Still trying to get in my core strength and flexibility routines; have managed the occasional run; one decent bike ride with Fratboy and Compass and no swimming at all! Yeah, I know, suck it up buttercup, HTFU and get your ass in gear!
I guess I shouldn't be too hard on myself - I do need some rest and now is the time to get it in, but somehow I feel as if I am being forced into it instead of planning and controlling it. I will need to step it up in December or by the time "real" training starts again in the New Year I am going to be a complete mess.
There are a few positives though.....
I have (for a change) been able to stay on top of "fall tidy-up" in the yard. Those long hours of raking, hoeing (sp?), mowing, blowing, tilling and digging must count for something, right?
As you can see in the picture of me mowing above, my weight has actually dropped a little. despite the fact that I am burning fewer calories.
And finally, we did the Outer Banks Gobbler 5k on Thanksgiving morning in Nags Head, NC. As usual we did it as a family event and had a good time - we haven't missed one yet since the event started! A fun, if chilly, race and it's great (and a lot less work!) to watch the girls growing-up and able to run the event instead of being carried or pulled in a wagon!