Monday, March 23, 2009

Some Rehab

This is what I love about triathlon: usually if I get injured or can't train one sport, at least there are two others to work on. I followed all "take-care-of-myself" orders this weekend and did not run. Saturday I rode with friends. Knowing I was not running off the bike I had nothing to lose by riding hard. The guys I ride with are amazing. Not only do they let me tag along each week, but they can H-A-M-M-E-R like nothing else. I spent most of the ride scrambling to grab a wheel and keep from getting dropped. My heart rate got as high as it did in my last race. I have no photos of any of this because taking photos would have taken up any small bit of oxygen that was left in my lungs, and I needed all of it! But I came home so so so happy.

Since I did not run Sunday I decided to continue my ongoing house rehab project. I started this project back in November (aka off-season). This is another reason I find my husband amazing. Not only is he ok with the fact that I disappear for half the weekend to run and ride, but he also seems to be ok with the fact that I started tearing the house apart four months ago and have not yet put it back together.

You have to admit though - these drapes were just screaming "welcome to the nursing home!" I think the stripes are WAY better! The drapery project is complete.

Peach is not my color. At all. So we've gone from peach walls and boring baseboard to colorful walls and fun painted baseboards. Tiptoe seems to like it much better. The only problem is that I had to tear up the carpet to paint the baseboard, but we can not replace it until I finish painting. It's the "finish" part I'm having trouble with.


I made a little more progress this weekend, but I am guessing we have at least a few more months of half-torn-up carpet! I think maybe it will make us enjoy it all the more once I finally do finish the project!

11 comments:

t-odd said...

Good work following orders to NOT run. Better too strong on the bike than unable to run AT ALL. The house project looks great. Very good choice on the stripes for the shades and the wall color is WAY better. Peach is NO ONE's color.

Beth said...

I am so impressed with your home project skills! I'm too scared to take anything like that on! (hence the reason we still have an orange room in our house :)

Hope the leg is feeling better! Awesome riding on Saturday!

Mama Simmons said...

Hanging onto the guys when they're hammering is awesome. Nice job! :)

ADC said...

Wow, you are soooo domesticated. Hope you'll be able to go running soon.

IAN said...

Seriously, where do you find the time to even start thes projects? I am impressed.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Great job with the home stuff! THAT's awesome! BUT - given the choice between nursing and injury while working on the house, OR neglecting the house while training injury-free, I would take the latter! GREAT job with the biking!!! THAT's super!!!

solarpowered said...

Sounds like a productive weekend in training AND home stuff!

Hope the leg is feeling better!

Bob Almighty said...

and I thought it was just us single guys that had things torn up and various projects let undone...now I don't feel so lazy.

Ordinarylife said...

I had to laugh when I read this. I finally put a planted a poor plant I bought about 3 months ago. Ah, the joys of taper.

Evan said...

I have a ton of projects on the back burner. I need some of your energy so I can polish off a couple ofthem.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Love the stripes! They're awesome. So is your paint job. Glad to hear you had a great ride!