Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring Break

Nothing really exciting in the department of workouts other than I did a training ride in Galveston, TX and got it done in 45 degree and very windy weather before the rain started. I made sure to find a hot cup of coffee and a steaming bowl of gumbo before heading home. The rest of the week was "The Perfect Storm" of events that kept me from getting anything else done. Let's list those off, shall we:

1. I had my kid off all week for Spring Break so getting a workout in was near impossible.

2. I had to finish cleaning house and going to the local Costco and HEB grocery to stock up. Dad and Val were coming for a visit! YEA!!!

3. My kid got violently ill and was puking up lots of bile and blood. We were on appendicitis watch for 48 hours. YIKES!!!

4. I had to coach my TNT group and do some other functions.

5. I got sacked with a bad case of fatigue and some nasty headaches.

Today, it is back to school and back to regular workouts. I was very pleased with my Disney half marathon because it marked for me the first time that I can recall that I ran the entire way. No stopping! No walking the aid stations! No easing up on the pace! For me, that is a HUGE accomplishment. Now I need to dedicate some time to my cycling because I have the MS-150 in less than a month and I am planning on riding most of the way in one day with Greyhound and some other folks. I have to get some more long rides in. I have confidence that I can do it, I just need to get some more saddle time. This week looks like it might be rainy so I hope that the temps that the weather man is predicting in the 70's and 80's holds true.

I leave you with this. Little Ricky was telling Little Cal one day at school about a piece of advice his father had given him, "Ricky, if you're not first, you're LAST!"

Later Gators,



The Lazy Triathlete said...

HEB!! I miss that grocery store.

Rainmaker said...

That reminds me...I need to go to Costco....

Love the video!

Katie said...

Ahhhh, love Ricky Bobby :-). How's Galveston looking?? I haven't been down there since the big storms hit last year.

Benson said...

Oh man, that is just all too much to handle at once. No wonder you got a bad head.
Funny video.

Racn4acure said...

That is a lot of stuff coming your way Liz - but you made it. Congrats on running the half.

Eric said...

Poor guy.....