Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

I couldn't let the day go by without a a quick holiday post to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! I put this picture up on Facebook today - the Island of the Misfit Toys from Rudolph. That's my favorite! Who isn't a misfit in one way or another, especially as triathletes?!  Misfit-ness is to be celebrated.

I took a page from Joel's playbook and his "2nd Annual Tri Madness Christmas Eve Swim-Till-Your-Arms-Fall-Off Extravaganza" that ensures a solid Christmas Eve sleep for his son. Spencer and I hit the gym for an excellent back and leg workout with such fun as H-Squat, single-leg squats, glute/ham raises, pull ups, one arm cable rows, one-legged stiff legged deadlifts, bicep curls, and a few sets of bench (for him) and pushups (for me).

I followed that up with 10 x 50 on the minute on the Erg just to see if it was similar to the same intervals in the pool. Only I forgot that (1) there is no wall to push off of half-way and (2) I do those in yards not meters. It was HARD!! I ended up with only about 5s rest between.

I have a feeling the person who will be asleep first tonight will be me!

My day may have looked sort of "normal" but it was all done through that happy lens of the holiday, you know? Kind of like the 3-D 'Holiday Specs' we have that make our tree lights look like stars or snowflakes or Santas. Those things rock.


I hope each of you has a warm, joyful, wonderful evening and day tomorrow, celebrating in your chosen way with good friends and family.