Post ironman

I can’t  really explain my mind set post ironman.

I’ve decided not to do the Hayden lake marathon. I haven’t been training properly for road running. I completed a marathon already this year and you can read about that HERE

I mean what would be the point really? That goal is accomplished. 

Ironman goal is not accomplished, but I’m not entirely devastated by that. I don’t  think it was my time. 

I have REALLY been enjoying spending lots on 1 on 1 time with my son and the hubs. I’ve even made it out to a few social events with friends. This is something I haven’t really been doing the last two years.

I have a lot of unused energy that has no where to go. Yes I feel depressed, unaccomplished, and lazy. My traing has dropped significantly. I’ve been watching what I eat, and I’m happy to say I’m down almost 5 pounds since ironman CDA. 

I’ve been struggling with “where to go from here” and “what’s the next goal” and “why am I doing this (blogging and social media)” and “i  hate social media” the list goes on and on. I’m conflicted. I’m always learning/growing.

I know that I will find my way, I always do. 

Right now I’m sticking to the basics

  1. Getting in a workout 5 days a week (mostly crossfit and trainrunning)
  2. Spending lots of time with my hubby and my son
  3. Getting in much needed friend time
  4. Getting back to basics

There’s a good possibility I may hang up my tri gear. There’s a good possibility that I may simplify my life even more. There’s a good possibility that I may stick to sprints and Olympic distance triathlons to build speed. I may go out and run all the trails. I may get back into OCR.

we shall see

Here’s this weeks workouts

What’s for lunch?

Every weekend I’m thinking “what am I going to take for lunches this week?”

I’m the kind of person that if I don’t meal prep,  it’s fast food all week long๐Ÿ˜ฆ

So I found a recipe for chicken tortilla soup HERE. I didn’t follow it exactly.  I added a can of black beans, and I got a roasted whole chicken from costco.  Only 5 bucks! Much easier to shred and in less time.  Overall this prep took 10 minutes. Open some cans and shred  a chicken. Tada

Breakfast are the usual: protein and almond milk.


Boiled eggs and almonds/mangos

Share your healthy soup recipes with me! Happy day๐Ÿ˜†

All in a weeks work ๐Ÿ‹

Workouts didn’t exactly “stick to plan” this week and I’m okay with that. Not training for an ironman and i don’t have to as rigid with my schedule.

I ran a total of 22 miles and hit crossfit 3 times.

I feel good about that. 

Today was a nice 10.5 mi trail run. I planned out the course last night and was fairly close to my projected mileage. I feel pretty damn free out there, and I love it. 

Decent elevation work. Nothing close to my upcoming spartan beast, but it will do

I feel lucky to live in such a beautiful place

More of the same for this week but I do need to get in 1 shorter run.

How did you get active this week?

Working for the weekend ๐Ÿ˜†

Not literally but…..definitely getting in some miles!


I gotta support my girl noteworthyrunning so I joined her for a 50 mi bike this morning. WTF was I thinking? I haven’t been on a bike in a month! The wind and the ride kicked my ass……and my legs.


15 miles planned less than 3 obtained.  I slept in! Until 0900!!! Then I snuggled my boys. A lazy morning led mermaidsson and I to our local trails. 

I didn’t get the planned miles in but it really doesn’t matter ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

It was windy but we had a good time

Opt outside โคโคโคโค

5 weeks till marathon ๐Ÿ’ƒ

This won’t be my first

Probably won’t be my last

But I’m hoping for a faster time than I had in wanatchee. You read about my first marathon here ๐Ÿ˜„
Here’s a peek at this weeks training schedule 

Taking a quick family trip to the Mariners game and hoping to be home for a nice trail running on Sunday

This weeks trainingย 

So, 6 weeks until Hayden lake marathon7 weeks until Seattle spartan beastand 8 weeks until the Halloween half by trail maniacs

That should just about round out my 2016 race season.

I am getting back to my Ol’ stomping grounds at crossfit rove and so far loving it ๐Ÿ–’

I still have some time to think about my 2017 race schedule/goals

 my training bestie Noteworthyrunning is going to rock  IM maryland๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š ( I would be there with her in a โคbeat if I could)