Monday, February 1, 2010

Back into the swing...

The big news here in the South has been the weather. Yes, I'm FROM the North but have been here for ~15 years. While I'm not an alarmist and think that most of the time the forecasters are full of crap, there's just not a lot you can do when there is no snow and ice removal. The main streets, I suppose, but not my 'hood. So, after being one with my bike trainer and weights for three days, I decided that I really needed to be outside. It wasn't going to be a run but maybe the fastest walk I could muster in my hiking boots with big Magnus. You can handle a lot when it's sunny out, though. Sonofabitch - I don't own crampons and pick ax for pete's sake! We slid all over the 'hood and were the only jackasses out, needless to say. My weight wouldn't even break through the crust of ice.

Recovery week - what a treat. Besides the fact that many of my workouts were foiled by the weather, as were my plans with friends, I DID make it to the Government Mule show at the Ryman. If you appreciate a rock solid guitarist, Warren Haynes is for you. He is ridiculous, crazy good. I think Rolling Stone put him at #23 of top 100 guitarists of all time back in 2003...I think that is on the low side. Here's pictures of me hanging with the band.
Funny moments at the show - seeing all the young and old hippies that are following Government Mule. The overwhelming odor of patchouli and BO. Now, I had my phase too with the Dead, Phish, Rat Dog, Widespread Panic HOWEVER we, mostly, grow up. There was a chick who had tattooed her entire face, her hair was a lice filled mess of un-kept dread locks (you have to treat your locks properly and just not washing your hair is not the answer) and she had a tattooooed face, the WHOLE thing. OK, I'm not a tattoo person but WTF are you thinking? Her brilliant statement in the bathroom - I've never been this effe'd with at a show in my life, I just wanted to smoke a little (fill in the blank), jeeze. Oh, poor little girlie, you're in the historic Ryman Auditorium, this isn't some outdoor show.

This week IS - 6000 swim, 100mi on the bike, 20 mi running and some core/strength. I have been better about not obsessing about my schedule. I'm so A-Type that I have to have it more than a week in advance. I have to be able to plan and work around vacation and others schedules too. While it freaks me out looking at it, somehow, by the end of the week, it all gets done. So there! Bring it on, I'm ready...if this ice ever melts.

24 comments:

Carly said...

Seeing these Southern states that are getting MN winter weather blows my mind! I hope this crap melts and gets taken care of soon.

The concert looked like a lot of fun. Glad you enjoyed recovery week.

Jen said...

I cannot believe all of the snow we have gotten. I hate winter and love summers. I did more slipping and sliding than running yesterday.

Great goals for the week.

Carlee said...

sorry the weather is not working for you. I'm very thankful that all of our winter mess gets cleaned up! Sounds like a good week coming up

MCM Mama said...

I'm tired of this weather. I used to think I was a winter person, but I've discovered I'm a "typical southern winter" person. Not a fan of this amount of snow and cold.

Good luck with all your workouts this week.

Dave said...

We didn't get the snow...but it has been wicked cold here in Dallas...at least wicked cold for a Texan....and good times with a tatted face on a hippie...1 day, 1 week

untpawgal02 said...

I can't wait for it to be spring and finally be outside all the time training! Have a good week of training and I hope all the ice melts :D

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Welcome to the mess I have, and our snow removal is for the main roads, not really the side streets. Ugh, the JOY!!

skierz said...

sounds like an action packed weekend! if we are setting the cold trend, be happy it is supposed to warm up this week! good news, you can get outside without the winter survival gear! Cheers!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

send some motivation my way, PLEASE !!!

Jason Andrew Mellet said...

you should get a tattoo, they rock, not on the face though. im south as well, i live in dallas and when we rode yesterday it was 39 degrees. it was actually a good ride as ive invested in some good winter gear.

Keith said...

"6000 swim, 100mi on the bike, 20 mi running and some core/strength. " OK, for you, that's one day, maybe two days taking it easy. What's up for the rest of the week? Assuming the weather cooperates.

JP said...

I did hill repeats all weekend. You know sled down,then climb/claw your way back up to the top.Man am I out of shape. I saw the girl with the tat's on her face too, I did a double take, it was NOT good. Where does she work?? A carnival? The encore cover of "Cortez The Killer" totally made the show as far as I am concerned. Check it out on YOUTUBE.
You have a monster week ahead, I hope the ice melts too. Nice pics by the way.

Kim said...

god, youre such a groupie getting that close the band - did you throw your panties on stage?! ;)

glad you didnt try running with all that crazy snow/ice outside. be careful and good luck on those killer workouts!

Carolina John said...

holy crap girl. 6000 swim 100 bike and 20 running? that's insane. we were battling the snow stuff some too this week.

San said...

Ah, I know how you feel about the ice. We had it for the last month. So I'm so much behind it isn't funny anymore. Your plan sounds like hell to me. ;-)

And the tattooed face. Think of it this way, she had to go through a lot of pain for it and she had to care for it in the first time meticulously. There are all kinds of people out there. If she likes it, so what. On the smoking well, would get on my nerves too, nicely
put.

Cheers

Runner Leana said...

Wow, sounds like you have quite the week coming up Missy! That is A LOT of swimming! Well...for me anyway...

Dreadlocks, lice and tatts...interesting.... Hope it is warming up for you there!

ShirleyPerly said...

Yep, when I was in Minnesota last year I saw quite a few trucks with snow plows attached to the front like you'd see a confederate license plate down here in the South. Of course, someone had to tell me what was that thing attached to the front of their trucks ...

Hope the snow & ice melts soon!!

Velma said...

Looks like a tough week - go get it!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Glad you had fun at GM!

Glad ATL missed the snow this time!

Great goals!

Jon Gilchrist said...

yeah...this weather is a bit frustrating. Me and layering don't get along too well at all. Glad U enjoyed your recovery week, too. wasn't that just great? LOL!

Wes said...

Those are some nice digits for a rest week. Overachiever. I'm thinking about getting my ass entirely tattooed. Wait a minute... Teh Bug already took care of that ;-)

TRI-james said...

Those are January numbers? Damn!

Susi said...

notice how keith completely bypassed the band part of the post....am betting he knows none of the bands. have been trying to get him up to speed...sigh..

you wouldn't be a triathlete if you weren't type A needin your schedule up front, haha.

have an amazing training week!

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