Thursday, September 08, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. Swim

I mentioned in my August Recap that I had registered for a Masters Swim Club. I'm super excited to start training with the Aurora Selkies, and a few of my running-turned-tri friends have joined as well. We officially start at the end of the month and I can't wait to have coached practices and actual swim workouts. The season runs September to June and I can attend as many practices as my schedule allows for the flat (reasonable) team rate. There are scheduled swims Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights, Saturday morning and Sunday evening that work for me, so I should have no problem fitting in a few quality swims each week.



2. Bike

Thanks for your comments on yesterday's bike post. And YES, you can rest assured that I will be keeping my hybrid for recreational riding and commuting. I love this bike!


yesterday's morning commute
sorry for the blur
Speaking of commuting, I found myself riding home into a bitter headwind yesterday and it started to rain just as I left the office. I wasn't feeling it and took advantage of the option to bail at Mom's house half way home. 18K (11.1mi) was enough for me in those icky conditions, after 29K (18mi) that morning.



3. Run

Tonight we made a purchase that probably should have been made a long time ago... we finally own a treadmill.


It's the PaceMaster Premiere and will be delivered on Saturday! It is going to be awesome having this beauty downstairs this winter; no more early morning drives to the gym required. It's going to be perfect for brick training sessions as well. We are cancelling our memberships (~$100/month) which helped justify the cost, and the convenience is going to be so worth it! Hopefully we can share...

19 comments:

Christine said...

I bought myself a treadmill a few months ago and love it! You save the time driving to/from the gym and taking a shower at home is priceless :)

ajh said...

We don't have room for a treadmill but there are certainly times it would be convenient. Enjoy!

dietitianontherun.com said...

that's a big purchase!! hopefully your crazy winter training tactics just got a little bit easier ;)

MCM Mama said...

I hate running on the treadmill, but I totally love owning one. There are just times when a run would not happen without it. Enjoy!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

SWEET purchase, it will keep you safe this winter for sure.. Cover up the screen when you run and have on good shows to watch... It helps.. You rock sister!

kristen said...

Totes jealous of the treadmill. Once we have a place with space we're getting one. Dont get me wrong- I'm no fan of the treadmill but not having to bundle up for every single winter run and getting some decent speedwork in in the winter sounds very appealing!

Cindy said...

hey, we have a pacemaster treadmill too! we bought it about 7 years ago and it's been awesome...it's a great treadmill!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Yay for the new treadmill! We need a new one but I don't want to spend the cash. Would love to know how you like that one!

Laura said...

I'd love a treadmill but we just don't have a spot for it in our place.
Swim practice sounds awesome. I have been debating taking some lessons...but don't want to get shown up by the tots. :)

Jason said...

I just love watching a friend transform into an Ironman....or IronMarlene

misszippy said...

You're going to love masters! You get in so much more yardage than you would ever do on your own, not to mention at a faster pace. And you're going to be loving the treadmill this winter too! So much more convenient than driving to the gym!!

Runners Fuel said...

Yay for the tm!! I want one so bad!

destination262 said...

I think your post should have been called...TRI Thursday! Woo hoo for the treadmill. So jealous!! :) This will come in handy during the winter I just know it!

lindsay said...

I tried the home gym thing... We have a treadmill, bike trainer, and even a weight bench. The bench is in such great condition -- never opened the box ;) I learned that I am just more motivated to pay for a stinkin gym than save money and workout at home. I get distracted by the mess... so then I stop working out and start working on the mess and then I realize I hate cleaning so I leave it half done and sit on the couch. Thereby not working out or getting anything done. What a dilemma. #firstworldproblem.

I hope you and Maurk find many miles of love and happiness with your new treadmill.

Jill said...

My treadmill and I have a very special bond :), you are going to love it!!

J said...

OOH a treadmill! We just got brians brothers old treadmill for me to use! I cant wait - dont know if I am going to cancel the gym yet because I hope the treadmill works lol!

Have a great weekend and happy anniversary! Ill be thinking of you tomorrow!

Lisa said...

I've just never taken to the while treadmill running thing, but you sound excited, so have fun with that!

Char said...

You're going to love have a treadmill in your own house in the dead of Winter. Now what to do about a pool...

Nicole said...

I love the new mill!!! You will totally love it! My tm and I have a love affair in the winter!