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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's Wednesday already?

I swear I keep thinking it's Tuesday. I haven't blogged in over a week.  Definitely not for lack of things to write about - more like work is kicking my butt (yay!) and by the time my day is done, I don't have the energy to put a sentence or ten together for a blog.  So here I am, squeaking in a little time before my day gets away from me.  Probably best to update in randoms (but I have pictures so that makes up for it, right?)...

  • Didn't do the 15 miler this past weekend.  I had all intentions of it, but my Achilles/ankle/foot has been bothering me and I was worried what kind of damage pounding on it for 15 miles would do.  I woke up Sunday morning, ran about 2 houses down from ours to "test" it, burst into tears and came home.  I really wanted to run with Tom.  I ended up hopping on the bike for 1:45 and then heading to the race to sherpa for him.  He ran 5 before the race and then rocked the 15 hilly windy miles by himself.  I couldn't have kept up anyway!
  • I always have a hard time recovering and with another 140.6 on the schedule, I know how hard the long training days become.  You never quite feel recovered.  Team Trakkers recently found out we are sponsored by Recovery Pump.  When we received this news, I was super excited.  I had no clue what it was going to be like, but I received mine in the mail yesterday.  AWESOME!  I sat with these bad boys on for just a few minutes to see what they are all about and I can honestly say there might not be anything that I'm more excited about this year.  They may look silly, but my legs are sooooo happy.  And yes, I have freakishly long legs.  This picture exaggerated them a lot though. :)  Thanks Recovery Pump!!! 
  • I'm over hearing my hubby say "you smell like the pool.  Did you shower?".  Um.. yes I showered, but our pool dumps gallons upon gallons of chlorine in it to ward off the nasty from it being a community pool and no matter how much I scrub, inevitably I smell like the pool.  I received this little gem of a package in the mail the other day from our sponsor SBR Sports, Inc.  My teammates swear by this stuff and I kept thinking "how good can it really be?".  I used it after my last swim and I'll just leave it with, I'm a fan.  If you swim in a pool, get some of this stuff.  For real.  I'm anxious to try the Foggle and the TriSlide too.
  • My new favorite meal is a spinach salad with cottage cheese as the dressing.  If you know me, you know I love me some cheese.  This is a great way to top my salad... no guilt of dressing and some added protein!  YUMMO! (and yes, those are crouton... you take some and you leave some.  I know they are little squares of fat.  Baby steps people... baby steps)
  • I'm hoping to get out on the bike tomorrow.  It's supposed to be near 60 here in Columbus.  The Kestrel comes any day and unfortunately it won't be ready for tomorrow, but I'm fine with riding Flica a time or two more in February... outside!  I'm so stinking excited.  With the Kestrel being shipped, that means I should have some bike porn in the next few days... I know you can't wait! :)
  • My Buddy Boy is too sweet.  He's starting to get older and I think as he gets older, he gets cuter and cuter.  This is his place each and every night before dinner (right under foot at the counter by the stove).  Just waiting, hoping that mommy drops something.  Usually I accidently on purpose make sure he knows he's loved... that's why he's about 20 pounds overweight.  But he's happy.
  • We're heading off to see my grandparents this weekend in North Carolina.  They are the ones with Alzheimer's.  God love them.  I know it's going to be a hard trip since I know they don't remember Tom and I'm not sure they know who I am, but I'm glad that I'm getting out there.  I'm bringing my chocoholic grandma some homemade chocolate dipped pretzels.  I'm bound to win her over with those if she doesn't recognize me, right? :)
Sorry for being MIA lately and I'm trying my best to get caught up with all of your lives. I'm working on it... I really am! Happy Wednesday everyone! 

31 comments:

Matty O said...

must get recovery pumps! Are they like giant compression sleeves?

I love random posts, they flow nicely in my opinion haha.

BUMMER on the run issues. Just getting over mine (I HOPE) and I can totally relate to the feeling of wanting to be healthy and on your A Game with the 140.6 looming over head.

Patience. If anything I learned from my issues... ice it, and take it easy.

I like the pool smell :)

Kovas said...

Those leg sleeves are way cool! All you professionals are so lucky.

Wes said...

Those recovery thingees might be the best thing since Cialis... :-) No I di'in't! LMAO... Say hi to granny for me. I love me some grandmas...

Matthew Smith said...

Those recovery pumps are pretty hilarious, and I bet they work super well! Sorry to hear about the legs pains, and I hope they feel better soon. That cottage cheese idea sounds pretty good...I might have to try that! Blessings as you train!

Christi said...

I want a recovery pump! Have a great weekend with your grandparents. I know that if you brought me chocolate covered pretzels you would win me over!

Aimee said...

I'm sorry about your achilles/ankle/foot injury! Hopefully that will get better soon!

That recovery leg pump thing is awesome! Your legs are going to love you this season!

I love triswim products! They are just awesome b/c they really work!

mhutto said...

