1 week ’til #IMLou – taper crazies, packing crazies, and spectating crazies

What a crazy, yet fun week!! It was full of taper crazies, packing crazies, and spectating crazies…all of this crazy brings me joy (yes, even the packing…it means a vaca is in sight)!!

Swim: 4925 yards

While swimming today, there was a seahorse on the bottom of the pool in my lane. Was this a sign?! I believe it was!! The seahorse is considered to be a symbol of strength and power. Just what I needed today!!
You know it’s taper time when your swim + run workout combined are shorter than just your swim workouts the last couple of weeks!!

Bike: 25.4 miles

In 2018 we’ve been training for two completely different races, so we haven’t had many opportunities to get to ride together. I’m grateful for the “bike date” today after work + am looking forward to more saddle time with my fave in 2019!!
Staying sharp for #IMLou even when traveling. #hayisinthebarn

Run: 6.7 miles

You know it’s taper time when your swim + run workout combined are shorter than just your swim workouts the last couple of weeks!!
Definitely not ready for windchill temps of 35*F like I experienced today!!
Cycling around the Twin Cities on my cross bike chasing down my fave!! No idea how many miles I logged (so they aren’t included in the above total), but it was fun and challenging to stay ahead of him!!

Strength Training: 10 minutes of core strength almost daily  

Weekly Totals: 5 hours & 3 minutes (not including spectating the Twin Cities Marathon)

Quote of the Week:

“People say I’m crazy. I say HAH…I’m just fun with a twist.” ~Unknown

Attitude of Gratitude:

When you are a tapering Ironman athlete + middle school teacher in the Midwest with drastically changing temperatures, you load up on Sound Probiotics to keep healthy!!
So grateful to have this crazy group of colleagues to work with!!
So grateful for some downtime in my Normatec boots while getting sucked in to this AMAZING read!!
So grateful to briefly chat with my Coeur Sports teammate Kendra (and meet little Ralphie <3) at mile 8.5 of the Twin Cities Marathon!!
So grateful to briefly chat with Elaina at mile 26 of the Twin Cities Marathon!!
SO FREAKING PROUD of my FAVE!! HE CRUSHED IT!! Setting a new PR in a time of 3:33:05 at the Twin Cities Marathon!! 🙂

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

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12 thoughts on “1 week ’til #IMLou – taper crazies, packing crazies, and spectating crazies

  1. Yay fun!! Yay! Yay! Your day is coming! You have put in the work, you’re so ready! Watching you train through the chillier months has been so impressive to me! Once the temps go under 60 I’m a total wimp. Excited to track and cheer for you! I WISH I could be there! Carry all the mantras with you! Remember how you broke the crap out of sub6orbust! You have a ton of strength for this day!

    1. Thank you Steena!! I wish you could be there in person, but you will be with me…I’ve already clipped my flower that you gave me in Ohio to my visor!! 😉❤️ I’m so excited!! “Let’s f*ck this sh*t up” will come out for sure in the last 5-10K!!

  2. It looks like you had a really fun week 🙂 What an amazing marathon time for Tim!! I hope you have a great rest of the week and an amazing weekend 🙂

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