Monday: Tri Group workout - mostly swimming
Wednesday: Tri Group workout - biking, occasionally running.
Thursday: Run for God small group
Saturday: Varies, hopefully Pilates + 1 other workout once life slows down
Sunday: Rest (and work at the church)
I'm so excited about my small group! I have been working at this church for over a year and have been attending services occasionally for about 6 months. I know some people, but no one really well. I really wanted to fit running in somewhere on my schedule, and I am glad that this fits the bill! It is 1/2 bible study, 1/2 running, though not at the same time :)
I have been paying for Pilates on Saturdays, but since August, I've been busy with other stuff!!! Yes, my first time back I know I will be sore for 5 days afterward! I've been busy with things like: 2 tris, 1 - 3k swim, 39 mile bike ride, 20 mile bike ride (with SwimSis - it went EXACTLY how you would imagine 2 sisters riding 20 miles together would...terrible and hilarious all at the same time!), working a convention, and even a 6.8mi run last weekend (4 min run, 1 min walk). The run was promptly followed by a bourbon themed bar crawl with bourbon samples at each (9!) bar. It was delicious. And yes, intoxicating :)
|First time running with a hat...I liked it a lot!|
I also have been reading a bit of my blog from last year, just to see where I was at, what I was going through. I love this blog for that. Otherwise I would forget. I do this blog for no one but myself. That's why the design is so crappy :) One week, I switched around my rest days so I could go order a bridesmaid's dress for a wedding I will be in. Easiest dress fitting ever - in and out in about 15 minutes! When asking for what size they should bring, they asked "what pant size do you wear?". Well, I knew they could care less if I squeeze myself into size 18 skinny jeans. I know my body and I know my main concern is my bust! I told them I'd like to start with a 22. And it was perfect. Any smaller and it would have been too restricting. Very glad that it is 2 sizes smaller than the last bridesmaid dress I wore!!!
Aaaanyway, back to the point, I was reading this post about how I swam a 400 IM. I was like "what?!? I haven't done that since! Can't let my last year self beat this new and improved me!". So I set out to my favorite pool to get a workout in. I knew 400 IM would be no piece of cake - heck, anything that starts out with 100 butterfly is not a joke! However, the joy I get from pitting me against myself is pretty great. Last year I said my time was just a smidge under 8 minutes, which probably means it was like 7:58. My strategy was to swim the 100 fly slow and steady. Well after 50 yards, it sucked. It was really hard still! Well, that's butterfly for you! I cruised for the rest of the 400 looked at my watch - I made it in 7:37! If it wasn't easier, at least I cut off 21 seconds...made me happy!
How have you improved in the last year? New PR? Small size?