I've been dreading writing this blog post. It would require me to acknowledge the fact I slipped a bit off the training routine. Nothing surprising there - you miss one workout which turns into two which well, it's a slippery slope....
All in all it could have been worse. I skipped Thursday's planned swim for no good reason other than I didn't feel like it. I did get my Thursday 12km run in so not bad I guess. Friday scheduled rest day, in time for a big non-bike Saturday. Well I did get out and ride, but the training plan called for 6hrs and I only put in 3hrs or so. It was a very wet rainy day and I went for my first cyclocross group ride. The ride kicked off late and the pace was less than adequate but it was a good group of guys so I can't complain. We turned back early due to time contraints and after literally 8 flats later we made it back. The whole time was a misty fog but it was a warm mist! I put in a few extra km's but not enough to make it a good workout. I had to stop at home to fill up the water bottle and sure enough I never made it back out the door as I was chilled to the bone when I cooled off.
Sunday was a whole lot of nothing. It rained hard all day and was cold. I simply didn't not workout at all. I skipped a long run. I'm such a wuss, this is the same day that the Marathons in Toronto were happening so to think all those people braved the weather while I curled up on the couch. Even Brian in Florida and Rodney in Knoxville did a half-Iron in similar conditions. Instead of training we went shopping!
I have had enough of wearing fatman clothes. I am swimming in my pants, you could fit two of me in them. My suits look like parachutes on me. Last week I got fed up and decided that I would go find proper fitting clothes. After 4hrs of shopping I pretty much picked up an entirely new wardrobe for the office. It was tough finding shirts my size, I'm a freak. I specifically needed tall sizes and wanted modern/european/fit cut shirts. Hard to find when the majority of consumers are phatties. It was possible to find a TAll size but I would be swimming in the regular cut. I need something that cut in and fit closer to my waste. I'm sick and tired of wearing parachutes.
I didn't get to wear my new threads to the office today, I still need to get all the pants hemmed. We found some great deals but it still cost many many many hundreds of dollars that I tired to avoid spending all this time but finally had to give in.
This is a recovery week but given I missed yesterday's long run - I intened to go get it done tonight. I have no motivation to do it but I have to get this one done. It is important. This week's schedule will be messed up anyways since we're going up north. I'll be back on a proper training routine next week.
Oh and I guess I should fess up bout the whole bad eating thing too - Harveys, Pizza, Arbys, More Pizza, Candy, Chocolate blah blah blah. I was tired of being hungry and just indulged.
Quick! Someone needs to slap me on the wrist.... I've been a bad boy.