Okay, so maybe it's not just the 70.3 training alone, but a combination of that and juggling all the other stuff, too. You know, working an 8 - 5 pm office job (with an hour commute each way) and trying to get in quality family time. I know people do it...I just think they do it way better than I do! And time with friends? Unless they are biking or running with me, I probably have not seen much of them.
Hello friends, I miss you!!!
But, I think that training for a 70.3 has made me get more creative with how I squeeze in the workouts. For example, I get to work at a client site every other week and sometimes a little more often. This client site is not far from my home. Score! I don't have the hour commute, so I get my run or bike out of the way at my normal time (remember "stupid thirty"?) and then use that commute time to go to the neighborhood pool and get my swim done after I've dropped off the kids at daycare. It still gives me enough time to be showered and working by 8 am. I love knowing my swim workout is done before the work day has begun, rather than leaving work knowing I have to go to the dreaded pool! Of course, as the temperatures grew cooler this week with our first official cool front, utilizing the neighborhood pool was not an option! Yeah, I'm not a fan of goosebumps and purple lips.
|Loving the neighborhood pool...so much better than the indoor pool at the gym!|
Also, I went to my local bike shop and bought a headlight and tail light for my bike. Do they call them head and tail lights on bikes? I dunno, but you get the idea. The guy at the shop was extremely helpful. "Do you want to see or be seen?", he asked. "Be seen!" was my answer. So, my bike is now equipped with a snazzy new headlight and a bright, blinking tail light. This means that I have the ability to ride my bike at 4 am! Don't worry, I only ride my on my neighborhood 3-mile loop where the cars are few and far between.
|Meet new best friend #1....|
|Meet new best friend #2....|
I almost always get my running out of the way in the mornings, so that's never been an issue.
The goal here is to get as much accomplished while the family is still asleep. Of course, this can make for a long day and I am usually on the verge of falling asleep when the Hubs and I are putting the kids to bed. But, I keep telling myself that there's less than one month until my race!
And I want to train for an Ironman?
Hmmmm, I may have to really think that one over!
Tell me what you're training for and how it's going!!!