It’s been a rough week but weekend is finally HERE and that means it’s time to get out and have some quality bike time within an expanded 10km radius.😆
Let’s make it a good one!✌🏽#happyfriday
6 hours ago
Only two more sleeps… 🏜🔥🌵🌎
Checking out the swim course one last time with @rundonnie and having fun along the way! 🏊🏼♂️🏊🏼♂️ #findfaster
What a difference a week makes. Last week at this time i did a 2k continuous swim to see how it felt going non-stop as i was contemplating a fall triathlon that is local.
Then Friday evening happened when i got hit by a car on my bike leaving work. The good news is everything checked out fine. My left ankle was a sore but not broken. The EMTs even went back and got my bike and brought it to the ED. It helps that i work at the hospital and it was right around the corner.
So today was a “test the waters” so to speak. Was able to swim pretty well, ankle was still pretty sore so it was an lot of pulling. Pretty sure the triathlon is out of the picture but I’m just glad it wasn’t any worse that it was. It could have been really bad.
Wear a helmet!!
2 minutes ago
Team “Give up the #Garmin” reporting for duty! ⌚️🙋🏽♀️
I’ll admit it. When I first started training for #Ironman , I was the first one in line to buy my #Garmin watch. It’s a nice a$$ watch! All the data, the numbers, the yada yada yada! It’s all so helpful when you’re trying to reach such a big goal.
But I learned very quickly how wrapped up in the numbers you can get. For me, I wasn’t necessarily wrapped up in my own, but I started comparing my numbers to other people’s who I saw online. It was always, “DAMN! They swam THAT in so-and-so minutes?! I suck...” or “Let me only look at my watch to see how far I’ve swam and then get mad when it wasn’t as far as I wanted it to be.” 😂😩 Ya know, the ush...
So I stopped wearing it on my pool swims. Yup! Gave it up COLD turkey 🦃! I was doing that quick maths! ➕➖➗✖️
I noticed that the distances didn’t seem as far any more. I started to say, “Oh, that’s how 100 meters actually feels without looking at a device? That’s nothing...let me do 100 more.”
That turned into, “Ok, let me not think about having to swim 1000m in an Olympic triathlon, let me just swim to the next bouie.”
Distances don’t seem as long when you’re actively working to break them down in your mind instead of relying on a device to tell you how far you have LEFT to go. Hunny, I’m not worried about what I have left to do! I should be proud of how far I’ve come!
Of course, I’m not counting my own miles on my run or bike, but I’ve transferred those mind tricks to those sports to be able to enjoy the journey by breaking long distances down into manageable blocks of time and space that I can conquer.
So, here’s to giving up what they tell you to do! What they tell you to think. How they tell you to train. Cuz, hunny, I’m just tryna finish! 😩😂
RACE 👏🏽YOUR 👏🏽OWN 👏🏽RACE 👏🏽HUNNY👏🏽!!!!