Firstly sorry this post is going up a day late – both my coach and I are Australian Army Veterans and yesterday was ANZAC Day so that took precedent over blogging.
But back to my better week! I managed to log a very substantial training week and my body is feeling very good! Note the swimming just hasn’t happened over the last 2 weeks. It would take me 2 hours to get to the pool, the reviews are poor for the actual pool and the water near where I am – pollution and disgusting!!!!
But the rest of it has been actually really good and I will put this down to a couple of things:
- Yin Yoga! As most of you will know I love my Yin Yoga and I think it is the perfect complement to any endurance athletes bag of tricks!
- Positive eating! I have been eating fairly well and feeling very good about what is going in my body. That said I am wondering if I have have a couple more sensitives with food than I realised – see picture below!
- Realising how much I care about my goals and my body. So I had a bit of a realisation that while my race goals only really mean a lot to a few people but they are also important to my well-being. I have found that by having crazy goals and achieving them I flourish in other areas of my life. I guess you could say I am more in-balance when I am training for something crazy! Caring about my body is not about if I have no cellulite or the perfect butt but it is about knowing I am treating my body well. It is my temple and it loves to be healthy!
- Spending most of my runs focusing on technique and using my running time as meditative time!
So what does this week look like:
As you can see I have already done a massive hike to commemorate ANZAC Day. What you don’t know is that I walked another 4-5km afterwards trying to find somewhere to get a pedicure! No pedicure but I do have a blister and I am pretty sure my feet hate me! The rest of the week is lower in volume but I have to say a 7km effort is freaking me out but today is Tuesday so just focusing on that!
Check out the weather though!! OMG I hate humidity but it is giving me an excuse to drink extra coconut water!!
What is on your training plan for this week? Let me know your challenges, goals and frustrations!