Well it's almost here...2009. 2008 has been a wild year for me and definitely a year to remember. I haven't blah blah blogged in awhile because I didn't have anything really to talk about. My couch potato life has taken on new heights as the only places I've gone in the last weeks have been Elena's house and LA Fitness. The rest of the time I'm sitting on my couch watching The Office, Weeds, miscellaneous movies, and X-Files Season 2.
The last two days I've been at Elena's house babysitting while she's on Xmas break. Basically my work from home office has moved to her house. Amber and Joe have been at work and Elena basically just plays on her computer all day while watching TV. A sprout off the old couch potato..
The Beavers play their bowl game today at 2pm but I'll miss the live watch. I'm DVRing it so I can watch it when I get home. Yeah New Year's Eve party for me. I'll be on internet blackout from 2pm til I get home.
My swimming is complete crap again. I've lost that fast stroke I found. It always happens I keep tweaking until I can't remember the fast stroke and then I seem to start all over again. It sucks but happens. I keep thinking if I can just get a little higher in the water I could go faster. With a wetsuit, I feel lightening fast because there is less drag from my body sitting low in the water.
After this morning's workout, I almost stopped at Starbucks on the way to Elena's houes for the last Egg Nog Latte of the 2008 Holiday season. I stopped myself because well I'm fat. I don't need those 600 calories. I opted for a 140 calorie cereal bar. I'm slowly running out of junk food at my house as well so my weight is coming back down. I'm under 150 again. Yeah weight loss starvation. I just need to make it through the college bowl season and NFL playoffs.
This is the last day of slacking on my workouts. Come tomorrow, I will start doing swimming intervals at least once a week as well as incorporate hill repeats and fartleks into my running training. My cycling will still just be spin class unless the weather is good then I'll hit the road bike. I figure by February to start putting some road miles on the tri-bike. Last year because of my partial lung collapse, I wasn't able to train during most of January.
I'm excited about the 4 day weekend considering Xmas holiday was a 5 day weekend. I can't believe how short the 5 days off felt. I think if I took a whole month off I would swear it was just a couple of days. Either way this is the last days off from work until Memorial day. Oh joy!
Happy New Year everyone..
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