Monday, March 27, 2017

Back to the Grind

Today marks 16 weeks to my next half Ironman--either Racine or Door County I haven't decided which yet.  So that means it's back to the training grind.  It's been a long off season which is code for I've been really lazy.

If only walking the dog counted as mileage or vigorous exercise.

My focus this year is consistency.  Getting in workouts on a day-to-day basis.  In past seasons, I'll do good for a few days but then I get off-track and take 2-3 days off.  I want to squeeze workouts in even if I can't get the whole workout in at least I can build some consistency in my workouts. 

I'd like to start checking these off. 


Plus I'd like to work on getting a more consistent schedule.  Having a different plan every day doesn't work well for me, making my workouts a regular habit in my day.  This means saying "no" more often.  Especially lately saying "no" at work more often especially so to additional projects or helping out teammates when I already have my plate full. 

So back to the grind.  I am off to a great start with a 40 minute bike ride and 20 minutes of yoga. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Five Things Friday

1.  I've been having some pretty rough weeks at work lately due mostly to just too much to do and not enough time to do them.  I've been working super late and it's got me a little down.  It's been a bit better this week and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

2.  Part of the reason it's been better this week is because my husband has been gone on a work trip (he's back now YAY!).  That means I have to leave work by 6 pm at the latest so I can get home to Holly.  It's a good excuse to leave work!


3. Speaking of Holly, her favorite chapstick is the EOS egg lip balms.  How do I know?  Because this is the second one she's eaten.  She really doesn't eat too many things that she isn't supposed to but lip balm is just irresistible, I guess. The part that makes me mad is that I was home when she did this riding my bike in the other room.  

4.  Matt is travelling more because he got a new job! Same company this time, just a new role.  It's only been 1.5 weeks but so far he is enjoying it.  This is his 6th job since college and I am still at the same old job.  

5. I saw this sign on my way to work last week.  I thought it was hilarious and took a picture.  If you can't see it, it says "Congrats! You made it out of bed!"  That week, getting out of bed was an accomplishment.  

Friday, December 2, 2016

Five Things Friday

1. I renewed my blog domain for another 3 years.  Here's where I tell you I plan to blog more and stuff but that will last for approximately 3 days before I give up.  Let's be realistic I really only blog about triathlon.

2. I cut my hair short again.  12 inches gone and donated.  It's been at least 5 years since I've had short hair.



3.  Matt and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary on Tuesday! I know it is cliche but time has flown by.  Since then we've moved twice, Matt started a new job, and we adopted a dog, plus tons of other stuff.  To celebrate we went to a bar in Wisconsin to drink New Glarus beer and ate lemon cake at home.

My favorite picture

Most of the frosting dripped off but Matt says it's still one of the best cakes 
4. Matt and I bought ourselves an early Christmas/anniversary present- a Nikon D3400 DSLR camera.  So far it's awesome and I've only figured out how to shoot on auto mode.  We do get a free online course on how to use it so I will hopefully be more skilled soon.
 
I mostly take pictures of my dog.
5. My nephew turned one last Saturday.  We celebrated the previous weekend with cake and gifts.  Henrik is such a happy, active kid and always brings a smile to my face!

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