A recap of the week immediately following the Key West Tri.
After the Key West tri, I took a week off from any sort structured workouts. The only thing I was intentional about was doing yoga or some sort of stretching everyday.
Of course I did accompany Tyler on a couple of runs, because I felt like running not because my training schedule told me to. They were no longer than three miles and it did feel good to move my legs faster than walking pace. Total mileage: a whopping five miles.
We also did a lot of walking at all of the National Park sites we visited. It was actually a great way to break up the drive back home.
I took some time to indulge in all the things, knowing that I needed to clean up my diet in the coming weeks. Cuban sandwich, a strawberry daiquiri (I don’t drink much at all, so this was truly an indulgence) and a two pieces of chocolate covered frozen key lime pie pop. Also, I was reminded that grandparents like to feed you ALL THE FOOD. Whew, I felt like I needed to detox after a few days at Tyler’s grandmother’s house! Now that we’re back home, eating is way more under control and I’m back lots of veggies and protein and no cookies.
Blogging! If you’ve noticed, I blogged four times last week + wrote my KW race recap the week after I raced it instead of 3+ months later….hey, progress! I won’t promise this will continue but I hope it does and I’m going to work hard to keep it up. I have some ideas for upcoming posts about all the National Park sites we’ve visited so stay tuned for that.
I took the time to fill in all of my RnR DC half marathon workouts on Training Peaks and the first ten weeks of next year’s triathlon training. It’s consuming and boring, but it’s got to be done and what better time than when I’m sitting around watching Friends on Netflix.
The one thing I didn’t get done last week was a haircut. I planned to do it on Sunday but between unpacking and decorating for Christmas, the haircut got pushed to this coming week. I haven’t had it cut since before REV3 Williamsburg, so I’m long overdue.
So that’s been my “week zero.” This week I’m adding back in swimming and continuing with the short runs. Still staying off the bike because, well, I feel like it, but I’m also back in Newport News working for the week so there’s no safe time to ride anyway (it’s too dark after work + no trainer at the apartment). Onward to off-season week two!