Well who's betting? It took less than a week and guess who's back? Actually I'm not completely positive it's really him but I CAN confirm a Training Payne sighting today, earrings and all. More on that later.
As you know I have been slacking something awful lately, SIU October turned into Sucky October and I've been on a downward spiral ever since. Finding out about the cookie dough thing didn't help either, thank you Matty and Emz. I have done a few training sessions but even those were lackluster. Even my brand new tattoo is mocking me. Thankfully I have some really great friends and a super coach and the fire is starting to come back. Today I did a spin class with Mrs. LoTC. I met her hubby through Twitter and it's true, once you meet her love her immediately. We have done a few spinning classes together and she's been really motivating. I've had alot of fun and laughs getting to know her. We are thinking about doing the same half iron this year, either Peterborough or Welland I'm excited to have a training buddy even though she kicks my ass. My goal is to kick her ass on the bike at our half this summer, all in good fun, I expect to lose but I may have a chance if John stays firm and never buys her a new bike.
Bryan was there to be a guest speaker with the tri training group and no way was I going to miss out on that. We all rip on Bryan alot and it's always well deserved but I have to say his talk was really terrific. He brought his road to Kona book and told everyone his story, the pictures really put the points home. I could tell they were all really interested in what he was saying, he's a great public speaker and was highly entertaining. I kept my heckling mostly to myself but I did make him strip.. ok pull up his pant leg and show off the tattoo. The talk and question period lasted much longer than usual, I'm not sure if the group were that thrilled because they were spinning through the whole thing.
I had to laugh at a few things, his first big piece of advice, "never DNF". He swears he'll only ever be physically pulled off the course. This after talking about his DNF in China because of food poisoning. Way to scare the crap out of them Bryan. Oh and my other favourite, when he said he only ever does 2 types of training in a day. One girl said 'really?', I think she was a bit alarmed because the group do swim, bike AND run every Sunday. WTG Bryan.. lmao
I am happy to say that when I met Bryan this time I was not in the 'hurt locker' on sideroad one. It was great to have time for a chat and next time there will definitely be beers involved.
Tomorrow I have spin and yoga classes lined up and I start a cleanse on Tuesday for 9 days to give me a kick start. I'm drinking the last beer I have in my fridge right now. I'm on the upswing folks.
That's all I got.