Greetings, friends! Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments on yesterday’s post. Obviously, Sunday’s race was a very scary experience, but I learned a lot.
From what more experienced triathletes said (*cough* Victoria *cough* Katelyn *cough*) blowing up is the nature of the sport, as is figuring out nutrition. Looking forward, I plan to sit down with my coach, discuss the meltdown in detail, and start to develop a new hydration plan for the run (and potentially the bike). And speaking of Sunday’s episode, a race representative called me yesterday at work to make sure I was doing OK—and to let me know that since I didn’t cross the finish line (womp, womp), I qualified for guaranteed entry for next year. Woohoo for a silver lining!
My road to redemption officially began this morning, although it almost didn’t. I was tempted to sleep a little longer, but then I remembered this video that went viral (in terms of my teammates) yesterday.
So the run happened. It wasn’t fast, and it wasn’t far, but I got it done.
Seeing as this was my first “workout” since Sunday’s race, there clearly hasn’t been any swimming, biking, or real running. So what have I been doing?
Drinking … smoothies. (Hey, I was severely dehydrated and all.)
It’s been so oppressively hot in New York City that smoothies sound super appealing. The one I had this morning (look familiar, Alex and Hollie?) contained kale, spinach, frozen banana and blueberries, protein powder, plus lots of almond milk.
Cleaning … because I’m OCD just because.
Baking … because I’ve been bored.
Paleo chocolate chip banana bread, anyone?
Admiring tri bikes … because a girl can dream, right?
On sale at Zen Bikes. And it’s my size. Just sayin’.
Doing laundry … because it’s somewhat therapeutic. And needs to be done.
Shopping … sort of.
Uh, where were these when I was in college? (OMG, I sound so old!)
Hope you’re having a great Thursday!