I'm really not sure whether riding the trainer is doing more for training my body or my mind. Because holy hell - is it boring! I need to figure out a way to set my laptop up next to the bike so that my ear buds will stretch far enough. I didn't spend a ton of money on my trainer and it is a bit loud so I think the ear buds will be necessary. I think an old school wooden TV tray that I have will do the trick, but I didn't think of it in my early morning haze today.
Backing up a little: Christmas day turned gray and cold and windy. I was busy from the time I got up until nearly dark with gift opening, 8 AM mass, food prep, family lunch/gift opening, family visiting, etc. I had full intention of doing the virtual 5K, but as it got later - my motivation waned. My husband said he was going to go for a walk before it got dark and I decided to go with him. My sis-in-law joined us. Man it was cold. Wished I had on my running tights under my jeans. But it was great to get out and move - even if just a tad over 2 miles at a brisk walk. So much for a 5K. Time with family is so important. Did spend quite a bit of time after we got back cleaning up the mess from having 7 adults and 8 children in our house all day. We kept the meal simple with soup, chili, hot dogs (for kids) and mini-sandwiches. I did get a few veggies in since I had talked my father-in-law into bringing a veggie tray. Still way overate though - my gut wasn't right all night.
Yesterday I tried to get up and moving pretty early as I am way behind on a project that needs to bid early next month. I went to the office and got to work on the specifications. I spent most of the day on it, but lost motivation late afternoon and started surfing blogs. Oops. I did work on another project that a contractor had called on for a bit. But it got late on me fast and I headed home for dinner (having skipped lunch and was totally starving). A couple bowls of leftover chili and my tank was topped off, but I still had stuff to do around the house and then chilled out with Netflix. Should have worked out.
Got up early this morning and jumped on the trainer by 6:30. I drank a bottle of water while on it and listened to music. I spent an hour talking myself out of cutting it short. I played with resistance some and cadence some and tried to distract myself with the music and thinking about what all I need to do today. But in the end, I was super glad when my watch said my hour was up. Got showered up and sent my husband off with my daughter for an early basketball practice. She is in a tournament this weekend and I nearly spaced that her practice was at 8:30 this morning. It is hard for me to grasp that it is Thursday already! Decided to stay home and work for a bit (surfing the blogs first of course - LOL). Need to get a couple invoices pulled together so I'd better get at it.
Swim: 15,700 yds / 25,000
Bike: 830.9 mi / 1000
Run: 334.0 mi / 350
Days until Tour De Cure: 156
HBBC Points: 4.3 points