Hump Day Miscellany – I’m Back! And then I’m leaving

Post race time is all about recovery, right? I expected to be barely able to walk by Tuesday after Vineman but alas, such was not the case. I was sore but not that sore. By Saturday I could no longer live with myself being so sedentary.

1). Saturday – Masters swim (but not for long – I only lasted 40 minutes) and then a 3 mile run. It wasn’t all that fast but it felt pretty good.

2). Sunday – off.

3). Monday off – old habits die hard. I’m not on a plan but Monday has been my “off” day for a while so that’s just how I roll now. I got my bike back Monday, all clean and shiney and with a new chain – WINNER!

4). Tuesday – ride. Ahhhh…. I was so happy to ride again. I had to go solo because the Good Doctor is very busy but I was so glad to go. I had thought I’d get back in time to go to the 10:30 swim but I was having so much fun I just kept going. Not fast but lovely. The bike felt great for the first hour and then the chain started slipping in the back. I have to call the shop but I think I just need to adjust the cable with the barrel thingie (I know – the thought of me touching the bike when I use that vernacular is terrifying, right? Okay – the barrel adjuster. Feel better?)

5). Today – swam. I managed to gut out 2,000 whole meters. Go me. I’m sure I’ll get back to my 2400- 2500 meter workouts any day now.

6). I’m missing my pre-race happiness and glow, though. I have a very nice sparkle when I talk about the race still because I’m still very happy with how I did. See? Happy!

The rest of the time I am not feeling the maniacal happiness that dominated my psyche going into that race. I need to get back to crazy happy. All suggestions for how to do that are welcome.

7). I’m picking up the BarfDay Fishes Girl at the airport tomorrow and doing the 140.6 Sherpa dance up in Sonoma for the weekend. The Dear Baboos will be there, also as will my local friend Jen. Anyone else?

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15 Responses to Hump Day Miscellany – I’m Back! And then I’m leaving

  1. momo says:

    i wish i were going to be there with you this weekend. please give our pirategirl a BIG hug for me, k?? she’s gonna rock that race, i am certain of it.

    you’re in recovery – that crazy happy will come back, mark my words.

  2. runner susan says:

    you do look really happy! you also look like you weigh 90 lbs . . . what is your secret?

  3. I guess the only way to get that pre-race glow is to sign up for another race 🙂

  4. Mother Chaos says:

    You look fabulous…and honestly, I find myself thinking about your posts from a couple years ago, when you were having trouble motivating yourself, and having to pep-talk yourself into your rides and runs and swims…now look at you! “By Saturday I could no longer live with myself being so sedentary.”?

    AWESOME! And inspirational.

  5. Juls says:

    Great picture. You look very happy.

  6. Brenda says:

    Great finishing picture! You should sign up for whatever events seem most fun!

  7. Brenda says:

    Great finishing picture! You should sign up for whatever events seem most fun!

  8. Brenda says:

    Great finishing picture! You should sign up for whatever events seem most fun!

  9. ihatetoast says:

    see, you’re too cute to be genuinely creepy.

  10. Black Knight says:

    Great photo, I would like to have a similar one with a happy Black Knight at the end of a race!

  11. david says:

    That sure lookslike happy to me. So happy and fit I think you should change out your blog photo ID with the new happy one.

  12. MizFit says:

    DONTLEAVE!! ok you can go.

    love the pic.
    late to the soiree here so Im echoing too many comments above I think…

  13. Jen says:

    Awesome picture. I will be looking for you tomorrow, thanks for the shout out. 🙂

  14. jeanne says:

    oh yes, you look HAPPY!!! and i think it’s time to change the blog photo too!

  15. fe-lady says:

    GREAT pix…remember the finish line where you couldn’t even raise your arms in victory? You have come a LONG WAY BABY…(in a short short time I may add).

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