Monday, May 16, 2011

Slippery Slopes

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.


  1. Pizza and Arby's!
    well at least you went out with a bang and are ready to get to it now!!


  2. Oh I know all to well about that slippery slope! I stepped on the scale this morning and had a light blub moment..not to mention the fact that after eating all this crap I'm just way tired all day.

    As for the training...well just get your ass out I have any room to talk here either but you better be out running...

  3. Wow great drawing. Did u do that yourself? What no cat pictures?

    Seriously, i wouldn't get too worked about it. We ALL go thru it.

    I know what you mean about the clothes. I have to wear suits every day and when I lost 20 pounds, my suits were hanging. I finally went to "Tom's Place" 5 suits for the price of one!! They were ok but nothing great

  4. you have to get back at it, if you don't who will make me feel guilty for not training..

  5. I'm not the right person to comment on this post because I got so used being on a slippery slope when it comes to my training that I consider it the norm. Ha-ha.
    Seriously, you still trained a lot, even though you skipped some workouts. Maybe it is your body/brain telling you that it needs a short break. Plus the weather sucked lately so it was a good time to take a break.

  6. I've been there. Blogging about it is good, as long as it means you're pulling it together now. Missing the training and eating like crap wasn't good. Don't justify it to yourself as being okay, but don't dwell on it either. Time to move on and don't do it again.

  7. lol !! I got nothing. Get it out of the way and get back at it.

  8. Wow, when you fuck up, you REALLY fuck up LOL.

    So fatty, how does it feel? I admit I polished off a large pepperoni and mushroom stuffed crust pizza last night, but I validated it with running A MARATHON! LOL.

    It's cool. As long as you got it out of your system, time to get back to work though man. Don't throw it all away this soon. The plans all account for a few days to miss, don't sweat it. Don't make this regular either fatty!

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