Technically, training starts in two weeks, but this week is officially going to be the Calm Before the Storm (the storm of training that is). When I first started developing my training plan back in December, I had originally planned on taking a full week off of training prior to starting the official plan. However, with the time off of running I had with my foot, I don’t think I am going to take a full week off anymore. I am going to back off a bit this week though and do some shorter workouts. No 3 hour trainer rides at least.
A light week actually fits the schedule nicely because I am in meetings again all week and I am going to have limited time for workouts. Not to mention that Thursday is Lá Fhéile Pádraig* and we plan on going to Brewery Vivant’s official Grand Opening to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland by eating corned beef and cabbage and drinking copious amounts of beer. It is what he would have wanted.
You Know You Are (Or Married To) A Triathlete When
It is a Friday night and you spend movie night on the trainer. Jennie and I watched Inception, she on the couch, me on the bike. It was a perfect movie for getting in a long trainer session. It was super engaging and made the time fly by. The special effects were top notch and it had a pretty good story.
After the ride, I moved upstairs to catch the 2nd half of Notre Dame in the Big East tournament. They were doing great until BDD had to jinx things and they lost it in overtime. At least they still got a #2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
I’m a Winner
A Punk Rock Racing shirt!!!! How awesome is that! Thanks a ton Red!
And finally, Jennie and I signed up for the Cupcake Marathon. I’m sure you all have heard about the Cupcake Marathon, but if not, it is a virtual race from March 14th to 26th during which time you have to log 26.2 miles (they have a half marathon option as well). It doesn’t have to be all at once though. Head over to their site for all the details. Jennie was all over the idea of
doing a marathon free cupcake recipes. Head on over to her blog and wish her luck.
I know I said “And finally” already, but one last thing. Bailey recently figured out that he can look out my office window. He doesn’t bark or anything, just watches. He’ll watch Jennie leave for work in the morning which makes it even harder for her to leave.
Thanks for reading. Have a great week!
*Or St. Patrick’s Day if your Gaelic is rough. St. Paddy’s Day is acceptable, but never St. Patty’s Day.