Theme of the Week: Fun
So far, and yes it’s only Tuesday…the theme of the week has been Fun fun fun.
Well, some small parts of my workouts have still felt like work, but not very hard work.
Today I swam and then hit the spin bike for 30 minutes. The bike was so easy that I increased the resistance. I thought, “Oh see, I’m improving!” Hindsight says, I am probably the best rested I’ve been in a year. We really did not do enough rest this year. Living in the subtropical paradise, it is possible to train year round at the same intensity. It isn’t advised, however, and most people do better when they take a forced rest period.
I also had the opportunity to go by the local bike shop and get sized for a bike. The guy was great and worked with me for almost 45 minutes. I ended up knowing that I need a 47 cm ladies frame. He would prefer it to be a Trek. He laughed because we were looking around the store and my eyes fell on this beautiful beautiful bike. I said, oh this is the bike I’m getting when I learn to ride. He showed it too me and all the features. Then he laughed some more and asked me if I had any idea on the cost. I said, well… $1,000 USD. He said, nope, you have good taste. I had picked out a 4K bike. OH wow.
How many of you regularly ride or swim in addition to running?
I loved the bike. It seemed like a miniature of what I had been battling with. It seemed much easier to deal with and I think if I can find well under that price, I’m going to go for it, and then try to ride!
I’m hoping the theme of the week will remain fun. I hate the worried looks I get from the Physical Therapy area of the gym. I really think all is well… road to recovery…and all. But then again, i think he thinks he is somehow responsible for my demise in December. In truth, I think it was just meant to be.
Onwards to 2014! Got some running goals, but nothing I’m going to cling to.