Yikes. I've aged up. I'm OK with it. Not a big deal really. Currently, I'm more concerned with learning all these new strength and core exercises Jen handed out. I'm also entrenched in marathon training right now. So, I have bigger and better things to think about rather than dwell on the fact that I'm exactly midlife.
So last weekend I danced my ass off all night long. Again. I recently danced this long at Roses party a couple of months ago. I think I want to go dancing once every two months. I just love it and think it should be an integral part of my life. Here's a nice photo of me dancing to Lady GaGa with my niece Alissa last weekend. She's my oldest of 14 nieces and nephews. I was so happy to see her looking healthy and happy.
My training is going well. I’m on a 3 week hard, 1 week easy plan. I told Jen that, because I'm on that second half of life, I need more rest to recover. It's just a fact of life. Sleep is a drug to me. I crave it as does my body. This week during training I swam my fastest 300 yet. I checked all my times over the past year and the list went something like this: Jan 2009 6:17, June 2009 6:09, Nov. 2009 5:58, THIS WEEK: 5:32 !!! I was pretty happy and felt like, wow, something is kicking in.
My 20 mile this week was also a key workout. I was really hoping it would go well since my 18 miler last week went less than stellar. I prepared very well for my 20 miler and was very pleased. I am going to try to NAIL my marathon in February. I want to have a PR and if the weather cooperates I believe this will happen.
There is a lot of other stuff going on right now but I won't keep you. Motor on!