Thursday, May 29, 2014

currently.

I'm not promising I won't talk about workouts at all, but this isn't one of the standard workouts posts that I've been so good at generating for the last few months while simultaneously posting almost nothing else.

Though I've been in a bit of a blog funk and haven't been posting much, I haven't been in a life funk. Things are going really well! I thought I'd use Erin's currently posts as inspiration for my own currently-style post.

currently entertaining: My parents! 
They came down to visit from Tennessee for the Memorial Day weekend, and they brought our (I say our even though I don't live at home and hadn't met him until this weekend) new puppy Fitzgerald. We had a lot of fun eating out, grilling, walking Fitz, and just hanging out.
 
currently loving: working out with other people during the week!
I had a really hard time getting up early when school was in full swing, but lately I've been meeting up with people to run and swim (and ride on occasion) in the mornings more regularly. I don't have to get to work as early, and I am more motivated to get out of bed when I'm meeting others. I found a group that runs in my neighborhood two mornings per week, and I've already run three times with them since meeting them a few weeks ago. They hold close to a tempo pace for me, so I'm trying to figure out how to fit those runs into my weekly workouts. For now, I'm not thinking and am just enjoying them. I've also met up with Beth and Tori to swim; that will become more regular.
currently working on: my new job!
Now that this year as wrapped up, I'm moving into my new position at school. I'll be at the same place but will be taking on a different role as the technology coordinator. I've already started working on some stuff for it, and I'm loving it. It's going to be such a perfect position; I can already tell! I won't have the whole summer off, but I get to spend a lot of time researching and learning, which is pretty much my favorite thing to do.

currently thinking: I love Ironman training!
Though I'm only a few weeks into it with the big weeks looming in the future like sleeping bats in a dark cave, I can say so far I'm loving the intensity, and my body is responding well to the loads of workouts. I'm trying to get in 5 runs and 3 bikes per week, but I'm also trying to fit in some swims. That's the part I really need to get better at. I'm loving the group rides, time to catch up on shows on the trainer, running with friends, and starting at a blue tile line at the bottom of the pool. Right now I'm holding steady at around the same intensity I was at during peak 70.3 training...and I'm finishing week 4.
currently looking forward to: Rev3 Williamsburg on June 15th!
I'm headed up to Atlanta for a conference in a couple of weeks, and then I'm driving over to Williamsburg to race the 70.3 distance! I'm planning to race it like a goal race, even though I won't fully taper for it. I'll write more about my goals at some point before the race, but looking at the courses is getting me really excited! Williamsburg is so centrally located; I'd love to see you there! You can still register for it, and if you're thinking of it, let me know!
 
currently wearing: Target!
Though it's no designer chic, I'm finding myself responding, "Target!" lately when people ask where I got something I'm wearing. Between following @targetdoesitagain on Instagram and perusing the aisles on occasion, I'm able to find a few cute pieces every now and again that are well priced and cute! It definitely helps me diversify my wardrobe as I pour money into this less-than-cheap sport I've taken up.
currently reading: Not much!
I need to start a book, but I have so much trouble picking what to start. I really dive into books once I start them, and then I get nervous that the next one won't be as good. I've got a few on my list of books to start next (in Goodreads), but I can't commit. Anyone have a favorite between The Goldfinch, Eleanor & Park, Sharp Objects, and Where'd You Go, Bernadette? Reading seems to pass the time on the trainer almost as quickly as tv.

currently watching: Game of Thrones & Scandal!
I've got three episodes to go to be caught up on Game of Thrones, but I've just started Scandal. Somehow I think I already watched a whole season. And holy cow! That show is good! Everytime I start one of these shows, I think to myself, "what took me so long!?"

What would you add to a list of things you're currently doing?
What aspects of Ironman training do you want to hear about? People have mentioned they're excited to follow along, but I'm not sure I know what you really want to know...

18 comments:

Rick Stiles said...

"with the big weeks looming in the future like sleeping bats in a dark cave" - what a picture! You have a creative and unique imagination! On your bridge rides, do you picture 'the trolls under the bridge waiting to pick off the slower riders'?

Whatever challenges you choose to face, daunting and looming as they may be, you will push though all obstacles to victory, as you have proven so many times before.

Thanks for your blog postings - I find all of them interesting.

katielookingforward said...

Well...instead of "this is how many miles" I would like to see highlights of different things, like fueling on a bike/brick workout. If you encounter any problems, how you resolve them. What you learn along the way...etc.

Jenny Hodges said...

I'd love to know how you fuel too!! Especially on days when you are not as active!

And so glad you are loving the new job!

Fitness By Alicia said...

Sounds like everything is going well! I just finished Scandal on Tuesday and OMG it's addictive! Have a good weekend

Jesica @rUnladylike said...

Glad things are going well for you and that you are enjoying your training and balancing it with life and work. I can't wait for you to come to ATL. Keep me posted on your plans! xoxo

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

Oh my gosh! How cute is Fitzgerald?! I think the new position sounds awesome, Meghan! Glad you did a life update, today :)

Katrina Elle said...

SO excited for your upcoming race girl - kick butt!

B.o.B. said...

I love Fitz. Rev3 is going to be so awesome! I cannot wait to see you smash your goals AND PR your face off. :)

Katie Preston said...

I know you said you're coming to Atlanta for a conference, but if you've got time, I'd love to get together and bend your ear about training for my first 70.3

Kristen Smith said...

How fun! I am currently enjoying NOT training - something I haven't done in awhile!

Karen said...

I'd like to know how you fit all that training into a work week! Maybe a rundown of what a typical workday schedule looks like. Do you get up super early? How do you work in doubles?

Abby said...

Congrats on the new job.
I am currently reading The Fault is in Our Stars.

erin said...

Yay for the currently update! Love seeing others do this :) It's fun to catch up about non-triathlon things from time-to-time, too! Fitzgerald is absolutely adorable! And, congrats on the new gig… hope it's going well!

Jamie said...

You'll get through the big weeks just fine! We're now done with week 12 and on week 13, and yes it takes a long time during the week but you get it done. You're doing great!

I'm glad you are also able to enjoy regular life too!

lacy @ running limitless said...

It's so awesome you are able to fit training in with your daily life without it being too difficult. I have a hard time juggling training and life. I'm currently watching breaking bad and don't know how I've missed it for so long. I've always wanted to see game of thrones. Would love to know how you like it. Good luck in training!

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Sweat Is My Sanity said...

You inspire me in so many ways. I'm glad to see you are still going strong!! :) So inspiring. :)