I’m glad you liked the squat post from yesterday. That seems to be an exercise that a lot of people have a strong opinion on. Not quite sure why exactly, but nothing heats up a weight room like talking about squats.
Normally we bike to bagels on Thursday now. I was up a little early and doing work (as per usual) with a protein drink waiting for John to get up.
We got all dressed and ready to go when John noted that his tire had gone flat. This was the same tire that had gone flat from a nail the day after he got his bike. He patched it and we have rode a lot on it, so maybe the patch wore out or something. I wasn’t about to let that stop me from a bagel, no sir! We drove there in our biking clothes
Seasonal coffee is here:
I drink my flavored coffee with just milk and no sweetener. Am I weird?
Plus a sunflower bagel. Nom, nom!
I said to John that this actually gave me a chance to get in a brick later in the day. I was wondering when I would fit in another this week, as I didn’t want to do it on Friday with lifting, so today was the perfect opportunity!
That meant I stayed in my bike clothes for the first half of the day and unshowered. Gotta love working at home! Pixie is my only coworker and since she licks her own butt, I doubt she has a problem with me not showering.
Lunch time! I realized I needed to use up some brussels that were in the fridge, so I quick sauteed them and added the heel of the bread for a PB&J.
Quick lunch. I am trying not to get stressed as it got pretty busy for me this week. I received a large soap order request, so I am working on that in the evenings after working the 2 jobs. Plus my TV vice of Project Runway is on tonight!
After working more, it was time to take a break in the early afternoon for the brick. I realize that some people may not know what I am referring to with the brick. This is basically doing 2 different workouts back to back. That’s how you train for multi-sport events like triathlons, decathlons, etc. So, for me this means bike and run training back to back. Temps were around 70. I had a quick snack:
Then set up my transition outside. I did bike/run today.
And yes, I do need a reminder to remove my helmet. There is always somebody who forgets to take theirs off in an event. That’s okay at that time, but I didn’t want to go running down the street with my helmet on today 😀
First up was the bike. I did 13.5 miles at a decent clip, but not super fast. I had to stop a lot for traffic. Afternoon rides are much different than early morning rides.
Came home and drank half the coconut water and remembered to take off my helmet! Then I ran 2.2 miles. I forgot how much harder the bike/run transition is. Boy howdy. It was a good mile before I felt semi normal. The pace just seems so slow, even though I typically start faster than normal, and you can really feel the impact of running. Yep – that feeling is coming back from last year doing the triathlon and duathlon training.
I was feeling pretty good when I finished, but covered in gnats! What’s up with that??
Then I had to shower and get back to work. There are more perks to working at home, which is the ability to flex my time like this.
Popped some chocolate chips as a post workout snack x2
It was such a beautiful day that I put some chicken on the grill. You know what cooked chicken usually means –
The classic BBQ chicken salad! Yay! It was quite tasty, if I do say so myself.
So the Hot 100 Challenge starts today. I had to think some about the goals I want to achieve for the last 1/3 of the year. They are:
1. Maintain my weight. I am not going for any loss right now anyway, so I want to stay below my red line.
2. No eggnog lattes until Thanksgiving day!
3. Do the duathlon and at least 1 more 5K race before the end of the year.
4. Do stretching exercises 4 days a week at least. I am remiss about stretching.
5. Visit one new blog each week that is participating in the Hot 100 Challenge and cheer them on.
6. Do one no-added sugar day each week.
Let’s rock challengers!!