So yeah, I have been absent from the blog for a while. Too long in fact. Part of it was laziness and part of it was that I really did not feel that there was anything exciting to report. Well, the winds are changing and things are starting to get interesting again!
First, I came down with a sinus infection and we had to scrap our Christmas trip to Canyon Lake. Buddy was coughing and hacking and I was running a fever and my nose would not stop running on Christmas day. It was a good thing we went to Church on Christmas Eve because I stayed in my pajamas all day long. Buddy woke me up at 2 am on Christmas morning to tell me Santa had come. He got so excited that he had his own Christmas celebration. This is how I found him around 8 am a few hours later...
Holiday inebriation at it's finest.
I was on medication for the sinus infection and I really did not feel like doing much. I lifted weights and did some Zone 1-2 hour long run workouts and easy swimming to work on drills, but not much other than that. I was in bed by 10:30 on New Year's Eve.
I made a New Year's Resolution to get Buddy to eat more vegetables and on January 2nd, I took him to a farmer's market and let him look at all the cool stuff and pick out three things. He decided that Spaghetti Squash, Butternut Squash, and Black Beans were the way to go. He has helped me pick out the recipes and to prep the food for cooking and tried a taste or two. So far so good! We go back to the farmer's market tomorrow. My step mom, Val, sent me a vegetarian cookbook for Christmas so I am putting it to use.
Well, yesterday I was on my way home from teaching my indoor cycling class when it hit me that I had 3 months until my first of three half-IM distance races and 100 days until the MS-150 ride and that I had to get on the bike. My poor bike has been propped up against the wall since the end of October. I love my bike but I just needed a break and it was hard to get out with all of the other stuff I had going on with the marathon and the holidays. So once I finished teaching my 9 am class I loaded up my bike and drove out to where the traffic is not so bad and I hit the road. I was inspired again. It felt good to be back on the bike and to be the only cyclist out on a bright sunny day with warm temps. You can tell from my smile that I am happy again!
I have my first Informational Meeting for Team in Training to start building our Cap Tex Tri TEAM and the Houston Marathon is next weekend. Things are starting to roll again!