Thursday, August 03, 2006

HIATUS

I have too much going on. I can't blog for awhile. Unless something really amazing happens. (Except everything that happens, I think is really amazing.)

I'm going to keep my Garrett to Gulf and Ellie's Tour d'Amerique maps up to date (more or less.) For anyone who doesn't realize it, these are the maps showing my bike and run mileage as point-to-point trips: running from Deep Creek Lake in Maryland to Panama City Beach, FL, and biking from Florence, OR to Ocean City, MD. Check my sidebar for links.

I'm in a down time training-wise... discouraged and tired. Some injuries trying to happen in my feet and knees. I took yesterday off training, taking a nap instead of swimming, which was supposed to replace an 85-mile ride. Today I did the swim, in Deep Creek Lake, very choppy with wind and boat wakes. It felt good and up until an hour ago I though, hmm, I should do that every day -- but now I've got a crick in my neck and shoulder, can tell I was fighting "surf." Still, in an hour I did 2250 yds; three years ago I could only swim a mile (1760 yds) of freestyle in that time.

Tomorrow I'll do something for an hour or so, rest on Saturday, and then do a long bike on Sunday.

Seems I can't do the training AND live my life AND work AND blog about it all. Something has to give.

6 comments:

Flo said...

I know how you feel. All of it!!! My training has been blah and I don't have time for the computer. Ugh!!! Well, ease up but keep us posted if anything exciting happens.

runr53 said...

Come back when you can! Until then... Run Good!

bunnygirl said...

We all know the feeling, and there are only so many hours in a day.

Stay healthy and check back when you're ready. We'll be here!

jessie_tri_mn said...

I've been terrible with blog reading, you're right something has just got to give sometimes.

Have a good break, train strong :)

*jeanne* said...

I don't seem to do ANY of it very effectively: work, train or blog.

I think I'm being abducted daily by aliens...

Or my OTHER personalities are living little unknown lives of their own with MY body...

Rachel said...

No kidding. You can try what I did and get a killer stomach bug when things get really hectic. Nasty stomach bug trumps everything else. Of course, it's hard to enjoy the down-time...