Saturday, January 26, 2013


Meh - that is how I have felt since returning from vacation.  I just can't get myself motivated this month & frankly, I don't care.  Actually, it has been pretty nice to sleep in every weekend & nap on a Sunday afternoon.  In fact, last Sunday I spent the entire day in my PJs.  I read my book club pick, I caught up on my DVR'd shows, took a nap & made a big pot of chili.  I did not swim, bike, run, yoga or any other fitness activity.

It's funny, I see all the Saturday group runs going on & I really want to run with them but so far I haven't been able to motivate myself to get up early on Saturday.  I still run on Saturdays but it is later in the morning.  Maybe when it warms up it will be easier to get out this so early.

Honestly, running is the only thing I have been doing regularly   I am happy with how it is going especially when I think back to this time last year when I wasn't able to run at all.  I have been averaging about 10 miles a week since Thanksgiving.  Even though it has been cold the past week I am still getting my runs in outside.  I was in Minneapolis for work a couple of weeks ago & I ran 2 of the 3 morning outside when I was there.  It was actually pretty awesome & a great way to see the city even though it was cold!  I hope to continue to slowly build my weekly running average to 15 miles a week.  The key word is slowly.

Now swimming & biking have been in the dumper this month.  I haven't been on my bike or to a spin class since our December rides in Florida.    I have managed a little better in the pool but not much.  I have made it to the pool a whopping 4 times so far this year.

Part of the lack of motivation is due to the fact that I have no grand race plans this year.   My main goal is to maintain a Sprint triathlon level base fitness all year.  Basically, I want to be able to complete a sprint triathlon at a moments notice.  It may not be a PR performance but I can comfortably complete it.  I do want to do some new races in my area.  Here are a few of the races I am contemplating - I have not signed up for any of them yet.

Heart & Sole Tri - Versailles, KY - April 20th - First in Philly's Race Report
Tri for Joe - Cincinnati, OH - May 25th  - Big Daddy Diesel's Race Report
Trybee Island Sprint - Tybee Island, GA - June 9th
Asheville Triathlon - Asheville, NC - July 21st
Armco Park Triathlon - Lebanon, OH - August 4th
Atomic Sprint - Oak Ridge, TN - September 28th - Tri Fatty's Race Report

I am on track for the 13 in 2013 challenge.  I have signed up for #2 - Tackle the Miles virtual 5K the week of 2/1 - 2/8.   You can sign up HERE - it's a freebie.

Oh I signed up for this January challenge but it was dismal failure.  Pushups were hurting my right wrist so bad that I could barely do a downdog in yoga.  So after the first week I quit the pushup challenge.  I am thinking about giving the Fab Abs challenge a try in February though - still some pushups but not nearly as many.

Since the HBBC went so well I plan to do the SBBC.  It runs March 4 - April 21st.  Which is perfect timing since I will be returning home from China on the 1st & will be ready to get into the spring training groove.

I got this in the mail on Friday - a thank you to the Bia Kickstarter supporters.

I cannot wait to get my Bia Watch on my wrist this Spring!  If you missed pre-ordering one on Kickstarter they are having another pre-order special.  You can order your own Bia watch at intro pricing & get a 30% discount for life HERE!

My final rambling today - I may not be doing a lot of Swim, Bike & Running lately but I have been reading a lot about it.  I am currently reading Swim Bike Mom's book Triathlon for the Every Women.  Let me tell you it is a great book!  One of my next posts will be a review of the book AND a giveaway!  I pre-ordered 2 of these books last fall because I knew it would be that good & I would want one to keep & one to share.  Stay tuned!

Well, I guess I did have a few things to say today.  Congrats if you made it this far!


  1. Looks like you have a good race schedule this year!! I can't wait to hear your review on Swim Bike Moms book!! I want to order it just haven't had a chance to do it yet.

  2. I am the same way about getting up for early runs. I think it is this frigid weather that we have been having. I just want to stay in bed under the covers and know that it won't be roasting if I wait until later to run...

  3. I know all about the "meh". You look outside, it's cold and cloudy and you're still in flannel with no plans of getting out of it. Yep. It's ok, no hurry, once the sun comes back out, you'll come around! :)

  4. Tri for Joe is AWESOME!!! My Favorite race in Ohio!! It is the wacky swim course that rocks. Which isnt that bad, just looks funky on paper



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