Tuesday, October 12, 2010

weekly wrap

Life is returning to normal.


A few weeks ago, I decided that I wanted to wrap up my week every Monday so I could track my recovery.  I probably won't do it forever, but I think that for now, it will help me to see progress when the day-to-day feels like I'm not moving forward.  (Also, I am aware that it is not Monday).


Monday: 45 minutes lifting (legs), 30 minutes/6.55 miles on recumbent bike.
Tuesday: 40 minutes lifting (arms/chest/back), 20 minutes/6.05 miles on recumbent bike.
Wednesday: 45 minutes lifting (legs), 35 minutes/8 miles on recumbent bike (see why I'm bored out of my mind?).
Thursday: 20 minutes lifting (a/c/b), ridiculous migraine and HR through the roof, went home.
Friday: 38 minutes/9.2 miles cycling.
Saturday: Rest day (*cough* hangover *cough*).
Sunday: 45 minutes lifting (legs), 21 minutes/6 miles on recumbent bike.


See?  Don't I feel better now?


You'll notice that there's no swimming in this week.  I bailed on both my usual Wednesday night and Saturday morning swims, for various reasons.  It will go back in this week - I actually swam last night - as I'm so thrilled that we've finally put together a relay team for the 2010 Key West Triathlon!  The catch is, to get this team together, I agreed to do the swim part of the relay, placing overcoming my #1 triathlon-related fear firmly in the very-near future: swimming where other creatures with many more legs and eyes can touch me.  And I can touch them.  And I'm just saying it now: if any of those creatures get fresh, I've got a mean right hook, even under water.


As far as The Post That Shook The Nation, I just want to say that we are really okay.  Nothing about this is bad, and I'm actually starting to shake off the terror and feel excited about moving forward.  I got a LOT of "OMG 911 SOS ARE YOU REALLY OKAY?" emails, and while that's awesome that I have people that care about me (enough to click "compose" instead of "comment"), and I really do appreciate it, the fact is, if I'm going to tell the internets that he proposed and I said maybe, I'd probably say something if I wasn't really okay about it.  I think the meat of this is, it's something we're deciding, it's not me talking and him nodding like a puppet.  We're in this together.


As far as the rest of my life, everyone related to either of us (ahem) went home, and I spent yesterday cleaning the house from top to bottom, doing laundry, grocery shopping, going to the gym, working, and just generally getting my life back in order after 3 awesome but really exhausting days.  I had a great birthday, a great entrance to my 30s, and I would not change a thing about the way I celebrated this weekend, but it's time to get back to going to bed at 8:30pm and showering only when Graham won't sit near me.  And he's laying across my legs right now, so I need to get cracking on that.

7 comments:

  1. Hooray for 30! Hooray for working out! When do you get back to the Dr to talk about running - next week, yes? I would be getting bored with all that biking, too!

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  2. Awesome accomplishments last week! And, not that we aren't already buying you drinks for doing the swim, but I'd say you'll drink for free all weekend if you successfully use that right hook...

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  4. Can't wait til we can do some biking, and soon I know you'll be RUNNING again!

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  5. CONGRATS on the swim sign-up! My favorite quote for almost any situation is: "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt said it, and you're doing it! Whoo hoo!

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  6. Sounds like your normal is not such a bad place to be.

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  7. You are a machine when it comes to working out. And just post surgery? Incredible.
    You are going to rock your next ride!

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