Training has been down. I think it's hurting me to not have a specific training plan. I'm just trying to keep a base in all three sports (and sucking at keeping my biking up). But, without a specific training plan, I've been a bit too relaxed in deciding what to do on a day to day basis. My half iron plan doesn't actually start until March, but I'm going to start on a more concrete plan for a 10k (with planned swims and bikes as well) before then.
I've been liking the treadmill. Saturday was a warm day, and yesterday there was fresh snow. It was nice not have to decide how to deal with that. (Fresh snow after a warm day can create the worst footing there is.) Plus, it was a busy day, and I didn't run until the evening. Those circumstances are the type that make it easy to use excuses.
Instead, (with a gentle shove from the husband), I hopped on the treadmill and knocked off a few miles. And miles they are. Normally, I think in kilometers and log in kilometers. I do convert to miles when I talk about distances in my blog, for my American readers. The treadmill is not nearly as Canadian as I am. It simply gives me speed and paces in miles. Takes some getting used to.
In some ways, I find running on the treadmill more challenging. I think part of that is just that I've had the speed a bit higher then I might normally run at. I can't just slow down the way I might outside. I won't do all my runs like that, but so far, my runs have been short enough that pushing the speed isn't an issue.
I'm trying to be a better blogger by taking more pictures, but it's been a challenge. Recently, I broke my little camera, and I don't have a smartphone to take pictures with. We have another camera, but it's too big to conveniently carry with me. I'm planning to spend some time pretty-ing up my blog in the new year.
My husband's Christmas party was this Saturday. It's one of the few times in the year when I dress up. I had a bit of an out of body experience, which was kind of cool. I was walking towards a full length mirror in the rest room and I saw my legs. I know my calves are decent, but usually I'm kind of down on anything above my knees. When I saw myself in the mirror, I had an instant "that can't me" type reaction. My legs just looked too thin. There was somebody taking pictures, so when I get it, I'll throw it up on the blog.
Hmm, this isn't the most focused of blog posts! If you made it through, congrats! Thanks for reading. :)
Tuesday HBBC points: 4 (4 mile track run, garmin testing, woohoo! Getting my 910 slowly.)
Wednesday HBBC points: 6 (50 minute swim, 1 mile treadmill run)
Thursday HBBC points: 3 (2 mile treadmill run, f/v)
Friday HBBC points: 5 (50 minute swim)
Last week total points: 28
Saturday HBBC points: 0
Sunday HBBC points: 4 (3.5 mile treadmill run, 10 minutes stretching)
Week to date: 4
*Fruit/veggie note: I haven't been as delinquent in my produce intake as it appears. Since I wasn't keeping up my logging though, I only counted the f/v point on days where I specifically remember eating enough.