So glad it's Friday. Not only am I happy because Friday = weekend and two days off of work, but tonight is the season premiere of Friday Night Lights!! I love that show and have eagerly awaited the new season to start. So excited. It's actually the one show that Dan and I agree on, so we have plans to order pizza, relax with the pups and watch the show together.
I'm tired and sore today. I've been in the pool every day this week, including two swims yesterday (one at lunch in case Dan backed out on me in the evening for our open water swim, and then an open water swim last night). My arms are so sore, I can barely lift them. I have an optional swim scheduled during my lunch hour today, but decided to skip it to have lunch with Dan. I had a short & sweet easy 3-mile run this morning (which meant I got to sleep in until 6 am - awesome), and that will be my only workout of the day as I need to rest up for a big training weekend ahead.
This Saturday will not consist of any crazy 3 am wake-up calls like last weekend...but I think I might prefer a 3 am wake up call as opposed to what I have on tap tomorrow: 105 miles on the bike, followed by a 60 min run. Ouch. This just sounds painful.
I'm riding in the Armadillo Classic put on by the Austin Cycling Association, so I won't be riding alone, as it is a local ride which is nice. It will just be a long day - around 7 hours on the bike, followed by an hour on the run = 8 hours of training, outside in the heat (although a few months ago I promised I would not complain about the heat). I just need to suck it up and do it and not get mentally discouraged thinking about it.
On another note, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the mom's out there! And, a special thanks to my mom who has supported me in more ways I can count. Have a blessed Mother's Day!