Tuesday, June 15, 2010

me and garmin

i have been fucking bad again.  i got myself a garmin and i totally love it.  i just want to ride and run so i can use my new toy.  part of my plan was to join a running group but that also means travel time.  me and garmin are going to do some interval training instead.  amongst other things.  stay tuned.

in a moment of madness i signed up for the dwellingup 100 mountain bike classic in september.  you can check it out here - http://www.dwellingup100.com.au/.  i have a mountain bike i rarely use and love the idea of roughing it through the bush.  you can do either a 14k, 40k or 100k ride.  the 40k is the first loop of the 100k and that is what i signed up for.  dwellingup is 90 minutes from here and i will be heading down there in the next few weeks to check out the trails and get some training in.  in the meantime i have the tyre for my road bike and trainer and think it will be good for me to start learning how to deal with bike issues.  so i will be changing the tyre over every sunday night so i can use it during the week.  we are 15 days into winter and i already fucking hate it.  while it has been blue skies every weekend so far i just hate it.  dark mornings and cold nights suck.  took my bike in for a service and turns out the problem pedal i thought i had was not the issue. the whole thing wasnt tightened enough - the crank arm thingymajig.  you know the thing that is attached to the the bike and then the pedal.  luckily it didnt come flying off and it wasnt damaged.  pricks that sold me the bike did a lousy job of putting it together.

i have ticked off one of the things i wanted to do.  i signed up for 10 personal training sessions.  organised it for monday and wednesday over five weeks.  no cardio - just strength training.  yesterday was my first session and i have puppet arms.  i am a weakling.  i shaved under one arm last night and had to do the other one this morning - i could not lift my arms.  went swimming tonight and only managed 2k and i havent been that slow in a long time.  tomorrow is legs so i hope at swimming on thursday i dont drown.  i think this is going to be a huge step forward .  i love it when a plan comes together. 

i have taken up a 30 day alchol free challenge.  this is day 10.  it is not that bad.  i do love a glass of wine - especially after work and to chill out with.  however there is something in wine that stops me for sleeping well.  i want to see if this makes a difference.  it now means i have only one bad habit remaining.  diet coke.  i have never drunk coffee and this is my caffeine fix.

it has taken me awhile to get back on track after the HBF 14.5k run.  i jumped back into things at full speed and that was bad.  i am heading back to my old training ground at point walter this weekend for a hilly bike ride and a change of scenery.  me and garmin will let you know how it goes.

    

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