2021 week 16: where you need to be

Last week was a recover week and I definitely needed it! After having a stellar race on Sunday, I needed some down time. Getting my #fauciouchie2 on Wednesday only added to the recovery that I needed since I had some side effects on Thursday. I was SO grateful to get our 2nd vaccine! I’ve never been so happy to feel so miserable when the side effects knocked us down for a bit. That vax is giving me superpowers and I can’t wait to see and hug my family! Throughout the week, I was reminded that I am right where I NEED to be, even if it isn’t where I WANT to be.

Quote of the week:

“Right where you are is where you need to be.”


Swim: 5400 yards

Tuesday’s swim had some pace work. After a solid warm up, I got to practice pacing at different efforts which may be needed during a race. There are no time targets to hit, paces to strive for, or specific heart rate zones to try to achieve. It is all based on perceived effort and I was right where I needed to be for the entirety of this workout…even if I always want to be faster, stronger, braver, grittier, blah, blah, blah.

  • Warm up:
    • 300 swim with fins (20 sec rest)
    • 300 kick with fins (20 sec rest)
    • 300 pull with paddles (20 sec rest)
  • Main Set:
    • 100 HARD (15 sec rest)
    • 200 steady (10 sec rest)
    • 300 HARD (15 sec rest)
    • 400 with fins POWERFUL (20 sec rest)
    • 300 HARD (15 sec rest)
    • 200 steady (10 sec rest)
    • 100 HARD (15 sec rest)
  • Cool Down:
    • 200 any stroke
You are right where you need to be in this moment. πŸ’™πŸ’›

Bike: 48.1 miles

My toughest bike workout this week had some challenging intervals in it. My legs were heavy, but I stayed in the moment. Be in the moment. Learn from the moment. Grow from the learnings. I was right where I needed to be even if it’s not where I wanted to be.

Sometimes what a friend needs to hear is also EXACTLY what you need to hear. πŸ’™πŸ’›

Run: 6.0 miles

First run post vax #2. It was a beautiful afternoon on Saturday for an outdoor run with the family. Our only goals for this run were to get outside and enjoy the fresh air + sunshine + company. Check…all goals were all accomplished. πŸ₯³

Running into the next stage of the pandemic. πŸ’™πŸ’›

Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily

Weekly Totals: 7 hours & 8 minutes

Attitude of Gratitude:

All of the Jersey snuggles! πŸ’™πŸ’›
Spring is here! πŸ’™πŸ’›
More Jersey snuggles! πŸ’™πŸ’›
A long walk with Basil and Jersey post vax #2 πŸ’™πŸ’›

What were your highlights from week 16 of 2021?! Remember…you are right where you need to be!

2 thoughts on “2021 week 16: where you need to be

  1. Congrats on your second dose! I heard that the second Pfizer shot can be a doozy.

    Up here, my age group can only get Astrazeneca if we don’t have serious medical conditions and I haven’t heard if the second dose will have more or less side effects than the first one. I’m just so relieved to have my first shot-it should kick in by May 7th-so I booked myself a massage for that day to celebrate πŸ™‚

    I hope you’re feeling back to normal this week and have some great spring weather on the way!

    1. Thanks Amy! I don’t know how the Pfizer shots go, but Moderna was a definite doozy. I’m just SO happy to be vaccinated! I hope your 2nd round goes smoothly and that spring is on its way to you as well! Cheers to a good week ahead! πŸ₯°

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