Wednesday, January 19, 2011

commuting to work

today i commuted to work with these:

not really by choice... husband commutes to work on his bike but leaves his car in la jolla 13.5 miles away. so when he came home last night, the usual: blasting espn pod casting out of his iphone all while dripping sweat onto my wool pottery barn rug, and said his back was bothering him. well this morning, back still bothering him, he took the only car at our house - my car- to la jolla for work this morning. lucky for me my first client was at a reasonable hour of the morning so i had time to process the logistics of running (yes riding a bike would have been the easiest solution) and make it work!

the gym- work, i am lucky!- is 4.25 miles away all along coast highway. really no reason not to run everyday to work except for the fact that there is no shower. yah yah a personal trainer just needs to look 1/2 way decent and only sort-of-sweaty...

the logistics seemed fairly simple: run to gym, train clients, run home.

run to gym= easy. cute outfit. saw dolphins! minimal "running in fog on hwy101 full of traffic" anxiety.

arrive at gym= very sweaty. red face. how does that happen after a pace of 38 min??

train clients= thirsty, cold, then hungry. did not think this through well at all.

run home= faster pace getting home because i was cold and hungry!

total commute time: 1:15 (60 min longer then a normal commute on bike or in car)

feeling of satisfaction after running 8.5 miles: priceless!

now to figure out how to run to the real estate office and still pull off half way 'presentable'...

to your health,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


crazy date today not only in the written format but that it really is eleven days into the new year!

our new years resolutions in the walseth house is very simple 'buckle down.' justin and i came up with this over our holiday as we reflected back on 2010 in all of its crazy glory! we had 2 trips out of the country, 3 family weddings, 1 ironman (2attempts) and 2 new jobs! just nuts. this time last year i could have told you what every other weekend had planned for the entire year. so for 2011 we are buckling down at home. staying home and getting to work. it feels good to start a new year with a clean and empty slat.

buckling down also comes with me still getting a feel for an increased work load- not the exercise type just yet- but the 'job' type. it has been fun! real estate is a lot like shopping actually... you get to shop for clients: research homes and their values and find the best deal!

on the exercise/training front i have decided that i need to stay with my 'buckling down' resolution. i am very excited and honored to be a part of the Nytro womens triathlon team again for 2011! this year is going to include a lot more local triathlon racing in southern california and running racing for me. i really want to focus more on running. as i eluded to on my last post it really is the most fun.

this past week i buckled down and actually added up total miles i ran and it looked like this:

monday: off
tues: easy 4miles solo
wed: 10 miles social! the best way to do it
thurs: 3 miles with justin's added 20 sets of stairs and 10 sprint bonus
friday:75 min special from gazelle beth with pick ups
sat: rode
sunday: 1:40 K-mayer special of her 'slow' but really not so slow pace through the ranch

based on my so-called-normal- speed it comes to be about 35 miles! whahhooo! much higher then i thought especially without 'ironman' training.

i have about 2 weeks of hard work left to race the Huntington beach half mary! feb 6th... to be continued!

to your health,