I'm a goal oriented girl. I truly am. I like to have a deadline and work towards it. Now that my last race is complete for the fall, I'm becoming lazy and rather sloth-like. Not a person I really like. So, I am searching for inspiration.
My niece, Tiff, sister of Awesome Cheryl, has been inspired by Cheryl & I and our adventures in running. She's been working at it for a few weeks and now feels ready to sign up for some late fall races. BRING IT ON! So, of course, I've spent the evening looking at fall races, events and even some training plans. I love a plan! Have I mentioned that lately?
One of the programs we are developing at the park district is a winter cycling program. Participants can bring their bikes and trainers to the park district building and participate in winter rides every Monday, Wednesday & Friday for an hour each night for 17 weeks. 17 weeks! I plan on participating in that. I know I won't be able to attend every night, but even if I can't I can still follow the training plan on my own in my garage. BTW - have you heard how loud those trainers are? Now I understand why people do these in the garage. It's a better sound barrier. All I can say after this training program is that my cycling portion of the triathlon will be smoking next year! Certain people better be looking for me on the course...as I pass them!
So I'm working on my training plan. I need to focus on my eating. I've become the pantry vacuum from 3-5 pm every afternoon this week. Sooo bad. Time to stop and get re-focused. Time to establish some new goals and get working on them. Time to really start counting calories. Grrrr.
Today's workout was a short one since Camo-Man is still out of town. I had 40 minutes at the fitness center. I warmed up and then did 8 speed intervals running for 30 seconds at incline 1, speed 8.0, resting 15 seconds in between. Then I moved on to squat press, bench press, dead lifts with clean & press and worked on my back bend. It was kind of depressing when Diva Princess laughed at me trying to push up in the back bend. She didn't really want to hear "When I was a kid, I could do this!" Heck, I'm her mom. I'm just old.
Stay tuned for a workout plan coming soon!