5 weeks ’til #IMWI: recovery week + home

The theme for this week was recovery and lots of it! It was also awesome to go home and visit my parents for the weekend while getting in a REALLY. LONG. SWIM!


After our amazing training camp in Madison last weekend, we opted for a rest day today. Our bodies and minds needed a break, so that is exactly what they got! I was so pumped to get my new shower caddy from the inspiring Rebecca! It holds all the Tri Swim essentials and is so awesome! We did celebrate The Swiss National Day with our neighbors with some amazing food and conversation Monday night.



The only workout I did today was full body strength and core work. It felt good to do something, but I could also still feel the fatigue in my body from the last couple of hard weeks of training.



Hello heat and humidity! I haven’t missed you! It looks like the tropics are back for a couple of days! I took the day off from working out to give myself some extra rest before this coming weekend and the last two tough weeks coming up before the taper. I figured my body would thank me for it later! We did get our new Roka Sports swimskins, which I was super excited to try out this coming weekend on our 3.5 mile open water swim in Okoboji.



I decided to do my 70 minute run in the morning before it got too hot, but it was still incredibly humid (95% is humid right?!). When it feels like you are in the jungle, you might as well run there right?! I stayed in the air conditioning most of the day doing household projects and then taught TRX Thursday evening as a severe storm came through town and cooled everything off…as well as take out a lot of power around town.



I spent my morning teaching fitness classes and then spent the afternoon making basil pesto (thanks Susan for all the basil), packing for our trip home, vacuuming the house, and doing laundry before the Iron Hippie came home from work. After taking a quick shower and finalizing our travel details, we hit the road for my parents home for the weekend.




It was an early morning start to the beautiful day with the Okoboji 3.5 mile open water swim event. Every swimmer swims the 3.5 miles from Gull Point State Park to Pikes Point State Park and each swimmer needs to have their own kayak/canoe/SUP support crew. Thankfully Dad kayaked next to me (for the 2nd year…last time was in 2014)! You can check out more about my swim here. After the swim event, we took the kayaks back, made some breakfast, showered, and napped before enjoying a peaceful and relaxing evening with my parents. It was a perfect day!




We slept in and went to breakfast with my parents beforeĀ loading up our stuff for the return trip home. After returning home, unloading the car, and preparing some food for our dinner, we spent the evening with my sole sister and her family. It was such a relaxing evening with yummy food!

Weekly Totals: 5 hours & 2 minutes

Swim: 6160 yards
Bike: Nada, Nothing, Zilch
Run: 7.24 miles
Strength Training: 1 hour & 45 minutes

Quote of the Week:

“I think recovery from anything is honestly the most badass thing a person can do.” ~Anonymous