Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Sunday Report

Look at's Sunday, and I'm writing the Sunday report well after my unplugging time of 9 p.m., and I'm eating a big bowl of cereal as my dessert from the bar of chocolate I just finished.  Just call me Mrs. Rule Breaker.

Team Train-This had a great testing day at our Downtown Y in Syracuse today.  They have a multi-rider Computrainer system, so we were able to get 13 of us (who came from far and near in not great weather conditions) through a 10 mile all out bike test today.  We had such a fun time sweating it out, and then had a great lunch after.

Coach Mary is sifting through all of the data, so I will be interested to see what she has to say.  One thing I know, is that I do not work hard enough on the trainer.  That might have something to do with the fact that I am watching Dexter while I ride...hmmm...I might have to rethink my in-ride entertainment.

Anyway, I think I might be coming out of my emotional fog I was in earlier this week.  Thank you again for all your kind comments.  Training was great this week in terms of time spent...not so great in terms of execution.  My legs just weren't showing up on the bike until today, which is okay since the bike test was today.  My running is coming along nicely, but I still didn't make it outside.  My 30 minute run yesterday was supposed to be outside, but it was cold and sloppy and I was already dressed for inside after yoga, and the treadmill won out when I thought about the 15 minutes it would take to change and then the 30 minutes it would take to warm up after the run, so my 30 minute run would actually end up taking an hour and 15 minutes.

Here are the numbers:

Swim:  2h 21m 7300 yds
Bike:  5h 54m 25s on trainer
Run:  1h 50m 26s 11.12 mi
Yoga/TRX:  1h 50m

Total:  11h 55m 51s

In other news, tonight I convinced my best friend, Ellen, to do the Rev3Tri South Carolina in October!!  She will do the olympic on Saturday while I cheer myself hoarse for her, and then she will do the same for me on Sunday while I'm racing the half.  I am SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!

And one more thing for all of you fans of the funny things my kids do.  Noah, my 4 year old, has recently discovered the joys of going commando.  I've had to start asking him if he has underwear on.  Yesterday he came into our room and Kel and I both asked him if he was wearing underwear.  He said yes, with a straight face.  I said, "Show me."  He did...and had no underwear on!  I think I might start calling him "The Lying Commando."

Seriously, look at this face.  How can you be mad at that?

Ellen told me I should just tell him his you-know-what will fall off if he doesn't wear underwear.  And now you know why she is my best friend.

Have a great week!!


  1. Your bike test reminds me of 10k tests I used to do on the rowing machine when I was on crew SCARY!

    And lol on the commando, Nolan went through the same stage at 4 and still does it from time to time :)

  2. Great training - but it was the Noah story that made my grin from ear to ear. Tyler is the same way -- he has a face you just can't be mad at!

  3. What's even that his shirt says "freestyle..."

  4. oh that looks like such fun getting to ride with folks and get info !!! love it

  5. As long as he wears underwear on gym days when he has to change in the locker room...

  6. Underwear? What's that? I'm kidding.

    Great catch @sahm3k on the shirt. Made me laugh even harder!

  7. Oh man, he is so cute.

    The commando thing reminds me of a Seinfeld episode. So funny.

  8. Can I just tell you that my 8 year old STILL fights us about wearing underwear! He has been known to put them on for his 'check' then go back into his room and take them back off before leaving for school! We just make him do his own laundry!

  9. As a mom of 3 boys I loved your commando story! :-)

    The bike test group actually looks fun. Totally cool to have best friend support at the Oct Rev3 event! I hope to check them out in the future, such a great idea.

  10. My son does the same thing! I so want to try a computrainer!

  11. That is the way to do some testing right there!!!

    Nice work!

  12. Remember the "Mom saying" of always making sure you have clean underwear on in case you're in an NO underwear better or worse than dirty??

  13. So many great things in the post. First, that face on Noah is too much! :) Second, I love that you ate cereal after the chocolate bar after your unplug time! REBEL!!! Third, I read People Magazine when I bike... hum... maybe I should reevaluate my trainer plan as well.

    I'm so jealous of the group bikes! Looks awesome!

  14. Wish I could have been there teammate x 2! Next time for sure. After I get done nursing myself back to health.

    Commando? Who cares?! Way to scare him to death though. I mean... c'mon, his boys need some fresh air. Can you blame a guy?!

  15. You can also tell hime the underwear police at school will check! Works!

  16. isn't Dexter amazing? what season are you on??

  17. my son likes to go commando too. Mostly I just let it go. :)


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