2022 week 8: choices

Last week seemed to fly by and just like that it is March! We are gaining a little more sunlight each day and enjoying the more springlike temps. We all have choices…sometimes thousands a day. These days, I am choosing to grow into someone bigger, bolder, and more confident + certain in who I am. I am working physically, mentally, and emotionally to elevate myself to my next level everyday. I’m so excited to share with you SOON what my big, bold, next level (and yes scary) athletic goal is for 2022! ⚡️

Quote of the week:

“Always go with the choice that scares you the most because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you.”

~Caroline Myss

Swim: 8600 yards

When it feels like you are swimming through mud, where does your mind go?

My mind stays in the present moment. I am not worried about the last interval or the next one. My only focus is the interval I’m in. My job is to lay this brick.

The result…solid, strong, consistent threshold paces. BOOM! ⚡️ Your mind is such a powerful tool. Are you using it to its full potential?!

  • Warm up:
    • 200 swim with fins + paddles
    • 200 swim
    • 200 swim with fins
  • Main Set: (focus on CSS – critical swim speed pacing)
    • 100 (20 sec rest)
    • 200 (20 sec rest)
    • 100 (20 sec rest)
    • 300 (20 sec rest)
    • 100 (20 sec rest)
    • 400 (40 sec rest)
    • 100 (20 sec rest)
    • 500 (40 sec rest)
    • 100 (20 sec rest)
    • 600 (40 sec rest)
  • Cool Down:
    • 200 any stroke
What are you doing today to elevate you tomorrow?!

Bike: 224 miles

I had a couple of big sessions on the bike last week. Wednesday I had a triple brick workout (#1 = 1 hour Z2 ride + 20 minute Z2 run, #2 = 1 hour Z2/3 ride + 20 minute Z2/3 run, and #3 = 1 hour Z3 ride + 20 minute Z3 run) where I spent 3 hours in total on the bike and Sunday I had a 4 hour “just ride” workout where my only focus was saddle time. Both were challenging in their own way.

When you train your mind, like you train your body, you take yourself to your next level! ⚡️ #LFG

Run: 25.5 miles

I am making some changes to my long run because as Henry Ford said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” I am ready to create something new and elevate myself to my next level! ⚡️#LFG

I am so grateful for the blue skies, sunshine, fresh air, warm ish winter temps, a strong body, a powerful mind, and all the joy during my long run Saturday. 💙💛

Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily

Weekly Totals: 21 hours & 33 minutes
3×30 minutes of full body strength training
30 minutes of yoga

Attitude of Gratitude:

The triple brick workout is always a sneaky little beast, but I’m so grateful my body allows me to challenge it as I grow into my next level!
That morning glow is arriving earlier and earlier each day!
Getting my snuggles on!
Snuggles + Squeezes = perfect recovery! Thank you Normatec for helping to keep me healthy!

What were your highlights from week 8 of 2022?!

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