Tuesday, December 29, 2009

the trainer is fun...

My late off season has now ended and I am back at it, enjoying my last week of unstructured training before geoff throws down the hammer next week with scheduled training. I took a full week off after the marathon, doing absolutely no workouts or training. After that I eased myself back into activity, doing only what I pleased which actually wasn't a whole heckuva lot, except for a couple easy swims, a few short treadmill runs (it has been c-c-c-cold here!), and a core/strength session or two! And I tried my first hot yoga class last week (actually 3 classes), which I really like and plan to keep doing.

Christmas was great - and it came and went before you could blink, as usual. My family was invited to Geoff's parents for Christmas Eve dinner, where wonderful food, company, and lots of wine always await. I brought the camera but unfortunately didn't get around to taking any photos of the night. Christmas Day was spent at my Dad's with my sibs, Geoff, Maria (Alice's BFF), and Donald's friend Ben from Thailand. After dinner we ended up getting into the wine which turned into a debaucle, and at the end of the night (or midnite when Geoff decided to shuttle me home) it seems there were a shocking number of bottles consumed (no, not just by me, everyone participated)! We played Taboo, Cranium, and Balderdash, and the volume of the room continually escalated throughout the evening,

Found a couple random pics of the party (couldn't include most of the rest!)

Youngest brother Mark and I:
Half of Gucci's face:

Donald, Mark and I (from top); from the looks of it, this was probably later in the evening as everyone looks pretty jolly...

I'm definitely looking forward to 2010! I'm in a new job (since July), geoff and I have a new addition to the house (Wylie), and a few vacays are in the works (N. Ireland and Vegas again, this time not for a race!). Structured training starts next Monday with geoff, and there are many exciting things to come, including lots of racing (more running races!), a big focus on strength/core/yoga work, and better scheduled workouts overall. Lots of running and lots of biking! Not quite sure on the race schedule yet, but for sure I will be doing the St. Albert 10 miler in April, Great White North half in July, and possibly Soma half in October. The details will be worked out, in good time.

Yesterday geoff and I headed to the gym for a core/strength sesh and an indoor run. I think I probably overdid it on the strength stuff as today I am so sore I can barely move! My lower back, a$$, hips, upper back, shoulders, you name it - hurts. I kept waking up throughout the nite last night with throbbing in my lower back and hips. Yeah I definitely overdid it...

something funny about the monster puppy: Wylie loves to come down to our basement when anyone is biking or on the tready. Today while Geoff was biking I had to come down there a bunch of times to bring him back up, finally I just left him down there as he wanted to watch Geoff do his bike workout! What a weird little puppy!

that's all for now!


Naomi Rae Nicholson said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas season, Lisa, and a fantastic year planned! All the best! :)

BreeWee said...

I have been SO out of the blog loop that I have yet to see your new blog look, I hope you dont say its like a year old! ha ha, LOVE it though! Congrats on all the adventures over the holidays and CHEERS to an even better 2010!