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Friday, December 07, 2012

I have let things slide for a while now with my tri training. I have been walking a lot, but tonight was the first time I ran intervals in weeks, and it has also been weeks since I went to the pool or out on a real bike. It just seems so far in the future that my motivation just isn't high enough to get me where I need to be for that. I did well with the running tonight with the dog though, so I don't think I have lost much of my progress with the running. It has gotten a mite bit too chilly for me to be comfortable riding a bike, so that may have to wait until Spring. The pool is closed until January, so there really isn't anything I can do about that. I think I will work on the running until after the new year starts, and get back to the swimming when the pool reopens. Sounds like a plan... now all I have to do is follow through. erk! Uh oh! I can do it. I just need to remind myself again in January.

I was planning to take it a little easier today since I had already tracked over 52 miles this week, but I had errands to run, and since I don't have a car I walk everywhere. I had an anxiety attack on the way to the bank. Not the really scary kind where I can't breathe, but it was still annoying. I was tempted to turn around and go home, but I was most of the way there, so I gutted it out. I don't get these attacks when I am out walking the dog... ever. Something about him or his company prevents them. I wish I could get him listed as a service animal so I could take him everywhere with me!

The dog doesn't seem to be suffering any ill effects from getting attacked yesterday. Of course I didn't try to take him down that street today. We might just avoid that street for a week or two. He has a pretty good memory for bad stuff.

I made a big pot of chili con carne tonight for supper, and for the rest of the week. I always make a ton. I find chili just tastes better and better the longer it sits in the fridge. The flavors blend better over time. I actually came close to being within range on my sodium today for a change. My mom bought me no-salt tortilla chips, but the fat content is extremely high, so I don't eat very many at a time. Speaking of mom... I am going out to the farm tomorrow to make lunch for her and dad. Dad said he would take a ham steak out of the freezer tonight to defrost for lunch tomorrow. Yum! I don't know what I will concoct, but it always seems to turn out pretty good.
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  • OPTIMIST1948
    Alot of triathletes treat this as "down time" you dont stop entirely, but rest, plan, stretch, work on core, type things.

    Besides, its the Christmas season. Who better to treat than yourself!
    1867 days ago
    Chili sounds so good to me right now! Yum! And I can totally relate to the anxiety attack as I have them too, those and panic attacks. So I know EXACTLY how it feels and how you feel. I'm glad you were able to press through. :)
    1867 days ago
    Maybe if you decide to go down that same road again with Cooper, you can carry him so he doesn't risk that happening again.Sometimes we have to make our life a little tougher for the morons who don't know how to take care of their pets.
    1867 days ago
    Chili is so much better the 2nd or 3rd day
    1868 days ago
    That would be nice to be able to have Cooper as a service dog. Then he could go everywhere with you. Maggie would love to go to work with one of us I bet. Beats being alone in the house all day.

    The chili sounds good. Jim doesn't like beans, so chili with no beans is just sloppy joes.
    1868 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    Way to go
    1868 days ago
    You are fantastic. I know what you mean about having the dog keeping attacks at bay. Wishing you luck.

    1868 days ago
    I think you are doing GREAT! My pedometer reset itself on me again today, so I keep ending up with bad readings. Going to order a new one for me tonight. Now if I can only decide which one! So glad Cooper is doing ok.
    1868 days ago
    dog is a human's best friend :)
    and chili certainly does taste better the longer it sits.... the noodles soak up the juice. yummy yummy.
    1868 days ago
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