Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Visting Nor-Cal

I'm spending a few days with the parents up near San Francisco. It's much colder here than San Diego! It barely reaches 60 during the day! (small violin playing). I've been better about exercising and eating healthfully! Yipee! Last week was my first week back on the wagon (or is it off the wagon?). I ran and weight-lifted 3x. I'm trying to re-introduce my body to exercise. My goal is to work up to doing a little something every day. It doesn't matter what at this point. I can get more workout specific in a few weeks once my body begins to adjust. Right now, running and weights are the easiest. I do them back-to-back and get it all over with. Weights are kind of boring anyway so I just do it afterwards for 30-60 minutes in front of the t.v. I'm just happy I can still run 3-4 miles without dying! At least I can start somewhere!

I've been looking at all the biking, running, swimming, and tri clubs and events in the San Diego area. It's hard not to get overwhelmed. I'm just going to take it one step at a time. There's a little park in our backyard too with a 1/4 mile track, tennis courts, and basketball courts too! Perfect for cross-training. Only 1/2 mile from our apartment is a huge, long canyon with tons of dirt trails for running! And the UCSD campus is perfect for biking and running around--it has a 6-8 mile loop around the perimeter. Oh, there's also the 24-hour gym at our apartment. Plus, I have the bike trainer and weights in the apartment. I'm also signing up for the UCSD gym, which has a TON of facilities, including a HUGE Olympic-sized pool with awesome hours. And, I'll be commuting by bike to and from work so that'll count too! Basically, there is absolutely NO excuse not to get off my butt with so much to do.

5 comments:

Mon said...

Wow, your new place sounds like a central location! I'll bet the canyon and trails are pretty!

Cliff said...

It is very easily to get overwhelm. The problem is picking which one to do. Swim, bike or run...oh...so little time and I can only pick one.

bunnygirl said...

I have a running pal who moved to San Diego a few years ago for the tri scene. She says it's great, so I bet you'll love it.

Will there be more pictures of the bunnies? We should find a few more bunny-owning triathletes and start our own weird little web ring.

Brian said...

Hey there, stopped by your blog when I was leaving a comment for bunnygirl. Always great to run across other triathletes. Good luck with your training, and stop by my blog sometime. I just recently was at the Disney Marathon and got a chance to meet a couple other bloggers that where in town for the race,,,,pretty cool. Take Care.

Erin said...

Hope your enjoying life at the parent's house. no i dont have to rack tips, but i do get to do H&E staining and coverslipping slides...weeee!!