....

The day finished up with a great sushi dinner and froyo with my family!  Thank you to everyone who left me such wonderful birthday wishes on Facebook - WOW!  It was really heart-warming and I was absolutely tickled by all the messages:)

2 comments:

goSonja said...

Fun Day! Happy Bday PIC meister!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Happy belated birthday!!!!

You are a busy one in the offseason, I am busier now as well, "giving back" to the ones that allow me to train all spring and summer

I have been fascinated by heart rate training, I started training again, all Z2 work for me, as long as I stay in that zone, I should be fine till I can ramp it up outdoors in the spring