Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Sunday Report

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
Strength: 30m
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!


  1. Excellent week-and a sweet reward for meeting your BF goal is, well, a sweet reward.

  2. Great job on your BF goal! Does your coach calculate your number for you? I want to find out what mine is. (Actually I'm TERRIFIED to find out my number, but I need to know!) Any time I use one of those BMI calculators it says I'm obese. I'm not a runway model, but I know I'm not obese either. Do you know of anywhere locally that can figure it out for you either for free or cheap? I'm a member at the Y, so if they offer it, that would be great. Maybe that would be a good offering to the members if its not already done. Any info would be great. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  3. After losing 5%, enjoy your brownie and icecream for working so hard!! Nice work

  4. Eating dessert to celebrate a fat loss goal? LOL You are a woman after my own heart.

  5. Ha-ha, Heather!! The dessert wasn't actually to celebrate the fat was just to have dessert!! Sometimes you just gotta have dessert, right??

  6. Congrats to you! I too am curious how you calculate your BF %.

    I am with you on just having to have dessert -- but I just indulge more frequently than you do! :)

  7. I just read your interview with Molly and I wanted to drop in and say how amazing you are! I have a hard enough time keeping up with my training with just a husband. I couldn't imagine doing all that with kids! Your a very driven person and I love it.

    I'm training for my first half iron this summer and I have little idea as to what I'm doing so I'll probably pop in here to see what your up to from time to time. Happy training!


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