Okay, I admit that I tend to have a “me first” attitude when it comes to activities that I want/like to do. And yes, I realize that I have had almost every Saturday morning to run with MIT for the last 6 months. Does that mean that when my husband informed me that he told some friends of ours that are moving that he would be there at 8am on SATURDAY that I got
a tad bit hugely frustrated with him? And can you believe he got irritated with me when I suggested a couple of alternatives so I would be able to go run?? I mean, am I out of line? He’d still get to help our friends and I’d get my run in. Win-Win! Right?
Anywhoodle, back on the exercise front, I think I strained a tushy muscle riding my bike today. It’s feeling better, but earlier, it was sore! I did my first official “brick” today. A brick is when you do two triathlon events back-to-back. My brick was biking to running. I biked for 40 minutes and then was supposed to run for 15. Being the overachiever that I am, I wanted to get a 2 mile run instead of just 1. Biking felt great! I finished and had a Gu before heading out to run. If you’ve never done the transition from biking to running, it feels weird! You have to get your legs moving in a different way and they are tired and sluggish. Add the heat, humidity and wind to the mix and you have a tired Amy! I ran the first mile too fast and my shins started hurting. I stopped and stretched and then slogged on. The second mile I slowed waaaay down and had to stop a couple more times to stretch out my shins. I finally finished and was a hot and sweaty mess…just in time to go pick up the kids from school!
I have to admit, I am having some doubts on whether or not I can do this tri in June. Part of me wants to do it and the other part of me doesn’t (the part of me who hates to fail!). Any advice/thoughts for me?
Until next time…Finish Strong!