Not going to lie, I’m getting a little nervous- Patriots Half Ironman is only 2 and a half weeks away! I’m not nervous about being able to finish or anything, I’m more nervous about how I place. I really need to pick up the swimming in these next couple weeks because I know that’s my weakest of the 3 sports. My training last week was good and bad. I posted last Monday after a good bike and swim and followed that with a day off. But then I fell into a bad pattern of talking myself out of my long brick workout. Instead, I wound up going home and grabbing a power nap for an hour before heading to the gym. Granted, I still go crucial runs and spin workouts on the trainer, but I was disappointed in myself for not just going straight to the gym or on a ride right after work. This led to a vicious cycle of finishing dinner at 11 and going to bed at 3 or 4…not healthy! I almost took Saturday completely off…like barely leaving bed (tells me how much I need to sleep right?) but wound up getting a really cool workout in. I ran hills in my parking garage: run down from the 5th floor, sprint the stairs back up and then down, and then run the hills back up to the 5th floor- repeated 7 times! Each up and down is like .8-miles, so it actually adds up.
I was really happy with myself today. I left work on time, got to the gym in time to do a 2-mile run, then do an hour spin class (hard, thanks to a good instructor!), and then another 5.5-mile run of intervals. Finished this with a good lift which ended with some hard work on the TRX equipment! What I didn’t realize was how long I was freaking there!
This being said, I don’t mean to put these numbers up so we can start comparing ourselves to one another. I think its important to remember not to feel bad if you read a blog about how someone works out more than you or “eats healthier”. I used be fixed on “oh I run faster than them and ate less _________.” Or, “crap they had a good workout today and I didn’t workout at all!” Remember, none of this matters! Not to mention we don’t see everyone everyday, so there’s not point in comparison. Be proud of what you do
In an effort to get in the pool more, here’s my Triathlon training plan for the rest of the week, without details. If I write it here, I’m more apt to do it and you guys can keep me honest!
- Tuesday: Spin and run
- Wednesday: Run and swim
- Thursday: Long Bike and Run brick
- Friday: Some mix of swim, run, and road bike
- Saturday: Don’t know, but possible swim lesson? Probably run intervals as well
- Sunday: Long bike ride followed with run and then swim brick (Long day)
Let’s make it happen! Now to what you all actually probably care about- food pics! Even though I still had tons of left over BBQ, I try to actually cook on weekends and really wanted some English Muffin pizzas!
Ingredients: English muffins, sauce, chicken breast, chicken sausage, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, and cheese.
Directions: Pre-Toast the english muffins in a toaster. Then pile on your ingredients and put in the oven for 10 minutes at 375*-400*. Eat!
The sausage was good on this pizza- low fat and very spicy! I just remembered how much I like pineapple on pizza and haven’t been using it! I’ll make a note of that.
Here’s a meal I made Saturday night; I forgot I took a picture. Basically a wrap that baked open face as a pizza:
Tonight I had more bbq with a sweet potato. I topped this sweet potato with half real butter and half coconut oil. Sounds unhealthy, but is actually REALLY healthy! It was tough though, won’t lie. But honestly, butter and coconut oil couldn’t be more pure and real- they total like 3 ingredients total combine. Look at the ingredients in margarine…yeah, that’s what I thought.
So that’s all I got! Tomorrow I am going to challenge myself again and half avocado on the bbq wraps I am going to make. Give me strength. Thanks for reading yall!
- Would you like me to create a Workouts page? I have been making up some good running and spinning workouts lately and thought I would share
- What foods are you obsessed with right now? I have been eating steamed butternut squash along with my broccoli every night, and I’ve also found that oregano has awesome flavor when cooked like on a pizza!
- Does anyone have a good protein bar/thing/cookie recipe that I can try to make?