Dr. T, thanks for getting us started. Sorry to hear you are having coping issues. Sometimes progress is not linear. Sending you a hug.
GiantNewb, sorry to hear that you fell but I did chuckle that you didn't make it one stop sign. I fell almost instantly the first time I tried clipless pedals. It helped me to think of the unclipping motion like you are squishing a bug with your foot, and also to loosen the tension of my clips. If it makes you feel better I have fallen off my bike not once, but twice in my living room. Once my seat worked loose and I fell ass over teakettle backward, upending my entire setup and spilling water everywhere in the process (I was more mad that it took so long to clean up the mess that I missed my workout window than I was mad I had fallen). The second time I was so proud of myself for installing pedals on my new bike that I didn't check the tension, and literally couldn't unclip in time before I crashed on the floor during a test clip. Ha!
Dr. C, I can't believe that someone came up to you to tell you that and THAT HE RETURNED THE NEXT DAY!!!!!!!!!! I have also failed the lord with my childfree, messy, working, non-subservient to my husband lifestyle. XD Was he preaching this wisdom to all the women at the gym, or were you the lucky one that day?
Scheherazade, congrats on the swim PR. I have also forgotten sports bras, luckily I am a member of the IBTC so can use a regular bra in a pinch, but it always seems to happen the day after laundry day. ;) I started throwing multiple bras and multiple pairs of underwear (for post-shower) in my gym bags and that worked for a while.
Edbikebabe, maybe you will surprise yourself. Go out there and have fun, if nothing else you will have a benchmark for what you need to work on, right?
SoCal, I hope the scenery was good for you! A long coastal bike ride sounds amazing.
I've been doing OK. Not as much training as I would like, but I have been consistent with three trainer rides per week for two months now. Today also marks two months since my last run, and the pain in my upper hamstring is finally no longer noticeable, so I am hoping there is an end to PT soon. It's the busiest time of year at work and I have one final push until things calm down next week. I have been training when I can, doing what I can, letting go of what I have to, and trying not to stress too much.
I did have a good Mother's Day taking my mom and mother-in-law to brunch, where I went a little nuts on their shrimp and crab leg station. Haha. I also talked to my Grandma who tells me to tell all my friends she's single, if you know of any available men in their 80s who live in mid-Michigan or central Florida. XD
My life goal is to improve my race times so much I'm featured on MarathonInvestigation.com.