earl grey tea and pumpkin cheddar flatbread?

yes, please. :)

last week went much better than expected, and the travel actually allowed me to get in a little more cardio than i've been able to do recently. i did end up switching out of my boot and into running shoes a few days early, though. the pain in my right arch was becoming much more unbearable than the pain in my bone, so i made the switch early. hopefully i didn't shortchange myself.

as far as this week goes, it's another busy week, but not quite as "jumpy" as they have been. i'll be in dallas until thursday and then i'll be in san antonio and austin until saturday night. the only training difficulties i should have this week are time (not equipment) related. i'll be working from 8 to 5 on tuesday and 8 to 2 (when we leave for san antonio) on thursday-- so we'll see what i manage to squeeze in.

i think one of the most challenging things about not being able to run is the inflexibility of your time. with running, i can always wake up 30 minutes earlier or squeeze in a run at some random time; but, when all i can do is cross train, my schedule must coincide with that of the pool or the gym or at least the daylight. :) needless to say, i cannot wait to start running again. i love when i have NO excuses for missing a workout.

monday, may 10th
-6:30am: 6 mile bike with Jake at Fish Creek Trail (6:00 pace); pedestal routine #3 (45"); grant green routine*
-7:30pm: 20' arm cycle

tuesday, may 11th
-6am: 45' bike through the neighborhoods (5:18 pace); pedestal routine #2 (45"); flexibility/ yoga routine
-8:30pm: light, random core; sleepytime

wednesday, may 12th
-6am: 9 mile bike with jake at White Rock Lake (6:54 pace); pedestal routine #2 (45"); myrtl routine
*date night with jake... shopping at luke's locker, dinner at lucky's cafe, city island at angelika film center... perfect night :)

thursday, may 13th
-5:45am: 6 mile bike through the neighborhoods (5:12 pace); pedestal routine #2 (45", arms extended); flexibility/ yoga routine
-10pm: sleepytime

friday, may 14th
-6am: 40 minute bike in austin, tx (normal speed, but stop and go for the first 20 minutes or so), pedestal routine #2, myrtl routine
10pm: sleepytime

saturday, may 15th
-9am: 50 minute bike around austin (more consistent this time and MUCH more hilly!), pedestal routine #3, flexibility/ yoga routine (supposed to be grant green, but i was in a parking garage and didn't exactly have a suitable surface)
-9pm: core routine

sunday, may 16th
*total rest as of 7pm (right now!) but sleepytime will be done around 9 tonight. plan for it to stay that way, but i may do some core work as well.

*grant green routine: 10 donkey kicks, 20 scorpions, 20 iron cross, 24 lateral leg lifts (8, 8, 8), 5 rockies, 5 donkey whips, 10 lower body crawl, 20 scorpions, 20 iron cross, 10 australian crawl, 20 pedestal lateral leg lift, 20 groiners, 10 hurdle seat exchange, 5 rockies, 50 russian hamstrings, 20 l-ups, 40 low level twists, 5 quick leg cycles, 5 hurdle trail leg forward, 5 hurdle trail leg backward, 10 lateral leg swings, 10 linear leg swings

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