Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Best Excuse I've Got For Missing A Workout

Training has been going really well the last couple of weeks.  Despite volumes that are more than what I've ever done, weather than has been less than ideal for running, and days that call for workouts before and after work I've been getting them done and LOVING it.  It's a recovery week this week which meant two rest days (Mondays and Friday).  I was happy to get the extra sleep Monday morning but to be honest I felt really restless and lethargic all day - like I was missing something!

Today called for a 1 hour 20 minute trainer ride that needed to get done before work because tonight is volleyball night.  The phone rang at 3 a.m. though and I was headed to the hospital because my sister was in labour.  Baby P was due last Friday and my sister was scheduled to be induced tomorrow but clearly this baby was not letting anyone else call the shots.  It was an exciting few hours in the waiting room until my brother-in-law came out to announce it was a girl!  Yet unnamed Baby P was born at 8:10 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, .5 ounces.  She's a perfect little bundle of pinkness....

We hung in there until almost noon before heading home for some food and much needed sleep.  Volleyball is in a couple of hours so unfortunately the trainer workout isn't going to happen today.  Coach Mary was very understanding and I'm sure I'll make the time in the saddle up on Sunday at the training day I'm attending.

Tomorrow is a 50 minute run in the morning and 30 minutes of strength training or yoga that I will do after work.  Friday is another rest day.  Guess what I'll be doing tomorrow and Friday evening?


  1. How sweet is she! Congrats to your sis and you auntie!

  2. Oh my goodness, she is just adorable. Congrats to your sister from Aus.

  3. You have been busy! The little baby girl is precious!

  4. Aww...congrats to your sister! Her daughter is absolutely precious! And, ya, that IS the best excuse for missing a workout!