Wow, that’s a lot in a title but it’s all true. As you might now, I have been training for my first triathlon this year (July 28th) so I’ve been swimming and biking and of course running.
Training has been going pretty well. I need to do more brick workouts but individual workouts were great, that is until this week. I’ve had an injury reappear that I first got Delivering Allie so I haven’t run since Thursday. I’m frustrated and impatiently waiting for it to heal. I’ve called the doctor and I’m hoping relief is in sight.
In the meantime, I’ve been doing a lot of swimming this week. I have been asked what I’ve been using for my swim workouts and I have some books with workouts in them but somehow I’ve morphed them all into a workout that I do about every other time. I posted it to Facebook and was asked to make it pinnable so here it is for your enjoyment (Here you go Kristen).
I would say it’s good for a Sprint and possibly early training of an Olympic distance triathlon. It’s fun and not monotonous which is my big problem with the pool.
Next week is the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half in Chicago. My first half since last October and missing this many days of running is frustrating but I can’t let it bother me. I know I will finish just might not be as fast as I would’ve liked.
Either way, after every workout, I have a routine. I usually head straight to the fridge. Before the run, I always pre-make a bottle of Nuun and most of the time a bottle of chocolate milk but I was out last week and knew I needed some protein after my long runs so I improvised. I made Protein Popsicles.
I found these cute plastic bags on Pinterest, ordered them have been playing with options ever since. I used the Zipcicle bags, a packet of lemonade Designer Whey Protein in Lemonade flavor, a Cherry Limeade Nuun and water but you could use any combination.
1. Mix the Protein in water
2. Mix the Nuun in another cup of water
3. Mix together
4. Pour into bags
They will make the perfect “Go To” refreshing protein source when I need the protein or just a cold snack on a hot day.
Couple other random things. I owe you a 12 week update. Allie was 12 weeks old as of yesterday so that is coming soon. I have my last full weekend of school this weekend so I just need to get past that and it will be easier to get a post full of cuteness and post baby body updates.
Do you swim? If so, what do you think about in the pool? I can’t think about too much or I’ll forget what lap I’m on.