First, my workout. One final brick before next week's tri:
2 mile run easy @ 6mph (slower than normal to break in the new shoes)
1 mile run hard 6:20
10 mile bike hard @ 21.7mph
10 mile bike easy @ umm, total 20 miles speed was 20.5mph. Math is not my strong suit.
20 push ups
I wore my compression shorts, because why not. Surprisingly, my butt held up for 20 miles of unpaded bike action. My butt callouses must be super thick these days. Suck on that image for a while.
The shoes felt weird. I'm not used to wearing my shoes fully laced up. My normal running shoes are loose enough that I can slip them on and off. Yes, I race that way. So, the bottoms of my feet felt weird. I don't know if that's a new shoe thing, or a THIS shoe thing. I'll give them a few more runs.
Then I headed off to the hills of Calabasas to babysit my nieces. While I was there I managed to get my stretching homework done (subbing a tennis ball for my foam roller, and skipping pull ups). The girls tried to stretch with me, but they kind of sucked at it. It's hard to have good form when you're 3. That, and they're kind of lazy.
We played on the trampoline, which does crazy things to Cassie's hair.
I also walked the girls a bit down the road to the Biggest Loser Ranch.
Biggest Loser Ranch Stalker Workout
Push a stroller to appear inconspicuous. Do loops until you spot a contestant/get 3 miles in.
Stretch your neck trying to tell if the people come up ahead look like contestants or crew. Enough craning here and there and you'll have awesome neck muscles.
Covert arm curls while you try to look like you're not taking pictures of the back of a contestant's head.
Thar be spoilers (maybe) below.
I saw TWO contestants while I was there, and overheard one crew member talking. The crew member said "they're taking turns talking to Dr. H before the finale." The contestants were:
Kim, looking positively svelte, heading towards the gym.
Conda, who, while thinner was still sporting major bitch face. She and a super super hot dude who I've never seen on camera (possibly one of the other trainers they have in the gym on non-camera days?), walking around the ranch. She was, shockingly, complaining. I know, right?
Now, I don't know if everyone was back on the ranch for pre-finale stuff, or if Kim and Conda make it to the end. Conda does not look thin enough to win. Maybe that's just because I hate her? Really, I hate them all. I barely care, but I'm a fame whore, and the proximity was too close to pass up. Plus, the campus is pretty, and it's quiet enough that I can let the girls go free range while we walk without worrying about them getting run over.
Anyway, I got a good stalker workout, or something. Really, I just pushed the girls around and made sure they kept their sun hats on, and took covert pictures.
It was in the low 90s for most of yesterday. Summer in Southern California, man.