1. My last 5 races have all been triathlons or duathlons with the exception of a half that I had registered for long ago. My last regular race was a 5K on the Fourth of July. I usually race a ton but not lately.I guess I need to get back in the running race mood as winter is on it's way. There was a very heavy frost this morning. I'm hoping it's a little less so tomorrow morning because my plan is to get up and run early but if I have to defrost my car that might be all it takes to convince me not to go. Do you get up easily to exercise in the morning on a work day? I've been doing it more lately but it is never easy.
2. I have gone ahead and bought a trainer for my bike. It isn't out of the box yet (kind of like the wet suit) but I suspect it will be soon. It is getting darker and colder on the bike. I have my stuff packed for a ride after school tomorrow (which is why I need to get up to get my run in) and I also threw my new bike light in. My question for this is how have you used trainers, those of you who have. How often? Do you shoot for a certain mileage? Which bike should I put on it? I have a mountain bike, a hybrid and my road bike. I know one thing, I'll certainly miss my scenery.
I think I need one of these. Or maybe a pumpkin beer.
3. Work continues to be stressful. What a difference a year makes. Once again, thank God for exercise for keeping me sane. We've been doing NECAP (no child left behind) tests for the past two weeks and for many kids a change in routine is very hard. The tests are extremely hard for some kids and very frustrating for them. Everyone has to sit still and remain completely quiet for about 90 minutes. VERY difficult for many of them. Tomorrow is the last test and I am as happy as they are.