Sunday, May 17, 2009

YAY it's Sunday!

Another week in the books!

Training wise this was a rest week and thank goodness! When I'm getting back on the clean eating wagon, training is harder for me. It takes a lot of energy anyway and there is very little wiggle room when it comes to nutrition! This morning was a 45 minute easy run, the kind of run where Coach says don't bother with the heart rate monitor, just run by feel at a conversational pace. PERFECT. It was warm out and Tony and I "conversed" the whole way. Don't know how many miles. Don't care. :-)

Next week starts another build week toward BAM. Tony is going out of town so I will be on my own. Which is probably good for me. I've become very dependent on Tony to train with so I feel like working out on my own (or maybe with others for an OWS or ride on the weekend) will be good for me.

I'm already thinking ahead to the Utah Half and painting a picture in my head on how I want the race to go. The picture in my head is ambitious! Much more so than my current numbers indicate. Again, don't care. I know myself and absolutely know that I'm capable of executing an awesome race, in 90 degree heat, on a flat course! Naturally, I'm also glad that it's still over two months away, because there is much work to be done!

When I'm out there racing it I will be detached from the outcome, wanting only to give my best in every given moment. If I do that I am happy with the result. Um, yeah. Silverman is the perfect example of that. Silverman will always be on a pedestal in my mind. It was the very tip of the iceberg to a lot of things, bigger and better things! I think I really like the 70.3 distance and my two half irons this year will tell a lot in that regard. :-)

Our new kitchen is taking shape. Glenn is doing all the work himself so it's taking longer (and costing much less) than a typical remodel. When he figured out this morning what we've spent so far the figure is staggeringly low. The other side to that is that Glenn's business is slow right now which gives him the time to work on the kitchen. And we haven't ordered the cabinets yet. LOL! He has assigned me to clean the kitchen (there are tools everywhere) and I decided that blogging is a better option for me right now.

Uh oh. Guess I'd better get to it! We are going to the Lowery Fish Fry in a little while too. I'm looking forward to that! They always have great food there. And beer!!!

8 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

things are really coming together for you. yay!

Molly said...

Glad your week is going so well! Good luck in the build ahead! :)

teacherwoman said...

What a great post! Keep up the great work!

Calyx Meredith said...

I know that's the magical combination - having a goal you're willing to work your ass off to achieve but then being unattached to it and simply present in the doing of the race. You are a master! Good luck with the clean eating and have a great week!

Wes said...

You are a great student of the ELF... Unless two races are exact, you simply cannot compare. Solution? Do you best at that time on that day. I love it. We are tri twins :-)

The only thing better than a Fish Fry is BBQ. Throw in some good beer and you have to call the ambulance for me at either :-D

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Sounds like the training for those two halfs is coming along nicely. Stay healthy and keep up the good work!

ShirleyPerly said...

I'm so glad I read this post. I have been thinking what goals to have for my next half iron knowing it is a much tougher course than any of the others I've done before and will not be a PR. But, yes, I can still give it my best every moment. Thanks for the inspiration and glad your week went well!

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