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
- Getting in a workout 5 days a week (mostly crossfit and trainrunning)
- Spending lots of time with my hubby and my son
- Getting in much needed friend time
- 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
Hello. Inspire me
There u have it
What’s inspiring u this week?
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 long😦
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 day😆
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?
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 🤗🤗
It was windy but we had a good time
Opt outside ❤❤❤❤
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 😄
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
So much inspiration this week I just can’t hold it all in!!!
I found so much love and inspiration being out on the trails this last weekend. Me-myself-nature-freedom
What’s inspiring you this week?
So, 6 weeks until Hayden lake marathon, 7 weeks until Seattle spartan beast, and 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 🖒
I still have some time to think about my 2017 race schedule/goals
my training bestie Noteworthyrunning is going to rock IM maryland😊😊😊😊 ( I would be there with her in a ❤beat if I could)
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