Today I was really fortunate to get to run with my friend Erin. One of my main supporters… one of the ones I get the little surprise goodies from. It was GREAT to be able to chat for 9 miles about life, love, running, friends, how crazy we are, and more! After our 9 mile run, we went to grab coffee… sat outside, took in the fresh air and just chatted. I am so in awe of how awesome my girlfriend is. Always up for new things, challenging herself, being a better person, and all smiling and having fun while doing it. I love it. Makes me want to be that person. Today I also realized that I don’t always need a physical push, but a mental one too. I love that I have surrounded myself with likeminded friends. We talked about running, goals, dreams, aspirations, who supports us, how we manage, how much we eat, pooping, socks, and more. It felt great to sit and have a real conversation with real friends. I challenge you to drop the phones, and grab coffee and just talk. Whether its your spouse, friend, co-worker, but that mental stimulation is exciting! Thank you Erin for a great run. I am so lucky to have you as a friend!!
When I signed up for IronMan, I was working for myself, freelancing, doing my thing on my time. My husband Josh and I agreed that my long training days would be on Fridays. This was to ensure that we still had “family” time on the weekends. Well, I got offered a job on Christmas Eve and I took it. I started two weeks ago. HOLY $h**! Things are crazy. I had a melt down already and I am not even NEAR my big race. I get up at 4:30am or 4:45 (usually), I get my workout in, I shower and eat SUPER FAST, then head to work. I then sit in traffic and come home, and some nights I teach a bootcamp or spin class. I feel like I have zero time and I go to bed at 8pm almost every night. I have no time for laundry, shopping, family. Its so hard. I feel like the house isn’t so clean anymore. I don’t even get the mail every day just because its a hassle and low priority. The end of week 2 was a little bit better. Thankfully Josh understands… for the most part.. but I don’t know how normal people do this training. It is seriously out of control. I need to just train full time. Luckily it hasn’t beaten me up too bad… but I just mean… man.. I had a rough 2 weeks. Looking for some motivation and inspiration in the weeks to come. I know I will figure this out. And it all works out. Just praying for that to happen sooner than later. Going to bed.. LOL GOOD NIGHT!
Today is January 1st. Happy New Year! Today is day one of prepping my body for IM. A little strength and conditioning today did the body good!
I met with my coach this past week. So exciting. He is basically awesome. I completely trust him and my training plans this year. We decided to make min goals and sport specific goals so I don’t get burned out. I like it. So, first up… a half marathon in February with my friend Erin. It will be slow, but good training for me to focus on, since I have the Paris marathon in April…. but in between.. getting in a small hilly ride of 60 miles in March. Biking and running are my two focus points right now, and swimming will be my rest day or cross training day. I will then make swimming my focal point, and biking and running cross training days, then in late July/Sept I will go 110% in to Ironman training. Excited for the journey. My coach suggested new tires for my bike and a new chain…. I said, “GOLD CHAIN!” of course I would… can’t wait to get that sucker. I hope when I go to Paris I can send my bike in to get painted and the hopefully have a sweet all white sparkly bike with a gold chain, and a custom tri outfit! YAY! Anyways.. Hope all of you have a great 2015 and set some new goals. I definitely suggest you TRI something new! I got a client to sign up for a sprint tri in oct. I am so excited to see her tackle this! Enough jibber jabber… XOXO