Monday, July 27, 2009

Swim Time is not too bad

Went in the pool at lunch today. Did 800 m in 20 minutes. A few hard laps, a fair bit of resting. Methinks with some stroke/breathing improvements, I could definitely shave 2-3 minutes off that time, maybe get close to the 2 minute mark for 100 m. I think I forgot a lot of stuff the coaches on swim team taught us (or maybe they didn't?). Like, I get all out of sync with my breathing, on crawl and breaststroke and it kills me by the end of a few laps. And how to properly do a flip turn, I'm either too close (ouch!) or too far and only my toes touch the wall - fat lot of good that does!! Definitely need to sign up for a tri club, I think - have to talk to DH when he is back about joining the club at Mt.Royal in the spring. Maybe get some personal training between now and then. But in the meantime, find a doc to get this thyroid in order and maybe address the recent knee pain...
Gosh, I seem to be falling apart! Like I hit 40 and the warranty ran out :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Art and Exhaustion of Kids Birthday Parties

Well, it is done. My 7 y.o. ds's birthday party. Pirate themed, backyard, hot sun, water pistols, chips, cheezies and cake. The amount of noise 7 boys and 2 girls can make is astounding. The silence tonight in the house is fabulous... I'm exhausted (30 degree heat will do that to me), but satisified that things went very well, no crying, no fights, every one seemed happy. Even the kid who didn't want to get wet was soaked in the end ! Gotta upload photos and vids for dh to see, as he is overseas in Manchester UK. THink I'll go for a swim tomorrow, and pick up a new Nike+ band on the way home!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Getting Back on The Bandwagon and ...

Did 2 bootcamps last week, plus bike riding. Starting to feel like I'm getting back in shape. But Need to register for a fall run or I won't keep up with the running! And then a tri next year will be hopeless!

We had a fun weekend camping with the kiddies at Cataract Creek, but did I take any pics? No! Funny how a weekend away seems like a lot longer. But the mound of laundry seems like more than 2 days as well - how is that???

Back to work tomorrow, although only a regular weekend, feels like I'm coming back from vacation :)