Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Weekend O'Fun

This weekend was the 1st official weekend of taper.  Woohoo!  What did this mean?   It means I only had a 1 hour run, a 2 hour bike and a 2,000 swim! Woohoo!

Saturday, I started with my regular Woodlands Fit crew.  The group had 8 miles on the schedule, so I turned around and headed back after 30 minutes.  I typically have been running whatever long run is on the Woodlands Fit schedule, but I thought that for once, I should stick to my 70.3 training schedule.  The best part is that I was actually able to head to the Munchkin's football practice afterwards.  I missed the first 3 weeks due to bike rides and the Ten for Texas.  It was awesome to see my little dude out there having fun on the football field!

My cute Munchkin with his medal from the game for "Determination"
After football, I met up with a friend out at the lake.   I was happy to have one more chance to put on the wetsuit and swim in the open water!  The swim went well.  We had a .3 mile warm-up (and more freak out with the hydrilla), then we swam about 1.3 miles pretty much continuously (with an occasional stop to navigate away from the hydrilla).  With that out of the way, I was able to spend the rest of the day with the family.

Another gorgeous day for a swim!

On Sunday, I had planned to meet up at 7 am with a fellow OutRival friend, Lea, for our 2 hour ride.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature was not being nice - we woke up at 5 am to crazy storms.  By 6 am, the storms had not subsided, so Lea and I decided that a trainer ride might be the only option.  By 7 am, I had pretty much given up on an outdoor ride.  I selected an entertaining movie that was on cable and started my ride.  The rain had pretty much become nothing more than a drizzle and the winds had calmed, but for some reason, our power decided to go out 25 minutes into my 2 hour ride. 


No movie, an almost dead iPhone and no a/c.  It was going to be a boring ride!  Luckily, I remembered the laptop and was able to watch "Spirit of the Marathon" while I rode.  Needless to say, this was pretty boring compared to riding outdoors.  I am thankful that I've rarely had to use the trainer!  As for the power, it was out for about 3 hours.  Sigh.

The view from the trainer...boring, but necessary!

We spent the remainder of the day at my Sister-in-Law's house with the Hub's family.  We're looking forward to Halloween this week -  carving pumpkins, trick or treating, getting the kid's all dressed up.  Fun times!
How was your weekend?  Are you looking forward to Halloween?

1 comment:

Jill said...

I haven't even bought any candy or gotten a pumpkin. Guess who'll be stalking the grocery store after work today?!?! When your kiddos are bigger, these things slip through, but I do like Halloween.

Congrats to your son...super job! :)