Sunday marked 4 weeks post Ironman Arizona and I successfully gave my body a REALLY good break during this time. During the last 4 weeks, I swam 3 times, biked once, and ran twice. There was one strength training session, one yoga session, and zero snowshoeing. I have gone on long walks with our girls, spent time with family, supported our nieces at their sporting events, slept 9-11+ hours most nights, and rested like my upcoming races depend on it, because guess what… THEY DO! Sure, I push my limits, but I also know that in order to perform at my best, I not only have to work hard, but I also have to take some time off and rest hard (lessons we can call learn from watching our dogs…they play hard and rest hard).
Quote of the week:
“All action begins in rest…This is the ultimate truth.”~Laozi
Swim: 5200 yards
Friday we hopped back in the pool for a happy hour swim where we played a game of roll the dice. This is such a fun way to create a workout without having to plan ahead. It is spontaneous…something most type A triathletes don’t have much of in their daily lives. 🤪
Bike: 19.2 miles
Saturday Mojo and I reconnected after nearly 4 weeks apart. Oh how I’ve missed her! It felt amazingly fantabulous awesomeness and so much more to reconnect!
Run: 3.0 miles
Sunday I took the girls for an easy run around the golf course (one of our favorite winter running locations). They had SOOOO much fun!
Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily
Weekly Totals: 6 hours & 39 minutes
30 minutes of full body strength training
30 minutes of yoga
Attitude of Gratitude:
What were your highlights from week 50 of 2021?!
2 thoughts on “2021 week 50: rest is action”
That’s so great that easing back into exercise has been feeling good! All the family time must help recharge your system as well 🙂 I hope you have a great last couple of weeks of the year with NO MORE tornado warnings!
Thank you! Wishing you and yours happy holidays!