Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Going back to basics

…and to the most basic of basics…

This morning, I took my un-calibrated Polar R200sd toy and went for my scheduled 2 mile run. I noticed that the previously Joseph-mapped 2 mile run got clocked on the Polar as approximately 1.85 miles. So tonight, I hope to go to the track with Joseph and calibrate it. Yes. To track practice with the BAA. That is laughable. Since they need the inside lane and I will need it as well, we will go a little early so that I can do my business. Joseph said maybe afterwards, I can help time or something.

Anyway, this is the beginning of my training. I have four weeks of base building. Time to ramp up distance and get used to running again. Then I have four weeks of hill running. Then I will start adding speedwork once a week. All of this is leading up to what I hope is the Kansas City Marathon at the beginning of October. I hope Missouri is a a fun place. Not like Birmingham when my friend H and I ran the Mercedes Half Marathon. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. Should have done the stupid marathon so I wouldn't have to go back to Alabama again. But anyway, I digress...

I need to do my non-tennis elbow therapy starting this week. I think that it's a good way to start getting used to some sort of lifting routine since light weights are involved. In a couple of weeks I'll add biking and then also swimming. Phew. So much to do, so little time. Need to learn to juggle the schedule.

Anyway, I have gained about 5 pounds since my 4 week sojourn around the world. And I felt every single ounce. UGH. Fat. Slow. Slug. I must get this weight off. Of course, going for Dim Sum with Debbie for lunch certainly didn't help the cause.

I brought in plenty of food so tonight before I leave the office, I will eat dinner. Then go to track. After track, I will come home and have my tea and half a serving of Neiman Marcus Alcohol cake. YUM!

Speaking of Neiman Marcus, I have to go up there and some stuff for my skincare regimen. And speaking of buying stuff, we are going to go shopping for a tent this weekend. This is my gift to Joseph for Valentines Day - a tent. Okay… it was not a TENT, per se. It was an IOU for a test. I am real good with the IOU's. Just ask Joseph. LOL! Anyway, we hope to camp at the end of the month when Joseph participates in the Webster Lake Tri. It will be fun! I wonder where we will lock up the bikes, though.

4 Comments:

Blogger Chris Hughes said...

You can of course calibrate the Polar on ANY lane of the track!

5:01 PM  
Blogger deborah said...

YOU? are going to ... CAMP???? hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

You can put the bikes in the hotel room with you! Do you seriously expect me to believe that you are going to spend the night in a tent?

9:08 AM  
Blogger J said...

GAH!!!!!

11:49 AM  

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