Hello and Happy Monday! I’m really trying to keep up with sharing things on the blog, but life has been busy! Thank you to the lovely ladies who host Monday linkups, as you’ve been my blogging motivation the past few weeks: HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap, and Her Heartland Soul for Weekend Snapshots!
Here’s what I was up to last week (in photos):
I still struggled a little with workouts last week, mostly with my ribs still being sore. But I got a fun run with Emily in at the Live Grit Hoka Demo night on Tuesday, and also a HIIT (low impact, but high intensity) workout in at Wellfit with my buddy Mike. We’ve been meeting once every few weeks with Coach Keith and getting schooled in run form and strength building. I’ll be headed back tonight for an on-my-own strength workout… I’m really coming to enjoy them!
I joined some holiday challenges! The Coach Jenny Holiday Challenge, and also the #HolidaySweat Challenge. I go back and forth on these, trying to decide if they put too much pressure on me or if I need some external motivation to stay moving. Right now I need any help I can get… I saw my highest weight in a few months right before Halloween and was not too happy that it did not go down once the Halloween parties & treats ended. I have been focusing the past several days on re-embracing my Metabolic Efficiency principles, and today was happy to see the scale trending in the right direction. I’ll chat below on some of my goals.
I went out to Salt Lake City to attend the USA Triathlon Level I Coaches Clinic, and had a blast learning about being a triathlon coach. Of the people who were there, a bunch of people are doing it on a part time basis, which is what I’d like to maybe do in the future.
I also found out on Friday (via Facebook first!) that I was selected to be on Team Coeur 2016! I’m so stoked to be a part of this great team again, and want to wish congratulations to my new teammates! For those of you who don’t know, Coeur Sports is a great women’s only triathlon apparel brand. I love their tri-shorts as they don’t have seams on the chamois area, so no chafing. Their tops are also much more flattering than any other tri-tops I’ve seen out there. I can’t wait to be a part of the team again and hopefully get more involved this coming year! Currently I’m participating in an online #Movember movement with the Coeur team. If you’d like to donate, you can do so here to help support men’s health. Thank you in advance!
My Goals for This Week:
- Eat Mostly Metabolically Efficient. I’m going to allow myself three “cheats”, so I need to be on point during the week: Friday dinner, Saturday dinner, and Sunday. (Sunday’s my birthday as well, and I don’t want to deprive myself!)
- Get in 360 minutes of physical activity this week for the #HolidaySweat. That’s six hours- reasonable enough. The key is to pace yourself. Strength & Cardio combined. Maybe a cycling class one of the days? We’ll see about that one. I have had no motivation to get on the bike trainer.
- Keep up with my school work. After attending USAT Coaching Clinic last week, I am super excited to get going with that test. But I have to keep my work up with grad school in health IT as well, since I’ve got active classes and grades. And since technically my grad school class will wrap up before the coaching examination is due.
- Start journaling. I’ve been thinking about a lot of stuff, sometimes which is not the best to post on the blog. But I’ve got to work on getting my head straight, and I think writing out my thoughts will help.
I think that’s enough on weekly goals. Small manageable chunks.
What’s your one or two goals for this week?