ok – I get in so much trouble for not writing more. I no longer have a commute to write this blog on, so I have to write it during Disney movies (watching Wall-E right now). Christmas is over and I’m a BIG FAT COW. I know this because Greta got me a new Ironman scale that is apparently right. I’m 180.5 lbs and supposedly 20.5% FAT. Thanks for that darling – I thought I was really making progress towards hitting 165lbs for New Orleans 70.3. I did ride and run a lot this week – I got out for about 30+ miles of running (3x11.25 mile runs) and a good 120+ miles of riding. I set a new record riding out to Pt. Reyes and back yesterday but only ate about 480 calories in 3 hours – I kept bonking the last hour and would die, eat some gel, ride 15 mins and then die again. Today I ran with Marc Malott where we did a 20 min warm up (8 on the opener and 7:30s for the rest) and then did 40 mins of 7 to 7:20 pace and then the last 20 mins was 8-9 mins cool down. It was a good run but my legs were pretty tired from the riding and from eating too much and of course too much wine.
Christmas was good – Piper got a bike and Sada got a roll-top desk. I took the girls out for a ride but Piper wasn’t so keen on riding just yet – so she managed to drag her bike up and down the street like a donkey. We’ll continue to work on this over the next 2 weeks since we won’t have a nanny and I’m left to run the circus. This means I won’t be able to get out except at 6am for runs and on New Year’s Day for a long run and ride (Greta will be home then).
The day after Christmas we went out to Muir Beach (which I ride by all of the time) for a short hike with the girls and Jack. The weather was great and the waves were pretty spectacular. Sada continues to prove that she’ll be a monster cross country runner one day as she raced up the side of the cliff and left us all behind.
On my next post I’ll explain this picture: