Are you stuck behind a desk?
Is your day workout the walk to the car and snacks in the break room?
Workout vicariously through this blog post.
To begin, I have not updated my blog recently for a little more than a week. I apologize.
Visualize this – A key jolts the tumblers of the bolt lock to my door. My foot crosses the threshold. Simultaneously a brain turns to an unrecognizable blob resembling a jar of jelly that breaks as it falls out of the fridge door. Writing at night is increasingly difficult.
In case you wonder – I am still working out at 5 a.m. The brain cannot put up as much of a fight not to work out as it can when you get home after a long day. I suppose it is habit by now.
I meticulously keep a workout diary. After finishing sets of weights, running, swimming, or biking I record my progress. I highly recommend this practice because it helps you know about your accomplishments and track soreness so you can avoid injury.
For instance, I have accomplished the following things in the past three days:
- Weights…and more weights – everything from bench press to pull ups
- 30 minutes of kickboxing
- 30 minutes of pilates
- A 15-mile bike ride
- Walked 2 miles
- Ran 5 miles (cough…uurm I walked somewhat too)
- Swam 1,000 yards
- Conquered a brutal spinning class this morning (7/28)…
…and swam 1300 yards this evening.
Now – for those of you in the training program that are reading this post you’re probably thinking to yourself why so much – this is supposed to be a recovery week, right?
It is a recovery week according to the schedule – I had some conflicts last week that hindered my ability to go to my typical swimming practice and join everyone on Saturday for the brick workout. So I need to count that as a lot of recovery time. I even gained a couple of pounds. I am supposed to become lighter so this stuff gets easier. I will say that I do not think my body has been this capable, or strong – ever! That is a cool perk.
Side note: How appropriate that Kanye’s song Stronger just came on my Pandora account…”what doesn’t kill me will only make me stronger”
This stuff is getting hard and taking its toll. I am not sure how my other teammates are doing, but finding time to workout, fundraise and work is rough! Then again – I need to keep some focus:
1. This is for charity! (p.s. please donate http://pages.teamintraining.org/nca/nattri09/mingram)
2. If triathlons were easy – everyone would do them. I see myself as a more advanced version of the little train that could.
Are you in a Team in Training event? Are you training for an endurance event…any tips on juggling everything?