Friday, May 11, 2012
A very funny letter I just got from my sister:
"We're a bit worried about your obvious untreated head injury. Its the only explanation for this triathlon thing. Of course the other alternative is that you're awesomely stubborn and goal-oriented, and since a CT scan was way more expensive, we're choosing to go with the second explanation. Here's a little something to help you along."
And with it was an awesome GPS runner's watch.
I'd debating keeping it or swapping it for a HR monitor which I had also been coveting. But still, it was a great kick in the pants, and it finally pushed me over the edge into paying for the darned thing. I made my peace with registering as an Athena and freezing my *bits* off in the lake.
I think the bike portion is the most intimidating for me. Friday is Brick Day around here. I've been trying, but I still cant move that 11 mile time much past the 1 hour mark (and today followed it with 3.5 miles in 43 min). I just keep repeating to myself "Its about starting and finishing. That's all you have to prove..."
The weight loss continues its slow, steady progression. My brain knows that I'm more likely to keep it off if it goes "gently into that good night' - but dang, I'd like to have a 4-5 lb week! I put on some pants today and realized they looked ridiculous. Yesterday it was a shirt that fit again, no more "boob-button-gap!" Getting dressed is becoming challenging. Some things fit and somethings dont. And I dont want to buy a ton of new clothes until I'm closer to goal.
And a PT teaching job finally came through - sorta. I have a student, but they have canceled on me twice already. My brain knows that the students on HT are either "bad or broken" (Long term Suspension for behavior dangerous to the rest of the student body or cannot handle the rigors of regular classroom instruction because of mental or physical disabilities) - but DANG, I picked up the work for this student, and its quite a stack. I dont know HOW its all going to get done at this rate.
Tomorrow (although, today, by the time most of you read this) Baseball in the AM, then I'm going to load the bikes on the car and Child and I will hit the Rail Trail in Monroe.
I should really go to bed now. G'Night!