Kelly the Culinarian: Training Tuesday ... on a Wednesday

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Training Tuesday ... on a Wednesday

I was just so excited about my brunch baguette recipe that I totally skipped over details on how my training for Circular Logic is going.

On the upside, I did get in a long run when it was beautiful outside in Chicago. It was so nice, in fact, that I got a bit of a sunburn. The plan called for 12 miles, I had hoped to do 18, and I settled at 15. Still worth celebrating, though, because I was feeling OK and like I could have kept going. So I celebrated with all you can eat sushi and zero regrets.

Zero regrets. ZERO.
As for Sunday, I slept in and babied my sore muscles, but not for long. I found a new source of turbo trainer bike rides on YouTube and tackled a tough 60-minute ride. It included standing efforts, which I skipped because on my wimpy trainer couldn't handle that sort of jostling. There's nothing more defeating than falling off a stationary bike trainer, so I'd rather not.

I've done two indoor runs since, at five and six miles. Related: anyone else super disappointed in the six-episode special of The X-Files? I bought the season on Vudu, since I don't have cable, and thought it was a waste of $10. Some things are just better left unsaid.

I haven't been to the pool in a hot minute. I've been sick and have been advised to avoid germy places, and I think my gym is a hotbed of bacterial activity. But, I miss swimming. And I've yet to wear my super ugly swimsuit. Since my immune system seems to be back to fighting shape (I hope), I'm weighing the risks of going against the risks of losing this training time.

In terms of running, an 18 miler is on the schedule this weekend. Here's hoping this catastrophic blizzard they're predicting isn't as bad as everyone says it will be.

1 comment:

Losing Lindy said...

you will get there..don't worry

You are a rockstar!