NEW TRIATHLON TRAINING PLAN
I finally chose my new training plan for triathlon training. I was putting it off for some reason. It focuses mostly on running which is what I need to improve. I’m technically starting on month three of a four month beginner sprint tri plan, but since I already trained for my first one I’m more than able to start there. I chose the plan because it was tailored specifically toward improving running so I’ll be running at least three times a week. Well, run/walking. But my walk breaks will keep getting shorter.
Here’s what my triathlon training for the month looks like:
That is just the cardio training however. It doesn’t include strength training or flexibility stuff or core work – all of which I plan on doing. Plus I will probably take a few extra long bike rides with Kepa once his bike is fixed. I’m super excited to get started on Monday! (My arm better feel fine by then!)
OUCHIES! MY ARM!
Somehow in the last day or so, without doing any strength training or heavy lifting, I managed to pull/hurt a muscle in my arm. I have no clue how I did it or what I did, but now when I lift my arm it’s painful. It’s actually better than last night which gives me hope that it will heal in a few days and I won’t have to see a doctor. But I also won’t be swimming for a few days.
That’s unfortunate because I’ve been looking forward to getting in the pool all week. However, you have to take what you get and adjust so I decided that this weekend will be good to rack up some biking miles and then swim starting on Monday.
Even though people often tell me I am inspiring them I hardly ever believe it. I just can’t process that idea because I haven’t yet achieved my goals. I don’t compare to the people that I consider my own inspiration. I always feel that because I’m stuck with weight loss I’m no longer inspiring at all (and subsequently everyone will stop caring about me and my blog… I’ve got issues). But today, I felt it. I felt like I actually have inspired people.
1 – I went to lunch with Mandy and she told me that my triathlon inspired her and she was going to start biking and training once she moves.
Apparently I really can be inspiring and encourage people to go for things. I can inspire other people to do triathlons because I’m not perfect. You don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to wait until some magically moment when you think you will be ready. You just have to decide to do it and then go for it.
I guess that is inspiring. I’m awesome! (Sheryl aka Ms. Bitch Cakes inspire me to own my awesomeness.)