Last week was a bit of a roller coaster ride. Monday morning started out with an amazing run with speed work, but mid day things took a turn. I took Mojo to my awesome bike mechanic/bike fitter (Kyle, you are the BEST) to get a new saddle put on and new bike shoes. The shoes were the easy part…the saddle not so much. There is more dense foam in the new saddle, which meant I needed to have my seat post lowered just a bit so I wouldn’t be reaching so much with each pedal stroke. This is where things turned dicy…with all of the miles I have ridden comes all of the salty sweat. And if you know me, you know I am a HEAVY and SALTY sweater! Wouldn’t ya know it…all of that salty sweat has cemented my seat post in place and it won’t budge…at all. Kyle kept Mojo overnight and tried EVERYTHING to get the seat post to move, but it is cemented in place. So we are back to riding the old broken in saddle for the last few races of 2022 while we look for a new steed. Mojo has given me 10 amazing years and I am grateful for all of the adventures we’ve been on and the memories we’ve made! The ebb and flow continued throughout the week.
Quote of the week:
“Life is like a roller coaster. Sometimes you close your eyes and hold on in shear terror & other times, you just have to raise your hands up in the air and enjoy the ride…”~Unknown
Swim highlights: 11,829 yards
Swimming outdoors is drawing to a close, so I am grateful for the last few swims in the fresh air before being forced back indoors (and into a brand new facility + pool…so freaking excited!) for the next 9 months. This is the last week of outdoor swimming for the season, but I’m enjoying every minute of it! Saturday I got to swim 5000 m in the 50 m pool and I soaked up every minute of it!
- Warm up:
- 100 kick
- 100 pull
- 100 swim
- 4×100 descending (20 sec rest)
- Main Set: each one more effort than the next
- 3×800 (30 sec rest)
- Cool Down:
- 100 any
Bike highlights: 148 miles
Mojo and I got to spend some quality time together after her visit with Kyle…Friday afternoon was glorious; Saturday was awful. The awful days make us appreciate the glorious ones even more! #IAmWillingToFeelEverything
Run highlights: 8.19 miles
Monday’s speed work session went so much better than last time I did this workout! Adding more money in the bank!
Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily
Weekly Totals: 16 hours & 26 minutes
2×30 minutes of full body strength training
Attitude of Gratitude:
What were your highlights from week 34 of 2022?!
4 thoughts on “2022 week 34: roller coaster ride”
Oh no–Mojo! I never would’ve imagined something like that happening, yet it makes sense-SCIENCE. What a bummer.
I can’t believe that summer is coming to an end…my little guys go back to school tomorrow and the oldest starts uni next week. It’s not been a great summer as nearly half of it was spend dealing with covid going through Dave and the kids. All are well now, but I’m feeling so listless…without goals or purpose. I did move my road bike into the garage…so maybe some bike rides might help clear my brain??
Have a great first week of Sept!
Yes, I’m this case science is a bummer!
Yes, where did summer go?! I hope you get some bike rides to help the brain fog. 🥰
That’s a bummer, but also yay new bike? But boo new bike prices… I don’t know if this would mess up other parts or even work at all, but is there a way you can turn Mojo upside down and get the seatpost into a bucket of water, and maybe soaking it would loosen up the salt/rust?
Right?! Not to mention tri bikes are much harder to find right now…you can easily get a gravel bike though. 🤷🏻♀️ Kyle thought of that and tried it over night, but no luck. He was worried leaving it that way for longer might make it rust and damage her more causing me to need a new bike even sooner. I am going to ride her for the rest of 2022 and keep our 🤞🏻 that tri bike inventory picks up by the time I’m ready to get a new one.