Monday, March 1, 2010

Whew! I'm Glad That's All Over

I sure enjoyed watching the Winter Olympics. Maybe you’re like me: the TV was on the minute I got home until I went to be, which was usually well past midnight. Even if it seemed like figure skating was the only thing on. That’s a lot of time on the couch, and I feel guilty for that. Not because I should be spending my time being productive around the house, catching up on work, or helping the kids with their homework, but because time on the couch watching sports usually means beer and potato chips. Or ice cream. Or pie and ice cream. Or...you get the idea.

If the games lasted another week, I’d surely contemplate giving up on the 2010 cycling season all together. Luckily, things came to an end before it got that bad. Seriously. After so much time on the couch I’m starting to look like this guy.


Now it’s time to play catch-up. Tonight, it’s one-legged power intervals, climbing repeats followed by some some heavy squats and lunges. Rinse and repeat again tomorrow. Wednesday will be an entire day spent snow shoeing in the Interlake.

7 comments:

  1. Getting back into training by starting light? Probably a good idea. I only mount one crank arm on my commuter bike, and switch every day.

    And I do 700 heavy squats before bed every other day. On alternating days its 700 lunges with a 200 pound barbell across my shoulders.

    And I haven't eaten in a week.

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  2. That's just for the off season of course. Now that it's March, I will start training.

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  3. i forgot to mention I'm also spending an hour doing fast spin drills when I wake up in the morning. Then it's a 10k run to work.

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  4. I bought one of these for my ride to work, to increase the work load, and to help care for Mother Earth:

    http://www.trendhunter.com/photos/68868

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  5. Being as environmentally sensitive as he is (sometimes I have to remind myself that he's a Republican), Paul will surely be a fan of that mower. Does it come as a fixie?

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  6. Apparently that is going to be an option, so you can back up while trimming around your lawn gnomes.

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  7. nice banter.

    that belly picture HAS to be photoshopped, no?

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