I feel like the last few weeks have really flown by. Believe it or not, there are less than two weeks until my first triathlon. Yipes!! I don’t really have any goals for the event except to finish. I don’t have any other goals, like to run the 5K non-stop like I usually do for my runs, because I think it’ll be an accomplishment all on its own to just finish. Continue reading
My fourth week of training went well. It wasn’t that different or much more mileage than the prior three weeks, but there was definitely one major difference. We finally got swimming! Yes, we finally got our rears to the local pool and signed up for a family plan for the year, and the best part? It only cost $135 for an entire year! That’s an amazing bargain, so even when training is over, we’ll still be able to go to the pool for a swim.
I’m not sure I’d call my third week of training a success in the books, but at least I tried. Life can get a bit hectic sometimes and can prevent one from being on schedule 100% of the time, but since I’m not too serious about this triathlon (read: no time goals in mind except to finish), I’m not beating myself up too much over it but I can definitely do a lot better with prioritizing my free time.
I only logged three days of exercise last week. Yikes! Lately I’ve been logging 4 – 6 days of exercise a week, even if the exercise session is just 10 minutes of weights or a short 20 minute walk. Last week, I gave myself not only four days of rest, but three days of rest were in a row. Most people would say it’s good to give your body a break once in awhile, but the last time I gave myself consecutive rest days in a row, my legs felt like lead when I actually did exercise. I don’t even want to know how my body is going to feel tonight when I go for a 10 mile bike ride.