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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

2 Days in a Row!

I just worked out 2 days in a row!!! Before I get too excited, I have to remind myself that I struggled to run 2 miles yesterday, and Benny's swimming loss of 5seconds/100 would be a miracle right now. I swam a whole 500m, and was exhausted. I think I was down about 10-15 seconds/100. What's the deal? You stop exercising for, oh, 2 months or so and your fitness goes away? hee hee hee

All joking aside, I'm starting to feel like myself again. Although the distances are a far cry from IM training, I knew I would have to start slow. Plus, it didn't hurt too badly. The run more than the swim. Well, during the swim it hurt quite a bit, but not after. On Saturday I'm going to get on the bike for the first time since surgery. Next thing you know I'm going to be spouting off about those 5 hour rides again!

Happy Shane is making a comeback...

Monday, August 13, 2007

See that Countdown up there?

Today I got the email I was waiting for...

I am an official participant in IM Coeur d'Alene 2008!


I even tried to act like a triathlete today. I ran... about 8 steps. :) My stomach isn't quite ready yet, so I listened and made it about a 1 mile walk. Woohoo. I was bored to tears and went back home. Soon, very soon, I will be at it again...

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Not Much To Say

I've realized that when I'm not training, I don't have nearly as many things to say on this blog! Fortunately, especially for tri-dogmom, I am feeling a lot better. I had hoped to go for a run/walk this morning (1 or 2 whole miles!), but I'm not quite up to it. I would rather hang out a couple more days until I don't feel any restriction or pain before starting to go again. I'm really struggling without working out, but I know it's best in the long run. 2 days of nothing now will save 3 weeks of lingering pain/slowness later. ugh.

We've been working hard behind the scenes on the allthingstriathlon website. Why is it that it's so hard and so time consuming to get this stuff completed? My web programmers are great, it just seems like everything is 95% done. A.D.D. much? :) At least I understand them. We should have lots of changes, improvements, and additions to content very soon. I'd give you a date, but it's totally out of my control. I'm ready, just waiting. Which, right now, is exactly what I don't want to do any more of...

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Getting Better

Okay, I'm really starting to get restless. Healing from surgery is going well, I see (feel actually) big improvements day to day, and I have an appointment with the Dr. on Monday. I fully expect him to release me to do whatever. He's really cool and only has one rule. If it hurts, you can't do it - other than that you're free to do what you want.

I overdid it a little bit at the office yesterday. We're going to be moving our office later this year, and we took the opportunity to go trough some of the "stuff" in our office. To the tune of throwing out 2 1/2 Large trashcans worth (the 40 gallon kind). All the picking up, looking through, and tossing or filing items kind-of roughed me up. Once you start feeling better, it's hard to keep from doing things. I was good, though, and stopped once it started to hurt a little bit.

The biggest challenge of going back to work last week? Pants. I can't wear them!! :) I've had to wear shorts and t-shirts all week. Damn. hee hee hee