October 9th 2018

I allowed myself to sleep in this morning, and decided that my morning workout would consist of 4 eggo chocolate chip waffles.  Why?  Because Eggos are awesome.  Plain and simple.   By the time I was ready to call it a day at work, I was itching to hit the gym and work off the whackadoo.  So I boogied over to the gym and beat the living crap out of myself again.

  • 1200 yard swim.  I really need to begin swimming in a wetsuit – swimming in cold water is NOT turning me into Mr. Happy Go Lucky…..One guy asked me “Excuse me – is the water warm?”  I replied “Oh absolutely – I’m sweatin’ like a pig over here.”  Then he hops in and yelps aloud “YOU LIED!”  …and my response: “…Yup.  Time for others to share my dread.”  Do I feel guilt?  NOPE.    ….ok, moving on…..
  • 22 mile bike.  Here I tried to simulate the crankiness I’m going to feel as I hop out of the water and transition to the bike during Ironman.  Sure enough, the Tool Factor was cranked up to an 8.5 by the time I clipped in.  Then the music comes on……do they play AC/DC?  Nope.  RUSH?  Nah.  Zed Zep?  NO WAY.  Metallica?  Ha.  What was the first song to blare over the speakers?  “…..Ooooops I did it again…..”  I’ll admit it: I dry-heaved a bit.  The tunes only got worse from there.  There is no good reason to EVER be subjected to Brittney Spears and THEN the Jonas Brothers.
  • 2.75 mile run.  After the spin class, I changed my shirt and hopped on to the dreadmill.  Warmed up with a mile, then timed myself for 1200 meters, and then cooled down with a mile.
  • I finished up the evening with some strength and core work and some stretching.  By the way – if you want to laugh, watch me attempt to touch my toes. I gave up and simply waved at them.  Not even close.

By the time I got home….I was too tired to even eat anything.  All I wanted to do was sleep.


October stats:

Swim:   2400 yards

Biking:   107.5 miles.

Running:  17.15 miles.

Strength Training:  2 hours

Core Work:  1 hour

Author: backofthepacker

A slow running, wine slurping, Disney-loving, bourbon swilling triathlete that is simply looking to go from ordinary to extraordinary...and hopefully motivate others along the way.

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