This weekend included smash sessions that not only reminded me that I need to be more consistent with my workouts, but that nutrition is going to be very important come Ironman race day.
There was some weight lifting, swimming, running, and cycling happening this weekend, and I loved/hated every minute of it.
Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything that you need done? And it has nothing to do with you being lazy, you have just too many things going on? That has been my life as of late. And that is the reason for the lack of blogging.
Why don’t I ever look badass on the bike??? Caught mid-chat right then.
We recently found out that Fay is a little escape artist (maybe the reason why she was homeless to begin with?), and we have had to completely rethink/rebuild our fencing situation at our house. She also has a heart murmur. Poor girl. She is coming out of her shell though, and she loves us to death. Kai is getting extremely jealous.
Add work, the hubs fracturing his foot during Leadville (he is still on crutches and not able to do much), hubby’s work social events (if you are military, you know what I mean), family visiting, and other crap that I have said yes to even though I should have said no, and you get a crazy person with no time for anything else!! Training has been minimal. That is, up until now.
It is time to get jump back on the wagon, err bike. It hit me this week that I have a marathon in one month and an Ironman in less than 3 months. Panic has officially taken over. I feel like I’m cramming for a test. haha. I rode this weekend with a great guy who has done a few Ironmans, and he totally calmed my nerves. He said that 3 months is plenty of time to get back on track and have a great Ironman (sub-14 goal for my 1st one). It is time for consistency to come back into my life, and I am welcoming it with open arms.
I have no more family coming into town for a while, and the only traveling we are doing is for the Portland marathon in October. I have already started saying “No” to several things that have come up. I can’t change the number of hours in the day (Oh, wouldn’t that be nice?), but I can change how I spend them. I have scheduled in my workouts with work and other happenings for the next two weeks. We shall see what happens!!
I will leave you with torturous ice bath photos after a horrific 16 mile track workout from Saturday…
My husband was in heaven taking these photos. He sat there chatting with me to make sure I stayed in for a while. He is so tough on me!! At least he made me some tea. 😉
Are you consistent with your workouts? Do you have problems saying “NO” ?