Wow. The days of leisurely Sundays are definitely over for a while.
One thing that I have known for a long time about myself is the more I have to do, the more I get done. I know, that sounds like a no-brainer, but what I mean is that the busier I am, the more I can get done. For some reason when I am not that busy, even the basic things don't get done as efficiently as when I am really crazed. Because in order for things to run smoothly for me and my family, I am so much more organized. Today I planned and shopped for meals for the whole week, right down to the lunches I will be taking to Ithaca. All of the laundry is done except for the load of towels that is still drying in the dryer. My children are bathed ( a miracle in of itself...we really like to conserve water at our house!) The swim lesson bag for Tuesday is already packed. My gym bag for Tuesday is halfway packed. I have my outfits for Monday-Wednesday picked out (but not ironed, so they might change.) My workouts are scheduled in my calendar for the week. I made two loaves of bread this morning for the boys lunches. The babysitter for the half-day is all set.
And I still had time for some great training, a wonderful meal out with the family, a craft with Ryan, and some major snuggle time with Noah.
See what I mean! Imagine what I could do if I was like this when I had more time. I could write a book or something...hmmm?
Anyway, it was a great, but tiring week. My job at Ithaca College is very rewarding, and I'm loving the opportunity to work with great new students. Even the drive (1.5 hours each way) isn't terrible with great podcasts to keep me company. (A few of my faves are Manic Mommies, Zen and the Art of Triathlon, and This American Life.)
This was a recovery week training-wise for me, and I was able to hit almost everything. I did have to leave out a run on Tuesday since I basically worked from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., and my second TRX session of the week seemed to fall by the wayside. I'm going to have to really work to keep those up, because I am really feeling the benefits of them.
Here are the numbers:
Swim: 1h 27m 4850 yds
Bike: 2h 35m 47s 36.51 mi on trainer
Run: 1h 10m 33s 7.50 mi
Total: 5h 43m 19s
Doesn't seem like much after the big numbers of half-ironman training, but Coach Mary did remind me this morning that my first big race this year is Rev3 Quassy Olympic, AND it was a recovery week.
I am really going to have to watch what I eat! I won't have the luxury of many hours of training which lets me eat a hearty amount each day. Clean food and not too much of it is the way I'm going to have to go to get to racing weight!!
Have a great week!