Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Olympic Gazing

Once again I find myself enthralled with watching events at the Olympic Games that would never normally hold my attention. I would never normally find biathlon (cross country skiing and rifle shooting), snowboarding and downhill skiing exciting enough to watch on the television, but for some reason I'll sit there and take it all in. Hey, I have even been watching curling events--and I don't even completely understand it!

I'm guessing my interest is piqued by the competitive level, drive and determination of the athletes.

All of this is a bit of a welcome diversion as this is also my busiest work week of the month at work, while I also take an easier workout week before another I take on the Run Wild Half Marathon in Houston this coming weekend.

On a side note, I currently have 179.8 combined training miles so far for the year--3.6 miles swimming, 79.9 miles biking and 96.3 miles running. This is more shewed towards running than I would normally want, but that's mostly due to the half and full marathon I did in January. Fortunately, I have been getting the swim and bike numbers higher over the last few weeks as each of those two took a back seat to my vacation, marathon and recovery during the first 3 weeks of January.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Hmm..I read this will watching Women's Half Pipe Medal Round...Love the Olypmics. I find it tough to watch though because I want the US athletes to win every time and I get frustrated and upset when they don't. I am trying to limit my viewing to short doses to keep my anxiety down.

Great job with the mileage. Looks like you're doing great!