8 weeks ’til #IMLou – struggle bus

Last week I rode the struggle bus…technically it started the week before, but it only got worse last week. I’m lacking motivation, lacking self confidence, feeling overweight, feeling overwhelmed, and I’m definitely not ready to start my first day back to school tomorrow. I want off the struggle bus…or maybe it is time to drive the bus instead of being a passenger on it!

Swim: 21,902 yards

Show up and do the work…you’ll always be glad you did!
The struggle bus is real…sometimes I ride it longer than I’d like, but I’m still putting in the work.
Saturday started with 4400 meters as a passenger on the struggle bus.

Bike: 87.5 miles

Easy spinning post run to loosen up the legs!
An hour easy spin…just moving the legs.
After riding the struggle bus in the pool Saturday morning, I got to ride 71.9 miles. This is where I started to transition from a passenger on the struggle bus to the captain…I’m not in full control of the bus just yet, but I’m getting closer!! This Coeur Sports kit is magical…complete 180 degrees from the morning swim!!

Run: 22.1 miles

Finding the sunshine among the storms during my long run!
Saturday’s run off the bike was HOT + HUMID, but I nailed the plan and was super happy to finish strong!!
Grateful to have these two motivate me for some #sundayrunday hill repeats!!

Strength Training: 10 minutes of core strength almost daily  

Weekly Totals: 14 hours & 11 minutes

Quote of the Week:

“I no longer want to be a passenger on the struggle bus. I want to drive the bus, so it is time to turn in my passenger card for the captain’s license!” ~ME

Attitude of Gratitude:

Much needed after a big training weekend. Thanks Nick at Vitality Massage for helping me stay healthy and active!
Grateful to spend the afternoon at the state fair with these fun peeps listening to Brett Eldredge live in concert!
A ray of sunshine during a rain storm!
So many homegrown tomatoes from our garden! I am grateful to get to go outside and eat from the garden!
Grateful that Dr. Chris Feil was able to get me in to see him. He thinks I’m not balanced…LOL!! (I think we already knew that!!)
A clean house! After spending my “rest day” deep cleaning the house in preparation for the start of a new school year, I am grateful it is done!
I am grateful for my fave! He came out to check on me and take pics while I was riding on Saturday. Love my support crew + cheerleader!
This! I am so grateful for my Normatec boots + home cooked meal that my fave made after a long day of swim + bike + run Saturday!
I sleep so much better after my Breakthrough Nutrition Goodnight drink!! Mmmmm

How was your week? What were you grateful for last week?! What tricks do you have for turning in your passenger card for a captain’s license of the struggle bus?!

10 thoughts on “8 weeks ’til #IMLou – struggle bus

  1. You are SUCH a badass. You are strong and truly amazing. I admire you greatly. Keep up the excellent work. As I recall, 8 weeks out is about the right time to feel like a big pile! 🤪😂

  2. Um…could it be possible that the two of us are on the same bus and we don’t even know it? Ha! I completely underestimated the stress of returning to work and it completely wreaked havoc on my week. Over the weekend, I’ve put a plan in place that I hope will help me deal with the stress a little better so I can continue to get in some great training. You are awesome and you will be awesome in LOU!!

    1. It definitely could be that we are on the same bus Andrea!! I’m so hopeful that this coming week isn’t as stressful as I’m anticipating. I think my coach has set up a good week for me, but who knows. I hope tour plan works beautifully and you have a LOT less stress in the coming weeks!! You are so BADASS and I can’t wait to meet you in Lou!! ❤️

  3. I’m sorry that this week wasn’t a winner for you, but I’m glad you pushed through! Feeling like being a passenger isn’t fun at all. Good luck heading back to work and I hope you have a great school year!

  4. I think that the transition from summer to work, where you have to be ON 100%, is incredibly difficult, and it’s easy to discount or minimize it. Good luck with this week! And enjoy those home-grown tomatoes – they look amazing!

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