Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunshine Days

Well, if it wasn't for the fact that I am buried under a mountain of assignments currently, I would be outside enjoying the first sunny day in a while. I was chomping at the bit to go and buy my new bicycle this weekend, but I just plain ran out of time. I'm going to have to go o my way home tomorrow. From now until the Triathlon, it's about outside workouts- well, with the exception of swimming. That will still need to be done inside. As much as I am not thrilled with the idea, it looks like I'm going to have to start swimming before work. The crowds at night are just beyond my toleration, and rather than have that be an excuse for why I don't go to the gym, I simply have to get back into going in the morning. Evenings after work, (now that it will be light out for an hour later) will be dedicated to biking or running.

It was pointed out to me that in my last blog, I neglected to discuss my trip to Arizona. I hadn't really wanted to say much. But, I did want to say that it was the first time in a long time, that I didn't need a seatbelt extender. YAY ME! It was a source of huge amounts of anxiety for me, because we brought along my overly critical grandfather, figuring he would enjoy a few days in the sun and away from the snow. To give you some perspective, he spent the better part of two hours talking about how my size 2 sister had "gotten fat" (yeah, she has 2 kids... and for perspective, "getting fat" would be that she is now a size 6- god forbid. So, with comments like that, I can only imagine what he has to say about ME when I'm not around. Anyhow, I knew that if i had needed to ask for a seatbelt extender it would have been something he would have harped on for the extent of the trip, so thank God in many aspects that it wasn't needed.

However, no matter how good you have started to feel about yourself, spend a few days viewing yourself from the eyes of someone like him. Comments like "You're always eating" (I am still on the same regimented schedule I have discussed before.... breakfast, 10am snack, lunch, 3pm snack, dinner) or "We never walk anywhere, you're so lazy" (yeah, because last time I checked, Sedona isn't exactly CLOSE to Phoenix..its not like we can walk there) to "we just had lunch three hours ago... I'm not eating before we get on the plane (the lunch he was referring to was a buffet at the Casino... and if anyone is a vegetarian, they will understand that "Buffets" are a vegetarians kiss of death. There is never anything vegetarian at buffets besides the salad. Which is what I had eaten while he feasted on three platefuls of fish, chicken and beef. But he neglects to recall things like that. He still doesn't think I can do this triathlon. He makes a disapproving face everytime I bring it up. So, we can chalk him up in the 'haters/naysayers' column as well :)

Anyhow, now that midterms are almost over- I have two more papers to write and one more exam- it will be balls to the wall intense training from now until June. The plan is swim M-F every morning. Alternate run and bike at night Mon Tues Thurs Fri Saturday is a rest Day and Sunday will be my long training day (either running or biking)

Im a much better talker than a doer- so hopefully this plan sticks. It takes 6 weeks to make something a habit.... thank goodness there are 14 until the Tri. :)

I'm setting a few mini goals along the way. My first goal: I have this gorgeous brown and pink Paisley skirt that I bought last year for a wedding. When I purchased it, I bought it a size smaller than I was because I thought for sure I would make it into that skirt before said wedding. Well, I didn't. With a can of crisco and double bagging my spanks, I was able to get into it (nevermind the fact that I didn't pee the whole night) but this Easter, I want to get into it Sans crisco and spanx

So, that's it for now. Tomorrow starts my 5:30 am lap swims once again.

Enjoy the sunshine!