Monday, May 25, 2009

Monday run

5 miles easy - the Disneyan interlude was lovely, but I am delighted to be back on a regular exercise schedule!

In fact there is nothing like Disney for prompting a true embrace, subsequently, of healthy eating (in a slightly over-the-top development spearheaded by Antarctic instigator J., we had Friday dinner at the restaurant at the Morocco pavilion at Epcot [I had beef shish kebab, with surplus baklava skimmed off the other diners' prix fixe menu], Saturday lunch at the Hollywood Brown Derby [mussels, seared tuna with greens, grapefruit cake with cream cheese frosting] and Saturday dinner at Jiko [cheese and dips for the table, plus some very delicious South African wines, then seared scallops and for dessert lemon curd with blueberry compote and sour cream ice-cream])...

The Columbia gym opens up again tomorrow, though the morning lane swim class doesn't start until next Monday. I'm here in NY through the first half of the June, with a 2-mile open-water swim on June 14, then off later that week (oh, dear, I have to laugh, my life sounds more glamorous than it possibly actually is!) to Cayman and London for a few weeks, then back here at the end of the first week of July with three weeks more to train for the NYC Triathlon on July 26 (there's a nice little tune-up race the week before, a 1.5K swim and 5K run - I did both these races last year also).

So I need to bike a lot between now and June 18 or so, since there will be two and a half weeks of no bike access in the middle of that training stint - I will probably try and go to the gym spinning classes in Cayman (they don't have a schedule of classes up on the website, but I believe they are offered fairly frequently).

Goal for the week: just get back on a steady run and swim schedule, pick up my bike tomorrow afternoon and get out a few times later this week, and also try out the boot camp class at Bodystrength to see if I like it or not. If I do, I think I'll go to that on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before swimming, just for the next couple weeks. I had my eye on Crossfit, but it is expensive and logistically more complicated, so that I think I will leave it to try at some later date when I am more leisurely and richer...

3 comments:

Wendy said...

Epcot! And now back to your regularly scheduled training!

Becca said...

You are sounding like my dad again!

ShirleyPerly said...

Welcome home! Sounds like you enjoyed Disney to the fullest.