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Thursday, February 3, 2011

208, WorkFest and ROCKSTAR

What on earth could that number mean? It means that I am tired. My body is tired, not working with me... exhausted.

208 represents the number of miles I put on my body in January. Here is the breakdown:

Running - 142
Cycling - 64
Swimming - 2

Now I know that some of you probably have more miles than this... but for me, it is an ALL TIME high. Certainly, I have run more than 142 miles in a month. I do recall have 178 at the heat of my marathon training (right before I got fell off the treadmill). And none of the 208 represents the P90X that I do every morning around 4:30.

TriGuy the other day told me that I was over training after I was complaining about my body being tired. At first I balked at him... I mean, WHAT DOES HE KNOW? But then I examined the numbers and thought maybe he WAS right. I hate admitting when I am wrong! I freaked out a couple of weeks ago about my BF% and started two-a-days and other CRAZY things. Well, it has caught up with me. I have no energy. I feel exhausted. 

It may have something to do with working. I am working A LOT lately. For the last two weeks I have clocked more than 20 hours each week... which is crazy. Usually it is more like 8 hours. And it isn't over yet. I am not sure how you working mothers do it... it SUCKS!

The ONLY benefit, (okay maybe the paycheck is a benefit too) is that the last couple of nights when I haven't been here to get the kids off the bus and barely made it home before bed time... I was a ROCKSTAR! It was mommy this and mommy that, and I love yous.. and all of the cool stuff that Daddy's experience when they come home from work. Usually, when they get off the bus it is more like, "Hi, Mom!" and then they are gone... getting a snack, starting homework. I know they love me. I KNOW they appreciate me (maybe not as much as they should)... but being a ROCKSTAR for a couple of nights has been fun. I feel loved. I feel appreciated. I feel like a Rockstar.

But to tell you the truth, I am sooooo ready to return that status to Daddy and spend more time at home with the kids. Next week is shaping up to be that kind of week and I CANNOT wait!


Anonymous said...

nice job on all those miles! you are a rockstar ;)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, I can't imagine those numbers for January! I just got tired reading this post............. HA

momof3 said...

I think Tri Guy might be right...

I also think that 99% of the medically minded women I know would think your BF% is a little on the low side. I think you need to cut yourself some slack. You're a female, you have "pillows" and though they're smaller than they were, they are part of the anatomy and going to throw off that "test"

... just sayin'. WITH LOVE - sayin' it with love, OK?

ashley (redonk runner) said...

the most i've run in one month is a little over 100. my body isn't strong enough to handle that quite yet.. :) even if you are overdoing it a little, way to go!!

coach dion said...

I'm at 198Miles for the month of Jan, and i don't think that is very much (for me that is) now yes you could be a little over trained. In my programs I alway build in a rest / taper / recovery week every 4 or 5 weeks. I'm unfit at the moment so I need one every 4 weeks. (3 weeks hard 1 week easy) that also helps me keep focused on races a long way off if i can breat it up into 4 week blocks.
Good luck.

Richelle said...

Wow, what a great January!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Those are amazing numbers. Include the 4:30 P90X and I have to say that you probably are over training. (yeah, I know I am the one running every day for 270 days BUT I do run "rest" days 2 -3 miles when my body needs it AND I am not doing the cross training you are.)
I agree with puching the limits and finding new goals but seriously, there is a point at which we have to ask ourselves just because I know I can, should I?
I know you will do what is best for you. Your next week sounds like a much needed scale back week.

Suzy said...

Wow, you were one busy lady in January! BTW, I tagged you on my blog for an award.

Tricia said...

great job!