I got off to a slow start on Thursday, which included finding that our car had a dead battery.
But I made up for it.
We had planned to take the SUPs out for their virgin voyage on Wednesday, but Mother Nature had other plans.
So on Thursday I drove up to Mary's Lake at noon and got out on the lake with the sun high in sky and ended up with a good hour paddling around. Quick note, this was my second time out on a paddle board so there was a plenty steep learning curve.
I decided to break out the road bike today.
I would meet the gang up at Lake Mary's where they were paddle-boarding and kayaking.
It was my third time on my road bike and the ride was 5.5 miles all uphill, which really doesn't sound too bad except for my lack of time on the bike, 7500ft elevation and a serious headwind I was riding into.
I made it up in under an hour without puking. Both of which I was happy about.
I would round out the evening with an hour and half Brazilian Jiujitsu class, which had me getting choked out at one point. The guy I was rolling with had good technique but at a regular elevation, I would have never tapped out. It's sort of an excuse, but it's also a definite reality.
I was sucking wind in the warm up and training drills, so by the time we were rolling, it was all I could do to keep breathing.
I still had a great time.
A Time to Weight
I haven't lifted weights regularly in probably 15 years. I've done a lot of other sorts of training, of course. But as far as lifting goes, its been a while.
Today I started to re-introduce iron into my work-out regime.
I remembered my days of being a gym rat down at Gold's Gym in Venice as well as my amply stocked home gym.
It felt good.
But still, the elevation as well as not having done it for so long had me light headed and feeling a bit intimated and insecure. I will get it back. I just need to be realistic with my goals which is one of the most difficult things for me to do.