Thursday, May 7, 2015

What Difference A Day/s Can Make

This week was basically the last of the intense training for my Mother's Day Duathlon.  When I look back over these last seven weeks and see how far I have come I'm so proud of myself.  When I made the decision to participate in the Duathlon I was struggling to regain some level of fitness.  I tried to jump back in but it just wasn't working for me.  I had to switch a few things up and basically start all over again.

Sometimes, heck often times I felt defeated and the old feelings of wanting to give up completely would creep back in.  Soooo glad I haven't given in to them and continue to press on.  If I had given in I wouldn't have been able to enjoy my latest victory of cycling 17 miles deep into a forest to see a beautiful babbling brook, smell the jasmine in the still air or enjoy the sights and signs that cannot be seen from the road.  

I'm regaining my running strength and developing a love of cycling.  Seven weeks ago, it took me an hour to ride four miles.  I'm more confident in my cycling abilities after overcoming many issues. Yesterday I did 17 miles in 1.5 hours on a mountain trail.  That is a marked improvement!

So I'm currently I'm on count down to the race.  My checklist is done:
  • Race registration completed
  • Hotel reservations made
  • Cycle serviced
The only things left to do are to pack Robin and Aunt Gina into the car and drive down to the location.  Wish me well and I will see you on the other side.

Weekly Workout Recap / Week 7 Duathlon Training April 26th - May 2nd, 2015

Bike 30

Rest and yoga

Run/Walk 10
Bike: 60

Run/Walk 30

Bike 60 - Made it to 15 miles for the first time

Rest - yoga

Bike: 90
Amazing breakthrough ride of  17 miles.  Feel good about the race.

Isn't it amazing what a day/s can make!? How has a day/s changed your life?


  1. Your journey is such an inspiration.Congrats on your improvement!

  2. Girl you are setting goals and going beyond them. That is so refreshing and empowering to see. Keep going.

  3. So proud of you Gina! Keep rocking this journey. You are an inspiration.