Today has been chock full of good stuff and it’s not even 2 o’clock – I love it!
- I ran this morning! It was brief and it was slow, but it was almost pain-free, so I’m calling it a victory. I made it two miles at a …well, let’s call it a “relaxed” pace. My booty felt great. My hammy was still barking at me, but not until I was past the 1.5-mile point. This is excellent progress and really started my day off on the right foot. *groan* On tap for this week is more stretching, more rollering and more taking it easy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a long run of 4 miles next weekend.
- I swam in a heated pool this morning! IronHubs has access to a nice pool through his work that is inconvenient to use (it’s about 20-30 minute drive from our house and he has to accompany me, since it’s for employees only), but – check this out – completely deserted on the weekends. Believe me, I know exactly how lucky I am! I went a little bit further this morning – 750 meters – and it felt really good. I was slow, of course, but my pace was consistent with my training last year, so I’m happy that I don’t seem to have lost too much swim fitness since September. I have gotten awfully used to those wetsuit-assisted swim times, though!
- The sun came out today! I am NOT complaining about the cold, believe me (I know better!), but the last four days have been nonstop gloomy, cloudy and gray. Weather like that puts me in a really blech-y mood. It’s still chilly here, but seeing the sun makes everything better.
- I’ve decided to join my local TRI club! This is such a huge, huge, HUGE step outside my comfort zone that I can’t believe I’m even thinking about it. I’m not a social butterfly, but every so often I get a real longing to meet more people (*ahem* in the real world – why don’t all of you live in my neighborhood???) who share my athletic interests. About two years ago, I joined a meetup group for a running club here in my town, but I never went to a single meeting. I got their constant emails and reminders but I made excuse after excuse not to go. The times weren’t convenient, I wasn’t training for the same races…yadda yadda yadda. It was all fear and intimidation talking, of course. What if they’re all younger than me? What if they’re all faster than me? What if they’re not friendly? What if the girls all have smooth, pretty hair and big boobs? (“Oh, hello, Massive Insecurity! I didn’t see you there.”) Well, this time around I still have all those same fears and insecurities but I’m not letting them stop me! Even if I’m the slowest, most uncoordinated, oldest and ugliest girl in the club.
What good news do you have today??