2023 week 10: failure is a key to success

Last week was a recovery week for me. I took more rest and let my body soak up the training it has done in the last few weeks. While I had an emotional week (feeling lots of anxiety for various reasons), I did have some spicy workouts that challenged me in new ways to keep things sharp and entertaining throughout the week.

“you always pass failure on your way to success”

~Mickey Rooney

Swim highlights: 0 yards

I had some anxiety last week that prohibited me from sleeping well and showing up to swim. Thankfully this is a new week, my anxiety is under control, and I am pleased to report that I already showed up to swim this week.

Bike highlights: 51.3 miles

Thursday’s ride was a real “treat”. Jess purposely wrote the workout for us to “fail” at some point to see how long we could hold on. Let’s just say that 4×2 minutes at 130% of FTP was INSANE and “fail” I did! 😜 I didn’t successfully achieve any of those intervals by holding onto the 130% of FTP for 2 minutes, BUT I showed up, pushed hard, and was willing to blow up to find where my edge was, so in my opinion, that is a success! ⚡️

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” ~Morihei Ueshiba ⚡️

Run fun: 14.2 miles

I took my long run outside on Wednesday this week before the snow started to fly. It had rained most of the morning, but I had just enough time between the rain and snow to squeeze in a 12 mile run. This was my longest run since IMAZ in November and it felt so good to be getting some run therapy in!

“Every woman should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” ~Serena Williams • Happy International Women’s Day to all women…black, trans, brown, indigenous, disabled, queer, and straight. We are strongest together! 💙

Snowshoe adventures: 0 miles

We got PLENTY of snow for snowshoeing last week, but the snow conditions weren’t great for snowshoeing with the girls. It was wet heavy snow when it fell and then the temps dropped and made the snow really crunchy. This isn’t good for them as the crunchy snow rips up their feet, so we opted for no snowshoe adventures.

15 minutes of core strength daily
30 minutes of full body strength

30 minutes of yoga

Weekly Totals: 7 hours & 5 minutes

Attitude of Gratitude:

All the snuggles! 🐶🥰
“Don’t mind me while I sleep sitting up.” ~Jersey 🐶🥰
My favorite birthday treat!! 🥰

What are you highlights from week 10 of 2023?

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