I’m off cycling my heart out… indoors still, but it’s a two hour ride today.
Who else loved the comics on Saturday & Sundays? As a kid, those were the days that they came in color, so I liked them better than the weekday comics.
Anyway on Thursday I was checking my search terms (how people get to my site if they come via search engine) and here’s what I got:
big hairyass! I hope no one thinks that of me!
Although I do have a post that I read on Swim Bike Mom last week that I’ve been pondering… How to save the “Queen”
This week started off really rough. I’d mentioned that I’ve been struggling with time management earlier this month, and that has kind of continued. I’ve gotten better at some of my time management, but I was still getting stressed by all I had too do. Well, it kind of came to a front last week with me basically shutting down on one of my grad school classes. Mentally I just couldn’t handle it all.
I made a decision, that I need to put grad school on hold while I go through Ironman training. It was a perfectly timed decision, as the next session of spring classes start next week, so I could drop the class and get a refund before the course actually starts. Once I actually did the drop, I felt a weight lifted. I was able to stop dreading the coursework I had left for this week, and but my best effort into it. It feels so good.
I’ve been doing pretty well this week, and much more conscientious of my eating habits. At Tuesday’s Ironman training class, the lecture was on nutrition so I’ve been much more conscious of fueling my body properly — eating for proper recovery for the next workout. Mostly making sure I’m eating frequently enough and also enough protein.
Lunch today was inhaled and a new favorite food: Protein Bar’s buffalo chicken bowl!
Another build week in Ironman! My time has still be crunched this week, so I missed a workout or two, but I am not feeling bad about it. I got in my swims, my quality runs, and only skipped the “easy spin” workout. I look forward to completing all my workouts next week.
I’m starting to feel the physical stress of the increased workouts, but am also happy to be seeing the benefits of the training. I’m getting faster at a lower heart rate, which I hope continues!
1. I got a fun little surprise when I went to swim practice last:
These are Operation Beautiful Notes – something I’ve been hearing about for years, but never seen in real life (and to be honest, I don’t go to enough big public places to post my own!)
According to the OB website:
The mission of Operation Beautiful is to post anonymous notes in public places for other people to find. The point is that WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL. You are enough… just the way you are!
This made my day!
2. I have been stressed the past few weeks. I realized last week that I am overloaded in my commitments. Work, Ironman Training, Family & Friends, Grad School, Tri Club commitments. I thought about what I could do to get things off my plate, and made the decision that I’m putting grad school classes on hold until September. I knew I would pause for the summer, but this is perfect timing right now to decide not to pursue the 2nd session of the spring semester. More time for #ironrecovery! It’s hard work, drinking protein shakes & wearing compression pants!
3. For all of you cat lovers out there, we had “Cat in the Box” last night! It doesn’t happen often with Emma (I don’t think she likes the contained spaces) so it was a special treat in my new Zappos shipping box!
Happy Thursday Y’All!