2021 week 1: focus on the positive

This wasn’t the start of the new year that many of us had hoped for, but it was the start that we were given. We can choose to focus on the negative or choose to focus on the positive. I chose to make the most of what I was given last week and focus on the POSITIVES.

Quote of the week:

“Bringing integrity back to training and racing means you have to stop worrying about where you SHOULD be and OWN WHERE YOU ARE.”

~Lauren Fleshman

Swim: 2600 yards

I had a swim test on Tuesday to determine where I am currently with my swim speed. LIMITLESS guided me throughout this test and helped me give everything I had to do my absolute best! My CSS (critical swim speed) has dropped just a bit since peaking for IMLP in 2019, but considering I haven’t swam as much in 2020 (thanks to closed pools + no racing) and I haven’t been training for anything other than life + fun, I am super happy with where my current swim speed is! I have a few more weeks before more focused and dedicated training will start for my 2021 races, so for now I will keep swimming for life + fun.

Bike: 22.7 miles

On December 31, 2020 I did an FTP test on the bike and while I lost some bike fitness, I FINALLY feel strong on the bike again! During my bike workout on Tuesday (which I forgot to take a picture of), I was FINALLY able to nail all of my intervals because I am training at my current fitness level instead of where I think I SHOULD be (aka…where I was before). OWNING WHERE I AM gave me a HUGE boost of CONFIDENCE on the bike again. Now it’s time to put in the hard work to RISE up and get those watts back that I lost. πŸ˜‰

Run: 13.5 miles

I had a few good runs last week, but the highlight was my speed work on the treadmill that went so much better than I expected this week! That means next time I GET to work harder and increase my pace a bit. It is time to FLY! πŸ˜‰

Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily + a 30 minute full body workout

Weekly Totals: 5 hours & 58 minutes

Attitude of Gratitude:

I GOT to swim + bike + run all in the same day! πŸ™‚
Focus words for 2021!
Continuously learning and growing
Snuggles with my baby girl!
Organizing our workout room!

What were your positive highlights from the first week of 2021?!

4 thoughts on “2021 week 1: focus on the positive

  1. What a great first week! I love your home gym πŸ™‚

    My highlights were getting to keep the kids home for an extra week and keeping up my yoga streak while they were homeschooling. It’s only a new streak started on Dec 28, but some days it was tough to find the time around the kid’s needs-so I was proud of myself for carving out that time each day.

    Happy New Year!!

  2. Love this idea of weekly progress report and the focus on the positive. My coach always has me do an update after each workout but I like the idea of looking over the week too! I may have to start doing a little blurb at the end of the week pointing out all the little wins for the week! Thanks for posting! Great job on your week one progress!

    1. Thank you! I’ve done weekly posts in the past, but with the mess and chaos of 2020, I struggled and eventually quit doing them. I decided I’m bringing them back as there are SO many positives + things to be grateful for each day and I need to focus on them more in 2021! Cheers to the wins each day that make your heart happy! πŸ’›

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