Luckily last week was more little welder girl spinning into hearts that it was broken rusted metal.
So it has been an absolute grind to get back to my form in regards to workouts. I have def had some struggles getting to workouts and have not really had the enthusiasm for them while in the midst of the huffing, puffing and sweaty humaness of it all.
But last week, last week some hope returned.
The week went like this:
Monday: 1500m swim
Tuesday: 10mile bike
Wednesday: 2mile run + 10mile ride
Thursday: 1500m swim
Saturday: 2.5mile run + weights
Sunday: 4.75mile run + weights
I have decided I really want to do an Olympic distance triathlon next year. I think i need to shock my system and for something so crazy that I wont be able to give up on myself.
Something that will hopefully keep me goal focused enough to keep me on the right track.
So the distances for an Olympic distance are:
Right now, I can do the swim, on its own, for sure. But that is it.
Having said that, I decided to try a longer distance on the treadmill this Sunday, and aside from feeling a little tight afterwards, felt awesome to know that I could get through a longer run, even if it was on a treadmill. So with this new found feeling, I am going to go back to working on my running. So with that I need to get a handle on my weight. Yup here we go again.
I am going to try a vegetarian protein powder meal replacement that friend of the show, Rob, recommended.
I tried a couple of the flavours and as with everything else chocolate was far superior to vanilla. The day I tried it, i used room temperature water to mix the powder and thought I was going to hurl. It tasted like vanilla chalk with some chunks of cardboard thrown in for taste. I couldnt get through a whole portion, and put the rest in the fridge to try the next day.
It went much better the next day with it being cold.
The chocolate one the next day was better. And it actually worked and I wasnt hungry all day. So I will be jumping on board that train for a while.
I am also going to be trying a pre workout powder that is supposed to energize you, we will see if it has more power then my pillow, blanket and starting to be cool end of summer early morning breeze. Im guessing, that is going to be a no haha, but we will see.
So yeah, not a bad week, we will see what the next couple weeks are like with it being the busiest time of year for me at work, unfortunately this lasts for 8 months haha.
Lastly - dick move of the week!
So I am sharing a lane with another swimmer, we are the only lane with 2 people in it in the whole pool. I am coming back from a length down to the deep end, about 3/4 of the way to the wall, when I see a body move into my side view. I narrowly miss punching him in the face and stand up in the pool. Buddy keeps on swimming.
He got into our lane and started to cut down the middle of it.
There are 5 other lanes with only 1 person in it, why are you swimming in a lane that already has 2 other people I blurt out.
He keeps swimming. So i wait for him at the wall. Getting more and more annoyed.
He eventually makes his way back, and I stop him.
Hey, bud, why did you jump in this lane when there are other lanes with only one other swimmer?
This lane is wide so it can take 3 swimmers, and it has a ladder. He starts to swim again.
I stand there like a moron. Not quite sure what to say to this logic. What does it matter that it can take 3, the other lanes can take 2 and be way less - get a hand in the face - then a 3 person lane. AND THERE IS ANOTHER LANE WITH A LADDER IN IT AND IT HAS ONE PERSON!
So I stood there until he came back again, but he grabbed the wall at the other end and start doing fake pool exercise.
Not wanting to start a fist fight, I jumped in another lane, asking permission of the fella already swimming there if it was okay, LIKE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO, and began swimming again. Every time I swam past the other guy and I was breathing I would say 'Dick' as i passed him in the opposite direction.
After about 10 passes, he got out of the pool. Hope it was something I said.
Why, dear Jebus, is this lane etiquette so hard for people to figure out?
Just Keep Swimming
Sean "BigBoyRunning" Ryan