Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lazy runner..

My absolute favorite t-shirt at the marathon expo last weekend said,

Half Marathon
I like it because it's shorter and I'm lazy like that

I know I'm far from lazy, but I have really started to love the 1/2 marathon distance! I'll have a seperate post later about goals for 2010 and deciding whether to do a full or 1/2 in 2010 will be a topic for discussion. Did I mention that I LOVE the half???

For now, I'll just fill you in on the post-race workouts. First, I decided to give myself a break and take 2 days off from any form of exercise.

Be a bum.

I suck at it, but I haven't taken a real break since I had the Munchkin and had to wait 6 weeks for clearance from the doc (I waited 4 weeks). Second, I have given myself permission to not run for an entire week. Again, not something I've done since....hmmm, my 5th month of pregnancy until 4 weeks post partum.

On Wednesday, I rode my bike for 40 minutes on the trainer. Honestly, I wasn't looking forward to it, but it wasn't so bad. I'd rather ride outdoors of course, but it'll do on the weekday evenings. On Thursday, I swam for 45 minutes. Holy cow, I was so happy that I remembered most of the stuff I learned last year! This time last year, I could not make it from one end of a 25 yard pool to the other. It's so nice to be so much farther along this year...I have some big expectations for my swimming this year! (again, I'll save that for my goals post)

Friday, I thought I'd head to the pool again. But...the weather was soooo stinkin' nice! I actually considerd going for a run. Instead, I picked up the kiddos from school let them play in the front yard with the neighborhood kids and got to know my neighbors a little better. Fun times! Before I knew it, it was dark and time for dinner.


Julie said...

Well personally, I think that you deserve to be a bum for a few days:) Wow, I am impressed with your biking and swimming. I really wish that I was a better swimmer...I have never been. I still have issues with breathing and I get tired even doing the short distances. I am interested to hear what you will plan to do in terms of a half or full marathon:) I will be thinking of you tonight as I have my own little margarita:) Take care!

Jenn said...

I WANT that shirt! I'm terrible about the cross training! You are a better gal than me and deserve a couple days off!

Anne said...

I look forward to hearing your opinion about the half versus the full. Great job on managing to train for tris with young!

Anonymous said...

I love the shirt! I want the shirt! I will keep an eye out for it at the Austin 1/2 next month. Great job on the 1/ rock!

Anonymous said...

No problem with taking some time off - you deserve it!

Tara said...

I love that t-shirt too. I want one!

I hadn't read your race report yet, so I cruised through your last few posts. Good for you for only listening to your ipod once during the whole race. I wish I could be that distracted that I didn't need music!

You had me cracking up when you talked about the walkers at mile .08 needing to go back to the corral. How true is that? What the hell was their training like huh?

You deserve some time off, enjoy it!

Pining for Pinterest said...

Cool shirt :-) I love outside time with the kids!

Runner Susan said...

I NEED that shirt. NEED.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I LOVE LOVE the half Marathon. Once I reach my ultimate goal in the Marathon distance I am pretty sure I will stick to halfs..

thanks for your comments :)