Today I was feeling much better so I decided to ahead and workout. After resting the day before and giving myself fluids I felt a lot better. A minor cold wasn’t enough to stop me from working out so I decided to follow through with my training session.
I did my first brick workout!
Even though it involved much more walking than running it was a strange feeling to be running after biking. I can see why bricks are so important – it’s an interesting thing to get used to doing. The transition from swimming to biking seems much easier. But I have a few weeks to work on it so I’m not too worried. I’ve already come to terms with the fact that I’ll be walking a good chunk of my first tri so really whatever happens happens. I’m just going to try to prepare as best as I can.
The only bad thing about my workout is that I got a side stitch! Ouchies! I can’t even remember the last time that happened. It was also my first time running on the treadmill in a long time because I normally run on grass. At first running on the treadmill felt strange. I had no idea how fast to set the treadmill since I don’t know how fast I run (and it’s not in mph! ah!) so there was some experimenting with pace at first. That threw off how I was running and my knee started to hurt but after adjusting I felt fine. I’m starting to figure out how to run properly so I don’t cause myself any pain. Win!
Overall it was a good workout and I’m glad I did it.
Merry Go Round
Get ready for some randomness and awesome links! :)
Congrats to everyone that ran the Las Vegas half-marathon and marathon last weekend! I loved reading all the race recaps. You should definitely check out all of them for some inspiration: Foodie McBody, A Healthy Dad, Mrs. Fatass, Fit Mac Daddy, Operation Jack.
Speaking of inspiration, I created an inspiration page for myself (and you). It’s just a collection of physically inspiring YouTube videos that make me feel like I can do anything. They are things good for watching before I have to complete a training session or something else. If you have any suggestions for awesome videos, please let me know!
Still looking for Christmas gifts? Check out the charity blogger babes calendar! It’s an awesome calendar full of cool healthy living and fitness bloggers that helps support cancer research.