Treat Yourself Tuesday: Ironman Bribery Edition

Only a few more days to enter my giveaway for handheld tunes

OK so I haven’t exactly treated myself yet to these, but this is my public declaration of bribing myself.  I really want to accomplish my training plan for this training block (next 3 weeks: May 19-June 8).  Sticking to the training plan is one of my big goals for Ironman training, and I admit that  I haven’t been as good about this as I’d like.  (Confession:  I kind of didn’t really run or swim last week.)

So we are onto bribery.  A future So Treat Yourself Tuesday.   Here’s the deal:

1. If I can accomplish the full training plan 10 days in a row, then I get a prize.

2. If I can accomplish the full training plan all 21 days, then I get an even bigger prize!

(Note: there is always a rest day each week. That counts in my streak of following the training plan.)

Here are my options:

Lulu Shorts

lulu shorts – for wearing under shorter skirts

Oiselle shorts

Oiselle shorts

I tried thinking of what else I want and can’t really think of anything.  More time off, to train? Someone to do my laundry? Time (to get a manicure/pedicure?).  What else should I put on my want list? 

Also – does anyone else think the Oiselle model has a really odd-shaped knee?  I looked at some other photos, and either their photographers are really consistent at photoshop (to make her knee look odd) or it’s really like that!  Most of the other colors of short have enough slight differences in angle, but the same odd-shaped knee, that I think it must be real.

Help Me Put Together My Wish List!!! 

  • Katie @ Live Half Full

    Eeek- that knee looks photoshopped and some of the leg is missing!

    I love bribing myself- ideas for you: a “me” day, go to dinner/brunch/drinks at a place you’ve been wanting to go, make a nice meal at home on your rest day, bath products for post-training soaks! I could go on…

    • http://www.laurenruns.com/ Lauren @ Lauren Runs

      The challenge now is that I’m time-crunched! Brunch isn’t guaranteed… I made it to a 1 PM brunch last week because it was a cut-back week! Unless I bribe myself with sick days from work… LOL

  • Xaarlin C

    I like that your lists of potential gifts to yourself don’t involve food… You’ll have a long lasting memento of your training instead.

    The lulu shorts are adorable!

    How about a massage for your bigger prize? That would be be a great way to relax after all those miles.

    Thanks for the rec on the parks district pool pass. I need to look into that. There’s a resistance pool at my gym but it would be nice to gauge a pace in a lap pool. :)