Thursday, January 27, 2011

three things thursday

1. We got dumped on pretty good last night here in the DC suburbs.  So per tradition, we cracked open a bottle and hunkered down with our carbohydrates to ride out the storm.
This morning things seem to be moving pretty slow, but moving.  Our street is fairly clear, although I can see from the front door that the side streets have not been plowed.  But since I work from home, it will be business as usual for me! And them...
I'm still hopeful that things will melt like crazy and it will warm up enough to get outside for a long ride this weekend.  A girl can dream, right?


2. I've taken off completely the past two days to try and get over my cold.  Yesterday seemed to be the worst day, and this morning I actually feel quite a bit better.  But I'm not sure I'll be able to dig out my car to get to the gym, so today will either be rest day number three or a trainer ride in the basement.  Look at that, I actually was able to take a week off from lifting!  And I'm actually not that worried about missing these days - I have 2 more months of half training in front of me, and I know that taking 2-3 days off isn't going to hurt my overall fitness.  But I am tired of being sick and itching to get back into my training plan.


3. My showering habits are not the greatest.  Working from home and 2+ workouts per day make it easy to let it slide for a few days, especially when I'm in and out of the pool so often.  Hush, it's the same as a shower.  But now I've been off for two days....and why do I need a shower?  If I'm not working out, I'm not getting dirty!  When did I become such a gross boy?

12 comments:

  1. I like the new layout! I think you are more than justified taking the time off to let your body heal! I'm with you on the snow melting!! Great pic (as always) of Molly & G!

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  2. I love the new header! And I'm with Dash, a few days off is a good thing, especially since you're now feeling a little better!

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  3. LOVE the new look! Very fitting per the title. :)

    Ok so I have a confession... I don't wash my hair... often. I shower off after all my workouts cuz we have a convenient shower room at work but my hair... nosomuch. I mean I run or workout every day so it just goes right up into the clips and ponytail anyway... There, don't you feel better about yourself?! I'm a dirt bag too. :)

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  4. This morning I showered in a sink at the y because they failed to tell us the showers weren't walking. Oh, also, the hot water didn't work in the sink. I think I need to switch over to your strategy.

    PS I'm also crossing my fingers for beautiful weather this weekend! Outside bike, outside bike, outside bike1

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  5. showering is 100% overrated. And in HS, with two a day swim workouts, I seriously never showered. So if you're a dirty boy, at least you're in good company :)

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  6. I hope you feel all better! I would shower much less if I worked from home. I try to shower once a day, but if I do 2 workouts a day, a second shower will definitely not happen. And I definitely don't shower if I don't workout

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  7. Just found your blog and love it. Love your header....awesome. Your #3 made me laugh, thanks :)

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  8. I only shower after a run or bikeride. If I haven't run in a few days....

    And chlorine is totally cleansing.

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  9. LOL- I am totally with you on the shower thing. I usually workout so much that I never shower without having a workout behind me. But when I take a few days off, I have to remember to shower! :-)

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  10. girl, please! i only shower when its been "earned." and by earned, i obviously mean that i'm drenched in sweat and expect to interact with people soon thereafter. if the sweat dries, well then i'm clean. right? and yes, a pool makes for a great shower :)

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  11. I am not a showerer either!! Hope you are feeling back to normal!! SO MUCH SNOW!!!

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  12. I do shower twice a day, but I only wash the hair once. I don't see any cleaniness issue with subbing the pool, but the chlorine makes me supah-itchy.

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