Since this blog has sort of turned into a chronicle of How I Train For An Ironman With a Baby, here's the latest.
Today I needed to do a brick. Not a long one (2 hr bike, 30 min run) but it was supposed to be hard and fast and hilly. Sweet. I like it when I've got the green light to push a workout.
So to fit it in, I once again was depending on my friend Jenny... which is cool, because she was depending on me so she could get her track workout in and then an easy spin on her bike.
I would be in some serious trouble trying to train for this IM without Jenny.
Anyway, since she came here yesterday, it was my turn to pack up and head to Mililani today. And pack up, I did.
Bike, helmet, shoes, sunglasses, gloves, water bottles, clif bars, GU, bike shorts, jersey, sport bra, socks, run shoes, visor, more water bottles, recovery drink, oatmeal, banana, nectarine, rice/spinach lunch (for me), sunscreen, diapers*, wipes, diaper rash ointment, formula, bottles, rice/bean cereal lunch (for M), baby spoon, bibs, change of clothes for her (just in case), and her favorite blanket so she can nap.
I had to actually make a list and check it twice because a few weeks ago I was driving up to Jenny's and realized that I didn't have my helmet and shoes. Ugh. Had to turn around and come home to get them.
Anyway, I arrived at Jenny's just as she was putting Sadie down for her morning nap... then Jenny headed off to the track while I hung out with Moana. This one on one time that we have together is actually pretty nice. Sadie has some different and interesting toys that Moana likes to play with, and since I am not at home, I don't have any household chores** to do that might otherwise occupy my attention... I get to focus only on her which is pretty cool.
I got my workout in starting at about noon. Perfect heat training, you could say. I felt good, but did get a little frustrated when I got lost on my run... Miliani Mauka has some funky neighborhoods with dead end streets that are pretty darn confusing and since I've never run there before, I just got totally lost and found myself running in circles. Finally I stopped and asked some older Korean woman how to get back to the main road. She pointed me back in the direction from which I had come, so essentially I just wasted 20 minutes running these dead end streets. So the brick run was a little long.
I was shot at the end of that workout because I pushed it as hard as I was supposed to, but just because you're tired doesn't mean that there aren't two little girls who want to use you as a jungle gym when you get home! Jenny headed off for her spin and I just plopped on the floor and assumed my role as playground equipment.
Anyway, by the time Jenny and I finished talking and eating at the end of our workout day, it was 5:30PM. So yeah, that's how you spend the day when you're IM training and have a baby.
Tomorrow I'm going to be DONE with my run/swim by 8:15AM. I'm really looking forward to that. :)
*I had to take lots of diapers... poor thing has an intestinal issue of some sort... I've been changing diarrhea diapers every hour for the last 24 hours and her little bum is so red and sore. It's very sad and she screams bloody murder at the very instant that she knows another diaper change is coming... :( I really hope this clears up quickly for her sake!
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