2022 week 10: just decide

Last week was my birthday week and I’m not mad about it…I’m excited! Aging up this year means a new age group for racing, so I am now one of the youngest in my age group. Awww yeah!! #LFG ⚡️

I have decided to share my big, bold, next level goal with the world. This is my step one. I am ready to elevate myself to my next level and create something I’ve never done before! Do I have all of the steps and answers figured out for achieving this big, bold, next level (and also scary) result? Hell no, BUT I am open and willing to figure them out in the process. Leveling up will require GROWTH and COURAGE; both of which are my core values. This big, bold, next level result is going to challenge me to continue to GROW into the best version of myself + it will take COURAGE to navigate fear and uncertainty as I elevate myself to my next level! I am here for it all! ⚡️

I am a podium finisher at IRONMAN Arizona on November 20, 2022 #LFG ⚡️

Quote of the week:

“Just decide. Even if you’re scared. Even if you’re not ready. Even if you don’t have all the answers. Just decide, find your step one and begin.”

~Mel Charbonneau

Swim highlights: 8400 yards

Thursday I had some longer sets of zone 4 effort. When I splashed into the pool, I was tired and felt like I was swimming in corn syrup (because that is a relatively clear viscous liquid 🤣). Thankfully by the time I got to my first 800 at Z4 effort I had taken the time to get my brain in the game and was warmed up and ready to go!

Strong, brave, intelligent, determined, confident, kind, gritty, up lifting, resilient, empowering, bold, audacious, relentless…just a few words to describe the women in my life. #happyinternationalwomensday 💙💛
  • Warm up:
    • 300 kick with fins (20 sec rest)
    • 300 pull (20 sec rest)
    • 300 swim
    • 4×100 descending (20 sec rest)
  • Main Set:
    • 2×800 Z4 effort (30 sec rest)
    • 400 Z4 effort (30 sec rest)
  • Cool Down:
    • 100 any stroke

Bike highlights: 148 miles & 11,545 feet elevation gain

I’m still working on climbing to the top of Mount Everest over the course of the month of March. I have currently climbed a total of 16,531 feet and have 12,498 feet left to achieve my goal. Friday I sent my 44th trip around the sun out in style with The Uber Pretzel on Zwift (7841 feet of climbing over 89 miles).

So excited for what’s to come in year 45! ⚡️
This wasn’t even the steepest part of the climb…17% was the steepest. 🤪

Run highlights: 27.1 miles

Wednesday I chose to get off the treadmill and out in the crisp, strong, fresh air for a 7 mile am run and an 8 mile pm run.

Courage and growth • Courage to venture out in adverse conditions ( 🥶 + 💨) = growth as I challenge what once were limits and elevate myself to my next level. ⚡️

Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily

Weekly Totals: 20 hours & 28 minutes
3×30 minutes of full body strength training
2×30 minutes of yoga

Attitude of Gratitude:

If she isn’t playing hard, she is resting hard and getting all the snuggles! 🥰
Any day I GET to swim, bike, and run in the same day is a great day!
Thank you Hyperice for helping me stay injury free by getting my Normatec squeeze on! 🥰
45 comin’ in 🔥 with a bulls eye for my first throw! #LFG #tryingsomethingnew

What were your highlights from week 10 of 2022?!