And we’re back…

I’ve got a half marathon in 6 weeks.  I’ve been putting off the training….but I finally got to it this past weekend.  I realized that I was stressing myself to much to plan on some kind of run/walk ratio for the Disney Princess.  I’m just going to walk the 13.1 miles.  (HA!  Just… HA!) On Saturday I walked 8 miles!   I’m did a pace of 18 minute miles which is beyond slow.  I want to keep 15 minute miles at Disney.  That said, I also need to train my body again to be up on it’s feet for 3 plus hours while making “Relentless Forward Movement”.  So, I’m not going to stress to much about being slow on my training walks. 

I thoroughly enjoyed the walk.  I’m on a restrictive diet right now and I wasn’t sure how much energy I would have.  Coach told me to do the walk, but try to run every now and then…that I might surprise myself.  And because he’s my coach and I pay him to tell me these things, I decided to try some running.   Well, it’s not really running…it’s more like a walk/jog…wogging if you will.  So I wogged about 2 of those 8 miles and it felt really good to be back on my feet, especially since I’ve lost about 10 of those 20 pounds I gained last fall.  I was amazed how the difference that makes.

I’ve made plans with some teammates to be back in the pool tomorrow night.  I am so NOT looking forward to putting a suit back on, getting in the freezing cold water, and trying to resurrect my stroke.   But I’ve signed up for Mooseman which is in May, and I’ll be doing some other tris as warm ups come spring, so I’ll have to get back in the water eventually.  I’m banking on it being easier to do so when I’ve got friends to train with.  I don’t want them to leave me behind!

Other random thoughts:

I’m feeling guilty that I have not written a post about my inauguration experience.  It was an awesome day and one that I want to remember for the rest of my life.  Until I get around to writing my thoughts, check out Nikki’s account of our experience here.

I had my first audition on Saturday.  I alas, did not get a callback.

I have no idea what the hell I’m doing at my job right now and it’s driving me crazy to not have the knowledge at my fingertips! 

I’m enjoying living with the guys.  It’s been relatively painless so far.  We’re nearing the 2 month mark and I’m waiting for the proverbial shit to hit the fan, but so far it’s okay.   It’s been eye opening to be on this side when they come home from dates.  Ladies, we do stuff that we have no idea is ruining our chances.  I’m trying to soak it all in before the spring dating season starts!

Since I’ve started living with roommates I’ve become aware that I sing to myself….a lot.  I don’t know if I did this at my old place and just didn’t realize or if I sing to myself now as coping mechanism for being in the same physical space as other people and yet, not talking to them.  Y’all feel free to comment on if you’ve noticed my songbirdness!

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2 responses to “And we’re back…

  1. Paul Detrick

    “I am so NOT looking forward to putting a suit back on, getting in the freezing cold water, and trying to resurrect my stroke.”

    This is one of the funniest things I have ever read. There is a ton of emotion in this loaded sentence. I miss you Harris.

  2. mellowblonde

    I miss you Detrick…and I’m jelly you are in warm Cali…I bet they don’t have cold swimming pools there!

    Also, FYI-I still haven’t made it to the pool. They canceled the swim last week because of snow and this week I was feeeling sick. Perhaps next week…or the one after!

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