Are your ready? Let's do some bullet points on "6 Weeks Worth of Highlights"
- Completed my first outdoor tri. It was a sprint distance of 500 yard swim, 15.9 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. I rocked it.
- Signed up for a 2nd sprint outdoor tri. It's in two weeks. Woo!
- Signed up for my first olympic distance tri set for 10/7 (1,500 meter swim, 24.9 mile bike and 6.2 mile run). Hollah! Did I mention I'm driving all the way to Texas for this one?!?!? It was the only one I could find later in the season.
- Haven't lost a darn pound, but haven't gained one either.
- Still on track (I think?) for an ironman next summer.
- Decided to purchase an "official" real-life tri-bike. This is a mega investment and another testament to my commitment on becoming an iron(wo)man. Haven't done it yet, but the husband and I are doing lots of research and waiting patiently for the winter sales.
- My food choices and emotional eating has left a lot to be desired.
- I'm back from a mini-vacay in San Francisco. Husband and I took an "epic" bike ride from San Francisco to Muir Woods park. It ended up being only 28.5 miles, but the HILLS. OMG. They killed. I love that we did ACTIVE things on vacation.
- Signed up for a half marathon at the end of October. I've been encouraging a co-worker to shoot for her first marathon. She has bad knees though, so we're going to do a half together instead.
- Bought my first tri-suit. Quite possibly the most unattractive piece of clothing I will ever wear and love at the same time.
- Partnered with my boss--I get to work from home 1 day/month and come in at 9am every other Friday. This gives me more time to train. WOOHOO!
Weekly/Monthly...whatever timeframe vision (weekly goals later):
- No more alcohol until post-ironman. Alright, I'm putting it out there. I'm drawing a clear line in the sand and making the commitment on more than just a week to week basis. I've put a lot of thought into this. As much as I "enjoy" a glass of wine from time to time or a beer at happy hour, I don't need it. I also want to do this a silent if you will "show of support" for all those fighting the tough fight against alcoholism, in particular, my foster brother.
- Get into a training rhythm. I typically fight against a "routine" but it's really time for me to embrace it if I'm going to succeed. I'll post whatever it is when I figure it out. :-)
- Track on livestrong.com again. No excuses, just do it.
- Stop looking back. Focus on the now. So you weigh 163. So you used to weigh 143. You also used to weigh 190. Let all of the regrets go and focus on the now. What can you do TODAY? What choices will make you feel healthy, confident and strong TODAY? Do those things.
- Stop compromising your health. Complacency is a slippery slope. No more compromising for work, for "relaxation," or whatever. Just get the Sunday groceries done, get the vegetables chopped...no TV show or "head start" on the work week ahead is worth the loss of health.
- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR HEALTH and taking time to fulfill the habits that keep you healthy is top of the list. Those healthy habits are grocery shopping, weekly food prep to aid in healthy choices (ie: fruits/veggies chopped), exercise, quiet time, sleep, etc. You used to keep these top of the list...let's get them back at the top again.