Tomorrow's Performance Depends on Today's Recovery

Minneapolis,MN 
Today
Sunny High 68FLow 50F
  • Temp: 48F
  • Hum: 100%
  • W: 7mph SSE
SATURDAY
Sunny
High 64F
Low 40F
SUNDAY
Cloudy
High 64F
Low 48F
MONDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 64F
Low 45F
TUESDAY
Light rain
High 47F
Low 37F

Thursday - July 17

"Lucy", her family and friends, are in my prayers. I never "met" her, but she has obviously made a difference in the lives of many.

We visited Bernie at the hospital last night and she is doing well. The huge growth on her kidney ended up being a benign tumor!!! Bernie is of the belief that she will be released from the hospital today - which would be fantastic! All of the nurses are astonished at how many laps she is doing around the nurses station... heck, Bernie probably walks more than the nurses do!

Wednesday - July 16

Bike
  • 55m
  • 13.00 miles
  • 14.18 Mi/hr

FINALLY made it out for a bike ride at 8:45. I was able to enjoy the rising full moon, and cooler air, and the freedom of being on my bike.

Sport
  • Elliptical Training
  • 25m

Chelsea's dog sitter, and BFF, Bernie, finally had the surgery to remove the kidney that has the malignant (most likely) tumor. She finished up with surgery yesterday afternoon, and is in the ICU until this afternoon. Chelsea has already sent flowers and a stuffed dog (I checked, and Chels is still at home, and did not use the stuffed dog as a "trojan horse"!).

We (Val and I) are heading up to visit Bernie after work, today. Chels goes to the groomer on Saturday morning, so she will be all gussied up to visit with Bernie when she gets home this weekend.

Tuesday - July 15

Monday - July 14

Sunday - July 13

Sport
  • Yard Work
  • 2h 00m

Slight adjustment to the day's plans. Our neighbors lost a huge limb on one of their trees in the forceful wind last night. So... dressed up as a lumberjack (with steel toe boots) to help chop up the tree, and I was a real lumberjack by using the ladder to get higher up in the tree to fell the upper part of the tree... needed to do the "wedge cut" to direct where the remaining part of the tree would land... most impressive, it landed perfectly!

RR: http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=123184

I slept incredibly well last night - go figure! I am stiff this morning, but no unusual pain... don't tell anyone, but my back feels pretty good. I think it helped that I had quality time with my foam roller last night... need to do that again, today.

On tap for today: mow the lawn, miscellaneous house stuff, revel in yesterday's success.

Saturday - July 12

Bike
  • 1h 39m 57s
  • 25.58 miles
  • 15.36 Mi/hr

Unofficial

Run
  • 1h 27m 22s
  • 6.20 miles
  • 14m 05s /Mi

Unofficial

Swim
  • 45m 40s
  • 1500.00 meters
  • 03m 02s /100 meters

Unofficial

I successfully completed my first Olympic Triathlon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What an INCREDIBLE experience!  I could barely keep the smile off of my face for most of the race.  Yep, I ended up walking 80% of the 10K, but I could care less.  I had a blast, I completed the race, and I am happily exhausted!!

Unofficially, I completed the race in 3:58:46 -  "way back when" I started to think about completing an Oly, my goal was to come in under 4 hours - W00t, W00t!

Photos are in my album:
http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/photos/show-album.asp?albumid=9401&photoid=74435

Friday - July 11

I am excitedly nervous about tomorrow's race! I will be leaving work early to head to the Mpls convention center to pick up my race packet!!

Cripes! I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas! I am having an incredibly difficult time staying focused at work. {staring at the clock, waiting for 1:30 PM}

Yoganerd's Training Log


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