Saturday, May 22, 2010

What time is it?

Most people hate Mondays and love the weekends. Well, I am the opposite. Mondays I work from home and it's also my off day. So I can wake up at a 'normal' hour - not when the bars close, like on the weekends.

This morning Big J had fishing charters (yes, our beaches are still oil free and are crystal blue)and his wake up time is 4am. So, I'm up with him. My alarm is set for 5 - so why not wake up early, enjoy some coffee, and watch some Suze Orman? Sounds like a good morning to me!

Per the schedule I needed 50 'just get in the mileage' ride today. So I threw out a post on the face as well on yahoo groups to see who wanted to head out with me. Thankfully, we had an awesome group! 6 people showed up at 6:30 and we had a wonderful 55ish mile ride in the back roads of Walton County. We where chased by a few random country dogs and almost got hit by grandma - but other then that, it reminded me why I love this sport so much. Good company, good (well, HOT, but good) weather, great pace, and beautiful scenery. This was well worth the 4am wake up.



This is Scott and Norton - Norton is new to our group and we where so happy he showed up to ride. He's also doing IMFL...and might be coached by my coach! Which is kind of odd...because his name is Scott...Norton. Hmm.

After the ride - Burk and I decided to head to the pool and jump in. Literally. I finally broke down and purchased a year pool pass (I've been using an expired one for a long time..whoops) and have been going to the pool as much as possible. Ahh..the cold water felt awesome. Ok. We did a few laps. Maybe 500 yards. But it felt great to stretch out.

I'm finally back into the swing of things after taking my week off. I had a 10 mile run on Thursday - which I had to do AFTER work since I slept through my alarm. Which I will never do again. It's hot here - and when that sun is either directly at your back, or right in your face, it's about 100000 worse. I learned my lesson. But I've been swimming like crazy, running like a fool, and biking like I stole the princess. And love every minute of it. Life is good. :)

Random question -
Does anyone have a 'triathlon room'? We have a spare room which is full of bikes, fishing poles, and surf boards. Oh yeah. A bed as well. But I'm slowing morphing it into our 'sports' room. Any suggestions on organization? It's right by our front door which makes it perfect just to throw stuff. I might go and walk around home depot organization area to get some ideas - but anything will be helpful!

Random Picture:

Here are our flowers from the wedding last week. ALL of the flowers either came from the brides back yard or her mothers. And they where perfect. You will also see the best idea ever when it comes to adult beverages - Sophias. Little cans of champagne that have pink 'flex' straws. Ahhh..perfect.

11 comments:

Anne said...

Wow! That's a lot of working out...and very early in the morning! You are truly impressive.

Keith said...

I like early morning workouts. Get'er done before it gets hot and the roads fill up with idiots.

A big chunk of the basement is for workout stuff. I have a section covered with that interlocking matting and a yoga mat on top of that. All the stretchy cords are there, as is the computer I can see when on the bike trainer so I can read the workout or watch movies. A player for the ipod. Storage for the tri related stuff. A worn out bike tire keeps the rampaging fitness ball under control. I stretch a lot more, and a lot more regularly since I put the matting down. Which is good.

Tricia said...

great pics

Christi said...

I love the fact that the oil has not hit your beaches!

Keep up the great workouts!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

3 cheers for early morning wake ups especially for a great training ride! If the rec ctr we park at to do our hill rides had a pool, i'd pay big bucks to be able to jump in after our long, hot as hell rides! We don't have a tri room but more like a workout room. We have 2 trainers set up (his & hers) for the bikes, rubber matting to protect the wood floors, weight bench, rack of dumbbells, stereo, etc. In the closet, i have plastic organization drawers for all of our tri gear, clothes, etc. It's wonderful!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

No triathlon room... but a media room with 2 and soon to be 3 really neat finishers (IM)shadow boxes. Maybe by the end of the year it will be 5....

Dont you just hate dogs on rides, not knowing how they are going to react??

RR said...

We dont have a triathlon room, we have a triathlon house and it is totally out of hand. Please share your organization ideas!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Thats what I love about the sport, you always can find people to train with

I have a tri dungeon in my basement. I have old book shelves and use old shoe boxes to store stuff.

Gina said...

Suze Orman, NO!!!!! DO NOT LISTEN!

Have a good day off! Miss ya! :)

kristen said...

Your so lucky to always have people ready to workout. It's my biggest struggle here. Most of my bikes are solo and it's not cool.

glad your back to your normal sick intense workouts!!

Jon Gilchrist said...

champagne in a can...brilliant...