So here is the cliffnotes version-
1. I have getting in lots of good training- This includes being consistent with hitting masters swims (thank you coach amanda for all the tips), returning to indoor cycling class (which are always good for a nasty sweat pool on the floor) and lots of running and trails!!! :-)
|My trail slave-drivers!
3. A huge factor lately in my workout ramp up has been my husband! Now this guy never gets enough mention here. Yet, anyone in this tri-area knows him well as he comes to everything to sherpa, cheer and every other thing you can think of. Now my husband has never been one to workout seriously. Sure he would ride mtn bikes or road bikes here and there and we might go to Rays Indoor Mtn Bike Park the last few years which was still A HUGE STEP for someone who never worked out or really played competitive sports ever. BUT, all of the sudden a month ago, for some reason (still not sure exactly what but likely a variety of things) but my husband has come to the dark side!!!! He is now watching his intake and exercising a lot intensely about 6 days a week. He has been coming to indoor training rides, running including treadmill workouts with stud tri guy, DM and lifting. He even just picked up some trail shoes and has filled me in on some pretty big ambitions for 2012. I AM SOOOOO EXCITED FOR HIM and he is doing AMAZING to the tune of a fast dramatic change already.
Regardless this has been super fun to watch and he is just soooo motivated! So now I have been doing more evening sessions while he gets in his workout and not feeling guilty about spending my evenings away at some indoor cycling session because now he is there with me. Did I mention how excited this makes me? I am also super excited about not setting an alarm tomorrow morning for the first time since 10/30. And when I get up, the husband and I will hit the gym together!!! This all seems like a big Christmas present to me!!!
4. I think after maybe 7 weeks of being sick, I FINALLY FEEL GOOD THIS WEEK! It's a christmas miracle!