2005-09-27 Core/Upper Body/Stretch

I won't count my early morning pooch walk (3.0 miles, but with stops to sniff and pee on stuff. The pooch, not me, of course.)

Tonight's workout was a simple core / upper body / stretch session, all done while watching "The Biggest Loser" on TV. I haven't been watching any TV other than stuff I know I want to watch ahead of time (no random browsing.) I caught myself browsing randomly tonight, so I paid for it by working out the entire time. 400 crunches, 100 pushups, a few sets of arm curls, and a lot of stretching. [Sidebar: I called Time Warner cable to cancel my cable on August 11th, but they never cut the service. At least I'm not paying for it. :-)]

Moving on...

I'm not doing the Pinehurst triathlon this weekend because I have a schedule conflict. I'm heading back to PA for a family visit and a job interview. I'll be gone Wednesday thru Sunday or Monday. So my 2005 triathlon season is officially over. Time to reset and build a base to carry me into 2006. If I move, get a dog, and/or start working again, my schedule is going to be hectic. I'm not going to plan my 2006 season until the very end of this year, because I don't know where I'm going to be living. In the meantime I have only two goals:

1. Fix all nagging injuries. My right hip area is still giving sporatic problems, and now I have an funky issue with the top of my left foot. I'll probably take at least a week off from running, and replace running with stretching and core stuff.

2. Get my % bodyfat consistently at/under 10%. My scale is reading 11% most of the time now, and that fits with what I'm seeing in the mirror. For purely psychological reasons (ie "Absurd Vanity" :-)) I want to be at/under 10%. I know this is stupid. I don't care. I gotta have a goal, and "10% bodyfat" is as good a goal as any.

I'll keep riding the bike as much as I enjoy. My winter training has me on the trainier a lot, so I don't want to get sick of the bike *before* I head into the winter. I'll probably try to mountainbike as much as possible. Nothing forced, though.