Tri-training, sort of? A new job and guess what breed my dog is

2 Aug

Oh hi there, August…what?!

Seriously, where is the time going? I’m finishing up the third week of my 8-week triathlon training plan and basically haven’t done much of it at all.  I thought doing a sprint tri would be way easier than training for a marathon, but let me just tell you, it’s a lot more difficult to make time for swimming and biking. I used to be able to just lace up my shoes and run where ever I was and squeeze in runs in the morning or at night with no problem (unless I was just feeling super duper lazy, which happened like 3 times a week). It takes so much more planning and organization to remember all my swim equipment or plan a route for biking since I live in the city and people are cray cray on the road. I’m actually really scared to do a “real” workout on my bike on the streets of Boston.

I have a bike trainer at home and have been using that here and there when I feel really guilty about my lack of biking, but man is it boring. Maybe I should find another trashy show to watch besides The Hills? I’ve basically memorized every episode at this point, anyway.

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In other news, I got a per diem job at a rehab hospital here in Boston and have been doing loads of training this week. It could not be any more opposite of what I do at my full-time job, and I’m a bit overwhelmed. It’s good to keep yourself on your toes, though, right?? I’m enjoying the change, but I’ll admit it’s a bit out of my comfort zone.

We also just got back from a 4 day trip to Baxter State Park in Millinocket, Maine. The trip was friggin awesome and I’ll definitely put some photos up sometime soon.

So a couple of weeks ago my extremely talented neighbor took this photo of Chuie, my fur baby:

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He’s clearly a mix – as my mom likes to say, he’s a “Mr. Potato Head” with parts from all different dogs. Totally the case. Any guesses on what breed he might be? Everytime we go for a walk, someone stops and asks what mix he is and they never believe the jack russell – chihuahua – shih tzu combo that I was told when we adopted him. We recently bought a DNA kit off of Amazon so I’m hoping that gives us some sort of clue….but seriously, does it get much cuter than that face? erhmagerhd!!!!!!!

What are you doing this summer? Have any trips planned?

Have you ever trained for a triathlon? How did you get yourself to the pool and do workouts on the bike?

What kind of dog do you have? Could he be friends with Chuie?

 

One Response to “Tri-training, sort of? A new job and guess what breed my dog is”

  1. renekie August 3, 2013 at 3:42 am #

    I find it hard too finding the time to fit all three in but I’m working on a new strategy, and instead of doing any odd distance to what I’m feeling on the day I’ve cut it up to shorter more specified distances. For example I’m currently on Day55 of my #triaday, so from day50 – 59 I’m doing distances with only 5′s and/ or 0′s in it. And it’s been fun and alot easier so far! Join in on my #triaday challenge if you wish, and let me know :)

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