Friday, 30 January 2009

Bad Week???

Yesterday was a strength workout, so I chose to torture myself with an hour of P90X core. One word captures the workout, 'holymotherofallthingsnastypainful'! Or, to sum it up, OW!

It's a damn good workout. Lots of pushups and planks and holding yourself in some sort of banana like position. I couldn't do all of the repetitions but I pressed on until I grunted, collapsed onto the floor, then curled up in a yoga child's pose until the next set.

If it's the last thing I do I will master this workout! Well, maybe second last. It depends on whether or not I master the plyometrics workout first. At least it's keeping things interesting!

For my fellow athletes who weren't having the best of weeks, I can assure you, you were not alone. The other day I walked into my bedroom and noticed a lump underneath my duvet cover. Hmmm...I'm pretty sure I smoothed out my duvet when I made the bed this morning...and what is Spencer the teddy bear looking at???

This is what I found upon further inspection...

'Hey little buddy, you ok? Life so rough for you that you have to now hid under the covers for hours on end every day??' Poor pumpkin...

Apprantly, my furry feline buddy Mr. Cringely has found it exceptionally stressful to now have me working from home everyday and therefore in his presence at all times. Therefore, he's decided, on a daily basis, to hide under my covers. It's either that or he's trying to tell me the house is too cold and turn up the heat!

Granted this has nothing to do with triathlon. Unless you consider the fact that I am allergic to all things furry. Of course, this doesn't stop me from stopping during my run to pet every dog in the dog park, or owning a cat. Typically, though he doesn't go into my room, however out of the blue he's now taken to burrowing under the covers.

What does this mean for me? This means that when I wake up in the morning I am unable to breath through my nostrils and there is a high pitched wheeze noise in my throat. Always a good way to start out your morning workout. A-a-choooooo!

All that said, I wouldn't kick him out of there for the world - he is just too darned cute!! Yep, you know now who rules the roost in this household...

Peace out my friends and may your weekend be exhilarating!


  1. awww what's a little allergies compared to that adorableness!

    My aunt and unk started P90X too. They love it/are in terrible pain too!

  2. Hey Susi. OMGosh, is your cat an apple-head siamese? I'm guessing from the photos, which were really funny :-) We have two, and one of them LOVES hiding under the covers and hiding in caves.

    I love that you have a cat despite must have a big heart :-)

    Hope you survived plyometrics.

  3. A big heart??!! You have no idea. hmmm, there's lots I would/could say if we were in person, and this topic came up, but it's too complicated to explain if you aren't here, and don't know either of us, and besides, some readers might consider it, like so much humor, tasteless if consumed in the wrong company.

  4. I might follow Mr. Cringely's lead and hide under the covers after my next bad week, too. Smart cat. And I know how you feel with the sniffles and wheezing. But that is so great that you put the cat first!

    Great job on the core workout. LOL at the banana pose.

  5. Really funny post. I bet he's just saying it's too cold. :) Nice work with the workout. Hope you had a great weekend!