All the fun of last week has apparently showed up in my waistline. Not only did I not lose any weight for the 20/20 challenge I joined over at Quadrathon, I'm the only pasrticipant who GAINED any weight . . . 1.97% of my body weight! I suck at this dieting thing. Not that I'm dieting, but tell me, why does a week of serious travel, no exercise and lots of good food make one gain 3 pounds?
I'm off on a better start this week, and yesterday completed a little Winter Triathlon . . . I skied Squaw in the morning, ran 3 miles at the indoor track (roundandroundandround!), then did a Bikram Yoga class. Whew!
I learned a good lesson, which is not to Yoga right after a Run. My back was aching in class, and by the end of it I felt so arthritic I could barely move. This is not usual for me, and I'm blaming it on the running, which is hard on my spine. I have ran and then yoga'd on the same day, but not with just 20 minutes in between. Definitely a mistake.
I woke this morning feeling much more limber, and headed off for another morning's skiing. The nice thing about living near a ski area and holding a season's pass is that if you're just not feeling it, for whatever reason, you can bail and head back home after a few runs without feeling like you're not getting your money's worth. This is what we did, and then I've spend the rest of the day napping and filing taxes and not getting much else done.
Tomorrow I've got a 10-miler on deck, and I'm contemplating whether to head to Reno or brave the Tahoe elements. Unless it's really nasty out, I think I'll be running from home.
Best of all, I'm looking forward to it!