Thursday, April 15, 2010

No longer a 35-39er

Yesterday, I was happy to see the sun so i set out on my bike for a 26 mile ride. Total time was 1:33 on the route up 44 to 219 and back to Cherry Brook and down 309. It was windy again, but I didn't mind it. I'm actually getting used to wind : )...although, I will be smarter next time and check how strong it's blowing before heading out. Today looks like a stellar day for another ride, but the wind is going.

Today I am offically in the new age group of 40-44. To celebrate (not really) I went to the pool. I did 3000 yds. Main set was 4 x 200s kick with fins (held 2:40-2:45) and then 10x75's swim-held mostly 1:03s - last 4 were under 1 minute (a bit more acceptable). All was hard - stroke is not there and I've done something to my right shoulder so I've got to ice and stretch it.

I feel like I've been neglecting cross fit a bit since my shoulder won't really allow me to row, throw a kettlebell, do a pull-up/dip, thruster or deadlift. So I went to the track, warmed up with a mile and then did 50 squats and 400 M run (x4) - final time was 13:30. I was huffing. Not pretty. Not to complain, but more to document my woes, my right foot metatarsal bone (or the bone on top of the foot) is throbbing and it's painful to wear shoes. I've got to replace my old ones and probably run better. Searched the web a ton - love trying to diagnose myself...not always a good thing, believe me.

The rest of the day was lovely! Lunch with a friend, dinner plans with the family. All is good.


  1. fwew! I'm just glad you haven't reached my age group yet! I don't NEEED anymore competition!


    oh, and everything DOES start to break at forty ;)

  2. Happy Birthday!!!! Keep your soul always on the 30's.

  3. Happy Birthday Christina - hope you had a fab day.

    Enjoy the age group if the US is anything like Aus its really competitive - we're in the same age group for all of a few months then I'm off into the next AG!!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday - your still a 'youngen'. And I have quite the list of good orthos if you need one.

  5. Happy Birthday Christina! and welcome to "our" age group! You know, come to think of it, everything was fine until I hit 40, now it seems like I get a pain here, a pain there, etc.. I hope you are having a great day and that Max got you something nice.

  6. thanks for the birthday wishes! it seems as if my body knew that i was turning 40 soon and decided to give me a few pains early as a surprise! but i'll work through it! had a great day and i'm looking forward to enjoying the next 40 yrs of my life :)

    Martin- are you partying yet? That's what I want to know!

  7. Christina,

    Looks like I'm late to the party. Welcome to the forties. It's really not that bad.

    I actually did not party much. I had a nice dinner, but very little alcohol as I wanted to do a workout when I got home. Yes, I know I'm obsessed!

    I hope you had a great birthday.