Not only am I not running, I am also not swimming, and not biking.
I am, however, doing copious amounts of dips:
and when I say "copious," I mean, well, 10. OK, 15, now up to 20.
It's cold outside.
I quit my gym.
I have a bike trainer, but it's broken.
My favorite running trail looks like this most days:
and my other favorite trail looks like this:
How did I manage in prior years?? Did I just HTFU?
As to swimming ... um, I have no excuse as to why I'm not swimming.
After my sad half-mary, I took 14 days off to recover. I am quite sure this is not a recommended recovery plan.
But just yesterday, I kicked my own ass and ran 3 miles, after 21st C. Mom strongly suggested it. Which is good, because, let's not forget, I have yet another half-mary scheduled for Jan. 30 in the great state of Runner Susan.
And not only that, did I mention that in all the commotion of last fall, somehow, someway I managed to sign up for this??
Eagleman Half-Ironman. 1.2 miles of swimming fun, 56 miles of biking fun (that part might actually BE fun) and 13.1 miles of running fun)
Which is June 30 (165 short days from today).
I'm just not into it.
I mean really. Not. Into. It.
I want to take up knitting. Or reading. Or baking. Needlepoint! Raising orchids. Raising guppies. Something that doesn't require, you know, sweating.
This is how I'm feeling at the moment.
My current ennui might be in part due to the fact that I'm not training with anyone. I'm not in any group. I've been training alone since September. It turns out? That is not so much fun.
So, I've once again signed up for the Montgomery County Road Runners Speed Development Program. That was a great motivator last year, even though it wasn't the most welcoming group of people. It still got me all kinds of PRs. So hope springs eternal.
And I'm trying to decide what to do about training for this insane 70.3 distance.
I adore D.C. Tri Club, as you know. And they even have a half-iron training program. But...really, there's no one who is at my speed in that group. And that gets discouraging after a while. There's another, way pricier group here in D.C., Team Z, that has a lot of success with folks like me. (I'm not sure why, but some people seem hesitant to recommend these guys, even though everyone I know who has trained with them just LOVES them.) It's about $80/month, and I'm quite sure they will help me get the job done.
So why am I hesitating??
Because I am not all in for Eagleman.
I'm just not.
I could still cancel.
I don't even know if I'd get my money back.
I just don't know if I can commit to the kind of training I'll need to do.
I need a bike trainer that works.
I need to feel more comfortable riding outside on my own.
I need to get better at swimming.
Right...but why am I hesitating??
What to do??