Tuesday, January 19, 2010
First off: Yes, I'm still in Accountant Hell Week, which has now turned into hell month, thank you for asking. Oh you didn't ask? Oh...okay, just keep on reading then.
Next, I have to thank two great bloggers out there for passing along the Beautiful Blogger award to me. Thank you to Mel of 2nd Chances and Lisa from Lisa Runs? Wait...What?
Now, I have to reveal 7 interesting facts about me. So grab a beverage and try to stay awake, because here are my facts!
1.) I took 13 years of ballet and 5 years of hip hop/jazz while growing up. Yes, you would think that I would have absolutely no problems with balance while doing the stability and bosu balls. Hmmmmm.
2.) I went vegetarian in September of last year. Yes, I am human and have slipped a few times, but overall, I feel lighter and healthier. Now, if I could just give up the beer, I would probably feel a lot better.
3.) My husband and I home brew our own beer. It is a lot of work, but we have fun with it.
4.) I own both a road bike and a mountain bike and I LOVE to ride them both!
5.) I had a Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism in October of last year. I realize that most of you already know this. What you don’t know, but I would like to pass onto you, is that it was caused by the Nuva Ring (my birth control). The number one risk factor from using the Ring is blood clots. I wish that I had known this before I switched to it this past year. Ladies, please, please, please check the risk factors of all of your birth control; especially if you are old like me.
6.) I will do my first tri in July. WHOOHOO!
7.) I got pregnant my freshman year of college. I went on to graduate with a double major in both Accountancy and Finance with a 3.89 GPA, all while raising a family and working as a bartender/waitress 40 hours per week. This is why it bothers me so much to hear someone say “I can’t”. I believe that if you set your mind to it, you can do anything you set out to do.
Hey….wake up, I need to talk about my training.
Training: Saturday, I did my 10 mile long run for the week. It was a beautiful day out, in the 60's, and I was totally overdressed, in long pants and long sleeve shirt. Yes, I did know that the temperature was going to be warm, but I am pretty retarded when it comes to dressing, so I wore what I thought I would be comfortable in. I am always cold, so I overdressing is a norm for me. I was soon covered in salt, pit stains, and a lovely smell. At least my lungs felt better this week due to the warmer weather. Last week’s cold weather had them feeling like someone had pulled them out, beat the crap out of them and then shoved them in backwards.
Sunday, I did a 45 minute bike and half an hour of strength work on the bosu ball.
This week is rest week. I am stepping back to allow my body to absorb my training and recover AND I have permission to run slow and cut any or all of my workouts short. Oh yes, I love rest week! I did a short 30 minute run last night and even took the dog. My form wasn’t so good, but we had a good time. I ran with leash in one hand and poop bag in the other.
I hope you all have a great week of training!