Sunday, May 20, 2007

Bummer

On Thursday, one of my teammates for the June sprint decided that she'd like to do the entire race on her own- her first tri. I'm happy for her, although I'm slightly disappointed that the only racing event I had on my calendar for the year is canceled. I was trying to talk Superdad into doing the bike and run portion and I'd swim, but he's not into it- if he changes his mind in the next 2 weeks we'll go for it, if not I'll just sleep in that Sunday morning and plan to race it next year. The 5k is next Saturday and I will be pushing the boys in the stroller, grandma and grandpa are not available for kid watching. It's only a walk so it shouldn't be tough. I admit, though, the precipitous drop in my cardio ability over the past 2 weeks is frustrating. I find myself out of breath very quickly, like, a flight of stairs has winded me on occasion. I've had to modify entire cardio classes to remove the high impact moves like jogging in place, jumping jacks, plyo squats and plyo lunges. It almost makes attending class seem worthless so for the next 9 weeks I might be switching to treadmill and elliptical trainer workouts.

On a cool note, though, Critter is quite an active little one and her or she will often oblige Superman with some kicks and pokes when he's "talking to baby". Hot Wheels isn't very interested in Critter, but Superman is more excited and it's pretty cute. We just hope the enthusiasm keeps up after he or she arrives. I've got the rest of my life to train or race, only 12 more weeks to incubate a life. It's clearly the bigger priority right now.

4 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Sorry that you lost out on a relay event. That happened to me last year at what was supposed to be my first chance to participate in a triathlon and see what it was all about.

Fe-lady said...

I would bike and run for you if I could...our "relay" cyclist just opted out of the July tri my hubby was going to swim in.
Oh well....
And enunciating and dodging sneezes will still be in my repetoire, just not as frequent.
(Now watch me get sick this fall/winter the first year I am officially "off" work!) HA!

Mallie said...

I hate lunges and squats and I don't have any reason not to do them! Enjoy your reason to modify. 12 weeks will pass in a flash. Then you'll have a new critter to introduce to us all!

tri-mama said...

Oh, I remember those days. Funny how the kick feelings never fully fade. :-) Best of all things in these final weeks. The toughest and most wonderous. It'll be over soon-although, there is that time when you hit the "will this ever end?!" point. My thoughts are with you then-you are a great mom-enjoy this new little one :-)