Now, running a 10 mile race for the start of Ironman training is a little unorthodox when you don't need to do that distance, but what the heck, it's great fun and I got to work off all that extra Christmas cheer I packed on over the weekend. I have a huge Italian family so that always means lots and lots and lots of food.
So, Ironman. Now, I need to get down to business. I'm not overwhelmed just yet because the distances and time commitment aren't too intense. I'll probably speak about that in a few months when it gets harder to get in the workouts when my commute to work takes me almost an hour and a half each way. This means reeeaaallly early morning workouts and also evening workouts -- in the same day. There may even be days where I'll have to do three workouts. Ugghh! So in the spirit of my being accountable, I have done two runs this week. I was supposed to swim last night, but bailed. I can say it was because Christmas is exhausting; we had friends over for lunch, which necessarily included wine, and my legs were tired, but those are excuses. This means I need to get in the pool for sure this week, maybe even tomorrow morning. I will be teaching a spin and core class tonight and since I'm teaching, there's no getting out of that. Not that I want to. I love this group and we always have a lot of fun -- especially the whimpering during core class (okay, that's usually my husband). I have another bike workout, swim and run to do on the weekend. Should be interesting, given that it's New Year's weekend, but I'm committed and will get it done!
Oh, I forgot to mention I got the BEST Christmas present. Garmin has come out with a new triathlon watch, the 910XT, and as soon as it's in stock, it will be in my sweaty hands!! I didn't even know this thing was on the market so happy surprise to me! Here's a photo:
Hope everyone made some happy memories during this holiday season. Wishing the new year brings lots of joy, happiness, success and lasting friendships.