5 weeks ’til #IMLou – Crazy Busy

This is obviously REALLY late as I am very close to being 4 weeks out from IMLou instead of 5 weeks out. The reason for the delay…Life has been CRAZY busy!! Between work, training, personal life, volunteering, and trying to catch up on sleep, I feel like the rug got pulled out from under me, so the blog took a back seat for a bit.

Swim: 6800 yards

Doing the work now will reap rewards on race day!!
Putting in the work!! 6×100 all out efforts with some pretty consistent (+ fast for me) splits!!

Bike: 125 miles

Putting time in the saddle to start the week.
Easy recovery spin while our neighbor uses our SBT suspension trainer!
Riding 5 hours on the trainer staring at Lake Monona…I so wanted to be on the IMWI bike course, but my gut told me not to and I listened to it. Longest ride ever on the trainer!!

Run: 16.5 miles

Double Run Day Wednesday!! Morning treadmill miles!!
Double Run Day Wednesday!! Afternoon rolling hills around the middle school.
45 minute run off the bike…so fun to run into (literally) a social media friend and turn him into a real friend!!

Strength Training: 10 minutes of core strength almost daily  

Weekly Totals: 15 hours & 25 minutes

Quote of the Week:

“My life is very crazy and busy, but I love it that way!” ~Hilary Duff

Attitude of Gratitude:

Bubble + Epsom salt baths are perfect for recovery!!
Basil turned 6 years old on Monday…I love these two SO MUCH!!
Homemade red Thai curry…Mmmmmmm
Recovery + dog snuggles are the perfect combination!!
“Mom, I know you’re trying to read before bed, but I really want snuggles instead.” ~Basil
Love her so much!!
The setting sun was SO BEAUTIFUL on our way to Madison for the weekend!!
All of these amazing volunteers helped us keep T1 in check on IMWI race morning. I’m so grateful for their help!!
Playing pack mule for friends racing!! So glad we were able to get their gear, take it to their car, and help them out!! Congrats to both Steena and John on stellar IMWI races!!

How was your week? What were you grateful for last week?! 

10 thoughts on “5 weeks ’til #IMLou – Crazy Busy

  1. Well done on that massive trainer ride! You definitely get a mental and physical workout during a long session like that. I’m grateful that I did my fall bucket list ride from Canmore to Banff and back before the snow hit! I’m not sure how many outdoor rides I’ll be able to squeeze in if our weather doesn’t improve, but I’m completely happy to have gotten that beautiful spin in 😀

    1. Thanks Amy!! It was a big workout for sure! I have another one tomorrow. 😊 I’m glad you got that ride in also! I still can’t believe you have snow already!! I love all 4 seasons, but am definitely not ready for snow just yet!

  2. I can’t imagine trying to be in peak training right now with your fall routine starting up! Be careful, get more rest than you think you need! Rooting for you! You got this!

    1. It hasn’t been easy, but Monday night I got 11+ hours of sleep. I’ve been sleeping more, washing my hands every chance I get (hello germy middle schoolers), and loading up on Probiotics!! Thanks girlie!! ❤️

  3. That’s an intense schedule (for the past few weeks). Sounds like you are juggling a ton, so good luck with that!
    Love the photo of the doggies – so cute! I hope some treats were involved.

  4. I can relate to all the craziness, for sure! . It can be tough to get in all the training while working, recovering, sleeping and LIFE, so sometimes, something has to shift! Two thumbs up on the 5 hour trainer ride. That’s crazy solid! What was going on in that you didn’t ride outside like you wanted (referencing the caption on your photo). Was that after your bike incident? Hopefully, all was well and you felt like you crushed that ride as I am sure you did!

    1. Sometimes the craziness feels overwhelming, but it will all be worth it in a few weeks!! Thanks Lee!! The reason for the 5 hour trainer ride was that I woke up with a sinking feeling in my gut. Every time I thought about riding outside, I would get more worked up and was quite literally crying in my Cheerios at breakfast. I didn’t know why I felt that way, but in texting with my coach, it was decided to follow my gut and ride on the trainer instead. My heart really wanted to be on the hills of the IMWI bike course, but my gut won this round and I erred on the side of caution.

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