Bike, Run, Swim to Christmas Eve

On Saturday, Poppe and I did a 90 minute mostly easy ride. There were a few gradual climbs, but nothing treacherous. It was my first time out on the road since the MS 150 in October. All in all, I felt good and had a great time back on the bike with my friend.

On Sunday, I did my first long run with Texas Iron. We started at the intramural fields. I did just under 12 miles in about 2 hours and 10 minutes. I got there a few minutes late, so I didn’t actually run with the group. I just followed the same course. We went through Hyde Park, campus, and downtown, and then took Lamar back to 38th street, to Guadalupe and back to the fields. I loved running through town rather than just on the trails. I think these runs will be good for me. I just need to be on time next week. When they say that they plan to start “promptly” at 7:15, they do mean promptly.

This morning, I thought I would hurt some, but I didn’t. I got up and did a swim – only 2000 meters. It’s likely the only swim I’ll be able to make this week given the modified holiday schedule, so I’m glad I made it.

All in all, I’m pleased with the last few days except that I’ve eaten a whole lot of garbage. My new trainer is going to be horrified by my food log. I need to curb my ingestion of sweets and get back to being better about what I eat.

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