2022 week 9: celebrate joy

Things feel heavy right now and many are hurting (dehumanizing trans laws, the invasion of Ukraine, deadly tornadoes in our area, mental illness, cancer, etc.), but we still need to take time to celebrate those moments that bring us joy and connection in ourselves and to others. The world needs more joy, so let’s spread more joy. 💛

Quote of the week:

“A good life is a collection of happy moments.”

~Denis Waitley

Swim highlights: 7300 yards

Sunday my brain wanted to stay in the comfort zone… ”you have put in some tough sessions the last couple of days, so you don’t really need to do your fast 100s as hard as you can. It’s ok to give yourself a break today.”

Good thing I was on to my pesky brain trying to convince me to micro quit. Instead I turned the potential for this micro quit into a micro commitment and crushed those fast 100s. My pesky brain was wrong…I didn’t need to give myself a break after all! ⚡️

I’m pushing past my growth edge. I continue to show up, catch my brain trying to keep me in the comfort zone, and decide that my comfort zone isn’t where I want to be to grow and achieve my goals. ⚡️

I am open and willing to surprise myself! ⚡️
  • Warm up:
    • 400 warm up
  • Main Set:
    • 4 sets of:
      • 400 pull
      • 100 FAST
  • Cool Down:
    • 200 any stroke

Bike highlights: 59.0 miles & 4986 feet elevation gain

I have decided to take on an Everest Challenge…the goal is to climb 29,029 feet of elevation over the month of March. So to kick off this Everest Challenge, I did an FTP Test last week so that I am working with my current fitness level.

Friday I had a 6 watt increase in my FTP (with help from my Breakthru Coeur Sports kit)! I guess it’s time to work harder now on the bike. 🤪

Run highlights: 10.7 miles

Wednesday was a beautiful day to run outside with the fam! We definitely enjoyed the springlike weather!

It definitely felt like spring in #iowa Wednesday! 💛 So grateful for family, miles, sunshine, warm temps, fresh air, and lots of joy! 💙 Oh, and don’t worry…if you have some jealousy because of our weather it changed and returned to “normal” Thursday. 🤪

Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily

Weekly Totals: 11 hours & 23 minutes
2×30 minutes of full body strength training

Attitude of Gratitude:

Recovery is always better with a massage from Nick with Vitality Massage.
Happy 3rd birthday baby girl!
“All you need is love!”
This little girl loves her snuggles!

What were your highlights from week 9 of 2022?! What are you celebrating from last week?! What brought you joy last week?!

2 thoughts on “2022 week 9: celebrate joy

  1. Happy Birthday to Jersey! The everest challenge sounds like fun-good luck!

    I’m really trying to make an effort to choose happy this week-the last several weeks have really taken a toll on my mental health. My husband pays zero attention to the news and doesn’t care, so sometimes I feel like I’m all alone seeing the cruelty out there and worrying about our kids futures. It’s been overwhelming…I just wish everyone could be more kind and understanding.

    I’m going to try and get out walking or going for short trots on the treadmill when it’s too snowy or icy outside. I hope you have a great week–cheers!

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