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.

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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


Monday
Bike 30
BGR

Tuesday
Rest and yoga

Wednesday
Run/Walk 10
Bike: 60

Thursday
Run/Walk 30

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

Saturday
Rest - yoga

Sunday
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?


3 comments :

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

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

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

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