So, I survived my first week of training. I say “survived” because every limb is sore, and actually, my abs are sore too. The “soreness” is a good thing because I feel alive. Apparently, I have lost a lot of fitness since last September. Thank goodness my Ironman isn’t until November. I have lots of time to train!
This past weekend, a lot of the snow had melted away to leave slippery ice on most of the sidewalks. See above. When I left on a run on Saturday with Kai, the sidewalk in front of my house looked like below. I have two pairs of cleats that slip over my running shoes to wear on the ice, but since my sidewalk looked like below, I ventured out running without them. BIG MISTAKE. As soon as I got off my street, the ice covered the sidewalks and roads. I should have turned around, gone back inside, and put my cleats on, but I didn’t. I just kept running and slipping everywhere.
At 2 miles in, I actually fell really hard on my butt.
I headed home after that b/c I don’t need to hurt myself in the offseason (or anytime for that matter). It just isn’t worth it.
When I fell, I put my hands down on the ice to catch myself, and my garmin ended up cutting me. So, I’m lucky that I only have a cut up wrist and a bruised butt. I’m well aware that it could have been worse. I’m not going outside to walk the doggy or run without my cleats until I know for sure most of the ice is gone! It was and still is bad!
Besides running, I also did some indoor cycling and some free weights.
Of course, Kai thought my mat was for him to chew on. He did help make my planks harder by trying to hump and bite me. haha. He is such a pain in my butt! At least he is cute.
Besides falling on my butt, I also enjoyed some lovely spicy Ethiopian food this weekend. The hubs and I are kind of obsessed with the stuff. It is sooooo good! I tried some spiced Ethiopian tea as well.
I know it looks weird especially when you have to eat with your hands, but I promise you, it is good!
How was your weekend? What did you do? Try any good food lately or slip and make yourself bleed? 😉
P.S. Great post over the weekend dealing with Desire v.s Drive. If you have some time to read this, you must!