Thursday, November 02, 2006

Recovery Week

Today when I got up for my first "recovery run" (there's another one of those things I never thought I'd say) it was 28 degrees out, thus violating my it's-too-hot-it's-too-cold comfort zone, so I hopped on the treadmill for my first post-season treadmill run. In all honesty, I get pretty wheezy when it gets that cold out, so I become a mouse on a wheel, including all the curious cats that can't fathom why I'm running so fast to nowhere.

It's actually a pretty sweet deal. Sweet Baboo has arranged an area next to the kitchen, to accommodate my apathy and whining so as to further his goals of never being a widower. He leaves me no excuses (damnit).

There's a treadmill, trainer, weight bench, space for stretching, two windows that provide a cross breeze, ceiling fan, and small TV with a DVD player. Next to the TV are several exercise DVD's, including stretching, spinnervals, runnervals, and aerobics. I'm pretty hard pressed to come up with excuses of why I can't work out, other than, "I don't wanna!"

This morning's out with tired, protesting legs, but they started feeling pretty good after a while. I only did a couple miles.

The nice thing about running on the treadmill right before school is that Mini-me can ask me questions when he needs to. The downside of this is--you guessed it--Mini-me can ask me questions if he needs to. And he does. Copious questions. It's like trying to talk on the phone. Suddenly, there's all these urgent things that must be addressed and answered. Now. Mom? Mom? Mom? Mom?

(Did I mention Mini-me made the JV swim team at his school? I'm immensely proud of him, as any triathlon freak of a parent would be. Also, he was the only under-20 to qualify for the Southwest Challenge Series, thus winning the division for the 2006 season. )

I'm considering my goals and races for the 2007 season. So far, I know I'm going to do the Rock-n-roll Arizona marathon and IM KY. Besides that, I'm tentatively planning the following:
  • the Fiesta de Albuquerque Marathon, in April
  • EITHER the "Run the Caldera" marathon or some 50K race whose name I forget that's north of here
  • the Rio Rancho Duathlon
  • Several Olympics and sprints in the SWCS.
  • Husband and former arch-nemesis-turned-friend Helen and her husband are trying to talk me into some Triathlon festival in Show-Low.
  • Possibly SOMA again. It was a fantastic season-ender.
I just want to say good luck to all the folks that are probalby in or on their way to Florida for IMFL as we speak. Rock on!



  1. Anonymous9:28 AM

    We have a group getting ready to run the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincy in May-we'd love to have you join in!

  2. The 50K you forgot the name of is the First Annual Jemez Mountain Runs, 50K, 50 mile and 50 mile relay.

  3. You have some great goals for '07! Congrats to your son!
    Yeah for IMFL participants!

  4. Actually in May I'm doing some triathlon in Mexico. I'm not sure how. I don't have any days off until the end of the school year. We'll see...

  5. Wow- when you started out (wasn't it less than 2 years ago?) did you ever think you'd be planning a year like '07?! Quite a schedule you're looking at. Awesome, I look forward to reading about all of it. Good luck with that Mexico thing, too. Hard to call in sick from another country, I'd imagine.

  6. Hi Misty,

    I'm watching the finishes of's choking me up a bit. Trying to plan the next year. It seems complicated and I hope I can keep the joy of the preparation process alive.

    Enjoy your recovery time! You had a really really great season!!! And I'm sure the best is yet to be!


  7. Hey there... another vegan triathlete and runner! I love it! Congratulations on all that you've achieved so far in such a relatively short amount of time. I'm inspired, and I'm definitely putting a link from my blog to yours.


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