Saturday, September 15, 2012

Riding on Past

How long does one get to ride their Half Ironman "success" before they have to start training again?

Because today while I was suffering through a sprint interval swim workout, I honestly thought to myself, "Why am I fecking doing THIS? I did a half ironman a week ago today."

But I rocked the swim, because that's how I roll.  I didn't WANT to swim though.  I really just wanted an excuse to wear my new swimsuit...  it's freaking AWESOME.  Or, is it SUPER?

"Honey, Where is my Super Suit?"

And then, a few minutes later when I was "doing legs" and ready to cry (seriously, holy mother of god I was REALLY ready to cry, not kidding) the same thought went through my head again... "I feel like I DID A HALF IRONMAN a week ago WHY AM I DOING THIS?!"

But I did it.  And then when that was over, I stood there and thought, huh. Plank off?

And you know what a plank off with another triathlete leads to...?

WHOA WHOA WHOA, cool your jets people.  We were at the YMCA, hell oh!  Jeez.  But there was gasping.

It leads to an ab workout that makes you lay on the floor and weep a little.  With pleasure or pain, it's hard to say.

I definitely feel like I did a half ironman a week ago today.  And the bike, and the run, and the swim are not appealing to me right now.  And neither is the rower.  And forget it, I'm not going to spin class.  Elliptical's are for sissies with 2 feet.... and the stairs of doom look like the opposite of fun right now.

BUT, the thing is, I like my Triathlete Barbie Figure.

I think I look pretty good these days. So I can't just quit doing the things that keep me in short skirts and cute tops.  I need to do SOMETHING.  But...  I just did a Half Ironman a week ago, and I'm not ready to enjoy it yet.

I know, I know, I'm an AWOL SportsBackers Marathon Training Team Member, and there are reasons, and I'll get to those later... they have to do with my Right Foot.  It's an election year... Right and Left are definitely not on the same page.


Jen said...

I miss you!!! <3

Pam said...

Why yes. Yes, you ARE looking good these days!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I might just be able to start training for a tri, IF I could get a Barbie body like that too. You look great. (Still LOVE that suit too)

Yo Momma Runs said...

That is a sweet swimsuit!!