After needing some recovery time due to illness, this week was about jumping back into a routine and training.
Swim: 400 yards
I made it back to the pool for the first time in almost 3 weeks this week! I was nervous about plunging back into the water. While I was making progress in the pool, I felt that my form still needed LOTS of work. How bad will this be after such a long swim hiatus? Thursday’s swim went better than expected, which set me up mentally for success on Saturday, where I set a new 100 yard PR time in the pool of 1:32/100 yards! This is a 6 second improvement on my 100 yard PR time! BOOM!
Bike: 48.9 miles
I had two rides this week. Wednesday’s ride was more challenging that it should have been because I’m an IDIOT! I forgot to shift my bike into the small ring in the front…BRAIN FART! Sunday’s ride went much better! I spent a lot of time in Z2/3, but then got to do some 10 second bursts into Z5 during the last 45 minutes of the ride.
Run: 9.72 miles
On Monday I had a test run to see how I was feeling after being sick for a week. Thankfully I felt GREAT! This meat Friday morning I was blessed to GET to run with the Iron Hippie! It was such a PERFECT way to start our day! We ran, we chatted, we had laughed, we soaked in some fresh air, and we turned blue. Tee hee!!
Strength Training: 1 hour & 55 minutes + 10 minutes of core work everyday
I had some good strength sessions this week giving me LOTS of variety in my training!
I was finally feeling like myself again and ready to get back into my routine + workouts! HUGE POSITIVE + UPLIFTING
Friday was full of positives! One of my 8th grade students gave me the gift of this amazing paper clip!
I had a much needed massage on Friday. When I went to pay, I was so blessed to only have to pay $5 for my massage because of the kindness + generosity of our dear neighbor + friend. She had purchased a gift card for my massage and left it with my massage therapist for the next time I had a massage. I’m so blessed, lucky, happy, and grateful to be surrounded by such amazing people!
My dark chocolate spoke to me! This was the perfect message + reminder to enjoy life, have fun, and love the nice weather we’ve been experiencing!
Saturday I got to share my passion…EXERCISE…with my massage therapist! He wanted some exercises to do with his new TRX strap, so I jumped on this opportunity! I LOVE sharing my passion with others 🙂
So many amazing things to be grateful for everyday! Somedays we may have to look a little harder for the positives, but they are there, so I challenge you to find at LEAST ONE everyday!
Weekly Totals: 8 hours & 38 minutes
Quote of the Week:
“You cannot always wait for the perfect time, sometimes you must dare to jump.” ~Unknown
How was your week? What positive things did you experience?