It's 5am....I have been up since 3:30am. Wide awake. Not even tired. This may be a sign of things to come. So I figured I would get some work done and do a quick post before the day begins.
First off, great week of training for me, was able to get in 5 days worth and felt pretty good for the most part. Hopefully with the first trimester over I can feel a bit rejuvenated! My sister's triathlon team is hosting duathlons (biking and running) every Tuesday night and I started to pine a bit for the excitement of a race. While being an observer these next 6 months is a welcomed break for me, I do miss the training for a big race. Last year at this time we were gearing up for "Swamp Donkey". A 7 hour adventure race full of trail riding, trail running, canoeing and orienteering. We were at conditioning camp all summer at 5am portaging canoes for miles and logging hours at the local parks getting in some hill training. I am already researching my next big 2010 race...maybe there's one in your area? Let me know!
I am living vicariously through my friends and family and all of their accomplishments and I'm so proud. My sister-in -law just ran her first half marathon. My great friend Kami just ran her first, and my sister is busy training for her summer of triathlons. Need I mention that my dad, at 63 just finished his 3rd half marathon!. Inspiring! It's not about losing weight, throw that dang scale out of the window! It's about feeling fit and strong and healthy. Keeping the mind and body active and challenged. The benefits will seep through in every aspect of your life. I promise.
My challenge for you is to try out something new. Don't be afraid of a challenge. Maybe you want to run a 5km, participate in a charity fundraiser like a cancer walk, try a pole dancing class (I did this and it was fantastic!) or try a hot yoga class. Whatever it is, schedule it in and make time for yourself.
So a few months ago, as I was vegging out during IVF, I was chatting with Tim about how I was planning on being pregnant this summer and not training. He laughed, after he rolled his eyes at my craziness, and sent me this website...
You can sign up to be selected to carry the torch across Canada! This was perfect! So I registered myself and lo and behold....
I was selected!!!
January 2010 when the torch passes through Manitoba, I will be honored to run with the Olympic torch for all of......300 metres!!! Then I have to pass it along.....darn.
So go ahead and sign up for something, I dare you. Just keep me posted so I can cheer you on!