Monday, December 30, 2013

If We Took a Holiday

A wise woman named Madonna was once quoted as saying "If we took a holiday. Took some time to celebrate. Just one day out of life. It would be, it would be so nice." I've put her challenge to the test over not just one day, but the last several. I've gotta say, it has been so nice. However, training over the holidays has its advantages as well as challenges. Here are my top 5 of each:


5) We're staying at my parent's home in a small mountain town called Midway, away from the usual hustle and bustle of this time of year. It's a very peaceful setting, and the streets are traffic free. Many of the few motorists I've encountered while running actually wave as they pass!

4) Training partners: I've biked on trainers set up in the basement with my wife, dad, and brother in law on separate occasions. I've also pounded the pavement a couple times with my brother.

3) I always enjoy running through uncharted terrain... new roads to explore

2) Not thinking about my day job = less stress

1) On that note, more time to get workouts in... don't have to fit into a 60-90 min window


5) Crazy sore after playing some intense 1on1 bball against youngbloods at the rec center

4) Glitter in my bike shoes from daughter's sparkly Christmas princess dress (dress --> floor --> feet --> bike shoes)

3) The main staple of my daily nutrition has been Reeses peanut butter cups

2) Local aquatic center closed for repairs... snuck in a swim Friday at a nearby "club," but had to pay a ridiculous price for a single dip in the pool

1) Rethinking the whole triathlon thing after watching my brother, sister, and their respective others replicate this 1980's aerobic performance as part of a family "talent show." It's really shaken me up... I want those moves.


  1. For the expensive dip in the pool did you get in a lot of mileage?

    1. eh, not really... that was salt in the wound :( still felt good though