Indoor Tracks are My Saving Grace

So I ran this morning.... in the indoor track... AGAIN...

The weather here has been so iffy that I cant risk running outside. On my way home I was trying to analyze the weather, until I saw the lightning bolt. At that point, I had to accept that I would be running on the indoor track. So.. I got dressed and ran 8 miles on the track. You have to run 16 laps on the track for a mile, so I ran 134 laps lol. I kept a pretty steady pace, until the 6th mile. I wanted to spike my heart rate up a bit and so I picked up the pace, and then took it easy on the last mile. I felt fantastic but my legs are a little wobbly. Now, most of you might think that it's boring, but it's actually not that bad.

So let me give you a little background on the indoor track. It's an old track with only two lanes and it is pretty much overlooking the whole gym. When you run around it you can look at all the workout fools below you. Since I have been working out at the gym more, I recognize some of the "regulars". Most of the time these "regulars" don't make any conversation with you, and you like to keep it that way. However, every once in a while one of the "regulars" wants to make some conversation. It's absolutely frickin obnoxious. Like my eff-off face doesn't tell you enough. Anywho, I had two of the "regulars" ask me if I had been running for like 3 hours. No, you moron.. I know you probably haven't been there that long. I politely told him no and went on my merry way. Tomorrow I swim in the morning, and it'll be my last day working out until Monday since I'm traveling this weekend.

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Back on the Saddle

I know that I've been off and on again on the blogging stream, but I really do want to continue on this journey. It's amazing to read over my older workouts and see how I felt, what I conquered, and where I struggled. Like they say "there is no strength where there is no struggle".

And just like my quote, I've struggled these last couple of months. My grandpa finally passed away after fighting for his life, and slowly becoming a vegetable. My whole entire family was with him when he took his last final breath, which was bizarre. I had just come back from a trip the night before, and my cousin from Nashville had flown in for that weekend. As much as it was painful to go visit him, I wouldn't have done it any other way. To honor his memory I'll be racing Miami Man in his memory. He always thought I was crazy for working out all the time, so now I can finally bring him with me :)

So let me tell you what I've been up to. I've been trying to work out 1 hr - 1.5 hrs a day with 2-4 hour workouts on the weekends. This is how I've been breaking up my workout schedule:

Mon: Bike/Swim
Tues: Bike/Run
Wed: Bike/Swim
Thurs: RUN
Fri: Swim
Sat: RUN
Sun: Brick or Bike

It seems like a lot and it kind of is lol. However, this is momentary. Today was my Bike/Swim day, and instead of doing both workouts in the afternoon, I did a 45 minute bike in the morning with a high cadence and swam in the afternoon. I swam a little over a mile, and had tired arms by the end. Tomorrow I have a pretty long run since I won't be able to workout this weekend. See, life always gets in the way and sometimes you have to move/change your workouts. Well, I literally am traveling all weekend so I have to workout harder this week and switch some things around. In about two weeks I have another trip where I won't be able to fully workout. Tomorrow's workout will consist of 8-10 miles depending on how I'm feeling. Until then... happy trails :)
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