July 1, 2015

Crossing the line...#zealot

I'm really uninspired when it comes to blogging now. I've struggled with continuing along the path of the initial intent of the MILF Runner Blog...a satiric look at healthy living/fitness blogs and the world they inhabit. I guess I just don't really give a shit.

When I started this blog, I had a lot more time on my hands and whole lot of pent up ...feelings regarding my perpetually fucked up hip and the huge damper that put on my life for YEARS. Now that everything is hunky-dory, I have less time and desire to do this. Nonetheless, there are days (like today) when I want to share. It's not funny. It's not satiric. It's not snarky. I'm just fucking around on the computer while my husband and son watch back-episodes of Downton Abbey.


I'm rowing again.

At first it was just a couple of paddles per week after dropping my kids off at school. It was totally low-key and a form of cross-training for my MARATHON that happened in early May. Somewhere along the way I got sucked into my psycho friends' training plans.

These are the people who disrupted my calm, sane-ish, chillin' life last fall by inviting me to join them in a race. They made me have fun. Then they started telling me when they were working out, and why not join them...blahblahblah... So I did.

And now I'm a fucking #zealot.


237 minutes of steady state,
 43 minutes of intervals,
 and 22 minutes of racing..
NOT a low-key week.
But man, is it fun!

Nothing like profusely sweating 5 days a week :)

And getting my kids involved...

I've been doing some vigorous hiking as part of the steady state minutes, but this whole falling thing I seem to be into isn't all that awesome...

#selfie immediately after falling because I'm a ...
Falling really hurts. And that's not good for my rowing...let alone life.

Some days I work out 3 times. I'm a housewife. I have the time. I'm telling you...#zealot.

I'm getting faster every day. It's amazing what focusing on training will do for your speed, strength, and fitness. The only downside is the utter disaster that is my house and the deplorable emptiness of my fridge. I nap a lot now. No time for cleaning/tidying up and definitely no time for grocery shopping. I have kids around here somewhere...eating hot dogs and tater tots because why not? They are nitrite/nitrate-free.

But now it's late so I'll abruptly end. I need to go to sleep because I have a big day tomorrow...23 minutes of endurance and I need to jam out some of the race minutes, too. And it's a big lifting day.

I'm telling you...#zealot. I've crossed that line.

– I missed YOU!

What are you training for now?
– I'm planning on racing on 7/12, and I'm kind of scared shitless because I'll be by myself in the single.

Do you trip very often?
– I've been catching my toe on rocks and roots with regularity lately. I think it's because my legs are so tired from all this working out. BUT I CAN'T STOP MYSELF. I'm OBSESSED.

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