Training Goals – 5/24/10 – 5/30/10

But first – the recap. Not as good as last week, sadly.

Training Goals: 5/17 – 5/23

Monday: Rest – SUCCESS!

Tuesday: Run + Yoga (with the Ambitious One and Jen) – SUCCESS! I had a great run w/ Jen & the Ambitious one, and D was there, too! And then a fantastic Yin yoga class…I’d never tried Yin before, and after thinking I was going to hate it for the first 10 minutes, I started getting more into it, and ended up LOVING it! WOO!

Wednesday: Triple Day! Morning spin class + post-spin brick run (I am graduating to the 60 minute spin class), evening Open Water Swim (brrr…..) with the Ambitious One! I am hoping for a better experience this week – SUCCESS! My spin class was great, my post-spin brick (1.5 miles) came in at an average 9:48 pace (fast for me!), and the OWS was also great. I didn’t panic even once! My method of very very slow immersion into the water worked, and I was able to complete one lap with no hyperventilating! YAY!

Thursday: Swim + self-defense class w/ Jenhalf SUCCESS! I ran out of time to swim between work & self defense. BUT, self-defense class was awesome. It was our last class, and we graduated, and can now kick ass! I totally recommend that every woman in the Portland area attend this free series of classes. SO VERY WORTH IT.

Friday: Weights + Yoga – half SUCCESS!I returned to the Vinyasa class I’d attended last week, and it was really great again. There was a man playing a portable Harmonium throughout class, and that was kind of cool. At the end of class, he got up and said the following (not exactly, I am paraphrasing 3 days later, obviously)

Many of you know me, and know I haven’t been here for a few months. In March, I went to the doctor & found out I had cancer. After some testing and surgery, I was given 6 months to live. That was 3 weeks ago – so I guess I have 5 months and 1 week left. I do intend to stick around for another 5 years (at least). I am on a very aggressive round of chemo, and will not finish up with that until July. I have been sitting at home, nauseated, tired, and sad. It occurred to me this week that I could be home feeling sick and tired and sad, or I could come back to this class that has given me so much strength and support. I might still be sick and tired, but I will be filled with the love and healing energy of all of you. I don’t know how much time I really have left, but I want to spend what there is surrounding myself with love and positivity. And I want to remind you all to not worry about the small stuff. And almost everything is small stuff.

Ummm…so that wasn’t emotional or anything. But so true.

Saturday: Run – 5 miles – FAIL! (but this is small stuff, right?) Damian wouldn’t go in a shoe on Saturday.

Sunday: Hagg Lake OWS + Hilly Hagg Lake Bike – FAIL! I woke up about 1:30 am Sunday morning sick as a dog. I actually did get up Sunday morning at dark o’clock to start getting ready for my swim. After throwing up for the 4th time in 4 hours, I decided that perhaps today was not my day for OWS triumph. I texted the Ambitious One to tell her I was a) sick; b) dehydrated; and c) contemplating entering a convent. Then, I barfed again, and went back to bed. At about noon, I was able to keep down water & a cracker. I took a 1.5 hour nap in the afternoon (and if you know me, you know that is unprecedented – I do not nap) and did nothing all day but sleep and sip water. I didn’t even turn on the internets! That is sick!

ANYWAYS – on to this week.

Training Goals: 5/24 – 5/30

Monday: Easy swim

Tuesday: Run + Yoga

Wednesday: Triple Day! Morning spin class + post-spin brick run, evening Open Water Swim with the Ambitious One!

Thursday: Swim 

Friday:  Yoga + Bike (actual plan – bike to & from yoga!)

Saturday: Run 5 miles + party prep (yay! Brad’s 40th birthday)

Sunday: Rest/Recover from said party

Some things – like runs & bikes – are dependent on my foot. I am not pushing anything right now, and reserve the right to substitute runs/bikes for weights/swims/yoga without any warning our without counting that as a fail.

2 responses to “Training Goals – 5/24/10 – 5/30/10

  1. Wow, what a story from the Harmonium player. All he said is so true!

    Looks like you did pretty well last week, regardless of Damian… Good luck in the upcoming week. As long as Damian is around, I think switching some workouts is a fair trade!

  2. Sounds like a great workout week minus the sickness part. Thanks for posting the part about the Harmonium player. Very touching and very true and a good reminder about how to live our lives.

    Ann-Marie