Monday, January 10, 2011

The Sunday Report

I know it's not Sunday, but I'm pretending right now.

Last night (when it really was Sunday), just as I was about to start on the Sunday report, Noah came out of his room sobbing.  At first I thought it was a nightmare, but it actually turned out to be an earache.  Poor kid was beside himself.  I gave him some medicine and brought him downstairs to snuggle by the fire, and he ended up falling asleep in my lap.  It's been a really long time since that has happened, and I have to tell you it was just delicious.  That is something I'm going to put in the bank to pull out the day he starts driving or something like that.

So, needless to say, I didn't get the Sunday Report done on Sunday, so now I'm pretending it's Sunday so I can get the Sunday report done.  I guess I could just call it the Monday report today, but, for some very strange reason, I just don't feel okay with that.

I had a great training week in many respects last week.  It was my first week back to running since the beginning of December, and I ran 5 days. Coach Mary and I are experimenting with more days of running per week, but less time of running each day to see how that works with my creaky old self.  I have to admit that every single minute of my running this week was on a treadmill, mostly because I have a hard time justifying getting all suited up to run sub-freezing temps for a run that is 15 minutes.  Seriously, it would take me longer to get dressed than it would to run, and since my treadmill is two steps from my family room, I went that route.  I do miss running outside, though, and might try to get at least one run outdoors this week.

I also had my first long ride since Syracuse 70.3 (um, yeah, that was in September....I've been busy!).  A two hour trainer ride, 90 minutes zone 2 and 30 minutes zone 3.

It was not pretty.  Let's just leave it at that.

Here are the numbers:

Swim:  1h 30m 4550 yds (Do you think the pool missed me?)
Bike:  4h 58m 35s trainer/spin class
Run:  1h 48m 47s 10.73 mi
Yoga and TRX:  2h

Total:  10h 17m 22s

All in all a very good week.  I now return you to your regularly scheduled Monday.  Thank you.


  1. Ear infections are no fun! Happy Sunday. :)

  2. Poor Noah! I hope he is better! I had earaches a lot when I was little, no fun at all!

    Great week - man, I need to try that TRX, everyone is talking about it!! Way to tough out the long ride on the drainer!

  3. I love it when my kids fall asleep on me, which is rare these days. Quite a treat indeed! Great training week!

  4. Poor guy... hope he's feeling better! And yay to a great training week! Yes, the pool misses you!

  5. Great workouts! I am sorry about your son. I hope he heals quickly! My son is 19 and I really miss when I could snuggle with him so make sure you cherish those moments.

  6. Happy Monday - ear aches suck. We just had a double ear infection over here. Good work fitting all the workouts in!

  7. I find that the increased frequency and lower duration work better for this creaky bod. Hope your son feels better soon.

  8. Nice training week!
    Poor Noah! Ear infections are the worst for little ones! I hope he feels better soon!


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