Friday, August 8, 2008

Swim.... Bike.... Run?

Wednesday I swam a good mile. It wasn't anything too impressive, but I swam a consistent mile and it felt great. I probably could have done more, but I was out of time.

I went into school to do some more organizing and rearranging. I didn't have any problem being productive this day. I was there for a near 6 hours and enjoyed it. Things are really starting to come together.

Thursday I biked. I was so pumped for cycle group ride and my friend and I went over there to meet the group and waited. and waited. and waited. No one showed up. It has been weeks since I last joined the group and I can't imagine that they don't meet any more. We still rode, except it was a very slow 17 miles. I need to figure out what happen to the group.

I also looked at a handful of houses today. It has been a few weeks since I last looked and I was super pumped. I found a couple I really liked but one is probably not in the best neighborhood. I have to look into that further. I am really trying to enjoy this house hunting process, but it can be so stressful.

Today I was supposed to run. Actually, I had been looking forward to doing the Virtual 8 miles on 8-08-08. I don't even know if I could do 3 today. For some reason my whole entire back is sore. It doesn't heart, but every muscle is sore. From what? biking? Swimming? pushups? doing my ab routine for the first time in a couple weeks?

But I did do my pushups today. W4D3 .... 105 pushups altogether! I will be moving on to week 5 for sure!

I have heard everyone's lectures on pumping my tires.
I guess I knew that I should be checking them before I ride, everytime. I will be doing that from here on out. But, I bought this gauge the other day and I can't figure out for the life of me how to check my pressure without letting out all of the air at the same time. What am I doing wrong? And if it is reading it correctly, my tires are WAY too low. eeks.

Wednesday:
Swim 1600M, approx. 40 minutes
W4D2 p/u = 96

Thursday: Bike 17 miles, 1:32:17, 11mph
80 degrees, sunny, slight breeze
20 minute ab workout

Friday: REST
W4D3 p/u = 105

Today's Song:
Timberland w/One Republic - Apologize

25 comments:

Marcy said...

I can't even tell you how jealous I am of your push up progress! Dang it!!

Good song too chica!! ;D

Borsch said...

That sounds like a productive week!

Good luck with the house hunt.

Ms. Math said...

Boy have you been busy! I'm so excited for you and the house hunting! Great job on the push-ups!

IronGambit said...

timba!

Eric said...

I heard on the news that if you keep your bike tires inflated to the proper level, it can save like 100 barrels of oil a day!!!

Jess said...

Wow look at you rockin' those pushup! That's very impressive!

Runner Leana said...

I'm not sure what to say about the guage. I bought a pump with an attached guage and every time I hook it up I'm sure it must let some air out because it reads 80 psi or so. I figure I must be letting some air out just putting the thing on.

Good luck finding out what happened to your cycling group!

D10 said...

You are doing really well with the push ups. Hang in there with house hunting. You'll find what you are looking for.

Running Knitter said...

Nice job on your training and the push ups!

TriJenPB said...

Ditto on getting a floor pump with a built in gauge. My tires are rated to 120psi, so I go just a little bit over that cause I will lose some taking it off. Definitely top off before EVERY ride! Even a day can make a difference, depending on your climate. I've got a sprint tri tomorrow, so I'll be packing up and gathering crap together tonight. Also my 5 year anniversary today, how cool is that??

Wes said...

Yea, do some push ups for me, Chica! You rock!! :-)

David said...

Looks like that gauge has a little slidey adjustment to accomodate Schraeder valves (the fat ones, like on your car) and Presta (skinny ones, where you unscrew the stopper). Still, it may not be the optimal design for Presta valves.

Depending on your weight (and I won't ask) you should fill your tires to anywhere between about 85 PSI and their max (116-120 usually). I'm about 185-ish during race season, so I go for the max PSI. for someone about 160, I would inflate to 112 or so. There's a chart on the back of Michelin bike tires for reference, but here's some great info from the (late) cycling guru, Sheldon Brown:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tires.html

J~Mom said...

I have the floor pump as well. I don't know how that gauge thingy works. LOL

Great job with your pushups!

Karen said...

Your pushup numbers are amazing. Totally inspiration

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I have a floor pump that includes a guage and I check my tires once a week and they are ALWAYS low. So if you haven't been checking and adding air, you're probably too low.

Jess said...

Your push ups are awesome! Great job.

mangotriathlete said...

Wow! You're busy as always. You got me into the pushup challenge... Great job on your progress :-) And on the consistent mile swim - not every training has to be spectacular or noteworthy, but I'd say that a strong consistent mile is something to be proud of!
Sorry about your back though, that's weird how it just came up like that.

Danielle said...

I need to start doing pushups!! I also wish I had known about the virtual 8...I did 5, could've done another 3!!

Erin Leigh said...

You are rocking the pushups!! Hope your back feels better by now. We are looking at a house tomorrow so I hear you with the stress!!

Can you help me with posting a video? I love it on your blog but can't figure out what link or whatever to use or under what thing. I tried and tried cause music is definitely what gets me through somedays.

Lily on the Road said...

Yikes, I never thought about pumping tires and maintenance....yikes...

You are a workout maching girlfriend...good for you with all the pushups...and partaaaying at weddings!!!

Firefly's Running said...

Nice!

Mendy said...

You had some terrific workouts!! Good luck with the househunting.

Erin Leigh said...

Thank you so much for your help!!! You rock. I was so close to figuring it out so it only took me a minute once I got your instructions!!!

Kevin said...

Sounds like a busy week. Hope house hunting is going well

Kiersten said...

Thanks for writing this.