Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hump Day Run/Abs

After being up half the night with a daughter vomiting all over her bed (thank you - yes - 4 loads of laundry between midnight and 6 AM), I wasn't much feeling the love on the workout front even though the weather was pretty awesome again (50's).  Plus I have been falling behind on some work things so I had to suck it up and get a couple projects knocked out.  Thankfully, my husband was home today and could help out.  First we did the housework, then he ran some errands while I worked at home and said sick girly rested, then he stayed home while I took care of a couple of clients and then mother-in-law pinch hit until I could get home while he went to pick up our beef from the locker (our freezer is STOCKED!)

So when I was catching up with Facebook, etc and Stacy IM'd me to work out tonight I was like "Yep!  Need to do that!"  She came over about 8:30 with safety vests in hand and we headed out for a walk/run.  We did 3.5 miles!  Yay!  I was struggling a little at the end.  Legs were begging for some mercy.  So I got off my feet when we got home and did AbRipperX!  What fun! 

I made a list of some things I need to do tomorrow.  It looks like I'll be stuck at home with my sick daughter, but I have plenty to do.  I just feel so bad for her.  She is bummed about missing school.  Funny, her brother would KILL to miss.  Weather continues to be mild here so we'll see if I can get out after my husband gets home from work. 

I'm toying with the idea of doing CTER's virtual ironman (half?? whole??) and am trying to think through how I could get in all the workouts I'd need to do in the next four weeks (the last of which I'll be in Vegas though that might work in my favor weather-wise).  If the weather remains nice, it would help a lot.  But February in Missouri isn't usually super conducive to a lot of bike time and I still don't own a trainer (though I'm hoping an exercise bike would count).  I've been slacking at the pool so this would help nudge me to get those workouts done.  I also would hope this would help me kick into gear my training for the April duathlon and the St. Pat's 5K.  I just finished telling everyone this weekend how much I love virtual races.  How about the mother of all distances?  Spreading it over a month might be the only chance in hell I'd have of finishing it right now.  By tomorrow I want to put my money where my mouth is. 

Better get to bed.  Who knows how many times I'll have to be up before the sun peeks over the horizon.  Just 7 hours until I have to make my son's lunch and scoot him off to school.  Nighty night!


  1. Glad you got to do a workout with all the stuff you gotta do. Sorry to hear your daughter is not feeling well.

    Hmm... a virtual triathlon. I will have to consider it too.

  2. I am so sorry your daughter is sick. I hope she is feeling better now.

    Great job on the workouts. You seem to be doing very well with the running.. Rock it out girl!

    I have been toying with the idea of doing the virtual tri as well. I just don't know if I want to swim yet. Right now that is my weakness. It takes so much to go to the gym and swim. I don't know if I have the energy to do it!

  3. Doing the CTER 140.6 over the month would be cool. Do it!

  4. I would need at least a month to do it... and forever to do the swimming. Unless walking laps with my 2-year old in the Mommy & Me 'swim' class counts :P

    Good luck with it! I think it sounds like an awesome idea for you :)

  5. The CTER virtual Ironman sounds like fun! Maybe I will consider doing it, since we just registered for our first real triathlon!

    I hope your daughter feels better!