it's off to camp I go....
I leave for tri-camp Friday morning. Have I packed? Um, that would be a resounding "no". I do have a list and I did start a pile for things I need to pack. But as yet it's a *very* small pile....and no, that doesn't mean I don't need to take a lot of stuff. In all I'm staying in Illinois for a week so I need quite a bit of stuff. I'm trying to learn from past trips though and take only the bare essentials. Somehow that just never seems to work out. I typically end up with an over-packed suitcase and then come home with a bunch of clothes that were never worn. But I have quite a few workouts to get thru, and it's going to be toasty, and I'm....well.....okay, a sweater. Yes, it's true. When I did weights one day after running, my trainer wondered if I had just gotten out of the shower. Yeah, I sweat like *that*. So lots of workout clothes will be required.
The other days that I'm there, I'll be working from my brother's house and I'm just tossing in shorts and t-shirts. We don't do video conferencing at work, so technically I could stay in my PJs all day. But that would probably not set a good example for my nieces.
On the 'injury' front, I had another PT session this morning. It wasn't with my usual guy, as he is *impossible* to get an appointment with on short notice, but one of his partners. She's pretty good, but a little less...aggressive. The look on her face was priceless when she asked when my next event was and I told her I was leaving for a 3 day camp on Friday. At this point, I'd say it's somewhere between 85 and 90%. Not 'normal', but not seriously sore like it was. I have an easy run on my schedule for tomorrow, the first run I'll have done in more than a week. I'm a little anxious about that. I did some treadmill hill walking on Monday, and it was a bit tight afterward. And with camp, topped off by a 5k on Monday, and my first "A" tri of the season a mere two weeks away....yeah, anxious is a good word. One day at a time. That's a good motto, eh?
And so, I'm off.....to finish up at work tomorrow (early I hope).....get packed up....and to board an early, early flight on Friday to Chi-town! Hmm...seems like I was just there. Oh, that's right, I *was*. The wedding two weeks ago where I managed to damage myself....guess I'm coming full circle. Wish me luck. I hope I survive the weekend. If I can do this much damage at a wedding, it's hard to say how much I can do at a tri camp. Happy long weekend!