RECOVERY WEEK! And oh how I need it. My legs are pretty destroyed after the last 3 weeks of base building.
In very exciting news, last night I picked up my finally complete, re-fit and re-mastered bike! I did my first ride on it this morning. Although the weather was decent, I did my 2 hours on the trainer as an attempt to get used to the new set-up and new pedal system. It was a good plan. It also meant that I finally watched the first two hours of Deadwood, which was a long time coming. I foresee a lot of Deadwood-accompanied trainer time in the future. (Seriously, HBO Go is the greatest.) Nothing eases the pain like a young Timothy Olyphant. *Swoon.*
In other news, D and I are desperately seeking appropriate lodging for Eagleman in June. The host hotel is booked, as are most hotels in a 30 mile radius. We may have a lead on a great place but still waiting for things to shake out before we’re sure. Why did I not book as soon as I registered? You’d think I would have learned by now.
In the meantime, I’ve got a lovely recovery week planned….
Tuesday: AM – 1800 yard swim; PM – 30 min core
Wednesday: AM – 45 min interval bike; PM – yoga
Thursday: AM – 55 min run; PM – 2100 yard swim
Friday: AM – 90 min brick; PM – rest
Saturday: 55 min run
Sunday: core + strength
Since tomorrow is a sleep-in and rest day, I am enjoying the Oscars telecast in all its glory tonight. To be fair, I’m so exhausted that I won’t make it much past 10 PM, which is fine because I *literally* did not see a single nominated movie this year. Pitch Perfect and Bachelorette were totally my fave movies of the year, and beyond that I think I only saw Hunger Games, Dark Knight Rises, and Skyfall. Seriously, I am not good at movies.
Also, I must admit I was super bored by the fashion choices on the red carpet. When did everyone get so afraid of wearing color, for gosh sakes?
But at least I got to see Harry Potter sing and dance. And the Shatner?! (Weird.) And also a full musical number about boobs…and let’s be honest, the rest of the show had NOTHING on the sock puppets. I think we can all agree that we need more sock puppets in our lives.
Oh look, singing! I do like singing. And my personal favorite moment from the Oscars – realizing that Samantha Barks is Eponine in the movie of Les Mis!!! I was a fan of her way back when I’d Do Anything was first re-broadcast on BBC America back in 2009.
If you’ve never watched any of the BBC Andrew Lloyd Webber casting reality shows, you really have no idea what you’re missing. I am so disappointed that I didn’t realize this newfound success for her until now. You go, Sam! Now maybe I will have to suck it up and go see a movie.
Aaaand…please someone make Russell Crowe stop singing. Now. Please. Thanks. I think this is a sign that it’s my bedtime.
What did you think of the Oscars telecast?
What was your favorite movie of the year?
How do you celebrate/enjoy your recovery weeks?