From inside our apartment, the day looked gray and gloomy. I was sure it was still Chicago-no-spring cold outside. Without checking anywhere for the temperature, I headed outside with my short (have put the long, sleeping bag coat away until next winter) down coat on. Surprise! It was 68 degrees outside and almost muggy. No need for jackets and coats, not even sweatshirts. Will there be a spring here this year? Hard to say. It wouldn’t surprise me if it snowed next week. But here’s hoping we are actually on the other side of winter.
Now, where have I been for the past several weeks? Did I, once again, relapse into old bad habits? Getting myself into pretty good shape only to let it all atrophy in a slow and painful process? No! I am happy to report. I have been searching around, trying different exercise options, and still, actually, in the process of figuring out what comes next. I have mostly been doing
I also have the challenge in front of me of getting prepared for the Chicago Triathlon, which I’ve signed up for and am hoping to complete on August 28. Olympic Distance: .93 mile swim; 24.8 mile bike; 6.2 mile run. For now I’m in the thick of p90x and will launch the triathlon training plan in late May. I’d love any advice anyone can offer about p90x, triathlons, or anything else!