So how am I doing? Good, ok, great.. depends on what we are specifically asking about. So here it goes:
- Downward trend on scale: I'm down for the week. Next!
- Here is a link to my Training Schedule. If a workout is in green, I got the job done, if its in red, I missed it. If my week is from Wednesday-Tuesday I had an 89% completion rate for last week! Woot! I made some changes, but as long as I felt like it was a good effort at the workout planned I gave myself credit. I've been having sciatica pain/weakness which presently has me secretly (ok, not so secretly anymore) worried that its going to keep from training. Last night I did some good stretching and sat on a tennis ball, and laid on the foam roller on my lower back and today things are feeling a bit better. Its still there, but at least this morning I've been walking without much pain which is a nice improvement over yesterday. A nice NSV was a Daily Mile friend who has done the same half-ironman I'm doing this year commented on one of my workouts that I'm "packing in the miles" which is a good sign considering he at least has an idea of what the training should look like and seems to think I'm on track. Its a nice feeling when I feel like I'm terribly behind (which is probably not the case, but I like to worry). Best thing I've done for my tri training in the past 3 weeks? I bought a swim workouts for triathletes book that is pushing me in the pool far more than I'd push myself, and I know it will pay off come race day. :)
- My diet could be better, could be worse. I feel like I'm making good choices more days than not, and more meals than not. Probably the best part about not eating meat during the week is that its pretty tough to eat out if you are avoiding meat, so last night when I really wanted to hit a drive-thru after 13 hours on campus I drove home and quickly made a boca burger. It was delish and WAY healthier than anything I could have picked up on the way home.
Hope everyone is having a stellar week!