Sunday, July 11, 2010

Training Logistically

Keaton will be 4 weeks old this Thursday and this will be my first week of having the two boys by myself which means that training and working out will be tough and may not happen as much or as long as I would like it to. Some people, many who read this blog think I am insane that I can go for an hour and a half bike ride or run but I really do feel great and I do listen to my body and know what I am capable of. I am definintely not pushing it like I want to and giving myself time to heal before I do those hard workouts that I have been dying to do for the past nine months!

I have a goal of wanting to do Turtleman Triathlon and Derek keeps saying to me....I don't want you to be dissapointed if you have a bad race or not be able to be competitive like you were last year. I have decided though that I will make a decision the week of the race if spots are still open and see how I feel. I think I will feel ready for it, it is just will Keaton let me be away from him for more than 2 hours and with breastfeeding every 2-3 hours I may be carrying some extra weight by the end of the race!!

I was able to go for a nice aerobic bike ride with Suzie today for an hour and a half and I can't wait to be able to train with her next year. We talked the whole time and it was so nice to get outside to feel fresh air on my face and not the fan on the trainer downstairs in the basement.

I am a little anxious about next years triathlon season and have already planned out my race year! I know for sure that I will be doing three half irons and possibly four as I think this is the distance for me.

My cousin sent me a cute outfit for the boys and Owen was so excited about it that he has worn the shirt for the last two days and won't let me take it off of Keaton. I told him that we HAVE to take it off tonight and he can possibly wear it in a couple of days. He loves being a big brother and while I was away on my bike ride with Suzie Keaton had woke up hungry so Derek was trying to calm him down with a pacifier. I walked into the door and Owen came up to me and said Mom, Keaton needs you, he needs Mommy Milk. He hasn't been jealous or anytjhing (NOT yet at least) so I am very blessed and lucky to have two wonderful boys!


GoBigGreen said...

I think that is awesome that you are planning 2011, I mean WHY NOT? I have another friend who is due any day and she is planning 2011 as well, its keeping her sane!
Go for it, if you feel up to it go have some fun at turtleman!

Darcy Franklin said...

Sorry I have not met you yet but I had to post! I was in your position about 4 -1/2 years ago and I was antsy to get back as well. The distraction of having a plan definitely helps you get through those early years of being mommy.

However, now that my boys are 4 & 6, when I see a baby, I wish I would've enjoyed the moment a little more. I was always going, going, going.....gotta get this workout in, gotta get this and that done.

Just listen to yourself and if you start to say "I have to get this workout in" versus, "I want to get this workout in", then it is time to reflect and really focus on what your goals are. What are you really trying to accomplish?

Your boys are precious and they just get to be more and more fun and rewarding.

Oh, and I ran a half marathon 4 months post partum and I just saw a picture of me at the end of the race - I was definitely carrying some extra juice towards the end - huge knockers (which I normally have nothing).

Good luck, keep it fun, and love, love, love those boys!