Yes, I'm training for a 100-mile bike ride happening in a month. Yes, I'm trying hard to get in great shape for Sara's wedding in three months. I'm also trying to keep a high-energy Catahoula happy along with my loving, patient husband. Oh, throw my job at REI and the business we run from our home in there too. Every night I try to fall asleep, I lay awake thinking about what the next day entails. In the evenings I feel completely brain dead at times.
A week ago Monday I was able to get out with Boomer for a much needed run. I didn't go out to the mountains because of the recent rains, I didn't feel like running through a bunch of mud. I had been sick all weekend, remember. We went to the Alameda Creek Trail and ran 6.5 miles along the creek and into Quarry Lakes. It was so good for my soul to be out there running with my boy.
|Tell me Boomer's *not* part Rat Terrier!|
Saturday I went on a 65 mile training ride. We met half an hour earlier this time because of the longer distance. There was talk of snow here in the SF Bay Area and believe it or not, it DID snow in San Francisco Friday night. I was watching the news and they showed it coming down in the city at 10:45 p.m. That hasn't happened since 1976! Well, when it came time to get packing for the ride, I pretty much knew I had enough cold weather gear to keep me warm. I was just hoping I wouldn't have to use it all. Unfortunately, I did. All FOUR layers on top, shoe covers, a Buff, headband, full finger wind/water proof gloves, headwind pants. About half of the girls showed up to brave the weather. It was 36 degrees when we started the ride. Yeah, brrrrrrrr! I kept thinking if this doesn't kill me, it will definitely make me a stronger rider. We made it, and we all did great. This Saturday will be a 70 mile ride and I'm happy to say it should be warmer!!
Monday morning I got up early and was out of the house before 7:00 a.m. so I could get a run in before work. Boomer and I went to the Alameda Creek Trail again, and watched the sun rise up above Mission Peak. It was a beautiful morning but it was still quite cold. My car said it was 38 degrees when we got there. At least with running, it doesn't take too long to warm up. We ran around for 45 minutes and I loved the peacefulness I found being beside the water.
How did my February turn out?
I ran 34.2 miles
I walked 26.25 miles
I went to 19 classes at the gym
I rode 191 miles
Calories burned (not including walking): 18,318. No wonder I'm always hungry!
I want to run more. In March, I will run more!!
02/21 - 6.5 mile run, BodyPump
02/22 - 1 mile walk, Spin class
02/23 - BodyPump
02/24 - 2 mile walk, Spin class
02/25 - 1.5 mile walk
02/26 - 65 mile bike ride
02/27 - 2 mile walk
02/28 - 3.75 mile run, BodyPump
03/01 - 1.25 mile walk, Spin class
03/02 - 1.65 mile walk, BodyPump class
Xena update: She had a follow-up appointment Sunday. Her blood was drawn and the glucose level was checked. Much to the doctor's surprise, her level was in the "normal" range. He was completely dumbfounded! We will continue to give her the very small dose of insulin twice a day, along with her wet food. She goes back Sunday for another blood test. If we're lucky, we have found the right combination of insulin and food on the first try. We are keeping our fingers crossed.