Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Back at it!

This is the first time in my four years of triathlon that I took a bona fide off-season. I've always been a big proponent of off-season training, but this year my schedule made it pretty much impossible to maintain consistency, especially in the bike and swim. So when I got back from interviews last week, I knew that it was go time. I was totally fine hitting the bike like my ass was firmly glued to it (7 hours last week), and I had never stopped running. It was the swimming that is just painful. It had been 3 months since I had consistently swam and I just didn't want to go at all. I had managed to go on my own twice since I'd been back, but couldn't bring myself to go to masters. I just felt like it would be humiliating and very, very painful. The extra 5 pounds don't help either. Thankfully, my good friend and training buddy Lanny had me over for burgers last night and gave me a subtle reminder about practice in the morning. Then he and Tony were there this morning at the butt crack of dawn and I think it went something like this:



I brought these:



And Although I felt like this:



And looked like this:



I ended up..



Although I think there should seriously be some sort of law outlawing any psycho from waking up at 4:30am when they don't have to be at work until 10:30....

Other notes from my second week back:

Last Friday I went to the store to pick some things up for a party we were having. This was about 5 days into real training. I was hit like a ton of bricks by this insurmountable fatigue and stupidity. It took me more than an hour to get out of that place because I kept forgetting what I was there for. I circled that damn grocery in its entirety no less than three times

The very random appetite pattern has started. Train hard for 3-4 hours? No appetite. Easy day for 1 hour? Eat like a labrador loose in a garbage factory. How does that work?

I ordered my new bike this week! I seriously need to start redesigning this blog now that Team Timex is official. Anyone out there know a good program to use to redesign banners? Has to be free and Mac friendly...

I am too chicket $hit to look to see how many weeks I have left before Oceanside/Timex camp, but I'm already getting nervous. I feel like a slug for all my workouts. Better come together fast!

Hope everyone had a great week!

10 comments:

Curly Su said...

yo jodi - check out picnik for free photo editing software that works really well and is user-friendly. if you want help, just let me know...

ADC said...

Well at least you are back at training and I am sure that you will be just fine. That last picture is scary!!!

Shannon said...

Yahoo, new bike!!!!

DaisyDuc said...

Lucky girl with your new bike! Cute pics!!!

Brian said...

maybe you should dump med school and become an english major and write for a living. yea, it won't pay nearly as well as being a doc, but we'd all enjoy it better. think about someone besides yourself for once. ha. kidding of course. very funny blog with the pics.

Bob Almighty said...

Crap I forgot Timex is Trek..I'm jealous..but it sounds like it's going to be a great season.

Danny Montoya said...

Welcome back (to training that is)!!

I like the new look of the blog too :)

Coachks said...

Nice one back on the train again.

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Anonymous said...

I hate to admit it - but I believe I am becoming a Jodi groupie as I have visited this site on average once every 2 or 3 weeks. I always find something entertaining on this site. As a member of Team Timex, I can only hope that you will make it down to South Florida for a race or two in 2009.

Nathan - Miami Beach

Anonymous said...

Loved the comments, pics and blog. I hope to see you this week at Lanny's for dinner. You should think about writing, maybe you could write a book about your residency. I'm sure there will be lots of funny stories there.

Betsy