Week 3 is in the books and it was a demanding week … time-wise. Due dates for work coming into month-end, family-time, and trying to help clean-up around the house. Has anyone fed the bunny rabbit today? When was the last time I vacuumed under the kitchen table? The kids are due for some play dates – whose around this weekend? If everyone is sound asleep by 9, I might be able to get everything done.
You know … we’ve all been there.
I didn’t get to finish any of my swim sets this week … the lifeguards were nice enough to not interrupt my main set but no time for cool-downs on Mon/Wed. And then Friday’s swim was shut down early due to a code brown in the 25y pool. Gross – but I understand … family swim coincides with lap swim. 800y is better than none.
Snow and rain didn’t derail my run training but lightning … I can’t outrun lightning yet.
Having a stationary bike trainer is the only guaranteed workout and although stationary trainers can be expensive, this one has been one expense that I view as an investment. Totally worth it.
Like the green crocus shoots I see sprouting through the leaves, my training to starting to show results.
Run training has been focused on staying under 140bpm … you have to go slow to go faster. Last week was 7 miles at an 11:04 pace and this week was 8 miles at 10:43 pace. I’ll take that!
But through it all, I’m staying focused and positive. I didn’t get down on myself for “not running before work at 4am” or “for taking the extra 10 minutes to tuck the kids in and kiss them good night” – that cost me my cool-down on the Mon/Wed swim but I’m ok with that. My loving wife stayed on the phone with me during my midnight runs and kept me company – it reminded me a lot of college. I’ve made important and necessary choices in terms of prioritization this week and I don’t regret them, I embrace them.
The road to Cedar Point continues, albeit at a slightly faster pace …