This week has been unexpectedly pleasurable so far. I think Monday morning's bike ride set things off straight. I was happy all day after my obligatory dose of daily sunshine. I crashed early Monday evening after a much-needed massage, in bed by 9 pm.
Tuesday, we made it to our morning spin class and had a great workout. Is it just me, or is waking up early in the morning getting easier? Going to bed early definitely helps. I have also noticed that I've been crashing in the afternoons because of the early morning workouts. I fixed that on Tuesday with an afternoon nap. I was able to get up, feed the buns, grab a snack, and head up to the pool. We did a descending ladder of a total of about 2000 meters and was out for a soak in the hot tub in less than an hour. It felt great to have accomplished everything I wanted for the day. The rest of the evening was spent packing and getting the house and buns ready for the pet sitter.
Wednesday morning I was up bright and early for my am flight. Not so difficult after waking up at 5:30 several days in a row. 6:30 actually felt like sleeping in. Go figure. The airport was packed beyond belief but I sipped my morning latte and zoned out. I started chatting to the guy next to me. Turns out, he's a swimmer. I got the inside scoop about the UCSD Masters' Swim Program, which we've been considering starting after our spin classes end (one week after Thanksgiving). It's a small world. Seems like everyone in San Diego swims, bikes, and/or runs. It's nice having something in common with everyone.
The plane ride was uneventful, which is always a good thing. The rest of the afternoon was spent shopping with my mom, which usually leaves me exhausted. However, today, I was determined to prevent Turkey Day from sidelining my workouts. 4 pm and laden with fatigue (mental fatigue), I threw on my running clothes and braved the overcast, "chilly" outdoors (mid-60s--aren't I a wimp?). I jogged down to the high school track for an invigorating track workout. I worked on mile repeats (which really suck, by the way), while being entertained by the high school pole vault and football teams, who were practicing all around me. Plus, I also caught a glimpse of the cross country team warming up before their run and the basketball team cooling down after practice. I felt like a jock by association. I never participated in any of the aforementioned activities in high school so it was really fun to pretend. Afterwards, I did weights while watching some trashy show on VH1 about wacky Hollywood celebrity baby names. Entertaining nonetheless. I'm done for the day and can totally relax and it feels great.
Tomorrow, Jason and I are doing a local turkey trot. I love getting in a daily workout. It just sets the tone for positive things to happen. Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!