Posted by: Kayle | January 24, 2010

Couple Weekend

This weekend, Tim came into town. YAY!  😀 We hadn’t seen each other for about 2.5 weeks so just seeing him was great. But the real reason I’m writing about it, is that for the first time since last summer, I was well enough to go with him in the mornings to work out.  Originally we planned to run together on Saturday, but it was all rainy so I did a workout on the trainer.  Those who know me well, know that I have a certain competitive/stubborn streak that tends to dictate much of my life. So naturally, even though Tim was sitting on the couch watching TV, I pushed myself insanely hard on the trainer (it’s in the same room). I went hard for 30 mins and felt pretty good during the work out.  I knew I had pushed myself a bit too hard shortly afterward. I was completely drained of energy. I took a 2 hour nap to try to get some energy back, but it didn’t help. I spent the rest of the day semi-cranky and devoid of energy on my couch. 😦  Ok…have to take it slower.  Lesson learned.  Jeez.

Then today, Tim and I went down to the river trails to go running. It’s a long day for both of us…except my “long” at this point is 2 miles whereas Tim had 6 miles planned. So we started together, but ran in different directions ( I think we’re both a little self-conscious/ competitive) and at different speeds.  I’ll admit, the run was pretty tough for me. It was much colder (I’m a cold wimp) than I’m used to, the wind was in my face, and my legs were completely shot. All excuses aside, I managed to run a full 2 miles, walking a bit for a total of about 2.2 miles.

All in all, I’m happy with the weekend. My pace on the run was faster (most of the time) than the pace I ran last week. Also, I was able to push myself hard on the bike, and complete a “long” run the next day.

Tomorrow, I add swimming. Let’s just say “interesting” will probably not suffice as an appropriate adjective for my swimming skills. I’ll post sometime this week and let you know alllll about it.

Carpe diem!

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