Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Fat and Lazy...

Wow. I can't belive I finished Ironman in November. If I told anyone who didn't know me, they would totally think I was lying. I thing that since finsihing the Ironman (and, of course, running the Richmond Marathon the following week,) my workouts have included two two-mile runs, a six mile run, a half-hour swim, and a cycling class. Oh yeah, I may have gone for a walk a few times, as well.

Is this what we call burnout? Granted, I've been living la vida loca, translated as the restaurant lifestyle--working late, enjoying a couple of wines or beers, sleeping in... until the next "double" takes its toll.

As my favorite kitchen guy Paul would say, "Seriously."

Seriously, I have abondened all good habits for slovenly ones. Went from Ironman to Areyoukiddingmeyoureallythinkicouldwalkamile?isntitsleetingorsomething?girl.

I have pipe dreams about the upcoming season, but I'm not ready to face them.


Congratulations to Mom and Dad, who once again ran the Colonial Half in ridiculous weather conditions (aka winter.)
And the Beebs, who makes it to the gym on a regular basis for Eagleman training.
And Lolly, who is maintaining even though she's not training for anything at all right now.
And the guys from Dyron's training blog, who havent quite managed to motivate me, although they make me think about it!
And Anna, who runs. Long.
And the TRIgirls and Maramarc folk who keep on keepin on.
And SanDee J. Gammon who still calls me for a workout, even though she knows I often fall through.
That's how I know, even though I'm slacking now, that I WILL BE BACK.
Just don't push me...

I love you all.

Carmen Leah Hamlin


TriGirl Kate O said...

I'm sure it's burnout, but I also know that as soon as we start having nicer weather on a more regular basis, you'll find you miss us too much and come back to the fold.

SusieQ said...

Always love the honesty of your posts...


Cyndi said...

C -

We so miss seeing your smile. And, no worries -- no pushing here. Not even nudging. Take this year to fly by the seat of your pants and do what makes you happy. I honestly don't care how -- through training, TRIgirls, or anything else -- we just need a little more Carmen in our lives. Lots of xxx's and oooo's.


TriGirl 40 said...


ace said...

I stumbled across your blog and read a few posts. I really enjoyed it. Good words all. I don't know if you've seen her blog, but TriathleteandTeacher writes wonderful words too. You should check her out.

And whenever you decide, train and race well...

Triathlonmom said...

We love you Carmen! The swim has begun! Join us Monday night at UR, like old times sake? See ya at 8.