*Zones one through five all hurt.
(*Heart rate zones, for those of you who are not triathlon nerds. This means you, mom.)
On some level, they are all uncomfortable. (Okay, maybe not Z1, but honestly, when does a Z1 run ever appear in training peaks?)
Jen's article got me thinking.
Thinking about a few things...
Like, I definitely have the right coach for me. Amazing, considering the little to no research I did before contacting Jen last March for coaching. I liked her blog. That was reason enough for me at the time. I wish all my impulse based decisions worked out that well. Eating half a bowl of brownie batter last weekend, another example of my snap second decision making abilities.
You can't win 'em all.
But, anyway, I was talking about HR Zones, how they hurt and stuff.
Jen's article got me thinking about downtime. How we relax. Decompress. Zone out.
My Z0 consists of lots of things...things I love, things that allow my head and body to rest. An exhausting hobby + motherhood demands some downtime. Therefore, most Z0 activities take place with the computer on my blanket covered lap, butt firmly planted on the couch.
Facebook...I love my FB. Love it. I am so not a phone person, but like to keep in touch, so this works much better for me.
Blog writing (although, I do feel a bit devoid of inspiration lately. Kind of explains the meager posting as of late.)
Athleta/Title Nine/Lululemon online drooling/shopping.
Design magazine buying/tearing out pages of what I like. Funny, never really interested me before we bought the new house. Now I am borderline obsessed. The "Cottage Styles" and "Traditional Homes" might now outnumber the "US Weeklies" and "Triahtlons". Weird.
Reading -- this is strictly a before bed Z0 activity. Reading makes me sleep. Could use some suggestions as I am re-reading "Midwives" by Chris Bohjalian for the 3rd time right now, just because it was there.
Baking -- cookies, brownies, cakes, muffins, etc. Love it all. Mike really hampers me here since all he ever wants is chocolate chip cookies. Even for his birthday. No cake, just cookies. Weird.
Ahh....Zone 0. I am feeling more relaxed already.
Some pics of the girls.
E and her latest "As Seen on TV" acquisition. The Egg Cracker. (I had no idea that cracking eggs was such a difficult task in the first place...)
And Alice who is severely offended by the chocolate drool on her foot. That came from her mouth.