I can't wait to get my Recovery Pump! I gotta check my ups tracking number now!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

- I know all about achilles problems, is it better, if not, get it checked out and so you dont have learn from my mistakes

- I want the recovery pump, then found out how much it cost, wow, as much as a set of good wheels

- I get the chlorine comment as well, skin also itches from the mass amount they put in it, but I notice that no one showers before hopping in the pool, so I guess till they make a rule (which barely anyone would obey) they will continue dumping gallons i

Kim said...

guess who can comment on your blog now :) YIPPEE!!!!!!!

that recovery leg pump is so funny. did you get that for being on trakkers?

and i def need to get the triswim stuff. i always stink of chlorine and nothing seems to work!

Emz said...

Recovery Pump!!!
Recovery Pump!!!


Recovery Pump!!!

looks like heaven!!

P said...

The pool smell literally NEVER leaves me, but I think I'm okay with that. Gonna try that SBR stuff, though!
I hope your time with your grandparents goes well. That's a tough situation, but I'm sure they'll be happy for a visit.

Melissa C said...

That recovery pump looks pretty sweet! From the comments above, I guess it is pretty expensive.

I am a personal fan of the Compex for recovery, I can totally tell when I am not using it enough (like now).

Betsy said...

The recovery pumps are hilarious! I just hope they never come up with a scaled down version that you can wear while running like the compression sleeve!!!

Jon said...

Woah! Do those recovery pumps work? Next time you do a 10+ miler, I wanna hear if they actually make a difference when used afterwards. I am always searching for new recovery tools.

Chris K said...

You look like an astronaut for NASA.

Regarding a test run....sometimes I'll start running and the pain decreases as I get warmed up (up to 45 minutes). Of course it depends on the injury, but wanted to let you know.

DRog said...

i kept thinking it was Thursday!

and my wife always knows when I have done a lunch swim no matter how much soap I use....Ill have to get some of that SBR

Ironman By Thirty said...

Great post! It sounds like you are getting tons of cool stuff via Trakkers.

I don't get asked about the chlorine smell all that much but I have had people ask me if I highlighted my hair because it gets so light.

I know how you feel with the run issues. Going through similar problems myself (toe not Achilles) and not running is driving me bonkers.

Joel said...

I love random posts like this!

Where in NC are you headed? I'm originally from there (Chapel Hill). Beautiful state. I'd love to live there again.

I'm so looking forward to trying the Recovery Pump. I loved the "you look like you're in NASA" comment. So true...

Caratunk Girl said...

I can't wait to get mine!! Working on the Dr still who thinks I am asking them to sign over an Rx for Oxycontin or something.

LOVE SBR SPORTS!! Isn't it fantastic!?

Caratunk Girl said...

WAIT! I forgot to write the first thing I thought of because I got distracted by reading everyones comments. I love Buddy. He is so cute!!! Bailey has that same trick.

More Buddy pictures please.

Molly said...

thanks for posting the photo of the recovery pumps, now I can say I learned something new today!

Frank loves the kitchen too, but his spot is right in front of the heat vent. :)

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Go,Go Gadget Legs!!

The SBR stuff is pretty great. I have been using the TriSlide in my shoes too.

Our pups must talk b/c Ernie has the same spot in out kitchen. He is getting old too and he is even awesomer b/c of it!

Anne-Marie said...

The recovery pumps look so cool! I think you should post more about how those work!

Sorry to hear about the injuries... no fun!!

I was literally just having the 'we always smell like chlorine' convo with a tri friend the other day. I think what's worse than the chlorine smell is that it is destroying my finger nails - they are dry and chipping and look awful :(

You'd left a comment on one of my recent posts about whether the Sheila Taormina book is worth it if you don't do the clinic... I'd say for the $15-20 the book costs, it is worth it, but, I really feel like I got the most benefit from going to the clinic and then being able to use the book as a refresher. For me, I needed a live demonstration and someone there to push my arms/shoulders into the right position and say "THIS is what it should feel/look like."

Have a great trip this weekend!

Velma said...

Love the pictures. Have a great weekend - I am sure the grandparents appreciate the support!

Margaret said...

Hi Colleen - thanks so much for your comment - I appreciate your support!! I look forward to reading your posts!
margaret :)

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

oh I want those boots, okay WE want those boots. I heard they are amazing!
Glad you are resting up!

Kiersten said...

Reading your blog as I sit in my Recovery Pump. Love these! Work has been crazy for me, too...hard to get anything done but work and sleep. I hope your trip goes well this weekend.

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Thanks for your comments as I chase my first iron!

Will have to try the salad stack up...love all of the ingredients.

The pool is drying my hair and skin out something awful!!!! Hubby has not mentioned a new smell..yet :)

Andy said...

Sorry to hear about the running pain. Hopefully the recovery pump will be able to help with that, and if nothing else, will allow you to recover faster!!! Hooray! They do look a bit silly. New bike porn is never a bad thing. I hopefully will be getting some soon as well, and I will post pics once I get it in. Trakkers is getting some pretty sweet swag this year, good for you guys! Have a great week :)

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

ooooh can't wait to get my hands on all of the above! Well, the Bolts, Kestrel, and recovery pump!!!

My Life and Running said...

All you new gear is soooo cool! I've never tried Triswim. Might need to!

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