Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Time Suck

My writing has been sporadic at best lately.  After all, it took me almost a week to write about my skiing experience!  I’d like to blame the Olympics.  The winter Olympics are my favourite and it seems to be sucking most of my time.  After all, they only come around once every four years so I think I can justify this.  So let’s recap the week so far, shall we?

  • Monday: I had a 45 minute run on the schedule so I hit the pathways over lunch to knock that out.  Despite having dead legs on the bike on Sunday my run felt pretty good on Monday.  Like my legs were back to normal.  I was going to swim in the evening, but ultimately I decided that watching the women’s semi-final hockey game of Canada versus Finland was a much better use of my time!  Oh, and not to mention the historic gold medal performance by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in ice dancing.  This was the first time a North American couple has won gold in ice dancing and their performance was phenomenal.
  • Tuesday: Spin class!  The Canadian men’s hockey team had a qualification date with Germany that just happened to be on right in the middle of spin class.  The workout on the bike was insane though, so I spent most of the class with my eyes squeezed shut, grimacing in an attempt to make it to the end of the interval.  This was our last class at Bow Cycle (next week we move elsewhere until the end of April) so we went out for some post-class beers.  I always love the chance to hang out with my teammates and I feel very lucky to be a part of such an amazing group of people.  We chatted, made some cross country ski plans, and watched Joannie Rochette skate her amazing short program.  I don’t think there was a dry eye in the group as we watched her.
  • Wednesday: I met up with Kelly for a run over lunch.  I was only planning on running for 30 minutes, but it was a beautiful day out.  Kelly had a 45 minute run on her schedule that she was going to run 4:1 intervals on.  I figured a 45 minute run with company sounded way better than a 30 minute run on my own, so we ran, chatted and enjoyed the warm day (6C!!).  I was then home in time to watch the Canadian men’s hockey team take on Russia in what I thought was going to be a much closer game.  You could tell Canada wanted it and they dominated the game.  During the third period I wound up flipping between hockey, bobsleigh (where Canada took gold and silver!!) and the women’s short track speed skating relay where we also won a silver.  Add that to another long track bronze from earlier in the day and it was one big win day for Canada!
  • Thursday: What a day!  I had planned to swim over lunch but I wound up having to go to a business lunch instead.  So…then I was going to swim after work…until I realized the women’s hockey gold medal game started at 4:30 pm.  To make sure I could get my workout in before I got too caught up in the Olympics I figured my best bet would be to spin while watching the game.  Except I don’t want to spin in my living room as I’m worried that it would wreck my flooring.  But…no cable in my garage either.  I found a video cable to hook my computer up to my TV though and streamed the game live on the internet.  Sadly the sound had to be streamed via the computer speakers, but oh well! DSCN2845 DSCN2846
    Finlay and I settled in to watch part of the second and third periods while I ran through my workout.  The spin went well, and I got to see the Canadian women win gold.  Yeah!!!  Then the rest of the evening has been spent watching the men’s aerials and women’s figure skating.  Go Joannie, go!!!

Tomorrow is my long run…plus hopefully a swim in there somewhere since I’ve missed that so far this week.  I hope everyone has a great Friday and a great weekend!!

14 comments:

Molly said...

Love the Olympic recap! And Finley is far too cute. Great job on all the training - you are well on your way for the year!

Wes said...

Wha? I thought you were from Texas? ;-)

Marlene said...

I love how your workouts this week have revolved around the Olympics. It's definitely made for some busy evenings!

I literally walked in the door from my run last night to hear the final horn blow on the women's game. Amazing@

Beth said...

The Olympics have been a MAJOR time suck living here! But so worth it. I am so behind on my blogging about it!

Nikki said...

I SOOOO know what you mean. We've been useless around here because of the Olympics!

lindsay said...

i'm constantly convincing myself that it's "ok" to be slacking off on everything right now b/c the olympics are only on every 2 years! :) still look like excellent workouts to me. love the slightly ghetto arrangement in the garage ;)

aron said...

at least you are being productive while watching the olympics :)

Alisa said...

OMG that last pic with your cute doggie in his bed and you on your bike...that was me on Wednesday evening.

Love all the Olympics recap too. I haven't seen any of the good stuff since I have to go to bed so early.

I made it to my lunch swim and definitely will make that more of a habit.

Julie said...

Finlay is so adorable!!! Looking at you while you look at the Olympics. Hee-hee!!

Good for you for being careful about your floors to -- egad, I could probably learn a lesson from you. Eeep! :) :)

TNTcoach Ken said...

You techie, streaming to your PC in the garage! Ha, love it...

Beth said...

Um...I just have to say that your dog is sooooo, sooooo cute!!! :) Great job on all the workouts. The Olympic watching alone should be considered training time! :)

joyRuN said...

You got some excellent workouts in! And nicely done on spin/computer/streaming video set up.

Heather said...

My workouts have revolved around the Olympics as well. Way too much fun to give up!

D said...

How can you ride when you have such a cuuuuuute little pup sitting there wanting to be loved? Clearly you can understand why my training doesn't go so well :)