I don't know what I was thinking when I loaded my gut up with pizza only an hour or so before jumping on the trainer for 70 minutes. That's not true. I was thinking "Damn, this spicy chicken pizza tastes good with this full octane Coke!" And then I was thinking "I really had intended to get a workout in tonight and I shouldn't be such a wuss."
So I ate a gluttonous dinner and slogged through trainer time while watching more Gossip Girl on Netflix. I played with the resistance and cadence as I have before. I find that I can't achieve the lung-crushing feeling of hill climbing that I get from riding outdoors. Not sure if I'm worried about that yet. I know I can do some hill training when weather is more conducive.
In other news, I went on a relatively nice walk with my husband this afternoon (who ragged on me about my Netflix addiction). We probably went around 2 miles (pretty standard walk for him at a nice brisk pace in 35° weather dodging patches of ice on the sidewalk). The sun was out and I actually got a little hot so we sat on the porch and talked some more when we got back until I got chilled and went inside.
He goes back to work next week and I will need to dig in more then too. I ended up not going to the office today though I worked at my home office on the drainage nightmare plus handled some issues for another client via phone/text/email. (Side note: Patrick commented about my office situation - I work from home some of the time, but I also cop a squat at the office of some surveyor friends in Columbia whenever I need to get away from the home distractions - it is mutually beneficial as I do work for them and they do work for me. I also chip in for stuff like paper and toner and whatever else I can to not feel like a mooch.)
I have been working on my tentative race schedule and a pretty exhaustive list of personal goals for 2013. Hope to get it relatively figured out this weekend and post something very soon. I let myself off the hook on a lot of goals last year and I want to set some high bars that are achievable if I put my mind to them. I think it will make me happier in the long run.
Swimming = 0 yds
Biking = 15.1 miles (using 13 mph conversion on trainer time)
Running = 6.3 miles