Kelly the Culinarian: Training Tuesday: Reunion time

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Training Tuesday: Reunion time

Thanks for your well wishes about Napoleon. He's still acting a little less energetic, but he's currently barking at something out the window and bringing me his tennis ball to play fetch, so I think he's on the road to recovery.

When I got home today, I saw a wonderful package on my front step: my new Garmin ANT+ stick. The tiny, super expensive USB stick is what allows me to look at pretty maps from my runs on my computer. They're reunited and it feels so good. I was finally able to upload the data from my long ride with Kim and Erin.

I also hit the gym today to do my eight-mile run.  I bought some cheap headphones, which sucked hardcore. I couldn't hear the movie I bought to watch on my phone and the headphones intermittently shocked me. However, this run was glorious - my heart rate stayed fairly low and I was able to finish the run without stopping. I felt pretty invigorated by this and my running confidence feels restored.

It's a good thing, too, because my Big Girl Panties Weekend is upon us. I'm going to an easy three-miler tomorrow, then resting Thursday and Friday for the main event. It will give me a little more time to foam roll, stretch and recuperate. Saturday, I'm hitting the Heatbreaker Indoor Half Marathon, then the Venus de Miles 61-miler Sunday.

This week's mantra: I can and I will

1 comment:

Kim said...

Yay! Happy you got your ANT+!!! And that it worked! Everytime I have to install ANT on a new computer I forget how and it takes me WAY longer than I should.

My 8 on Tuesday was great too. I needed that. The summer temperature suckfest was taking it out of me!