Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Sweats #4

Acclimating to the Charleston heat/humidity really might kill me.
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT (if you missed it on Wednesday):

I'm gonna be a princess!!!!!
 Teh MD Adult Roomie and I were able to sign up for the Glass Slipper Challenge and 5k for the Princess Weekend at Disney World.  Lots of F5 went into getting registered.. and many, many heart palpitations and I missed Tasty Tuesday.. #worthit



AM: 1 mile walk with the dogs to the river access.

PM: Went riding with Mr. Scrooge and sweated my ass off.  I'm counting it because I had to shower when I got home.


AM: 2.76 miles (10:12m/m).  This was my first AM run since moving to the new house.  Part of my delay was how hot it's been in the AM and by hot I mean humid (because that's a thing on the East coast/in the South).  79 degrees (F) and 93% humidity.  I need some gillyweed for these conditions.

PM: Nope.


AM: Storms on Monday night kept me up all the night long, so Tuesday morning I needed all my sleeps.  I considered doing yoga and then I stretched and went back to sleep.. so it was kinda like doing yoga.  

PM: Walked the dogs to the river and back (1 mile), dropped them off and ran 3.4 miles (10:17m/m).  This was my first PM run.  While it "felt like" 97, it was really 88 degrees and 64% humidity.  At least breathing wasn't as difficult, even if I made a poor life choice and failed at grabbing my water bottles for my hydration belt.  #lessonlearned


AM: Planned to get up and do yoga, but I ended up being unable to sleep which meant taking something to aid my sleep problem at midnight, so there was no way I was getting up.. AND I hadn't set up the Roku to have the yoga channels, so all the #firstworldproblems prohibited progress.  Yes, I know workouts don't have to be perfect, but for me to want to do them, they have to be.

PM: 3.38 miles (12:32m/m).  I'm not really upset with this pace because it included the dogs for parts.  The first 1/2 mile was jogging to the river with Phil and Meri.  We walked the 1/2 mile back home to drop off Phil (my big boy can't handle too much with the heat and his age).  Meri and I ran mile 1 then I dropped her off at home to finish up miles 2+ on my own.  My average split for miles 2+ was 10:29m/m, so I'll take it.


AM:  Did Yoga for Runners (Thanks Alyssa for making it so easy to just go to your Sunday posts and get the videos)!  I finished the video and wanted to do more (I'm also used to yoga being an hour long).  I started perusing, but realized I didn't have the time (I probably did in hindsight, but making a decision always takes me forever which is what takes so long) to do more videos.  This will be motivation to not snooze my alarms next time.  I seriously needed these stretches, whew!

PM: Nothin'.  I was gonna run, but then it was hot and I was full of excuses.  Fail.  Nahh.. let's call it a "rest day."

See I was gonna run!  But then someone decided that I needed to just stay home and she "trapped" me on the couch...


AM: 4.53 miles (10:39m/m).  I had to make up for being a lazy ass on Thursday evening... and whatever eating damage I would inflict on myself over the weekend.

PM: Nothin' but laziness and a nap and glorious laziness.


AM: I should have done a yoga video when I got up, but instead piddled around on the internet until it was time to go ride Mike with Mr. Scrooge.  There was lots of swamp ass and wet shirts, so riding and sweating a workout.

PM: I was sooo exhausted from the ride that it was everything I could do not to nap all evening and it was sooo hot.  I did ride Monty (see below) about 3/4 of a mile in the neighborhood to test it out some.  Monty needs a new seat and some air in his tires.  I was lazy even though I should have at least walked the dogs or something.  Nothin'.  Then around 8pm a stranger** messaged me and said they were about to go out on a run and I felt extra guilty because I hadn't done anything, so I vowed to go Sunday morning before church... Tune in next week to see if I was successful!

Since I last checked in, you'll be happy to know I acquired a bike on Craigslist, it's name is Monty since it's a Mongoose bike.  I have yet to ride it other than from the garage to the car when I moved...  But below I see that I have 30 days to get my ass in gear.  Maybe on my cross-training days biking will be my preferred torture activity.

I still haven't been to the pool for laps either.  I really should.  30 days Megan, 30 days.  I also need to figure out a bra/swimsuit situation for the transition from the swim to the bike.  I'm not overly concerned about the bra thing for the bike portion, but for the running part, I HAVE to have the girls supported properly and there's a snowball's chance in hell that I would survive the the running portion with just a swimsuit.  Something about swimming in my $60 bra makes my blood run cold.  We'll see.

I finally did some yoga!  It was delightful.  Now if I could find a class that isn't expensive... or a gym with classes that isn't wallet rape, that'd be most excellent.

I know why I haven't been to the pool/ridden the bike.  Part of me isn't overly worried about the Tri.  I'm doing it for the medal* (#nothintohide) not for time and I'm not worried a 225 yard swim, 8 mile bike course, or 2 mile run (pffth, that's not even a "short" run).  I AM worried about 13.1 miles on Sept 20th, then Nov 14th, then a 5k, 10k, and 1/2 Marathon sequentially in February though.

So worried that I added training plans to my calendar for all upcoming runs, which is serious business.  If it's on the calendar before the day of, it is happening, no ifs, ands, or buts (most of this is because I can plan and adjust as needed).  When I added my training plan for the Navy-AF 1/2, I was already 2 weeks behind on my training (I still probably wouldn't have ran due to moving, but may have felt more guilt about NOT running, whatevs).  My training for my Sweet Tea 1/2 overlaps my Navy-AF training, and my Princess training overlaps my Sweet Tea training.  My plan for this is to run the longer distance if there is a difference.  #somuchrunning #runMeganrun

Countdowns make it more real!

Online Countdown Clock

Countdown Clocks

*I have since discovered that what I thought was the medal for the Ramblin' Rose Tri was, in fact, NOT the medal.  Apparently the medal doesn't look like a beautiful sun-catcher (like the pretty shiny that is displaced on the race home page photo thing).  Nope, instead it's just got cutouts...  Le siiiigh.  I'm not even going to pretend I'm not disappointed.  Granted, it's still going to be a pretty sweet medal to add to my collection, but principle.  I feel duped.

**a stranger is now the term I'm going to use for dudes that message me through the online dating site.

Linking up with Holly for Sunday Sweats


  1. I ran to the bathroom in the middle of the night... A couple times actually. (Stupid weak bladder) I didn't time myself but I can if you'd like to compare!

  2. Yay for getting into Princess! I'm sure that's a relief to be able to officially add that to your calendar.
    You are absolutely right about summer in the south. When I say it's hot, what I really mean is it's stupid humid. Of course, it's hot too, but the humidity is what makes me really want to die.
    And you finally got a bike! That's awesome. Craigslist is the best. Both my road bike and tri bike came from there, basically brand new and half the cost.
    Your tri training strategy sounds just fine, honestly. You have a base level of fitness that will allow you to at least get through it, and with your swimming background that should give you some confidence for the rest of the race. Did I already ask if it's in a pool or open water?


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