Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Detour

This morning I got on my bike to ride to the pool and accidentally ended up at Peet's Coffee. The pool was not happening today.

There are some days when this is a much better alternative to swimming.

The human body is crazy adaptable. The past few weeks I have done more training than I thought possible with a full time job. Somehow I crammed it all in. And amazingly my body keeps bouncing back and allowing me to throw more at it day after day. Today it said to stop.

This weekend is big. Thankfully I have some equally crazy friends who will join me for all things riding and running. "Join" is a term I use loosely - in reality I'll spend much of the weekend chasing them. And really, having them out there with me is all I need because when it gets hard and I consider throwing an extravagant pity party for myself we can all laugh at the craziness of it all.

12 comments:

IAN said...

I feel your pain. Quite literally.

Molly said...

Now seriously, why didn't I think of that this morning? I didn't really want to swim and there's a Peets next door to the pool. I think you had more fun than I did in there doing 2000 yds of drills.

Running and living said...

That coffee looks so good. I love Peets! Ana-Maria

Maggs said...

I heard you were doing Polamar this weekend. Ian invited me. One of these days I'm gonna show up :-) Then I'll be 'joining'you :-)

t-odd said...

Mmmmm coffee! Makes everything better (except my running.) I think I shall have some now. Sounds like you deserve the break. Enjoy it.

ADC said...

Never been to Peets but that looks like a lot of fun. When I get over there for Oceanside all I will be doing is visiting the coffee shops - bliss. Have a great weekend of training.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

You didn't miss much - a bunch of 100s. That's all :) GOOD CALL!!! Way to listen to your body! There will be plenty more times for swimming....

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Ya do what ya gotta do.... been there way to often, but that's OK

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

If you're gonna do a detour then Peets is the way to go!

Glad you're listening to your body and good luck this weekend!

Ordinarylife said...

mmmm, much better than swimming!

D said...

You know if anyone approves of your detour, it's me :D

Snakebite said...

Here's to "accidents!"