Ahh...I'm in my favorite spot by the fire, and after I write this post I am treating myself to a big brownie with mint chocolate chip ice cream. Sometimes you just have to splurge.
Anyway, I've been very tired this week--I think I might be coming down with a bit of a cold. My throat was a little scratchy this morning, so I was happy to see a recovery week on tap in my Training Peaks. I had a long ride yesterday that was pretty much a disaster in terms of execution. I could not get into the right zone no matter what I did. I felt like I was working a lot harder than my heart rate showed me, which is usually a pretty good sign that it's time to take it easy. Clearly, Coach Mary knows just what I need. (Have I mentioned lately how much I love having a coach??)
Here are the numbers:
Swim: 1h 40m 4000 yds
Bike: 6h 59m 40s 69.53 mi
Run: 2h 14m 27s 13.60 mi
Total: 11h 24m 7s
No wonder I'm tired!!
Some of you might remember that at the beginning of the year I made a vision board with some of my goals and intentions for the new year. It sits just to the left of my mirror where I get ready. I see in it every day the person I am as well as the person I will become. At the bottom left there are a few numbers. Here's a close-up:
See the <20% that is circled? That number is my body fat percentage goal...less than 20%. I started off the year around 25%, and as of Friday, I am at 20%!! Eating Clean (at the top right hand corner of my board) is working for me!
On that note, I will sign off and eat my brownie sundae...I never said I was perfect!
Have a great week and happy training!