So here is how the week went:
Monday: Bike 14 miles + 3km walk
Tuesday: Bike 10 miles + 5km run ( really low speed)
Thursday: 2x750m + 1x500m plus warm up swim
Friday: Bike 13 miles + 3km run ( faster pace)
Saturday: Bike 13 miles ( fastest time yet 37:41) yay! + 3km run ( decent pace)
Sunday: *swim - aiming for 2x750m plus warm up
Still having some back pain and a tinge of gout flare up, but the gout meds are doing great to keep things under control.
Have added in a ton of stretching to try and loosen up my back.
I also had a okay week with the nutrition side. I ended up home 3 out of the 5 work days with snow storms and inservice days. These are the hardest days, especially after super bowl when the house if packed with all kinds of bad for me type treats. #torture.
Admittedly i have no will power and a brain that can reason anything away in terms of killing bags of chips.
I was still under my daily calorie goals each day so that is something, but there were some pretty close calls that is for sure.
I am hoping this week i can get back to 3 solid work outs in each discipline but not going to push myself as i dont want to be dealing with the back again.
There is nothing more frustrating then having a crappy back, especially in winter. Nova Scotia as i am sure most of you know got completely dumped on this week for snow.
Now we do get a plow to do our driveway.
I tried shovelling once, just to see how long it would take.
The answer: 6 hours and days on my back afterwords with spasms.
Anyway, our driveway is clear and the guy that did the plowing was an artist in terms of the way he cleared and piled the snow.
The town roads not so much.
Driving around town is like what i can only assume riding in a well rutted bobsled track might be like.
There are chunks of ice that were not plowable, or as trucks drive over the hard packed snow, rip up patches and pieces so that average cars are left bouncing around like the Jamacian bobsled team. Everytime i get in the car to head somewhere i feel life saying: feel da rhythem, feel da rhyme, get on up, its bobsled time, cool runnings!
But the worst, the absolute worst plow job i have ever seen EVER is the James St. Tim Hortons Drive through. Simply, its fooked.
There are crazy ice grooves, high ledges and a serious of pot holes. When i bounced and shimmied my way to the window i was on such an angle my head was almost inside the window, i could see what color the drive through gals shoes were.
If you need a Tim's fix, go to the hospital one, or park and go in. It is not worth the axel on your car.
On the up side, my tea was steeped deliciousness.
Until next week,
Sean "BigBoyRunning" Ryan