Which in Hawaiian means Happy New Year!
But, unfortunately, as of last night, I am back in Florida freezing my patootie. I know sub-30 deg F temps are no biggie for many of you but for me, who starts shivering when the thermometer drops below 70F, some DRASTIC measures are needed.
Like a new warmer look to my blog :-)
So what's been going on the past couple months???
Not a whole heck of a lot. Which is how it's supposed to be after an iron tri (or two), right?
Well, not quite ...
Without Coach Bill looking, I ran a half marathon early December, pulled a calf muscle midway and hobbled/walked to a near PW (1:48:41). That forced me take a couple weeks off from running so I woman-upped to meet my local Y's 100-mile swim challenge (counting miles I swam in that pool only). Then I was back in Hawaii for the holidays burning up some rubber on the roads riding with Dave (he wanted to bike 7000 miles in 2009). Oh, and I also ran a bit to see if I could still muddle through a marathon end of January.
My 2009 workout totals:
Swimming: 162 mi (116 swims, avg 2458 yd)
Biking: 4628 mi (109 rides, avg 42.5 mi)
Running: 1008 mi (116 runs, avg 8.7 mi)
Other: 35.4 hrs (62 strength/stretching sessions)
It's actually the first time I've ever tracked my workouts for an entire year so I have nothing to compare them to. The last few weeks, however, I felt like I was doing this most of the time:
Compared to what I was doing before when really training.
But it's back to business and blogging. In 2010, I plan to run 8 marathons to wrap up my 50 states marathon quest, two half marathons, my first-ever 10K and my third 5K (eek, short races). I'll also be doing a couple half iron tris to stay in tri shape for who-knows-what in 2011. And, I am back working with Coach Bill as it's obvious that I should NOT be left on my own ;-)
Look forward to catching up with all of you this week!
PS - Does anyone know an easy way to get a list of blogs I follow in Google Reader into a sidebar widget?