I Did it!

I Did it!

"you keep going"


Monday, April 5, 2010

Today was a whirlwind.....but did manage to get away from my desk and hit the gym.

Today I hit the elliptical for 45 minutes/level 7/ 6miles.

Then I did the real WOD of the day 5 sets of 7 back squats.






I was able to complete without bailing.

Tomorrow, I am RESTING, yes resting the legs and giving my abs some nasty attention.

I am also off to Green Bay, WI for some great hockey with my daughter.

I did my homework and found a YMCA within a mile of my hotel.

Sure hope to leave some sweat and come home with some cheese.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


What a beautiful weekend!!!

Went to the Y, hit the elliptical for 60 minutes, level 7 for 8 miles....unfortunately this is what my hammy enjoys, so taking a break from running.

Did some good stretching, then did lunges/squats. I thought the plan said 9x of 50 ft lunges and 21 squats, so did it. Then hit the showers and reached for the plan I left in my gym bag and it was 5x. Yes, quads were on fire. Hammy behaved, but wasn't sure how tomorrow it would feel. I know my glutes were going to love some ice when I got home.

Took the trainer tire off, (yes, took some time and lots of grease on my hands, legs, shirt,etc) and hit the road.


I loved it!

The WOD was a 40k.

So I did the familiar route of 20, and the climbs were great.

Quads felt strong!

My neck/shoulders need to get use the aerobars again.

My journey ended up being 26.92 in 1:34 with an average speed of 17.4.

Yes, came home stretched, iced, had ONE beer and went out to dinner to celebrate my daughters, one going to Nationals for ice hockey and the other making high honors. Total spaghetti and meatball night....but opted for Aleve for dessert.


Happy Easter!....

So went to my brother's for the yummies, and my bike accompanied me. I figured after brunch and cleaning up and yes, having some apple pie and ice cream, I'd go for a ride.

Went out by the reservoir...so peaceful and beautiful...quads again felt strong on the hills and straight aways. I think I was smiling the whole way.

Ended this ride with 27.85 miles, 1:33 with an average speed of 17.8

I knew my plan had something else on it for today, so I ran to the basement and did 25 squats/25 sit-up for 4 sets. Then for the heck of it, introduced 25 knee push-ups to my shoulder.

So stretched and now I am sitting on a bag of frozen peas.

As I often tell myself, I need to embrace the good days and plow through the bad days.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Today I decided to treat my body, I mean really give it a treat it really deserves.....


Yup, rest.

Grease and I spent time in the car driving to Dana Farber, and the ride was mostly about me and my training.

Because of our own personal individual journeys we both took on this year, we both came to realize we shared similar setbacks and limitations.

But she did give me a reality check and a reassurance of "grigs, you're not quitting!"

I know I am not quitting, but I am surrendering to the injuries so they can heal.

I reached out to Max...and he also reassured me that I'm not bowing out of LPIM, but resting the body is a critical part in the process of my training regiment.

So, it's been 2 days without a workout...am I getting the shakes? Not, anymore since I got a head bashing from my friends today.

As a matter of fact, I think I am going to go take a hot shower, grab my book and a blanket.

Please let me remember to treat myself more often.

I'd like to cross the finish line at LPIM.